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  • Whole Foods calls meeting with key vendors as tensions flare

    03/13/2018 6:22:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-11-2018 | Lauren Hirsch
    Tensions between Whole Foods Market and some of the most important brands it sells in its stores will come to head on March 19. The grocer notified certain vendors about the meeting last Saturday. A key issue discussed will be Whole Foods' efforts to centralize its merchandising. Tensions between Whole Foods Market and some of the most important brands it sells in its stores will come to a head on March 19, when they will congregate for a recently announced summit, sources familiar with the situation tell CNBC. The grocer notified certain vendors about the meeting by email last Saturday....
  • Kroger Joins Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods: No Gun Sales Unless 21 Years Old

    03/01/2018 7:39:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 1, 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Kroger announced Thursday that it will not longer sell firearms or ammunition to persons under 21 years of age. The grocery chain sells guns and ammunition at its Fred Meyer stores in the western U.S. Those sales will continue but persons under the age of 21 will be prohibited from purchase. CNN Money reports that Kroger released a statement, saying, “In response to the tragic events in Parkland and elsewhere, we’ve taken a hard look at our policies and procedures for firearm sales. Recent events demonstrate the need for additional action on the part of responsible gun retailers.”
  • ‘I wake up ... from nightmares:’ Why Whole Foods workers are hating life

    02/05/2018 2:42:34 PM PST · by Red Badger · 103 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | February 05, 2018 12:16 PM | By Madeleine Marr
    You think your job is a grind? Try working at Whole Foods, which is apparently a pretty tough place to clock in every day. “I wake up in the middle of the night from nightmares,” an anonymous staffer told Business Insider, which spoke to 27 current and former workers. “The stress has created such a tense working environment. Seeing someone cry at work is becoming normal.” Crying? There’s no crying in supermarkets! Seriously: What’s the problem? Seems the Austin, Texas-based chain, which was bought by Amazon last summer, has initiated a new inventory system called order to shelf (OTS) that...
  • Whole Foods New Employee Regime is Making Workers 'Cry': Store Implements Random Quizzing [Trunc]

    02/02/2018 11:49:41 AM PST · by Cecily · 67 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 2, 2018 | Abigail Miller
    Whole Foods has implemented a strict new inventory management system that includes bi-weekly walk-throughs and random quizzing of employees, and has left many workers feeling stressed out and punished. The new system is called order-to-shelf (OTS) and has a strict set of procedures for purchasing, displaying and storing products on store shelves and in back rooms that is supposed to make stores more efficient and cut down on waste. And to make sure stores are following the new procedures - stores are required to use 'scorecards' to evaluate each employees performance, according to Business Insider.
  • NY state, foundations poured money into Syracuse grocery that has closed. Again.

    01/10/2018 6:58:03 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | 01.10.18 | By Teri Weaver
    Eat to Live, the food cooperative on the city's South Side, has closed again. It's the second time in about four years the member grocery store - which was built with more than $1 million dollars in donations from Syracuse University and other area foundations - has shut its doors. The Dec. 31 closure comes after New York state also invested more than $400,000 into the project, money meant to jumpstart the store's operations and create enough work for four full-time employees.... troubles plagued the market from the beginning. Within a couple of weeks of opening, the general manager at...
  • Whole Foods to hire 6,000

    10/27/2017 12:34:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Produce Retailer ^ | October 27, 2017 | Pamela Riemenschneider
    Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market Inc. turned to social media to recruit 6,000 new store employees. The company is having a National Hiring Day on Nov. 2., encouraging prospective employees to show up casual, prepared to interview. Whole Foods says people who show up have “the possibility for on-the-spot job offers.” The company launched a website, joinwfm.com, with FAQs for prospective employees, where they can fill out a pre-hiring day application to streamline the process.
  • Amazon's Whole Foods is stealing customers from everybody

    10/09/2017 5:00:10 AM PDT · by be-baw · 86 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2017 | JONATHAN BERR
    Consumers flocked to Whole Foods in droves after the organic grocery chain slashed prices by as much as 43 percent after its $13.7 billion sale to Amazon (AMZN), according to an analysis of mobile phone location data by research firm Thasos Group. (snip) Seattle-based Amazon gained customers at the expense of its rivals in the cutthroat grocery market. According to Thasos, nearly 25 percent of the new Whole Foods customers came from Walmart (WMT), the largest U.S. seller of groceries. Another 16 percent came from Kroger (KR), the No. 1 operator of conventional supermarkets and 15 percent came from warehouse...
  • Walmart Testing Service That Stocks Your Fridge While You’re Not Home

    09/24/2017 5:39:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 89 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | September 23, 2017 | Gabrielle Okun
    Walmart announced Friday that it will begin testing a new service that allows employees to enter a customer’s home and stock their fridge, to alleviate the stress of shopping. The retail corporation is targeting busy families looking for a more convenient option for food delivery
  • Here's What's Already Cheaper at Whole Foods after the Amazon Deal

    08/30/2017 6:48:26 AM PDT · by dware · 60 replies
    Vice.com ^ | 08.29.2017 | Hilary Pollack
    In case you were wondering how long it would take before you'd start seeing results of Amazon's recently approved acquisition of Whole Foods, the answer is "like, right now." In addition the uniquely meaty merger of visual branding seen above—a photo caught at an LA-area Whole Foods location by USA Today's Los Angeles bureau chief Chris Woodyard—prices are already starting to drop on many of Whole Foods' most popular items.
  • Amazon’s takeover of Whole Foods begins Monday — and you’ll see lower prices right away

    08/24/2017 11:45:40 AM PDT · by be-baw · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2017 | Abha Bhattarai
    Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Market will be finalized Monday, and shoppers will see an immediate markdown in prices on a number of items, including salmon, avocados, baby kale and almond butter.
  • Virginia EBT System Down For SNAP Recipients

    08/17/2017 4:13:20 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 148 replies
    WDBJ ^ | 08/17/17
    ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) The contractor that maintains EBT services for Virginia's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is experiencing multi-state service problems. This has resulted in an EBT System outage. It is unknown when the system will be restored. SNAP clients can call (866) 281-2448 to check on the status of the system restoration. Clients can also call 2-1-1 to learn of food resources that might be available to supplement their needs during the temporary outage. Also, clients can call the Enterprise Customer Service Center at (855) 635-4370 with any additional questions related to their benefits.
  • Americans are buying more food at Walmart

    08/17/2017 2:34:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2017 | By Abha Bhattarai
    Competition is heating up among U.S. grocery chains, but Americans are increasingly buying their food at Walmart. The retailer on Thursday said food sales had grown to their highest level in five years, as Walmart expands its grocery business both in stores and online by adding more organic produce. The company is also testing grocery delivery in New York, and has taken aggressive steps to compete with Amazon.com. “We’ve seen strong results from the rollout of online grocery, which is now in more than 900 U.S. locations,” Doug McMillon, president and chief executive of Walmart, said in a Thursday call...
  • Two Kids Got Locked In A Grocery Store And Did Exactly What You'd Expect

    Every kid has imagined what it's like to get locked in a grocery/candy/toy store all night, left to your own devices. Endless chips, cookies, ice cream, and toys, with no parents around to reign you in ... what more could a kid want? For two pre-teens in Scotland, this dream came true, but they're definitely getting grounded because of it. Two young boys, thought to be 12 and 13, were found in a Sainsbury's superstore around 2 a.m. earlier this week by early-morning workers, East Kilbride News reported. The kids were found with nearly £300 (around $386) worth of food...
  • 10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run

    07/26/2017 2:45:39 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2017 | Jenna Gallegos
    Most of us don’t spend our days plowing fields or wrangling cattle. We’re part of the 99 percent of Americans who eat food, but don’t produce it. Because of our intimate relationship with food, and because it's so crucial to our health and the environment, people should be very concerned about how it’s produced. But we don’t always get it right. Next time you’re at the grocery store, consider these 10 modern myths about the most ancient occupation.
  • Publix Grocery Covers the Cover of The National Enquirer on Store Display

    03/15/2017 7:03:34 PM PDT · by DOC44 · 72 replies
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    Asked about why it was covered and was told it was company policy. First time I have seen this. This issue has Trump layout.
  • Wegmans stores sold out of Trump wines: Did boycott threats backfire?

    02/17/2017 7:03:43 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 02.17.17 | Geoff Herbert
    Did a threat to boycott Wegmans over products with President Donald Trump's name backfire? The Rochester-based grocery store chain came under fire this week for carrying Trump wines at its 10 Virginia locations. The bottles come from the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Va., bought by Trump in 2011 and given to his son, Eric Trump. The National Organization for Women and other critics encouraged shoppers to take their business elsewhere, despite Wegmans' cult following and positive reputation. "Let's demonstrate through economic action that the residents and businesses of Charlottesville will not stand for the hatred espoused by Eric Trump and...
  • Trump Wine Flying Off the Shelves at Wegmans Despite Boycott

    02/17/2017 6:04:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Fortune ^ | 2/17/17 | Tessa Berenson
    A group that called for Wegmans shoppers to boycott Trump-branded wine probably won't be happy to hear that instead, bottles from Trump Winery are flying off the shelves in Virginia stores.According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the wine has sold out at two Richmond-area Wegmans stores, and the eight other locations in Virginia have also sold out of all or some varieties of the Trump Winery wines they carry.Jo Natale, vice president of media relations for Wegmans, told the Times-Dispatch that the ten Virginia Wegmans had plenty of Trump wine in stock before the calls to boycott, and sales have soared...
  • Feminists Boost Sales of Trump Wine in Virginia at Wegmans

    02/17/2017 10:59:14 AM PST · by Mozilla · 21 replies
    Daily Headlines ^ | 2/17/17 | By Steven H Ahle
    The popular grocery chain, Wegmans has ten stores in Virginia, where feminists are pushing a boycott of Trump wines and Wegmans for selling it. But don’t expect Wegmans to fold anytime soon. Since the boycott began the sale of Trump Wines has skyrocketed. Two stores are totally out and the other eight are almost totally out and Wegmans warehouse does not have a single case left.
  • German grocery chain Lidl known for its rock bottom prices opens prototype store in Virginia [tr]

    02/15/2017 11:04:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 15, 2017 | Staff
    The no-frills supermarket chain Lidl which has forced competitors to lower their prices in each of the European markets the company has entered is opening its first wave of stores in the U.S. this summer, months ahead of schedule. The German chain has plans to open up to 100 stores along the East Coast within a year.
  • Supermarket operator Kroger to fill 10,000 permanent posts

    01/23/2017 9:27:09 AM PST · by RummyChick · 26 replies
    reuters ^ | 1/23 | reuters
    U.S. supermarket operator Kroger Co said on Monday it would fill 10,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions. Kroger, which had about 431,000 full- and part-time employees as of Jan. 30, 2016, also said its total active workforce grew by more than 12,000 in 2016. The world's No. 1 retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc said last week it would create about 10,000 jobs in the United States this year, as President Donald Trump puts pressure on companies to hire more U.S. workers.