LOS ANGELES — With the Southern California labor negotiations concluded and a new contract in force, local observers were left to ponder what might have happened had there been a walkout by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. A few days before the contract was finally settled, Supervalu-owned Albertsons and Kroger-owned Ralphs said they might close all or many of their stores if a strike and subsequent lockout occurred. Industry observers told SN they had never heard that kind of ...

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