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Stop & Shop, workers reach tentative contract agreement

Apr. 21, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Stop & Shop supermarket workers and company officials reached a tentative contract agreement Sunday that includes wage increases for all associates and maintains health coverage, according to news releases from both parties. The company said the agreement ends employee strikes that...

Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

Apr. 20, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota's Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government's food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. They thought the information could lead to a series of stories and potentially help them identify fraud in the...

Former VP Biden rallies with striking supermarket workers

Apr. 18, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden attended a rally of striking supermarket workers in New England on Thursday, arguing that workers aren't being treated with enough respect. Biden spoke at the gathering of unionized Stop & Shop employees outside a store in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood....

Food stamps and online grocery shopping are about to mix

Apr. 18, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon and Walmart on Thursday kicked off a two-year government pilot program allowing low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay for their groceries online for the first time. ShopRite will join the two retailers on the program early next week, said the...

Rabbis: 'Not kosher' to buy at grocery store during strike

Apr. 18, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — As thousands of Stop & Shop workers remain on strike in New England, some Jewish families are preparing for Passover without the region's largest supermarket chain, which has deep roots in the local Jewish community. A number of rabbis in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have...

Stop & Shop supermarket workers in 3 states go on strike

Apr. 11, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Tens of thousands of employees at Stop & Shop supermarkets in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut went on strike Thursday over stalled contract negotiations. United Food & Commercial Workers union members from several locals walked off the job, with some picketing...

Brad Paisley breaks ground on free grocery shop in Nashville

Apr. 3, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Brad Paisley took the controls of a backhoe to dig up the first pile of dirt in the space that will become a free grocery store to support needy families in Nashville, Tennessee. Paisley donned a cowboy hat-shaped construction helmet for part of Wednesday's...

US retail sales declined 0.2 percent in February

Apr. 1, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales fell in February, as consumers pulled back their spending on building materials, groceries, furniture, electronics and clothing amid signs of a slowing economy. The Commerce Department said Monday that retail sales fell 0.2 percent in February, after posting an upwardly...

Boo light special? Market defends self against ghost claim

Mar. 26, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A New England supermarket chain is spiriting away rumors that one of its stores is haunted. A spokeswoman for Market Basket says in a statement to The Boston Globe that "as far as we know all of our stores ghost-free" after someone posted on social media this month about seeing an...

H&R Block and Burlington Stores jump while Kroger slumps

Mar. 7, 2019 4:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday: Resideo Technologies Inc., down $5.79 to $18.96 The smart-home device maker beat Wall Street's fourth-quarter sales forecast, but its profit fell short of expectations. Guidewire Software Inc., up $3.76 to $90.22 The insurance...