14 Oct

Milkmen are returning to London as millennials order glass milk bottles in a bid to slash plastic waste

2019-10-14T16:13:14+00:00October 14th, 2019|Tags: , |

Milkmen and milkwomen are making a comeback in London as millennials have started using glass milk bottles in a bid to cut down plastic waste. Dairies in the capital told of a "phenomenal" upsurge in interest from younger customers at the start of the year amid growing public upset over plastic [...]

14 Oct

Northwest Grocery Workers Union Approves Contract With Supermarkets

2019-10-14T16:07:52+00:00October 14th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Grocery workers have approved a contract with some of the region’s biggest supermarkets after months of contentious negotiations, a short-lived boycott against Fred Meyer and the threat of a strike. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 announced the ratification late Friday. The union represents about 20,000 grocery workers in Oregon and southwest [...]

09 Oct

Unions Sue USDA Seeking to Halt New Pork Processing Rule

2019-10-09T22:51:14+00:00October 9th, 2019|Tags: , |

The union representing workers at pork processing plants sued the federal government on Monday to challenge a new rule that allows companies to set line speeds and turn over more food safety tasks to company employees. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and local unions in Minnesota, Iowa [...]

07 Oct

UFCW 8-Golden State Members Ratify Landmark Contracts With Safeway, Save Mart, FoodMaxx, Maxx Value and Vons Supermarkets

2019-10-07T15:36:31+00:00October 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Members of UFCW 8-Golden State employed at Safeway, Save Mart, FoodMaxx, Maxx Value and Vons supermarkets in Northern, Central and Southern California voted overwhelmingly to ratify new labor contracts, the Union announced today. “Union member Solidarity made these landmark contracts possible. Our members have proven once again, Solidarity Works!” UFCW [...]

07 Oct

Stater Bros. workers ratify new union contract

2019-10-07T15:31:39+00:00October 7th, 2019|Tags: , |

Workers at 172 Stater Bros. stores across the region have voted to ratify a three-year contract with the supermarket chain, a union said Friday. The contract between San Bernardino-based Stater Bros., Southern California’s largest regionally-based grocery chain, was announced earlier this week on a union website. It was confirmed Friday by [...]

01 Oct

Tipping Point for Save Mart

2019-10-01T16:17:15+00:00October 1st, 2019|Tags: |

The Save Mart Cos. is slated to open a new flagship store in Modesto, Calif., on Oct 2. It will feature made-to-order items throughout its fresh departments, as well as Save Mart's new fast-casual restaurant—The Tipping Point—within the store. Culinary-driven offerings are a mainstay of the “Valley Fresh” section of the new [...]