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Canada’s Supreme Court to Hear Wal-Mart Case

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New York City The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear two cases stemming from Wal-Mart’s controversial closing of a unionized store in Quebec.

The store, located in Jonquiere, closed in 2005 after workers had agreed to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers and were negotiating their first contract. Wal-Mart said the store was not profitable. The court agreed to hear the case after a Quebec court sided with Wal-Mart, according to reports.

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Costco posts mercury warning on seafood counters

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WASHINGTON Costco has agreed to post the Food and Drug Administration mercury advice on signs at its seafood counters, ocean conservation group Oceana announced.

“Posting a sign that tells consumers which fish they should avoid would let them know that other fish are OK to eat, and allay any fears they may have,” said Simon Mahan, campaign manager for Oceana.  “In fact, some grocery stores that posted the FDA advice had no negative effect on their seafood sales and one company even reported that seafood sales increased after posting the signs,” he added.

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Food Lion appoints new cfo

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SALISBURY, N.C. Food Lion has promoted Carol Herndon to serve as cfo and chief administrative officer. Herndon will continue to have senior-leadership responsibility for all of accounting and analysis, as well as information technology.

In addition, she will now be accountable for corporate development, which includes real estate, store development, mergers and acquisitions, construction, maintenance, equipment procurement and energy management.

Herndon’s career at Food Lion began when she joined the organization as a financial controller in 1989.

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