Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Morning One-Liners: A&P Losses Deepen....

A&P Losses Deepen; Marshall Launches Strategy
MONTVALE, N.J. — Work has already begun on Ron Marshall’s plan to revive A&P, although the chain’s struggles only intensified during his first months as the company’s chief executive officer.

More @ The Progressive Grocer: A&P’s Q4, Full-year Sales Dip, Loss Widens
SN: Strike Continues as Shaw’s Considers Outsourcing
Striking workers at Shaw’s distribution center here this week said the retailer is seeking to outsource its meat and deli operations to C&S Wholesale Grocers.

President of Shoprite Supermarkets Explains Appeal of Walmart Case
"Currently, the ShopRite of Ellenville employs 180 associates; these are union jobs with competitive wages and generous benefits — the same cannot be said of our competitor."

Walmart plans smaller version of Supercenters
Walmart is planning to open a smaller scale version of its successful Supercenter store format in the Los Angeles area

Walmart in Catskill gets break on tax bill
The Town Board has agreed to reduce the assessment on the Wal-Mart property by $1.67 million to $13.5 million, covering the years 2010 through 2012.

Wegmans Helps Honor Mom
In recognition of Mother’s Day, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is offering a range of events over the upcoming holiday weekend to enable kids to show their moms just how much they love them.

Whole Foods Market Opens New Flagship Store in Tarzana(CA)
New Store Offers Natural, Organic and Local Foods That Bring the Unique Flavors of Tarzana to Life

Civil Rights and Labor Organizations will boycott Arizona to protest unjust Immigration Law Washington, DC—Today, leading civil rights and labor organizations gathered at the headquarters of NCLR (National Council of La Raza) to call on people of conscience throughout the nation to join them in boycotting the state of Arizona.

Wal-Mart to Pay $27M in Waste Case
Wal-Mart Stores on Monday said it would pay $27 million as part of a settlement with environmental groups in California, which sued the retailer for improperly disposing of hazardous materials ranging from fertilizer to nail polish.

Guilford(CT) ‘rock pile’ site eyed by Costco
Since the economy has derailed plans for a shopping center at the site, called Guilford Commons, a Costco discount store and gas station may be built instead, town officials said this week.

And, CONGRATULATIONS TO LOCAL 371! Local 371 was successful in winning a hard card check yesterday at the Food Bazaar in Bridgeport,CT, with a unit of 166 employees.

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