Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Morning One Liners: Trader Joe's makes a promise,

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Whole Foods Market, said it is actively seeking store sites in London after several years of inactivity in the United Kingdom.[Supermarket News]

Ahold on Thursday said it would base its non-perishable and fresh merchandising functions in its Carlisle, Pa., offices as part of an ongoing reorganization first announced last November.

UFCW Local 371 protested a ShopRite opening yesterday.
“This is a fight to protect jobs, family and community,” read literature handed out by members of Local 371, United Food & Commercial Workers Union.  The new ShopRite workers will make about $5 an hour less than their union counterparts at the Stop & Shop across the street, said Brian Petronella, president of Local 371. Union workers also have a pension plan, Petronella said.

Trader Joe's has promised to completely stock shelves with sustainable seafood by 2012.

Stop & Shop set to open former Shaw's stores. [Supermarket News]

More: Middletown Press: Stop & Shop opens today at the site of a former Shaw's

A&P to offer free re-usable bags:
Through April 30, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. and Zavers are teaming up for Earth Month promotion in which participating customers can receive a free reusable Elizabeth Haub bag by redeeming a paperless coupon linked directly to their shopper loyalty cards.

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review looks at what Stern's retirement will do to the labor movement.

The Patriot Ledger: The BJ's in Quincy, Mass. debacle continues...

NY Times: Wall-Street must recover before NYC can overcome recession.

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