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3 issues at the heart of the Stop & Shop strike

Ten of thousands of Stop & Shop workers across New England walked off the job last Thursday after months of negotiations between company officials and union leaders failed to produce a new contract agreement. But why? The Quincy-based company says its latest contact proposal would still provide above-average wages and [...]

2019-04-18T17:50:53+00:00April 18th, 2019|Tags: , |

Stop & Shop strike enters 6th day; talks continue

The Stop & Shop workers’ strike enters its sixth day Tuesday with both sides still unable to agree on a new contract. Negotiations, however, will continue Tuesday morning. “While talks continued with the company Monday through the federal mediator, Stop & Shop is still demanding major concessions that could severely [...]

2019-04-16T15:35:01+00:00April 16th, 2019|Tags: , |

Meet the 45-year-old executive helping Kroger take on Amazon, Walmart, and Aldi

The stakes have never been higher for Kroger. The 135-year-old grocery chain is facing stronger competition than ever before, between Amazon's foray into groceries with its acquisition of Whole Foods, Walmart's multi-billion-dollar investments in store remodels and digital grocery services, and the rapid growth of German discount grocers Aldi and [...]

2019-04-16T15:32:56+00:00April 16th, 2019|Tags: , |

Lidl poised to disrupt metro New York grocery market

The entry of hard discount grocer Lidl stands to stir up the already highly competitive retail grocery market in metropolitan New York. Industry observers say Lidl’s acquisition of 27 Best Market supermarkets in New York and New Jersey will push incumbent grocery stores to trim prices, thinning already narrow profit [...]

2019-04-16T15:30:59+00:00April 16th, 2019|Tags: , |

Aldi update: The latest on the discount grocery chain’s plans across metro Phoenix

Discount grocery store Aldi is moving forward on bringing its national expansion to metro Phoenix — but it's unclear if any stores would open this year. A city spokeswoman for Buckeye says the store planned there will wait until after an Aldi distribution center opens in neighboring Goodyear. That's expected in 2020. The chain, popular in [...]

2019-04-16T15:29:11+00:00April 16th, 2019|Tags: , , |