Judge rules in favor of Safeway worker who confronted shoplifter

By Mark Hamstra Source: Supermarket News A longtime Safeway employee in San Mateo, Calif., who was fired last year after intervening to prevent a shoplifting attempt, did not act inappropriately and is therefore eligible to collect unemployment benefits, a judge in the state’s Employment and Development Department has ruled. Antoinette [...]

2024-03-12T10:06:02-07:00March 11th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

California AG considers suing Kroger, Albertsons over merger

By Bill Wilson Source: Supermarket News The state attorney general of California does not like the look of a Kroger, Albertsons merger and might sue to prevent the $24.6 billion deal from happening, reports Reuters. California State Attorney General Rob Bonta says he’s considering a  lawsuit, citing the following concerns: higher prices [...]

2023-10-16T10:19:16-07:00October 13th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

California Governor Vetoes Safety Net for Grocery Workers Affected by Merger Layoffs

Source: Pune.Media California Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed Senate Bill 725 (Smallwood-Cuevas), the Grocery Worker Safety Net. SB 725 was part of United Food and Commercial Workers’ (UFCW) legislative package to mitigate the effects of mergers and acquisitions on the retail and grocery industries. It would have required a grocery [...]

2023-10-12T09:11:17-07:00October 12th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

California makes history as first state to ban food additives linked to disease

By Elizabeth Flood Source: Food Dive California is the first state to ban four food additive ingredients that are lawful under different regulation from the FDA. The California Food Safety Act ends the usage of brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate, propylparaben and Red Dye No. 3 which have all been linked [...]

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