Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Another NJ Pathmark to close, Obama to visit Kroger, Wednesday Morning Read...

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Greenpeace says no to Trader Joe's seafood.

Ahold’s U.S. banners posted $5.2 billion in sales for the second quarter, which ended July 12, with gains at Stop & Shop and Giant-Landover but slowing sales at Giant-Carlisle, the company said in a trading statement Tuesday.

President Obama will visit a Kroger in Virginia.

Another Pathmark will close in New Jersey, this time in North Plainfield, as customers are shocked to hear the news that the store will close mid-August.

Another article on Wall Pathmark's closure [New Jersey] with customer reactions.

More: "A landmark for locals, Pathmark will close its doors after numerous attempts at revival."

St.Petersburg will get a Fresh Market, a company eager to expand into the NY area.

Wegman's proposes a new store for Rochester.

The MarketWatch writes an analysis on supermarket stocks during the downturn.

Survey: Chicago has the cheapest groceries.

On Monday, Governor David A. Paterson requested the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) designate 17 New York counties as agricultural disaster areas due to bad weather conditions this growing season.

Another new BJ's development in Massachusetts.
They've also signed a new 5-year contract with Wirpo Bags.

FreshDirect problem, cardboard boxes for every delivery no matter what the size. FreshDirect says next year they'll stop using cardboard boxes all together next year.

NYC: 1 in 5 resturants were not inspected.


Politics. Politics.
Councilman De Blasio is back on the ballot for Public Advocate.

Calling for a single-payer healthcare system in N.Y.

David Patterson's fate is a concern after the continued decline of polling numbers.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is still considered the favorite as he seeks a third term, but the incumbent's lead over NYC Comptroller William Thompson (D) has shrunk considerably in recent months. A new Quinnipiac poll shows Bloomberg ahead, 47% to 37%

Senate Panel Endorses Sotomayor
President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, moved closer to taking her seat on Tuesday as the Senate Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly approved her nomination and sent it on to the full Senate. But the contentious public hearings this month and Tuesday's largely partisan committee vote demonstrated that judicial confirmations remain a hotly contested political and ideological battleground with implications for Mr. Obama's future choices for the courts. The committee's vote was 13 to 6, with Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina the only Republican joining the panel's 12 Democrats in voting for the nomination.

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