Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wal-Mart's Right Wing Agenda, Whole Foods cutting store expansion?, Thursday Morning One Liners...


Recently Wal-Mart Watch launched a site [click here] that tracked Wal-Mart's political past, mainly donating to the right wing....The site is now getting national attention.
Kroger has won the 2008 Supermarket News retail excellence award.
A&P’s sharply devalued stock rebounded somewhat Tuesday after the retailer here reported increased second-quarter sales and reduced losses despite encountering additional transition problems that sunk margins at its newly acquired Pathmark stores.
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Here's more on A&P stock from the AP
Fresh Direct announced that they have eliminated over 50% of the Styrofoam from their packaging and are working to remove the rest. In early 2009 their goal is to dramatically reduce the number of boxes containing just 1 or 2 items. This will result in 1,000,000 fewer boxes each year sent into their customers' homes and recycling bins.

Pepsico to cut 3,300 jobs.

One of AOL's top stories today featured a piece telling consumers not to purchase Milk at the Supermarket now, and to purchase 5 particular items at Drug Stores like CVS for a cheaper price..

The Fresh Market became one of more than 4,500 grocery stores and restaurants participating in The Humane Society's ProtectSeals campaign to help end Canada's commercial seal hunt. 

In response to a new study that says their private-label bottled water brands contain contaminants and are basically no different than tap water, Giant Food of Landover, Md., and Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., say their products are held to strict standards.
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More press on the Riverhead Wal-Mart being overturned. 

Kroger Co. here said sales trends have continued to improve in its fiscal third quarter.
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Blog refers to Whole Foods cutting store expansion (in Brooklyn) due to financial difficulties.


Political

Senator Hillary Clinton, in a Wednesday interview on NY1's "Inside City Hall," said that since city voters have shot down the proposal to extend term limits twice, their voices should also be taken into consideration.



Craig Johnson and Barbara Dunno are in the midst of a heated campaign as Newsday reports.


An attorney for the Nassau Democratic Party has asked Cablevision to pull Republican-sponsored campaign ads against state Sen. Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington).

The State Senate’s top Democrat is accusing Senate Republicans of offering to block any cuts to education in an upcoming emergency special budget session in return for campaign help from a powerful teachers union.

Anthony Weiner will not quit the Mayoral race.

The Suffolk Legislature yesterday rejected County Executive Steve Levy's proposal to fast-track legislation to hold public hearings and issue a request for proposals to sell the John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility.

And Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio continues his probe of the Yankee Stadium deal.



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