Safeway, King Soopers workers in Colorado reject latest offer
Denver A union representing Colorado grocery workers says members statewide have voted to reject the latest contract offers from Safeway and the Kroger Co.’s King Soopers and City Market chains.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 said Tuesday that Safeway workers also voted to reauthorize a strike if the company doesn’t offer better wages and retirement benefits. The workers have asked the company to return to the bargaining table.
UFCW Local 7 didn’t release vote totals.
Safeway spokeswoman Kris Staaf says the chain is disappointed by the vote and is reviewing its options.
The union represents about 17,000 workers at Safeway, King Soopers, City Market and Albertsons.
Albertsons workers are seeking more talks.
Report: DVDs not winning for Walmart
BENTONVILLE, Ark. As part of its effort to streamline the in-store experience, Walmart reportedly will no longer use display cases to promote the latest movies.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Walmart is changing its DVD selling strategy to correspond with its Project Impact initiative that focuses on giving more shelf space to top-performing categories and less to those that are slacking. In addition, the article noted that the company is looking to cut back on aisle clutter in order to attract a higher-end consumer.
Walmart, along with other retailers have been adding DVD rental kiosks near store entrances.
It appears from the report that DVDs are falling in the wrong end of Walmart’s “Win. Play. Show.” strategy.
From Project Runway to Macy’s
Project Runway designer Irina Shabayeva has won the opportunity to design a holiday dress for Macy’s INC International Concepts brand.
Part of Macy’s participation in Project Runway Season 6 was to create a challenge that would be judged by Martine Reardon, EVP Macy’s Inc. “It is tremendous to see what these young and talented designers can do in a very short time and with such imagination. Irina’s fresh take on fashion is the ideal fit for our INC brand,” said Reardon. “Our customer will love her ultra-feminine aesthetic.”
Shabayeva’s rayon matte jersey dress with butterfly embellishments will be available in sizes small through x-large, retailing for $139.00. Irina along with her model Katie Sticksel will be featured modeling the dress on macys.com.