Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wednesday News...

UFCW 371 President Brian Petronella on negotiations with Stop & Shop "The proposal they gave us today is less than the proposal they gave us the last time," he said. "We're going backwards." More and an update in the Hartford Courant.

Last week UFCW Local 1459 and allies held an informational picket in order to draw attention to Stop & Shop's confrontational plan to use replacement workers if there is a strike.

Walmart Stores will pay $11.7 million in back wages and damages, and has agreed to provide relief including jobs, as part of a settlement of a lawsuit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced here Tuesday.

Yahoo! has partnered with Walmart in the retail chain's single-largest digital ad campaign that rolled out in mid-February and will continue throughout the year.

Whole Foods announced they're selling two Wild Oats stores, one in Colorado, one in Missouri. 

Philly.com is wondering if Acme's owners are shopping for a buyer.

Safeway, Inc. became the first U.S.-based retail grocery chain and manufacturer of private label merchandise to join The Sustainability Consortium, a science-based group of companies working to develop a more sustainable global supply chain.

You can now order from Fresh Direct on your iPhone, Fresh Direct is also planning on installing an Eco-Safe Ozone Disinfection System in its 350,000-square-foot refrigerated distribution center.





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