Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tuesday's Afternoon News: Balducci's Makes an NYC Comeback

Wal-Mart Stores Appeal Sex Discrimination Case
The world's largest retailer has asked the Supreme Court to halt a mammoth sex-discrimination case brought by its women workers, according to a court filing. 

NY Post: Union Makes State Senate Democrats Return Walmart Money

State Senate Democrats have bowed to pressure from furious labor leaders and returned a controversial $15,000 campaign contribution they received from Walmart. 

Buffalo News: Deli Meat Only Sold at Walmart Recalled
About 380,000 pounds of Buffalo-made deli meat sold only at Walmart has been voluntarily recalled after a sample tested positive for harmful bacteria. 

Food Worker Unions Merge, Raising Bargaining Power
Two food and commercial workers union locals will merge to form the largest food workers union in Minnesota. 

Kroger and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 204 Ratify
Roanoke, VA-- Associates of Kroger's Mid- Atlantic Division have ratified and agreement with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 204. The agreement covers 2,000 associates working in 18 stores. 

Herold Online: Kroger Workers Reject Contract
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich-- Workers at 17 Kroger stores overwhelmingly rejected the company's contract offer, authorizing their union to take any action necessary, up to and including a strike, to reach a fair contract. 

North Bergen Pathmark to Close by End of October
The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company Inc., which owns Pathmark, announced that the company was closing nine Pathmarks in New Jersey as a party of the company's "comprehensive turnaround"

A&P Names O'Boyle EVP
A&P names Tom O'Boyle to the position of executive vice president. "His appointment completes my dynamic executive management team which will lead our Company's turnaround initiative."A&P President and CEO Sam Martin
Stop & Shop and A&P in Ad Fracas

Price wars between supermarkets are tumbling off the shelves into courtrooms.

Trader Joe's To Open Upper West Side
The new location will open September 20th at 72nd and Broadway

The Real Deal: Balducci's Planning a NYC Comeback 

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