Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday Morning Read: Wal-Mart's Marketplace, A New CFO for Fairway,

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"It's time the city - led by the Bronx delegation in the City Council - draws a line in the sand and tells Related it needs to accept that make-or-break [living-wage] provision in a community benefits agreement.."

-Bob Kappstatter, on the need to pay living wages in the redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory, in today's Daily News. (From the WFP)
King Kullen and Wild By Nature are among six grocers receiving the 'Green Chill Award' from the EPA.

Wal-Mart's future:
Wal-Mart adds a full grocery store without adding much square footage, without titling it a 'SuperCenter'

Wal-Mart Marketplace: Walmart has partnered with several retailers, enabling the merchants to sell their products at Walmart.com. The program is called Walmart Marketplace. The initial group of retailers selling via Walmart.com includes CSN Stores, eBags and Pro Team.
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Preservationists need help in the fight with Wal-Mart and a Civil War battlefield.

Penn Traffic Co. here said yesterday that Tod A. Nestor, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will leave the company effective Sept. 18 to become the CFO of Fairway Market, the New York-based specialty grocery chain that has been expanding into the suburbs.

Elsewhere, NYC & Politics

Working Families Party: Tell the NYC Council to pass the paid sick days bill 

NY Times Swine Flu editorial.

31,000 legal immigrants' health care will be cut in Massachusetts.

NYC Health Dept Ad campaign targets soda's and sugary sport drinks.

Representative Peter King won't run against Gillibrand, would have run against Kennedy.

Is Spitzer eying a comeback?

New York City OTB, an entity controlled by the state, will file for bankruptcy.
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