11 Jun

Grocery Workers to Vote on Potential Strike Against 3 Major SoCal Chains

2019-06-11T13:08:34+00:00June 11th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Members of seven Southern California food workers unions, including San Diego’s, will vote June 24 on whether to authorize a strike against three major grocery chains, it was announced Monday via social media. Potentially targeted are Albertsons, Kroger-owned Ralphs and Albertsons-owned Vons — which took major losses in the last [...]

10 Jun

Costco exec says it won’t copy Walmart’s blockbuster online grocery strategy because ‘if somebody wants something in an hour, they’re probably not going to get it from us’

2019-06-10T16:16:18+00:00June 10th, 2019|Tags: , |

Costco isn't jumping into the grocery pickup game any time soon. In response to an earnings-call question from RBC Capital Markets' Scot Ciccarelli about whether Costco had any plans to jump on the pickup trend like Walmart has, CFO Richard Galanti threw cold water on the idea. He said that [...]

28 May

Union says first contract offer from big three grocers ‘unacceptable’

2019-05-28T15:29:43+00:00May 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

The union that represents workers at Southern California’s three major supermarket chains on Friday strongly criticized the grocers’ first comprehensive contract offer, calling it “unacceptable” and making its first veiled threat of a possible work stoppage. Representatives of Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons have been in talks with the United Food and Commercial [...]