Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wegmans closes Photo Dept, New Trader Joe's in NYC 2009, Tuesday Morning One Liners...

Wide angle view of BJ's Wholesale club in VA.Image via WikipediaImage via Wikipedia
Wegman's officially closed all of their photo departments this past Saturday. 

BJ's Wholesale Club of Massachusetts says it will close its store in Greenville, putting about 60 people out of work.

The Gotham Gazette writes on the retail boom in Brooklyn.

A homeless man has been arrested on charges of shoplifting two raw steaks from a Hampton Bays supermarket, Southampton Town Police said.  Robert Noble, 50, took the steaks, worth $24.70, from a King Kullen meat case Wednesday around 2:45 p.m. and left, police said.

Price Chopper Supermarkets is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its recipe-sampling program.
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UFCW Local 74D representing 148 workers at MGP Ingredients voted Friday to accept a new contract.

Members of the UFCW Local 1400 have ratified a new collective agreement with their employer, Westfair Foods in Phoenix.
Save Mart Supermarkets [California] announced last week that its recently opened Riverbank, Calif., supermarket has received a $46,000 rebate from the Modesto Irrigation District (MID), a public power agency, in recognition of the store’s energy-saving initiatives.
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FITNESS magazine has named CEO of Wegmans, Danny Wegman, to its first-ever Fit 50 List,

Super 88, a chain of Asian supermarkets in Boston, has shuttered three of its six locations, including the chain’s original location in this city’s Chinatown, according to local reports last week.
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Trader Joe's will open a new two-level store in a tower under construction at Broadway and 72nd Street next year.

Spartan Stores has agreed to acquire VG’s Food Center and VG’s Pharmacy, a 17-store operator based in Fenton, Mich., that is Spartan’s largest distribution customer.
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Target Corp. said Friday it planned to stage 45 grand openings around the country yesterday, including its first two stores in Alaska.
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Costco Wholesale Corp.’s joint-venture partner in Mexico is seeking a financial reorganization, but that should not impact the Mexican operations of Costco, industry analysts said Friday.
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As part of a periodic series of consumer surveys, Wegmans Food Markets polled shoppers via email on their habits when it comes to purchasing prepared foods.

Eduardo Castro-Wright, president and c.e.o. of Wal-Mart Stores, USA will address Town Hall Los Angeles as part of its ongoing c.e.o. series on Tuesday, October 21 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel. Angelenos have the opportunity to ask this industry leader how the current economy changes Wal-Mart's business strategies


Several polls released this morning show Barack Obama with significant leads in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Chuck Schumer will be in Queens next week to campaign for City Councilman Joseph Addabbo,
The widely diverging views held by Rep. John Hall, D-Dover Plains, and Republican challenger Kieran Lalor of Peekskill present voters in the sprawling 19th Congressional District with concrete choices on Nov. 4.
Rapper Jay-Z, who recorded a robo-call for Barack Obama in Ohio before the primary, is out with a video for Michigan urging "all [his] people" to vote on November 4

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