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Fresh & Easy sets auction for warehouse equipment Commented on: 38 weeks ago (December 2, 2015)

"Fresh & Easy operates 97 stores in Southern California, Arizona and Las Vegas."

Is that still true? I thought they all closed over the last week or two.

Judge approves sale of 47 Haggen stores; 33 to Albertsons Commented on: 39 weeks ago (November 26, 2015)

Hopefully they change these stores back to Vons or Pavilions instead of Albertsons.

Industry reaction positive to FDA ruling on GMOs Commented on: 40 weeks ago (November 21, 2015)

That is exactly right. If GE products are so safe, why does the industry oppose labeling them? People assume that when you are trying to sneakily add something to their food without disclosing...

FDA approves GE salmon Commented on: 40 weeks ago (November 21, 2015)

Oh, so genetic engineering is designed to protect the oceans and our environment? Riiiight. If you believe that, I have a nice shiny bridge to sell you.

GE is all about cutting costs to...

The puzzlement of competition Commented on: 40 weeks ago (November 21, 2015)

I think part of it has been a few high-profile failures of companies that attempted to expand. Smart and Final in Denver, Tesco in California, and Haggen in California are all examples. These...

Differentiation more relevant than price, Mackey says Commented on: 42 weeks ago (November 7, 2015)

Whole Foods has superior products? You mean like asparagus water? You're right, I haven't seen that anywhere else.

But in all seriousness, Kroger and Safeway have improved the quality of...

Is the shift to smaller formats finally underway? Commented on: 44 weeks ago (October 22, 2015)

I don't think that this is going to lead to a major reshaping of the supermarket sector. There are already plenty of small format food retailers. Everyone from Walgreens to 7-Eleven sells...

Fresh & Easy: The curtain finally closes? Commented on: 44 weeks ago (October 22, 2015)

It was a combination of somewhat high prices, poor locations, and simply growing too fast. Their costs were too high, with the large distribution center they built. They also failed to...

Lidl confirms U.S. expansion Commented on: 44 weeks ago (October 21, 2015)

You think Fresh & Easy didn't do their "homework"?

Coalition seeks uniform GMO labeling Commented on: 46 weeks ago (October 11, 2015)

The article doesn't give any details, but my guess is they are pushing for a "voluntary" labeling standard, where the manufacturer would have the right to choose whether or not to disclose the...

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