Monday, August 24, 2009

UFCW Protests Whole Foods, NYC could see paid sick days soon, Monday Morning Read

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“The purpose of these efforts will be to set the record straight about health care reform and to raise serious concerns about Whole Foods CEO’s position on this critical issue,”
-UFCW statement.
New York City could soon join San Francisco and Washington in requiring paid sick days for employees — a move that could affect as many as one million workers in the city.

The Fresh Grocer, a supermarket chain committed to developing new stores in communities previously overlooked by growing businesses, opened on Friday, making its first green, eco-friendly store in northwest Philadelphia, near La Salle University. It’s the eighth store opening since The Fresh Grocer began in 1996; the next Philadelphia location is expected in Progress Plaza this December.

More Local Food? A survey in London revealed that consumers wanted all supermarkets to sell local food, local meaning food grown within a 27-mile radius.

Last week Ahold said it was preparing to unveil a significant new program starting today at its Stop & Shop and Giant-Landover chains as it winds down the Value Improvement Program.

Ahold also reported strong sales for Q2.

BJ's Wholesale Club CEO Laura Sen talks about a new store prototype...And with the new size of a store in mind the idea of expanding to Syracuse.

The jobless rate is higher in NYC than the nation's.

Retailwire: Time for John Mackey to resign.

Whole Foods Boycott group on Facebook rises to 23,000.

UFCW protests Whole Foods.

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