Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wal-Mart workers get a union contract in Canada, Balducci's gets a buyer, BJ's accepting Food Stamps, Thursday Morning One Liners...

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Industry

Wal-Mart gets a union contract in Canada. More from Supermarket News.

An investor group buys Balducci's remaining stores.

Update on UFCW Colorado negotations.

Stop & Shop Hampton Bays opens doors tomorrow (Friday).

Fairway in Paramus donated food to families in need during Easter.

UFCW 1500 files charges against Pathmark [Supermarket News]

Sedano’s Supermarkets (Miami) on Wednesday said it would begin making a $30 monthly gift card donation to all of its hourly employees.

Judge OK's Bruno's decision.

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court yesterday ordered Bruno’s Supermarkets to auction itself next week.
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Island Park getting a King Kullen.

Stop & Shop announces appointments to their leadership team.

A look at the correlation between Big Box stores and Crime.

BJ's Wholesale Club will begin accepting Food Stamps at all 180 locations.

They're also exploring expansion into Pittsburgh.

Politics

Long Island Business News: Albany needs to back local produce.

Bridgeport Connecticut needs and wants a grocery store.

Mitt Romney slams binding arbitration.

Former Governor Spitzer won't run in 2010.

Brookhaven Politics update: As a brand-new supervisor with a town board majority of the opposite party, Brookhaven Supervisor Mark Lesko has to find a way to work with the Republicans...His first move, appointing Republican Councilwoman Kathleen Walsh as his deputy supervisor, is a bold opening gambit. If it works out, it's bipartisanship in action, not just in words.

The AFL-CIO and Change to Win (CtW) announced a historic joint unity framework for immigration reform. The joint announcement and proposal is a critical sign of support for the Obama administration and Congress to address immigration reform and to ensure that the issue remains a priority. It also signals that immigration reform is an important part of economic recovery. Read the entire blog here.[AFL Blog]
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