CA Legislature Extends Essential COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave to Workers

Source: UFCW Western States Council Today, the California Labor Federation, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council came together to applaud the California Legislature’s passage of AB 152/SB 136 to extend COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave to essential workers [...]

Prices on almost everything at the grocery store are up – except rotisserie chicken. Here’s why

By Nathaniel Meyersohn Source: CNN Business At the grocery store, shoppers have seen food prices increase at their fastest pace in decades. Yet the price of one hot, juicy, spit-roasted favorite hasn't budged at several top chains: rotisserie chickens. Despite a 16.4% annual increase in chicken prices rotisserie chickens remain [...]

2022-05-31T15:36:55+00:00May 31st, 2022|Tags: , , |

We Can’t Predict the Grocery Future

By Shira Ovide Source: The New York Times The conventional wisdom has been that the pandemic will spark a widespread and permanent shift in American habits from analog to digital. But what about that most basic habit — grocery shopping? Americans spend more on groceries than almost anything else, and [...]

2022-04-11T15:10:10+00:00April 11th, 2022|Tags: , |

Grocery workers seek better pay and conditions as chains reap huge profits

By Michael Sainato Source: The Guardian After more than two years as essential workers on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic, grocery store workers around the US are pressuring supermarket corporations to raise wages and improve working conditions amid record profits for the industry. Ahead of the expiration of their [...]

2022-03-01T18:12:07+00:00March 1st, 2022|Tags: , , |

Omicron surge strains Sacramento

By Pauline Bartolone Source: Capradio.org Shane Twilla says the past two years of COVID-19 was already weighing heavily on him. So the news of another surge, this time fueled by the omicron variant, just feels like another blow on the Sacramento small business owner. “It was like a gut punch,” [...]

2022-01-17T18:53:45+00:00January 17th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Albertsons’ CEO says consumer engagement remains ‘strong’ amid inflation, but uncertainty looms

By Jeff Wells Source: Grocery Dive Albertsons CEO Vivek Sankaran said during the company’s third-quarter earnings call on Tuesday that the grocer is seeing “strong” consumer engagement and “stable” consumption patterns in recent weeks amid record-high inflation. But he said those trends could change as inflation continues to rise. On [...]

2022-01-13T17:33:31+00:00January 13th, 2022|Tags: , , |
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