Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday's News Before Noon: Shaw's March Concludes...

Kroger Workers OK Dallas Contract

Workers at 90 Kroger stores in the Dallas area have voted to approve a new contract. The new agreement covers 8,000 workers represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1000.

Wegmans Rolls Out Season's First Shipment of Wild-caught Salmon
The Rochester,N.Y.- based upscale supermarket received its first shipment of fresh sockeye salmon caught in the pristine waters of the Copper River. 

Shaw's 60-Mile March

Shaw's Protest Employees Protest in Cambridge's Central Square
A group of more than 50 Shaw's employees marched through Central Square on Thursday during the fifth and final day of their march against the corporate grocery giant.  Local 1500 sent delegates to Cambridge, Mass. for the conclusion of the march yesterday (photos to the right)

Boston Herald: Shaw's 60-Mile March Ends...

More @ Wicked Local

UFCW Blog :300 families, 60 miles, 5 days: the march for justice at Shaw's concludes 

Strike! Catfish Workers in the Mississippi Delta Reject Company Contract and Vote to Strike
By a 99 percent margin, workers voted to strike rather than accept a contract that would essentially gut most of the changes that their historic three-month strike won them in 1990.

Trader Joe's
Coming to Rochester
ROCHESTER, Minn-- The grocery chain with foods and berverages from the exotic to the basic, has signed a lease to open a store at 1200 16th Street Southwest, located inside Apache Shoppes.

Trader Joe's is turning Paper Bags Into Art.

A&P has re-opened its Pompton Plains, N.J., store, two months after a flood forced the store to close.  The remodeled store features a community center available free to all residents and local organizations for use with advance registration, A&P said. The room can accommodate up to 30 people.[Supermarket News]

Walmart's Asda, has bought out a U.K. food retailer, Netto Foodstores, for $1.1 billion. 

Wal-Mart Thinks Small
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is taking the next step in its British invasion.

Stop & Shop gives out a grant check:
Principal Jennifer Monaco received a giant check for $1,809 from Bob Silver, the manager of the Stop & Shop on Palmer Avenue in New Rochelle.

Unions Begin to Organize California Marijuana Industry
One hundred employees in Oakland pot shops will announce today that they will join the United Food Commercial Workers (UFCW).

New Martha Stewart Grocery Items
Grocers nationwide now have the opportunity to create a unique shopping experience in their aisles for Martha Stewart's loyal fans with a variety of all-natural Martha Stewart-branded products to be offered across multiple departments within stores.

And finally...Oscar Mayer Auctions Wienermobile Adventure
Now through June 4, the Kraft Foods brand is giving everyone the opportunity to bid on eBay for a "Ride Shotbun in the Wienermobile" package.  Put your bids in here.

Have a great, safe Memorial Day, everyone! 

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