Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fresh Direct Promotes Healthy Eating in the Office, NYC Food Bank gets a huge grant, more One-Liners...

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL - AUGUST 15:  Wal-Mart cart...Image by Getty Images via Daylife
Police in Connecticut have arrested three men and charged them with stealing about $5,000 from area supermarkets by turning in fake receipts from coin-counting machines, a published report said Wednesday.
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A transit rider in protest of the rising fares and cut of service, attempted to throw his shoe at the MTA board of directors yesterday at an open panel.

The MTA OK'd the hike.

Fresh Direct launched a program "Smart Eating at the Office" The program will bring chefs and nutritionists to your office for a lunch time seminar on healthy foods.

A Portland, Ore., chain of grocery stores has lost a legal bid to keep its confidential business information out of the hands of lawyers for competitor Whole Foods Markets Inc. (WFMI), which says it needs the information to defend itself in a high-stakes battle with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Wegman's applauded Patterson's plan to sell wine in grocery stores.

BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. has elected Picis president and c.e.o. Christine Cournoyer, to its board of directors. The Wakefield, Mass.-based company is a worldwide provider of software solutions for automating resource-intensive hospital documentation and business practices

The NYC Food Bank receives their biggest grant since 9/11.

Wal-Mart Stores here has reportedly launched a new grocery format in Puerto Rico called Super Ahorros, a discount format similar to the Bodega Express chain the company operates in Mexico and to other similar formats it operates across Central and South America.
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The legal outcomes of a fatal nightclub fire in Rhode Island and a deadly stampede at a Bronx concert could serve as model cases for Nassau County prosecutors in their criminal investigation of the Wal-Mart stampede in Valley Stream, legal observers say...

Op-Ed: "Wal-Mart could have prevented death."

Still on the rise:
A leading consumer research firm raised its holiday retail sales outlook on Wednesday, due to what it called Wal-Mart's "domination" of the retail industry with its bargain-basement deals.

President-elect Barack Obama named Tom Vilsack the next U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary yesterday.
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Peter King said "Caroline Kennedy is not qualified."

The Mayor's top aide says Caroline Kennedy will be the next Senator.

If she isn't appointed she'll run in '10
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