Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday News Afternoon: Is A&P Mulling the Sale of Food Emporium?

Wall Street Journal:
A&P Mulls Selling Food Emporium Chain (subscription required)

A&P supermarket chain is considering selling its Food Emporium stores as part of a boarder effort to rid itself of some assets and boost its liquidity.

More at the New York Times

Egg Contamination: Grocers Getting The Word Out
Though media reports have made clear that none of the affected eggs were shipped to New York State, grocers such as Tops and Wegmans have gone out of their way to assure customers the eggs in their coolers are safe. 

Kroger Employees Agree to Sept. 15 Contract Extension
The contract affects about 1,900 workers who authorized their union to take any action necessary, up to and including a strike to reach a contract they feel is fair. 
 In New Jersey, and throughout New Yok, Shoppers are Dismayed at Pathmark's Closing News

Grocery Stores Increase Social Networking
 Wal-Mart and Target are fighting for the mantle of top supermarket chain with the most social media followers. "Each has added over 500,000 followers to Facebook in the last four months."

Upscale Grocery Store Approved
An application was approved for the Fresh Market in Montvale, New Jersey.  

Ithaca Journal: Planning Board OKs Aldi Store
Town of Vestal Planning Board members unanimously approved a proposed Aldi supermarket at Four Corners. 

UFCW Blog:  Giant Eagle Worker Arrested for Talking to other Workers on Her Own Time

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