CANADA SAFEWAY and its workers sat down last Thursday with a government-appointed mediator to discuss a resolution to a six-week-old strike. Company officials and leaders of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 401 said a settlement is "a distinct possibility."
hree 70,000-square-foot supermarkets planned for the Montreal area.
SUPERMARKET WHOLESALE COSTS rose 0.9% in March compared with the same period a year ago, according to a report by Leemis Marketing, Chicago. H.E. BUTT GROCERY CO., San Antonio, closed its food and drug stores early last Tuesday night in order to usher in a new "Costs You Less" program, featuring low prices every day on 5,000 grocery items.
TESCO, Cheshunt, England, received approval from the European Commission to acquire certain business interests in Ireland and Northern Ireland currently owned by Associated British Foods.
CITRUS WORLD, Lake Wales, Fla., is voluntarily recalling some of its pineapple and orange-pineapple juice products packaged in cans and glass. The recall involves Bluebird, Texsun, Donald Duck, Growers' Pride, Monarch and Sysco labels with the product codes ECEAT, EHEAT, EHEIT and EHENT.
THE GROCERY MANUFACTURERS OF AMERICA, Washington, last week named Gerald R. "Chip" Kunde II vice president of state affairs. Kunde was executive vice president of the Connecticut Association of Realtors.