Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday Morning One-Liners...DCA Supermarket Study, A&P Closures....

A&P
Long Island Business News: Three Long Island Stores on A&P's 25 Cut List...

ABC News: Major Grocery Chain Closing Stores....

SN: Exec. VP Kramer Out @ A&P...

They have now appointed Paul Hertz to the role of Executive Vice President, Operations.

Star-Ledger: At least 8 Pathmark's to close in New Jersey

A&P has filed suit against Stop & Shop in U.S. District Court here, accusing its rival of making misleading statements in comparative price advertisements.

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs: One out of Two Supermarkets Fail Inspections
The city's Department of Consumer Affairs says one out of two food stores it inspected in the city was overcharging its customers.  According to the DCA Commissioner Jonathan Mintz, the agency checked out 983 supermarkets across the five boroughs over the past year to see if mistakes were made at the cash register.
"The results of our inspection were very troubling," Mintz said. "We're very unhappy with what we're seeing out there"  

Here is the DCA Press Release.

The DCA has put together a PDF guide on how to "Save at the Supermarket"

Supermarket News reports that BJ's Wholesale Club is citing an "intense level of price competition", causing margins and earnings to fall short of expectations.

New York Times covers the Mott's Strike: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/18/business/18motts.html?ref=nyregion


Acme and UFCW Local 1776 discuss Labor Buyout...
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