Publix Plans Clinic for Job Injuries
Lakeland, Fla., Publix Super Markets wants to build a 1,400-sq.-ft. clinic near its manufacturing facilities to treat minor injuries that occur in the company’s local distribution center and plants, according to a report in local Florida publication The Ledger.
Officials are still in the permitting process, but the report said the clinic is expected to open in the first quarter of 2008.
It will deal exclusively in “less severe” injuries such as sprains and cuts, and will be operated by an outside vendor, the report said.
It will be the company’s second clinic; Publix opened the first in Deerfield Beach two years ago.
Dress Barn reports 3% 1Q comps decline
SUFFERN, N.Y. Dress Barn Tuesday reported that total net sales for the first quarter of fiscal year 2008 were $363.7 million, an increase of 1.5% over $358.4 million for the same quarter a year ago. According to the company, the increase in net sales resulted from the opening of new stores, partially offset by a same-store sales decline of 3%.
Net earnings for the first fiscal quarter decreased to $19.6 million from $27.4 million for the same period of the prior year. Diluted earnings per share for the first quarter were 30 cents versus 40 cents per share in the same period of fiscal 2007.
Hy-Vee teams up with Crown Poly
DES MOINES, Ia. Grocery retailer Hy-Vee is making environmentally conscious decisions by reducing plastic bag use.
According to reports, the company has partnered with California-based Crown Poly to offer the Hippo Sak front-end bagging system.
Hippo Sak is a patented, reinforced, bottom seal T-shirt bag, which can carry over 26 one-pound cans without breaking or tearing holes at the bottom. The bags can hold 10-12 items per bag compared to the current national average of 3.4 items, and can replace upward to three current plastic bags.
Hippo Sak achieved an annualized reduction in bag use of over 25%.