UFCW Breaks Away
Chicago, The 1.4-million-member United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) broke away from the AFL-CIO on Friday. The group was the third major union to leave the labor organization in a week because of differences in organizing strategies and declining membership issues.
OfficeMax Names New Board Member
Itasca, Ill., Monte R. Haymon, retired chairman of Sappi Fine Paper North America, has been elected to serve on the OfficeMax board of directors.
Haymon was elected to the class of OfficeMax directors whose terms expire at the 2006 annual meeting. He will serve on the audit and executive compensation committees.
Winn-Dixie Sells Prescription Records
Jacksonville, Fla., Bankrupt Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. is selling the records of thousands of customers who once filled prescriptions at 139 of its supermarkets that are closing.
In federal bankruptcy court yesterday, the judge approved the sale of prescription records to 10 companies for approximately $16.5 million. The competitors will also receive the inventories of the closing Winn-Dixie pharmacies at cost.
CVS Corp. bought the most, obtaining the records from 62 stores for $6.4 million.