Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wal-Mart will build within a Civil War battle field, New Yorkers debate boycotting Whole Foods, Tuesday One Liners...

Wal-Mart location in MonctonWal-Mart will be building a store within a cannonball shot of a historic Civil War battle field. Image via Wikipedia

Wal-Mart continues to test their Latino thread of stores, hoping it will spark more U.S. expansion.

It's official a Wal-Mart will be built on a Civil War battle field

Wall Street Journal looks at Wal-Mart's international growth and sales compared to the U.S.  Wal-Mart operates 3,615 stores internationally and 4,258 in the United States.

Wal-Mart also spent $2.6 million lobbying in the 2nd quarter.

New Yorkers debate the Whole Foods boycott on WNYC.

An interview with the creator of the Facebook group 'Boycott Whole Foods'...which has grown to over 28,000 supporters.

AP: Unions target Whole Foods CEO over health piece.

Fresh Direct is offering new environmentally friendly egg packaging.

Albertson's will close 4 more stores in Florida.

Weis Markets here said yesterday it has completed the acquisition of 11 Giant Markets locations in the Binghamton, N.Y. area. 

BJ's Wholesale Club toys with the idea of 85,000 sqft stores.

Politics, City, Elsewhere

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has named a top state labor union official its chairman, the bank announced Monday.

Crain's looks at the green rooftops across NYC.

Erick Engquist writes, if Bloomberg wins, he'll be facing a fierce watchdog

Councilwoman Maria Baez ducks out of a debate before her primary, the Daily News reports.

Guiliani, sensing an opening, continues to mull a governor bid

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