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  • Albertsons to Buy Back 33 Stores It Sold as Part of Merger With Safeway

    11/26/2015 6:00:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | Brent Kendall and Peg Brickley
    Grocery store chain Albertsons Cos. is buying back 33 stores the government required it to sell when it acquired rival Safeway Inc. earlier this year, a highly unusual development approved by a judge on Tuesday that highlights a misfire by U.S. antitrust enforcers. Little has gone according to plan since the Federal Trade Commission allowed the Albertsons-Safeway tie-up in January on the condition that the companies sell 168 stores to preserve competition in several Western states. Without the divestitures, Albertsons would be too dominant in 130 local markets, the FTC said when it agreed to a settlement with the merging...
  • Why did billionaire pay Clinton $15 million?

    glaringly missing from the summary was mention of $15 million in fees paid by Burkle's Yucaipa Global Opportunities Fund since 2002
  • What Just Happened at Market Basket This Weekend?

    07/21/2014 2:53:20 PM PDT · by matt04 · 36 replies
    A big local story from this weekend was centered around Market Basket and its employees’ ongoing movement to re-install former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. ... Why are employees protesting, anyway? OK, the long answer goes back decades. In the very short-term, Market Basket employees are extremely loyal to the former CEO, Demoulas, who was fired last month and replaced with Jim Gooch and Felicia Thornton. Two other executives were fired at the time, and seven more resigned the next day. A couple weeks back, employees outright demanded Demoulas be re-instated as CEO. When they didn’t hear an answer by the...
  • FDA head says menu labeling 'thorny' issue

    03/12/2013 9:11:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 12, 2013 | Associated Press
    Diners will have to wait a little longer to find calorie counts on most restaurant chain menus, in supermarkets and on vending machines. Writing a new menu labeling law "has gotten extremely thorny," says the head of the Food and Drug Administration, as the agency tries to figure out who should be covered by it. The 2010 health care law charged the FDA with requiring restaurants and other establishments that serve food to put calorie counts on menus and in vending machines.
  • Grocery union fails in bid for Fresh & Easy price tags

    09/01/2012 10:27:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 9/1/12 | Eric Hartley Los Angeles Daily News
    A union effort to attack the nonunion Fresh & Easy grocery chain by forcing it to put price tags on each individual item, instead of using shelf tags, has fallen short again, with an appeals court ordering the plaintiffs to pay the company's legal costs. Grocery workers' unions have battled the chain for years, picketing stores, producing attack literature and funding efforts to organize employees. Two years ago, they found a new battleground: price tags. Saying Fresh & Easy violated a little-known California law that requires a "clearly readable price" on 85 percent of packaged goods, three union officials sued...
  • Stores would pass cost of ban or fee on plastic bags to customers

    08/27/2012 5:41:38 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies ^ | August 27, 2012
    The cost of a ban or fee on plastic bags in New Jersey would most likely be passed on to customers, representatives from Bergen County grocery stores said. The state legislature is weighing a number of bills limiting the use of plastic bags, including a proposal by Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex, Morris) that would impose a ban in 2017. Some stores, like Whole Foods, have already banned plastic bags. The grocery chain, which operates three stores in Bergen County, hasn't had plastic bags since 2006, Michael Sinatra, a spokesman for the company, said.
  • Most Albertson's In Central Fla. To Close

    04/13/2012 10:42:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Central Florida supermarket chain is about to close almost all of its local stores. It's part of a move by Albertson's to end the majority of its operations in the state. For the last year or so, Albertson's has been shrinking the number of stores it operates in Florida. In Central Florida, six more stores are going to close in the next few weeks. Only a store in Altamonte Springs will remain open. Albertson's says the Florida market is not good for it, and with fuel and utility costs being what they are, it's closing all...
  • Supermarket Inc: Inside a $500 Billion Money Machine (TV special)

    01/30/2011 2:56:06 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 37 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/30/11 | CNBC
    The typical modern American supermarket stocks 48,000 items, each battling for precious shelf space. How do they get there? Why are they arranged the way they are? Did you know that some stores use heat maps to track which aisles you walk down — and which ones you don't? Or that they put the milk at the end of the aisle so you're forced to pass a hundred other items on your way to get it? It's all done to gain an edge in a cutthroat business built on razor-thin margins. CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen goes behind the scenes for a...
  • Major grocery chain to open two stores in East Oakland

    07/17/2010 11:28:32 AM PDT · by thecodont · 37 replies
    The Oakland Tribune / ^ | Posted: 07/16/2010 02:55:42 PM PDT, Updated: 07/17/2010 12:04:05 AM PDT | By Angela Woodall, Oakland Tribune
    OAKLAND — Oakland is close to landing a deal with a major grocery chain to open two stores in East Oakland, where supermarkets are few and far between. If the deal goes through, Kroger would open two 72,000-square-foot stores under the retailer's Foods Co. banner. The plan also includes a gas station at each site.The first store would be located at 66th Avenue and San Leandro Street, in a former cannery now owned by the Oakland Redevelopment Agency. The cannery would be demolished to make way for the new building.The second store would open in the Foothill Square Shopping Center,...
  • Wimpy Produce Peeves

    05/26/2010 11:30:40 AM PDT · by StopBigGovt · 50 replies · 734+ views
    Hot Cookin' ^ | 5/25/10 | Kelly Estes
    ...a couple days ago, I shopped for groceries at our supermarket nearby (a grocery store that is generally known for having good quality produce). I was shocked at the amount of rotting...
  • Remarks by the First Lady, Senator Bill Frist, Mayor Cory Booker and Dr. Jim Gavin...

    04/02/2010 10:51:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies · 492+ views ^ | April 1, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the First Lady For Immediate Release April 01, 2010 Remarks by the First Lady, Senator Bill Frist, Mayor Cory Booker and Dr. Jim Gavin at Foundation Chair Announcement Conference Call Via telephone 11:02 A.M. EDT MRS. OBAMA: Well, good morning, everyone. This is Mrs. Obama. It’s good to have you all on the line. Thank you so much for joining us as we take another very important step forward in the work to address America’s childhood obesity crisis. This...
  • 2 Men Held in Links to Terror (Allahu akhbar, kufr!)

    06/08/2005 6:32:02 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 12 replies · 456+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 8, 2005 | Greg Krikorian and Rone Tempest
    FBI arrests father and son shortly after the younger man returns from overseas, where he allegedly trained at an Al Qaeda camp. Lodi, CA – FBI agents have arrested a man and his father after the son allegedly admitted attending Al Qaeda training camps in Pakistan that taught participants "how to kill Americans," federal authorities said Tuesday. In a case that was still unfolding, officials confirmed that Hamid Hayat, 23, and his father, Umer, 47, were taken into custody Sunday. Authorities said late Tuesday that they were still trying to determine whether the arrests represented the discovery of a small...
  • Where Have All the Supermarkets Gone? (NYT re NY)

    03/22/2006 6:45:14 AM PST · by summer · 61 replies · 1,406+ views
    NYT ^ | March 22, 2006 | Terry Pristin
    D'Agostino on University Place [Manhattan] is closing after two decades. Once you could find them every few blocks or so in prime neighborhoods of Manhattan, but these days the local chain supermarket seems to be heading the way of the five-and-dime. Among the latest casualties is a D'Agostino market on University Place near Union Square, which is closing after two decades in that location. FreshDirect, the online grocery service, has about 150,000 customers and takes in about $200 million a year, much of that from Manhattan. The last A.& P. in Manhattan, at 70th Street and West End Avenue, shut...
  • Grocery shake-up raises bagful of questions

    02/19/2006 3:39:51 PM PST · by SmithL · 84 replies · 1,944+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/19/6 | Jon Ortiz
    Northern California's food fight is coming to a store near you. It's already hit Mary Thomatos, a loyal Albertsons customer until the chain closed its J Street store near her east Sacramento home last summer. Now the future of the other 25 Albertsons in the Sacramento region is in doubt after their parent company was sold last month. With Ralphs Supermarkets closing eight area stores soon, the grocery landscape is shifting so rapidly that by summer many consumers may no longer recognize their neighborhood store. Such change, those in the industry say, is something most of us should get used...
  • Safeway plans closings (Texas)

    10/19/2005 4:26:53 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 33 replies · 2,013+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Oct. 19, 05 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS
    Safeway, based in Pleasanton, Calif., said it will close 26 underperforming stores by year's end, including nine Tom Thumb stores in Dallas-Fort Worth. It will also shutter 16 Randalls stores in Houston and one in Austin. That will leave Safeway with 62 stores in Dallas-Fort Worth, 36 in Houston and 14 in Austin. It plans to remodel many of the remaining Texas stores to create so-called lifestyle centers, with higher-end products *** Analysts viewed the closings as a better alternative than exiting the market – an option never suggested by the company but repeatedly mulled by industry observers. They also...
  • The Great food store rip offs in Maine

    02/19/2005 6:54:48 AM PST · by newsgatherer · 53 replies · 1,300+ views
    Christian news in ^ | 19 February, 2005 | Christian News in maine Staff
    If you live in Maine or are planning on coming to Maine, you need to read this!!! Maine is amongst the three lowest paid states in the country, it is amongst the three highest taxed states in the country, and therefore by default amongst the worst managed states in the country. We in Maine work to hard for our money and have to little money to be able to afford being ripped off at the grocery store. Not very long ago, if you found that you were being over charged at one of the giants they would give you the...
  • Self-check Grocery Lanes

    08/18/2004 6:43:00 AM PDT · by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain · 106 replies · 1,163+ views
    8-18-2004 | Paynoattentionmanbehindcurtain
    Do self check out lanes in stores irritate anyone? Has anyone ever had an employee of a store take your basket from you while you stand in a regular check lane and take it to a self check lane?
  • Grocery Union Threatens Pickets Across U.S., Canada

    12/17/2003 11:33:14 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 86 replies · 398+ views
    Reuters (via Yahoo News) ^ | 16 December 2003 | Sue Zeidler
    Grocery Union Threatens Pickets Across U.S., Canada Tue Dec 16, 7:55 PM ET By Sue Zeidler LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Union leaders on Tuesday called for pickets of Safeway stores across North America in support of 70,000 Southern California grocery workers who have been out of work for two months in a contract dispute with Safeway and two other leading chains. Over the next few weeks, the United Food and Commercial Workers union said it would ask consumers not to shop at Safeway stores. Protests could also broaden to include acts of civil disobedience by supporting religious groups, a union...
  • Oakland City Council approves ban on ``big-box'' grocery stores

    10/22/2003 10:09:06 AM PDT · by yonif · 79 replies · 4,390+ views
    SFGate ^ | 10-22-03 | AP
    <p>Oakland has become the latest California community to ban Wal-Mart "Supercenters" that sell discount groceries alongside other bargain goods.</p> <p>The Oakland City Council voted 7 to 1 Tuesday night to approve a measure to limit the size of "big-box" grocery stores allowed in the city. The ordinance bars discount retail stores with full-service supermarkets that exceed 100,000 square feet, or about 2.5 acres.</p>
  • French Surrender - Auchan closing local stores to leave U.S. market behind

    01/07/2003 4:41:50 AM PST · by 1riot1ranger · 3 replies · 527+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | january 7, 2003 | David Kaplan
    Auchan closing local stores to leave U.S. market behind. French chain a hit in other countries By DAVID KAPLAN Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle Fifteen years after its arrival in Houston, Auchan is closing its two stores here, the French company's only remaining U.S. locations. Auchan employs about 700 people here. The stores, in west Houston and the Gulfgate area, will stay open at least 60 days. When Auchan opened its first Houston store in 1988, Wal-Mart was experimenting with a new concept, the Supercenter, which is similar to the Auchan hypermarket in that both are massive stores selling food and...