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Trader Joe’s

Consumers Union Continues to Highlight Trader Joe's Sale of Meat on Antibiotics While FDA Seeks Speedy Approval for New Antiobiotics to Combat Super Bugs

Consumers Union Continues to Highlight Trader Joe’s Sale of Meat on Antibiotics While FDA Seeks Speedy Approval for New Antiobiotics to Combat Super Bugs

Consumers Union continued to draw attention to Trader Joe’s sale of meat raised using antibiotics as part of its Meat Without Drugs Campaign. The campaign which is seeking to convince grocers to sell only meat raised without antibiotics has also included outreach at Trade Joe’s stores in Los Angeles, Berkeley, San Francisco, Oakland and Washington, […]

GE Salmon Update:Target Signs on to Growing List of Retailers Pledging Not to Sell Genetically Engineered Salmon; FDA ruling expected soon

GE Salmon Update:Target Signs on to Growing List of Retailers Pledging Not to Sell Genetically Engineered Salmon; FDA ruling expected soon

As reported in Food Safety News Target is the latest retailer to sign a pledge to not sell genetically engineered salmon.  The Friends of the Earth Campaign for GE Free Seafood now includes a wide and extensive list of retailers including  Aldi (owner of Trader Joes), Trader Joes, Whole Foods,  H.E.B.  Giant Eagle and Meijer.  […]

Media Watch Week of May 13

Bloomberg News interview with Whole Foods CEO Walter Robb. Supermarket News on Asian supermarkets reach for 2nd and 3rd generation young shoppers.  “With no single ethnic food retailer dominating the U.S., the race is on to capture new markets where second- and third-generation shoppers are more likely to patronize chains like Whole Foods Market or […]

Renowned NYC Grocer Fairway to Offer IPO

Renowned NYC Grocer Fairway to Offer IPO

As reported in Supermarket News, famed NYC retailer Fairway is about to join the ranks of Whole Foods and The Fresh Market as the latest upscale grocer to set investors spreadsheets on fire. Not long ago there were just three locations, but Fairway, with its well-earned, nearly cultish following, now operates 12 stores in the New York, […]

Big Retailers Exploit More Workers With On-Call Schedules, Adding Margins That The Manufacturer Bill Backs Alone Can't Achieve

Big Retailers Exploit More Workers With On-Call Schedules, Adding Margins That The Manufacturer Bill Backs Alone Can’t Achieve

For years its been well known to anyone in the grocery business that one way a lot of supermarkets deal with the ongoing challenge of “making their weekly numbers” has been to cut hours, especially for the highest wage earners and give those low-paid clerks more hours. What we didn’t know is that supermarkets are […]

It’s Time To Stop Worrying So G-D Much About Chinese Products

Lions and Tigers and Chinese Imports, OH MY! Grocery chains are lining up to state that they are examining their policies on importing foods from China, reassuring consumers that all is well. For example, as www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2008-02-10-trader-joes-china_N.htm , “by April 1, Trader Joe’s will phase out single-ingredient Chinese imports such as garlic, frozen organic spinach, ginger […]

Tesco’s U.S. Launch Has Whole Foods Worried

American grocers are nervously awaiting Tesco’s opening of their “Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets” in the U.S. Tesco’s plans include opening locations in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada and possibly Colorado. While initially billed by the retailer as a new type of convenience store, the format more closely resembles a hybrid that combines the best of […]

Trader Joe’s—They’ll Takes Manhattan? Union Square Store to Open Near WFM

Trader Joe’s announced plans for it’s first store on the isle of Manhattan. The 15,000 sf store is reported to be on the ground floor of an NYU Dormitory. No word on whether the store plans on selling term papers or Cliff Notes. Look for more two stop shoppers, waltzing between WFM and TJ’s while […]