BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A rash of competitive openings from non-union operators — particularly Publix — has been sinking sales at Bruno’s Supermarkets, Bruno’s officials revealed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court here. In papers filed by Scott North, Bruno’s vice president of operations, in support of the retailer’s call to decertify Bruno’s union contract to facilitate a sale, a new Publix store in Orange Beach, Ala., five miles away from an exisiting Bruno’s store, drove sales at Bruno’s down by 82.2% ...
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