12 Jan

At a subsidiary of a $4-billion corporation, these low-wage workers are striking for better pay

2022-01-12T21:56:19+00:00January 12th, 2022|Tags: , , |

By Michael Hiltzik Source: Los Angeles Times Cristina Lujan, 46, has worked on the line at the Jon Donaire Desserts plant in Santa Fe Springs for 19 years, nearly half her life, making and decorating cakes for food chains such as Ralphs, Walmart and Baskin-Robbins. Since Nov. 3, however, she [...]

12 Jan

Disturbing New Report Shows Dire Conditions For Grocery Workers

2022-01-12T21:53:39+00:00January 12th, 2022|Tags: , , |

By Hamilton Nolan Source: In These Times An alarming new survey of thousands of grocery workers across three western U.S. states reveals that they suffer from shockingly high rates of poverty. More than three-quarters of the workers meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s definition of ​“food insecure,” and 14% say [...]

11 Jan

Grocery turns in strong retail sales performance for December

2022-01-11T16:23:55+00:00January 11th, 2022|Tags: , |

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News Grocery sales climbed more than 8% in December and more than doubled that growth rate on a two-year stack, according to national retail sales tracker MasterCard SpendingPulse. Year over year, grocery retail sales rose 8.3% for December, Purchase, N.Y.-based MasterCard reported yesterday. Since December [...]

11 Jan

King Soopers strike seems inevitable after union, management trade barbs

2022-01-11T16:17:13+00:00January 11th, 2022|Tags: , |

By Dennis Huspeni Source: Denver Gazette King Soopers officials and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 representatives hurled “unfair labor practices” accusations at each other Monday, pointing more and more to a strike starting Wednesday. In a news release, King Soopers said it “filed unfair labor practice charges against [...]

07 Jan

Grocers tap into shoppers’ New Year’s resolutions around health, nutrition

2022-01-07T16:28:14+00:00January 7th, 2022|Tags: , , |

By Catharine Douglas Moran Source: Grocery Dive A number of grocers, particularly specialty retailers, have announced health-focused offerings and marketing campaigns to kick off 2022. Whole Foods Market has rolled out a “Resolution Renovator” where people can work with “Wellness Motivators” focused on mind, body and spirit who provide encouragement toward [...]

07 Jan

Supply chain, labor woes dominate retailer concerns for 2022

2022-01-07T16:25:56+00:00January 7th, 2022|Tags: , , |

By Michael Browne Source: Supermarket News While grocery retailers entered 2021 brimming with optimism and confidence for the year ahead, riding high from record-setting sales in 2020 and the anticipation of widespread vaccinations against COVID, a new set of challenges arose last year as supply chain issues and labor shortages [...]

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