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Why Workers at the Biggest Grocery Chain in New England Just Authorized a Strike

On February 24, a union representing more than 8,000 Massachusetts workers at the supermarket chain Stop & Shop overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike. The vote came just one day after the company’s three-year labor agreement with its employees expired. Stop & Shop is the largest grocery chain in New England. [...]

Why Workers at the Biggest Grocery Chain in New England Just Authorized a Strike2019-03-06T16:31:52+00:00

Kroger makes another bold move in bid to woo grocery shoppers

Kroger has made its latest bold move to win over U.S. grocery shoppers. The grocer is, for the first time, looking to an outside advertising agency to help oversee its marketing efforts. The move is the latest in a string of actions the grocer has taken to make sure shoppers [...]

Kroger makes another bold move in bid to woo grocery shoppers2019-03-06T16:30:33+00:00

Albertsons and Whole Foods prepare new flagship stores

Two major grocers plan to open new flagship stores in the coming weeks, according to reports. Albertsons is planning to open the doors to its latest Market Street location in Meridian, Idaho on March 9, and Whole Foods will open a 70,000 square foot store in Atlanta on April 5. [...]

Albertsons and Whole Foods prepare new flagship stores2019-03-06T16:28:49+00:00

Whole Foods And Walmart Continues To Disappoint Shoppers

Customer satisfaction in six retail categories – supermarkets, department and discount stores, health and personal care stores, specialty retail stores, internet retail and gas stations falls for the second straight year according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI®). ACSI’s latest Retail and Consumer Shipping Report, which is based on [...]

Whole Foods And Walmart Continues To Disappoint Shoppers2019-03-01T00:19:06+00:00

Walmart threatened to strike

Workers of Walmart de México, with the support of the Revolutionary Confederation of Workers and Peasants (CROC), called on the retail chain to strike for March 5. Through social networks, workers of the company, specifically the Walmart stores, Sams Club and Bodega Aurrera, say they started a movement to claim [...]

Walmart threatened to strike2019-02-27T17:54:24+00:00

Colorado union to withdraw contract extension with King Soopers and City Market stores

Talks between United Food and Commercial Workers and King Soopers have broken down, but shoppers shouldn’t notice an interruption to service at stores in Colorado. The union said Monday that workers in the UFCW Local 7 are withdrawing a contract extension with all unionized King Soopers and City Market stores [...]

Colorado union to withdraw contract extension with King Soopers and City Market stores2019-02-27T00:26:36+00:00

Stop & Shop workers’ union votes to authorize strike

A union representing thousands of Stop & Shop workers in Massachusetts has voted to authorize a strike. UFCW Local 1445′s vote Sunday allows the union to call a strike if the contract dispute with the supermarket chain continues. The union is asking members to keep working while negotiations continue. The [...]

Stop & Shop workers’ union votes to authorize strike2019-02-26T00:10:34+00:00

Is the Future of Grocery Shopping B.Y.O. Container?

If you think this is going to be yet another column admonishing you for not doing enough to curb the amount of single-use plastic in our waste stream, you can relax. You don't need a lecture at this point. You might already know, for instance, that global consumer culture has [...]

Is the Future of Grocery Shopping B.Y.O. Container?2019-02-25T18:15:37+00:00

New grocery store with drive-thru pharmacy and eatery opening in Cleveland’s Midtown neighborhood

Dave's Market, a grocery store that's been a household name in Cleveland for nearly 90 years, is opening a new location in Cleveland's Midtown neighborhood, according to a release from the company. The new market, located at 1929 East 61st Street, will feature a food court style eatery with access [...]

New grocery store with drive-thru pharmacy and eatery opening in Cleveland’s Midtown neighborhood2019-02-25T18:12:17+00:00

Union warns on Stop & Shop contract impasse

A labor union issued a warning on a possible impasse in contract negotiations for more than 30,000 Stop & Shop workers it represents in New England, with the current contract slated to expire on Saturday. The sides have been in negotiations since mid January, with the United Food & Commercial [...]

Union warns on Stop & Shop contract impasse2019-02-23T00:14:59+00:00