13 Nov

Ralphs’ pharmacists reject contract offer, authorize a strike

2019-11-13T16:18:53+00:00November 13th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Pharmacists at Ralphs’ supermarket locations across Southern California have rejected the company’s contract offer and authorized its leaders to call a strike. A tentative agreement between Ralphs, Albertsons and Vons pharmacists represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers was reached Sept. 17 and was pending ratification by some 600 pharmacists [...]

08 Nov

Companies pitching their values better not forget to give workers this as well

2019-11-08T23:11:33+00:00November 8th, 2019|Tags: |

Chipotle doesn’t serve burritos, it “provides food with integrity.” Facebook doesn’t sell advertisements, it “bring[s] the world closer together.” WeWork doesn’t sublease office spaces, it “elevates the world’s consciousness” (and it might not do that for much longer). Why do these for-profit companies insist on selling themselves as such do-gooders? [...]

07 Nov

Stop & Shop parent company: Impact of April strike still stings as some customers who drifted to competitors stayed away

2019-11-07T22:19:41+00:00November 7th, 2019|Tags: |

Stop & Shop still feels the sting of an 11-day strike in New England in April, with executives of the supermarket chain’s Dutch parent company telling industry analysts Wednesday it has lost customers and increased sales are coming from other subsidiaries. Ahold Delhaize, the Netherlands-based retail giant, posted U.S. sales [...]

28 Oct

Kroger’s Decline

2019-10-28T23:44:05+00:00October 28th, 2019|Tags: |

Early in 2019, Kroger’s was listed by a top retail research firm as the fourth-largest grocer in the world. Yet, the year that began with such a proud status, has seen the brand endure a difficult period in the US. The company announced plans to lay off hundreds of employees [...]