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11/16/21The Starbucks unionization vote could mark a shift for the broader food industry

11/15/21Albertsons debuts retail media network

11/12/21UFCW will continue to represent Tops employees after Price Chopper merger

10/5/21Kroger unveils annual subscription program

10/27/21Price hikes expected to propel grocery sales growth

10/25/21Workers are seeking unions at Starbucks, Dollar General and Amazon locations. Here’s why that matters

10/25/21Heaven Hill, local union reach ‘tentative agreement’ on contract

10/11/21CVS Employees Ratify New Contract, Including More Pay, Safety Measures

10/11/21Albertsons’ stock price has doubled since it went public. Can it keep the momentum going?

10/11/21World food prices hit 10-year peak

10/4/21Bashas’ to Be Acquired by Raley’s

10/4/21Kroger reaches deal on new contract with employee union

10/4/21Floral departments stem the tide of COVID’s sales impact

9/27/21Grocery workers have borne the brunt of the pandemic. Now supermarket shootings are on the rise.

9/27/21Online Grocery’s Double-Edged Sword: Drastic Price Swings

9/27/21Rite Aid expands on-demand delivery nationwide with Uber Eats

9/27/21Albertsons eyes ‘shoppertainment’ with livestream video partnership

8/23/21Grocery-Store Boom to Outlive Pandemic?

8/18/21People Now Spend More at Amazon Than at Walmart

8/18/21Albertsons Cos. launches membership program in digital refresh

8/16/21Grocery prices continue to rise—and there’s no end in sight

8/16/21For first time, average pay for supermarket and restaurant workers tops $15 an hour

8/16/21Why Do American Grocery Stores Still Have an Ethnic Aisle?

8/16/21Albertsons names Sharon McCollam as president, chief financial officer

8/6/21Another stockpiling round may be in store for grocers

8/6/21Some bar and restaurant owners say requiring vaccines is the only way to end 18 months of hell — and bad Yelp reviews aren’t going to change their minds

8/6/21Sprouts Farmers Market moves forward with new stores, strategy

8/6/21Minnesota grocery workers union calls for return of hazard pay as delta variant spreads

8/5/21Walmart takes action on masks and shots as delta variant spreads

8/5/21CVS plans to lift its minimum wage to $15

8/5/21Fresh departments back on track in supermarkets

8/3/21CVS, Target, Walmart stores to test plastic shopping bag alternatives

8/2/21Fred Meyer, warehouse workers agree to contract, avoid strike

7/30/21Grocery chain is fined over sick leave

7/28/21UFCW calls for a nationwide mask mandate in stores to protect staff, and says the CDC’s new mask guidelines don’t go far enough

7/28/21Poll: Nearly 3 in 4 support reinstating mask mandates if COVID-19 cases rise

7/28/21Food industry reimagines ‘future of work’

7/27/21CDC Mask Change Not Enough to Stop COVID Delta Surge, National Mask Mandate Needed to Protect Essential Workers Still on Frontlines of Pandemic

7/27/21Some Amazon warehouse workers see spike in Covid cases

7/27/21Stater Bros. launches online forum for California suppliers

7/26/21Unionized workers at Giant Eagle stores ratify new four-year contract

7/19/21Fred Meyer warehouse workers authorize strike

7/19/21More grocery shoppers look to return to stores

7/16/21The 50 Most Successful Food and Grocery Retailers in North America

7/12/21Food 4 Less workers in California applaud new labor contract

7/12/21Retail workers in unions reap higher wages even as U.S. organizers suffer setbacks

7/12/213 ways grocers can unlock new value in a digitally driven world

7/7/21The Food Industry May Be Finally Paying Attention To Its Weakness To Cyberattacks

7/7/21Why Costco, Market Basket and Wegmans will roar back post-COVID

6/21/21Retail workers are quitting at record rates for higher-paying work: ‘My life isn’t worth a dead-end job’

6/21/21‘The no mask policy is already giving me anxiety’: 4 retail workers on changing mask regulations

6/21/21Grocery-Store Boom Is Poised to Live On Even as Pandemic Fades

6/17/21A College Grad Honored Her Parents With A Photo Shoot In The Fields Where They Worked

6/17/21Grocery retailers moving forward in fresh food departments

6/15/21Rite Aid promotes Andre Persaud to chief retail officer

6/15/21California Workers to Lawmakers: State Budget Must not Forget Essential Workers’ Sacrifice

6/10/21Walmart, Amazon simultaneously add prescription discounts to membership perks

6/10/21Mental health, specialty medications driving drug costs in 2020

6/10/21Tech Shakes Up the Supermarket

6/8/21Why this city is sending grocery workers $1,000 checks?

5/27/21Kroger Cincinnati, Dayton, And Northern Kentucky Associates Reach New Contract With UFCW Local 75

5/26/21Historic Biden Labor Nominee Would Support Level Playing Field for Workers

5/24/21Rising grocery prices gnaw at shopper loyalty

5/21/21Kroger, Hy-Vee, Publix join retailers relaxing face mask policies

5/18/21Kroger CEO Cut Workers’ COVID-19 Hazard Pay, Grabbed Record $22.4 Million Package Himself

5/18/21The CDC’s new mask guidance is confusing for frontline retail workers and turns them into the ‘vaccination police,’ a leading union says

5/18/21Target offers same-day delivery and pickup of adult beverage

5/12/21Grocery retailers have a one-time opportunity to solidify customer relationships

5/12/21FDA Report Reveals Biggest Food Safety Dangers in Grocery Delis

5/12/21Amazon worker in Alabama claims conditions tougher since union vote

5/6/21Shaw's, Star Market Truckers on Strike in New England

5/4/21Raley’s converts 2 stores into Raley’s O-N-E concept

5/3/21Kroger to test grocery deliveries by drone

5/3/21Grocery workers, already reeling from the pandemic, face new trauma from store shootings

5/3/21Grocers turn to e-commerce to boost prepared foods

4/28/21U.S. grocery shoppers head back to stores as COVID-19 vaccinations rise

4/26/21Grocery worker COVID-19 infections, deaths rise: UFCW report

4/23/21Grocery workers died feeding the nation. Now, their families are left to pick up the pieces.

4/22/21A new way to pay at Whole Foods: Scan your palm

4/20/21Supermarket Chain Food 4 Less Confronts Boycotts, Potential Strike

4/20/21U.S. online grocery sales for March 2021 up 43% vs. year ago

4/20/21Americans Are on a Shopping Spree. These Workers Are Overwhelmed.

4/19/21Save Mart kicks off pilot of shelf-scanning robots

4/19/21How Kroger Plans to Gain Greater Share of $1.4T Market

4/19/21Grocery Delivery Workers at Imperfect Foods Vote to Unionize

4/13/21CVS bulks up in-store assortment of frozen food, snacks

4/6/21Amazon’s Clashes With Labor: Days of Conflict and Control

4/5/21Grocery store workers, community members call on Kroger to stop closing local stores

4/5/21How has the pandemic strengthened the global food supply chain?

4/1/21Federal Court Throws Out Dangerous Trump USDA Pork Line Speed Rule in Major Victory for Essential Meatpacking Workers

3/3/21Redefining ‘essential’: How grocery retailers can harness opportunities and optimism in 2021

3/2/21Biden throws a bombshell at Amazon’s anti-union campaign

2/26/21Costco raises its minimum wage above rivals like Amazon, Target and Best Buy

2/24/21Gelson’s Markets to be acquired by owner of Don Quijote, Marukai stores

2/24/21John Oliver on the US meatpacking industry: ‘Things are critical right now’

2/24/21Activists call for boycott of parent company of Ralphs, Food 4 Less

2/24/21U.S. online grocery sales hit $9.3 billion for January

2/22/21Grocery store workers have been on the front lines for a year, but they’re struggling to get the Covid vaccine

2/18/21Save Mart Initiates Robot Grocery Delivery

2/18/21The Giant Company taps Swisslog to automate e-commerce fulfillment center

2/17/21Supermarket workers feel alone and unrecognized over COVID-19: ‘Is today the day I get the virus?’

2/17/21Union says meatpacking workers should be vaccinated sooner

2/17/21An unexpected pitfall for some cities’ mandatory hazard pay for essential workers

2/10/21‘‘We Are Forgotten”: Grocery Workers Hope for Higher Pay and Vaccinations

2/9/21U.S. Pharmacies Will Start to Get a Big Infusion of Vaccines

2/9/21Food supply workers to strike third-largest grocery chain in Southwest

2/9/21U.S. is worst among developed nations for worker benefits

2/5/21Fry’s ratifies contract with Arizona chapter of labor union

2/5/21Kroger is closing stores rather than giving workers an extra $4 in pandemic ‘hero pay’Kroger to close 2 California stores instead of giving $4 hourly ‘hero pay’

2/4/21Grocery industry sues Seattle over new $4 hazard-pay law

2/4/21President Biden acts to protect poultry workers by stopping dangerous line speed increases

2/2/21U.S. Covid Wears On, Essential Workers Carry On: ‘Everybody Forgets That You’re Still on the Front Line’

2/2/21Jeff Bezos stepping down as Amazon CEO, transitioning to executive chair role

2/2/21Kroger to close 2 California stores instead of giving $4 hourly ‘hero pay’

2/2/21Japan’s Checkout-Free Grocery Store Is Giving Amazon A Run For Its Money

1/19/21Biden calls on grocers to give workers retroactive hazard pay

1/19/21Tracking food industry priority for the COVID-19 vaccine

1/19/21A timeline of how the pandemic hit retail

1/19/21Gig Workers Are Employees. Start Treating Them That Way.

1/6/21Los Angeles County approves hero pay for grocery workers, relief for renters

1/6/21‘Lazy,’ ‘Money-Oriented,’ ‘Single Mother’: How Union-Busting Firms Compile Dossiers on Employees

1/6/21Controversy Over Nebraska Meat Packing Plant Covid Vaccinations

1/5/21UFCW Calls on Albertsons to Halt Effort to Eliminate Jobs of Essential Grocery Workers Vital to Food Access for Millions Amid COVID Surge

1/4/21Grocery trends: Fewer new products, but more changes in supermarkets and shopping

1/4/21What 2020 Was Like for People in the Retail Industry

1/4/21Growing concerns for supermarket employees hard-hit by pandemic

1/4/21The Trump administration approved faster line speeds at chicken plants. Those facilities are more likely to have covid-19 cases.

1/4/21More Than 800 SoCal Supermarket Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

11/28/20UFCW, Meat Institute Ask Governors to Prioritize Vaccinations

11/28/20Justice Department sues Walmart, saying it fueled the nation’s opioid crisis

12/28/20Albertsons files for public offering

12/21/20Front-line essential workers and adults 75 and over should be next to get the coronavirus vaccine, a CDC advisory group says

12/21/20Supermarkets in L.A. County see unprecedented coronavirus infection rates

12/21/20Lafayette Grocery Store Clerk Possibly Attacked by Coyote

12/17/20State Grant to Help Grocery & Cannabis Workers Union Prepares Californians for Jobs Essential to California’s Recovery

12/16/20The Pandemic Has Shifted When, Not Just How, Americans Buy Groceries

12/16/20Customer behavior is driving pandemic distress for grocery store workers, report finds

11/24/20Workers call on Walmart, Amazon and other retailers to bring back hazard pay ahead of holiday rush

11/24/20Virus Cases Rise, but Hazard Pay for Retail Workers Doesn’t

11/24/20Retail workers ‘scared’ as cases surge

11/24/20U.S. Supreme Court rejects Walmart’s bid to sell liquor at its Texas stores

11/23/20Cal/OSHA requires face masks, sick pay in new COVID-19 worker protections

11/23/20Covid-19 Has Changed Shopping for Good, Retail Giants Predict

11/23/20Grocery store rationing is back, but relax: The supply chain is doing fine

11/20/20Walmart and McDonald’s have the most workers on food stamps and Medicaid, new study shows

10/26/20U.S. senators ask Amazon if it tracks employees, curbs bids to form unions

10/26/20Danone N.A. Workers in Bridgeton, N.J. Vote UNION YES!

10/26/20The Sweat, Stench and Staggering Logistics of the American Supermarket

10/12/20Southern California grocery chains reach tentative labor agreement with warehouse workers and truckers

10/12/20Customers Still Like to Shop in Person, Even if They Get Only to the Curb

10/12/20Good for Business: Grocery Stores During the Pandemic

10/9/20Grocery warehouse workers, truck drivers give notice of potential strike

10/9/205 e-commerce trends supercharged by the pandemic

10/9/20Aldi prepares to open extra-large store in Philadelphia

9/28/20Online Grocery Sales Projected to Reach $250B by 2025, According to New Research

9/28/20Stop & Shop, UFCW reach accord on COVID-19 hazard pay

9/28/20Grocers Stockpile, Build ‘Pandemic Pallets’ Ahead of Winter

9/28/20Costco is missing out on an exploding grocery trend

9/28/20Online Grocery Sales Projected to Reach $250B by 2025, According to New Research

9/16/20UFCW ratifies new contract with Kroger Dallas division

9/14/207 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed How We Shop for Food

8/19/20Kamala Harris Brings Food Justice to the Democratic Ticket

8/19/20Target reports biggest sales surge in its 58-year history

8/19/20Grocery workers say morale is at an all-time low: ‘They don’t even treat us like humans anymore’

8/13/20Marijuana vending machines to offer touchless sales in Colorado, Massachusetts

8/13/20Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Creating Food Security Council

8/13/20With Official Systems Swamped, Union Gets Into Contact Tracing

8/10/20Why grocery store workers deserve hazard pay

8/10/20How Retail And Grocery Workers Face Violence Over Mask Enforcement

8/10/20Frontline workers are forced to become COVID mask police. It’s stressing them out

8/10/20Walmart has again delayed the launch of its Amazon Prime competitor Walmart+

8/5/20Distilleries raced to make hand sanitizer for the pandemic. No longer

8/4/20Grocery Workers Deserve Hero Pay

8/4/20Employers require coronavirus liability waivers as conflict mounts over workplace safety/a>

7/31/20This Is What Grocery Stores Look Like In Germany, Compared To America

7/29/20Poultry Workers, Already at Risk From COVID-19, Sue USDA Over Dangerous Line Speeds

7/15/20‘Hero’ Pay Raises Disappear for Many Essential Workers

7/15/20Amazon unveils its own smart grocery cart, in new effort to automate physical retail checkout

7/13/20Tyson Turns to Robot Butchers, Spurred by Coronavirus Outbreaks

6/16/20We’re Feeding America, but We’re Sacrificing Ourselves

6/15/20Unions tap into burst of worker angst over coronavirus

6/2/20The grocery store at the end of the world: How a small-town Alaska grocer kept prices even, raised pay during the pandemic

5/26/20Albertsons sells minority stake to private equity firm for $1.75B

5/26/20On the front lines of the pandemic, grocery workers are in the dark about risks

5/26/20Grocery Workers Union Estimates 3,257 Members Infected With Coronavirus

5/26/20The Pandemic’s Toll On Essential Workers In California/a>

5/11/20In-Store Instacart Shoppers in Chicago Get OK for Union Vote

5/10/20Kroger responds to unions’ call to extend ‘hero pay’

5/9/20Store workers become enforcers of social distancing rules

5/6/20Customer Masks Required at Denver Grocery Stores Starting Today

5/6/20Coronavirus energizes the labor movement. Can it last?

5/6/20Amazon VP Resigns, Calls Company ‘Chickenshit’ for Firing Protesting Workers

5/6/20Congress considers tax holiday for grocery workers

4/29/20American idols: New action figures, toys immortalize heroes of the coronavirus pandemic

4/29/20Meat plant workers to Trump: Employees aren't going to show up

4/27/20I Never Planned to Be a Front-Line Worker at Dollar General

4/20/20Food Distribution 101: What Happens When the Food Supply is Disrupted by a Pandemic

4/20/20Amazon-owned Whole Foods is quietly tracking its employees with a heat map tool that ranks which stores are most at risk of unionizing

4/17/20California food and grocery workers to get 2 extra weeks paid sick leave, Gavin Newsom says

4/16/20Grocery delivery was supposed to be the ultimate pandemic lifeline. But it’s falling short

4/16/20Coronavirus unmasks Amazon’s stumbles at Whole Foods

4/16/20 Grocery buying skyrockets as coronavirus prompts consumers to eat in rather than carry out

4/16/20Kroger teams with UFCW in call for grocery worker ‘first responder’ status

4/16/20 This Union’s Members Are Risking Their Lives So Americans Can Still Eat

4/15/20 UFCW campaign issues plea to grocery shoppers: Protect yourselves and us

4/15/20Grocery Workers Should Be Designated First Responders, Supermarkets And Union Say

4/15/20At least 30 grocery store workers have died from the coronavirus. Now, there’s an urgent call to designate them as first responders

4/10/20Ohio Sen. Brown proposes fund to give up to $25,000 pay increase for frontline workers

4/10/20Poultry Worker’s Death Highlights Spread of Coronavirus in Meat Plants Modesto winery makes much-needed product: Hand sanitizer

4/10/20Trouble Focusing? Not Sleeping? You May Be Grieving

4/9/20Customers in masks. One-way aisles. Sacramento supermarkets ramp up coronavirus rules

4/9/20Perfect Union Leads the Way in Coronavirus Bonus Pay Extended to Employees

4/9/20Supermarkets are rewriting their playbooks to deal with demand, safety. Here’s how things stand in metro Phoenix

4/8/20A major grocer is pushing to classify its employees as first responders, giving them priority for testing and protective gear

4/8/20Target becomes latest retail giant hit by wave of Covid-19 walkouts over ‘insultingly low pay’ & on-the-job hazards

4/7/20At least 4 grocery store employees across the US have died of the coronavirus. Their union is demanding sanitary working conditions, protective gear, and hazard pay for these essential workers.

4/2/20Modesto winery makes much-needed product: Hand sanitizer

4/2/20How COVID-19 could redefine labor in America

4/2/20Ralphs shifts to $2 hourly raises instead of bonus for workers

4/2/20Arizona grocery workers get coronavirus pay increase

4/1/20On the Frontlines of the Pandemic: Grocery Workers

4/1/20More than 800 Greeley meat packing plant workers call off as coronavirus is confirmed among employees

4/1/20Memphis Teamsters Wildcat Strike at Kroger’s Crucial Southern Warehouse

3/30/20Go grocery shopping every two weeks? You can — and without hoarding.

3/30/20Instacart strike on Monday: Grocery delivery workers demand fair treatment

3/29/20Grocery workers are keeping Americans alive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what they need.

3/29/20Amazon workers to stage a walkout Monday, demanding closure of Staten Island facility

3/24/20Grocery union leader calls Ralphs’ coronavirus pay bonus ‘shameful’

3/23/20Sales are up at supermarkets. But that brings new problems for the grocery industry

3/23/20States move to classify grocery workers as emergency personnel

3/23/20Supermarket In Denmark Comes Up With A Brilliant Pricing Trick To Stop Hand Sanitizer Hoarding

3/17/20Sales are up at supermarkets. But that brings new problems for the grocery industry

3/17/20Factories shift operations in scramble to restock supermarket shelves

3/16/20Raley’s, Safeway each ‘mass hiring’ in California amid coronavirus crisis

3/6/20Safeway Workers Approve Strong New Contract, Avoid Strike

3/6/20Kroger ends fiscal 2019 on positive note

3/1/20Wegmans Eliminated Plastic Bags Ahead Of The New York Ban. Here’s What It Learned.

2/19/20Bay Area Safeway Workers To Hold Rallies, Call For Higher Wages

2/10/20Walmart cancels plans for Redlands supercenter

2/6/20In a first, Instacart employees in Illinois vote to unionize

1/28/20Northern California Rite Aid Workers Vote to Reject the Company’s Offer by 91%

1/14/206 grocery trends to watch in 2020

1/13/20Instacart Workers Are Calling for a National Boycott of the Grocery Delivery App

1/9/19Romero Earns Powerful Endorsement Of Unions

6/21/19Workers at Fred Meyer and Safeway take strike votes

6/21/19Indianapolis-area Kroger employees approve new labor agreement

6/21/19Two years in, Amazon has hardly launched a revolution at Whole Foods

6/5/19Grocery Store Workers Are at Their Breaking Point

5/24/19Union says first contract offer from big three grocers ‘unacceptable’ The proposal, UFCW says, would reduce some workers' pay.

5/26/19Why suburban moms are delivering your groceries

5/23/19Whole Foods Under Amazon Is Still The Priciest Grocer.

5/6/19Trump Labor Agency Pick Is On Rampage Against Unions, Looking For Pro-Union Cases To Overturn

5/1/19Kroger Co. beefs up bonuses for highest-paid bosses

5/1/19Stop & Shop workers vote to approve contract

4/24/19What average Americans spend on groceries every month in 22 major cities

4/24/19Kroger, Walgreens test cameras in aisles

4/23/19The Man Whos Going to save your Neigborhood Grocery Store

4/22/19Stop & Shop strike ends after 11 days

4/16/19Stop & Shop strike enters 6th day; talks continue

4/1/19Stop & Shop union rejects ‘final’ offer

3/29/19Albertsons appoints Vivek Sankaran president and CEO

3/27/19Minimum wage would be $33 today if it grew like Wall Street bonuses have

3/25/19King Soopers, union reach tentative deal to avert grocery strike in Colorado

3/23/19Stop & Shop workers in contract talks rally at Somerville store

3/20/19Amazon and Union at Odds Over Firing of Staten Island Warehouse Worker

3/19/19Union leader predicts strike at Stop & Shop

3/19/19Workers And King Soopers Both Want To Return To Negotiations, Avoid Strike

3/17/19Rite Aid slashes 400 corporate jobs

3/12/19Kroger ends its unmanned-vehicle grocery delivery pilot program in Arizona

3/17/19Retailers face delivery disconnect

1/16/19Grocery robots detect spills - with some far-off human help

1/16/19Stop & Shop is testing self-driving mini grocery stores

1/9/19The CEO of Kroger, America's largest supermarket chain, explains why the company's merger with the country's 6th-favorite grocer puts them in the perfect position to take on Amazon and Whole Foods

1/9/19California Educators and Students Fighting for Quality Public Education for All

1/1/19Shakeup On Aisle Five: Will Grocery Retailers Abandon Instacart?

12/24/18 ‘We are not robots’: Amazon warehouse employees push to unionize

8/14/18 Employees place high value on retirement planning tools, financial wellness

8/14/18 California Top Court Rules Workers Must Be Paid For Off-The-Clock Tasks

2/1/18 The Top 10 Retirement Descisons Facing Older Workers

1/8/18 How Amazon’s Tightening Grip on the Economy Is Stifling Competition, Eroding Jobs, and Threatening Communities