Government http://supermarketnews.com/taxonomy/term/6692/more en Obama vetoes measure against swifter union elections http://supermarketnews.com/obama-vetoes-measure-against-swifter-union-elections <div class="node-body link-body">AP — President Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure passed by the Republican-run Congress blocking the National Labor Relations Board from streamlining the process for union elections, saying government should not make it harder for workers to be heard in the workplace.</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/obama-vetoes-measure-against-swifter-union-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Recommended Reading Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:43:00 +0000 514581 at http://supermarketnews.com GMA praises introduction of national GMO labeling bill http://supermarketnews.com/gma-praises-introduction-national-gmo-labeling-bill <div class="node-body link-body">Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, applauded the introduction Tuesday of The Safe & Accurate Food Labeling Act to establish a federal labeling standard for food and beverage products made with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/gma-praises-introduction-national-gmo-labeling-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Recommended Reading Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:47:00 +0000 514111 at http://supermarketnews.com Hannaford's Portland, Maine, stores prepare for bag fee http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/hannafords-portland-maine-stores-prepare-bag-fee <div class="node-body article-body">Hannaford Bros. is helping its Portland, Maine, shoppers prepare for an upcoming disposable bag fee by giving away reusable bags for free.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/hannafords-portland-maine-stores-prepare-bag-fee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/sustainability/hannafords-portland-maine-stores-prepare-bag-fee#comments Latest News Government Sustainability Delhaize America Hannaford Bros. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:33:00 +0000 513861 at http://supermarketnews.com Retailers urge Obama to sign ambush election fix http://supermarketnews.com/retailers-urge-obama-sign-ambush-election-fix <div class="node-body link-body">The Retail Industry Leaders Association praised the House of Representatives for passing a joint resolution disapproving of the National Labor Relations Board's ambush elections rule, and urged President Obama to sign the measure before the rule goes into effect on April 14. </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retailers-urge-obama-sign-ambush-election-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Recommended Reading Thu, 19 Mar 2015 20:35:00 +0000 513721 at http://supermarketnews.com Time to eradicate politics from flawed Dietary Guidelines process http://supermarketnews.com/blog/time-eradicate-politics-flawed-dietary-guidelines-process <div class="node-body blog-body">The Dietary Guidelines have become so politicized that the recommendations swing wildly from one presidential administration to the next and their impact on consumer behavior is minimal at best. That must change.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-voices">Industry Voices</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/blog/time-eradicate-politics-flawed-dietary-guidelines-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/blog/time-eradicate-politics-flawed-dietary-guidelines-process#comments Industry Voices Government Industry Voices Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:44:00 +0000 513661 at http://supermarketnews.com Arkansas Senate panel rejects bill to expand wine sales in grocery stores http://supermarketnews.com/arkansas-senate-panel-rejects-bill-expand-wine-sales-grocery-stores <div class="node-body link-body">A Senate committee on Tuesday rejected a bill to allow grocery stores in Arkansas to obtain permits to sell wine from any winery they choose, the Times Record reports.</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/arkansas-senate-panel-rejects-bill-expand-wine-sales-grocery-stores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beverage Government Recommended Reading Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:23:00 +0000 513601 at http://supermarketnews.com Wisconsin Senate passes bill approving hard alcohol samples in grocery stores http://supermarketnews.com/wisconsin-senate-passes-bill-approving-hard-alcohol-samples-grocery-stores <div class="node-body link-body"><p>Mini-shots of hard alcohol could be offered to sample at Wisconsin liquor and grocery stores under a bill headed to Gov. Scott Walker for his consideration, the Star Tribune reports.</p> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/wisconsin-senate-passes-bill-approving-hard-alcohol-samples-grocery-stores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beverage Government Recommended Reading Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:56:00 +0000 513451 at http://supermarketnews.com U.S. government teams up with private sector to stave off cocoa crisis http://supermarketnews.com/us-government-teams-private-sector-stave-cocoa-crisis <div class="node-body link-body"><p>Chocolate is increasingly popular and under assault from diseases that infect cocoa plants, NPR reports.</p> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/us-government-teams-private-sector-stave-cocoa-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Recommended Reading Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:10:00 +0000 511781 at http://supermarketnews.com Senate overturns NLRB's 'ambush election' rule, but Obama veto likely http://supermarketnews.com/senate-overturns-nlrbs-ambush-election-rule-obama-veto-likely <div class="node-body link-body">The Senate voted Wednesday to overturn the National Labor Relations Board's so-called "ambush elections" rule, contending the regulation gives unions an unfair advantage over employers, The Business Journals reports.</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/senate-overturns-nlrbs-ambush-election-rule-obama-veto-likely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Recommended Reading Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:28:00 +0000 511521 at http://supermarketnews.com Kansas grocery stores one step closer to selling liquor http://supermarketnews.com/kansas-grocery-stores-one-step-closer-selling-liquor <div class="node-body link-body"><p>Uncork Kansas supporters are celebrating. A proposal moves forward in the legislature that would expand your options for buying liquor and full strength beer, reports KWCH12.</p> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/kansas-grocery-stores-one-step-closer-selling-liquor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beverage Government Recommended Reading Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:58:00 +0000 510491 at http://supermarketnews.com