Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday's News After Noon: RWDSU Takes Mott's Picket Line to Manufacturing Plant...

Some of the previous stories we posted have been removed, we apologize for the inconvenience. 

National Fruit Now Co-Packing Mott's Struck Product
Winchester, VA.-- RWDSU Local 220 is taking their picket line to National Fruit manufacturing plant to protest Mott's outsourcing and co-packing of applesauce due to slowed production in the Mott's Williamson, NY plant. Strikers and union members will be leafleting National Fruit production workers about the ongoing labor dispute at Mott's.

A story in today's Chicago Reader reveals that at least one hundred pro-Walmart "supporters" in Chicago were paid $100 to come and protest on behalf of the retail giant building in their neighborhood in front of Chicago's City Council on Thursday, June 24.

Wainscott, NY-- Residents showed up in strong numbers to discuss plans for the former Plitt Ford property on Montauk Highway to possibly develop into a specialty supermarket such as a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's or Wild by Nature. 

Costco just opened a Queens warehouse club that demonstrates the potential of urban retailing done right.

Wyckoff, N.J.-- Hearings on Inserra Supermarkets Inc.;s proposal to build a ShopRite at the site of the old A&P on Greenwood Avenue began Wednesday night over the objection of an attorney representing Stop & Shop. 

DENVER-- A deal for the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming to sell organic, grass-fed beef to Whole Foods Market Inc. has fallen through.

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