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NH scrambles to assist more than 1K supermarket workers after Stop & Shop, Shaws close 6 stores ea
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Posted on 08/07/2013 3:48:33 PM PDT by matt04

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has directed the state's Rapid Response Team to provide assistance to over 1,1100 workers losing their jobs with the closing of six Stop & Shop supermarket stores and six Shaw's stores last week.

The team, led by the Department of Resources and Economic Development, coordinates with companies and will hold in-person sessions to connect affected workers with services and job opportunities.

"New Hampshire is an all-hands-on-deck state, we pull together and pitch in to help those in need, and I will work to ensure that state government does its part," Hassan said in a statement Tuesday.

Quincy, Mass.-based Stop & Shop Supermarket LLC said Tuesday its six stores and three gas stations in New Hampshire will close by Sept. 21. It said they have not achieved performance goals. The closings in Bedford, Hudson, Exeter, Milford, and Manchester will affect about 670 employees.

Last week, Shaw's said it would close six of its 34 New Hampshire stores over the next month, affecting 450 employees.

(Excerpt) Read more at masslive.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: allahakbar; hassan; shaws; stopandshop; ufcw; unions
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Hmmm. Two Unionized supermarket chains close stores while non union-stores remain open.
1 posted on 08/07/2013 3:48:34 PM PDT by matt04
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Full title: New Hampshire scrambles to assist more than 1,000 supermarket workers after Stop & Shop, Shaws close 6 stores each


2 posted on 08/07/2013 3:48:51 PM PDT by matt04
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Hmmm, actually owned by Ahold, a Dutch company.

My my.


3 posted on 08/07/2013 3:57:09 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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Here in my area in NJ they want bilingual cashiers; I understand the logic, but couldn’t give a hoot if they lose their jobs. Our Pathmark closed years ago (and still sits vacant); they still had American workers.


4 posted on 08/07/2013 3:58:58 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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I know there is wisdom there but I just can’t quite get at it... union shop closed down... non union shop open and employees getting paid... yeah there is something there! ;-)


5 posted on 08/07/2013 4:00:51 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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1,1100

how many?


6 posted on 08/07/2013 4:02:47 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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Some how I see a “Bush’s Fault” spin coming.


7 posted on 08/07/2013 4:17:10 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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Have to say the first Stop & Shop I ever visited was in NH. Loved the store. They were also good about hiring those that are as we say today, “challenged”. Too bad that unions are killing off another business.


8 posted on 08/07/2013 4:19:59 PM PDT by animal172 (My new hero....Trey Gowdy)
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Thousand Eleven Hundred. New math I guess. Like “a dollar two eighty five”.


9 posted on 08/07/2013 4:28:38 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Sequoyah101

Royal Ahold, believe it or not. They own a chain of supermarkets in Western New York (Tops). The employees use a subtle change in their name when referring to them. Can you guess what THAT might be?


10 posted on 08/07/2013 4:29:27 PM PDT by fhayek
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Demoulas Market Basket. Proudly non union.


11 posted on 08/07/2013 4:30:01 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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1,1100

how many?

I'll spell it out for you. One thousand, eleven hundred. Duh.

12 posted on 08/07/2013 4:30:19 PM PDT by thesharkboy (posting without reading the article since 1998)
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To: kearnyirish2

Are you saying (awkwardly) that “American” workers are not bilingual?


13 posted on 08/07/2013 4:30:54 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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Demoulas Market Basket. Proudly non union.

I mentioned today to my sister that the employees of Market Basket (and I've been to several) seem so much more cheerful than workers at Stop & Shop (also been to several of these). She told me that Market Basket employees (in addition to being non-union) get profit-sharing! No wonder Stop & Shop employees seem relatively glum -- no profit-sharing and getting soaked for union dues! ;-)

14 posted on 08/07/2013 4:34:14 PM PDT by maryz
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They used to own Bi Lo and Bruno’s.


15 posted on 08/07/2013 4:34:39 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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maybe aldi can move in and compete with the dutch stores....


16 posted on 08/07/2013 4:36:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: matt04

So how is that recovery summer number 5 working out for ya ?


17 posted on 08/07/2013 4:45:59 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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I want WEGMAN’S!


18 posted on 08/07/2013 4:50:30 PM PDT by FXRP
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Shawls isn’t unionized.


19 posted on 08/07/2013 4:50:58 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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There is a chain called Market Basket that has opened at least 3 new stores in the past 1.5 years around Manchester. They are priced lower than everyone else. They’re always packed with people. I think this is a major factor.


20 posted on 08/07/2013 4:52:23 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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