Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bloomberg wins a third term, An annual Wal-Mart & NYC article, Wednesday Morning One Liners...



Election results
Mike Bloomberg wins a third term.

Michael Barbaro says the number one factor in the race was Bloomberg's influence
 
Elizabeth Benjamin: Democrat Owens beats Conservative Hoffman who Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh supported

You can find all the New York election results here.

In Long Island Tom Suozzi has a slight lead.

Industry
The New York Times spotlights Fairway's continued growth and success.

New stimulus funded Stop & Shop in Rockaway breaks ground.

Shares of Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (GAP) climbed more than 14% Tuesday amid reports that its biggest stakeholder, German supermarket operator Tengelmann Group, would consider merging the U.S. supermarket company with a competitor.

Meanwhile Food Basics, an A&P discount food store format will open it's first Connecticut store.

Guess who's back? The annual Wal-Mart NYC article: Wal-Mart is making another bid to get into New York City, the Daily News writes.  The Gothamist also comments.

Wal-Mart also received final approval on Monday of a settlement in which it will pay between $65 million and $85 million to resolve wage-and-hour violations alleged by millions of workers

The FTC has extended their deadline for Whole Foods to sell Wild Oats stores.

And Trader Joe's will be opening Friday in Millburn, New Jersey.

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