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Supermarket Strike Ends – So Now What?

Supermarket Strike Ends – So Now What?

Workers are back on the job at Raley’s supermarkets. But for how long? The nine-day strike that ended today has all sides breathing a sigh of relief – but it’s also raising questions about how long a unionized, locally-owned, family-run chain can survive in a Walmart world. Thousands of employees of Sacramento-based Raley’s, and Raley’s-owned Nob Hill, walked out earlier[Read More…]

November 13, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Strike-Hit Supermarket Lures Shoppers With Goodies

Strike-Hit Supermarket Lures Shoppers With Goodies

Maybe you’re a supporter of unions, maybe you just don’t want the hassle of pushing past picketing employees – but perhaps you’d change your mind for some free bananas? It’s been one week since thousands of employees began a strike against Sacramento-based Raley’s and its Nob Hill affiliate (read: “Supermarket Strike Divides Shoppers”). And the store is trying everything it[Read More…]

November 11, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Supermarket Strike Divides Shoppers

Supermarket Strike Divides Shoppers

Thousands of shoppers in Northern California have a choice – cross picket lines, or cross town, to get their groceries. And whatever their choice, most aren’t happy about having to make it at all. Union employees of Sacramento-based Raley’s and its Nob Hill subsidiary went on strike Sunday. Talks broke down after more than a year of negotiations centering on[Read More…]

November 6, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
New Grocery Concept Makes “Good Cents”

New Grocery Concept Makes “Good Cents”

Do you like the selection at your supermarket, but not the prices? Prefer the prices of the local discount store, but not the lack of choices? A new store concept will allow you to have the best of both worlds – without having to go to Walmart. “Good Cents” opened its doors this morning in Pittsburgh, describing itself as “the[Read More…]

November 4, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Ten Things We Hate About Grocery Stores

Ten Things We Hate About Grocery Stores

There’s plenty to like about modern-day supermarket shopping – but what exactly do we hate about it? The Retail Feedback Group recently released its 2012 U.S. Supermarket Experience Study, which included a number of findings that could provide some hints as traditional grocery stores try to keep from losing any more ground to discounters. Here, we distill their carefully-constructed study[Read More…]

October 22, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Supermarket Offers Prizes It Has No Intention of Actually Awarding

Supermarket Offers Prizes It Has No Intention of Actually Awarding

Have you ever wondered if anyone actually wins the grand prizes in sweepstakes like the one a Milwaukee-based grocery chain recently ran? Well, here’s your answer: No. Roundy’s Supermarkets, which operates Pick n’ Save, Copps, Rainbow Foods and other grocery chains, recently wrapped up its second annual Monopoly “Collect & Win Game”, similar to the one that McDonald’s is currently[Read More…]

October 18, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
A New Winner in the Grocery Price Wars

A New Winner in the Grocery Price Wars

It’s not Walmart. It’s not even Aldi. The new grocery low-price leader is – would you believe – Dollar General? That’s not what Walmart would have you believe. The company trumpeted its price leadership at an investors conference last week, and the Wall Street Journal today headlined a Deutsche Bank price-comparison study that crowned Walmart the cheapest option. But while[Read More…]

October 15, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Good News, Bad News: Prices Won’t Rise, But They Won’t Fall Either.

Good News, Bad News: Prices Won’t Rise, But They Won’t Fall Either.

It is perhaps a sign of the times that grocery stores don’t need to lower prices to generate excitement – they can just promise not to raise them. Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle has become the latest grocery chain to introduce a price-freeze program. Its “Low Price Lock” will guarantee that prices will not rise on about 300 selected items through the[Read More…]

October 10, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Wealthy Island is Grocery Poor

Wealthy Island is Grocery Poor

It’s hard to classify the “richest county in America” as a food desert. But grocery options in Nantucket, Massachusetts are dwindling – leaving residents with fewer choices, higher prices and louder complaints. The island, located 30 miles from Cape Cod, has just two chain grocery stores for its 10,000 or so residents. Soon it will have one. The Grand Union[Read More…]

October 9, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
When Customers Attack!

When Customers Attack!

Frenzied shoppers have been known to push, shove, shout and trample to get their hands on the hottest holiday deals on Black Friday. But would mobs of people do the same for some bottled water, discounted turkey and free shampoo? The Price Chopper grocery chain didn’t think so. They thought wrong. The Schenectady, New York-based chain had advertised a “Super[Read More…]

October 1, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
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