Monday, November 24, 2008

Stop & Shop sits down sith LI Business News, H. Lee Scott has a successor, King Kullen goes 'greener' & Monday Morning One Liners...

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Industry

Long Island Business News had a sit down with Stop & Shop district manager Bob Hempson, discussing how the economy is affecting the industry.

Wal-Mart announced that Mike Duke will succeed H. Lee Scott as President and CEO of the company.

The new improved Brooklyn Heights Gristedes has opened.

Here's video and photos of the new shop.

Ahold said it had sales and market-share gains at all three of its U.S. banners in the third quarter, and retail operating margins improved to help the company beat analysts' profit expectations.
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Whole Foods was voted the 'Healthiest Supermarket'

Wal-Mart Stores here yesterday announced its first substantial purchase of wind energy in the U.S., which will supply up to 15% of the company's total energy load in approximately 360 Texas stores and other facilities.
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The U.S. Circuit Court here has rejected a request by Whole Foods Market to have the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case heard by the full Court of Appeals.
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The cover story of this weeks Long Island Press, encourages readers to shop local by shopping at King Kullen.

King Kullen is getting Kudos for going "Greener".

The UFCW is getting some criticism for it's anti-Wal-Mart stance in Arizona.

UFCW Union members have rejected the latest contract offer from Grain Processing Corp. in Muscatine, Iowa.Members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 86D rejected the proposal in a vote on Saturday. About 360 workers have been locked out of the plant since Aug. 22 after the two sides failed to reach an agreement.

Organizing

The Downtown Express is satisfied with an Amish Market in Downtown Manhattan, though they see the next step as Trader Joe's.

Policy, Development

The SF Gate covers urban farming in major American cities.

Politics

Director of Special Projects, Pat Purcell spoke at a press event against Frank Padavan's protesting of minority ballots in the 11th State Senate race.

Hillary Clinton agreed late last week to leave her position as New York's junior senator to take the secretary of state job.

And finally a school on Long Island has been renamed Barack Obama Elementary School


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