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Kroger, Walgreens to stop selling e-cigarettes in US

Oct. 7, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping. Supermarket chain Kroger and drugstore chain Walgreens announced Monday they would discontinue sales of e-cigarettes at their stores nationwide, citing an uncertain...

Schnucks grocery chain to end tobacco sales as of Jan. 1

Oct. 3, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Schnuck Markets Inc., one of the Midwest’s largest grocery store chains, will stop selling cigarettes, chewing tobacco and other tobacco products as of Jan. 1. Suburban St. Louis-based Schnucks announced the move Thursday. Schnucks is the largest grocer in the St. Louis area and...

Supermarket chain restricts 'chemicals of concern'

Sep. 20, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine supermarket corporation is executing new restrictions on the use of chemical products and packaging deemed hazardous by some environmental health groups. Ahold Delhaize says its U.S. subsidiaries will work with suppliers to meet standards higher than what is required by law...

City gardens, public produce stands ease 'food desert' woes

Sep. 20, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — On his way home, Darnell Eleby paused before boarding the commuter train in Atlanta's Five Points station and maneuvered his wheelchair to a stop not seen on many mass transit platforms: a fresh food stand stocked with colorful fruits and vegetables. Aided by a volunteer, he filled a basket...

Whole Foods to cut health care for part-time workers

Sep. 13, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods, the grocery chain owned by Amazon, is cutting health care benefits for its part-time workers, a move that could leave about 1,900 of its employees without medical coverage. Starting next year, Whole Foods employees have to work at least 30 hours a week to qualify for its health...

Southern California grocery workers approve contract

Sep. 13, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Unionized supermarket workers approved a new contract with major grocery chains, preventing a strike at hundreds of stores in California. About 47,000 employees of Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions and Albertsons stores were eligible to vote this week on the three-year contract, the Los Angeles...

Publix: Only officers should openly carry guns in its stores

Sep. 12, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — If you're carrying a gun, the Publix supermarket chain doesn't want to see it. Publix is joining a growing number of retailers in asking customers not to openly carry firearms in its stores, even if state laws allow it. The new policy comes a week after the competing Kroger grocery...

Southern California supermarkets, union reach tentative deal

Sep. 8, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two major Southern California grocery chains have reached a tentative deal on a labor contract that could avert a strike by some 47,000 supermarket workers. The Los Angeles Times reports Albertsons and Ralphs said they reached the agreement Sunday with the seven locals of the United Food...

CVS, Walgreens urge against openly carrying guns in stores

Sep. 5, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Drug chains CVS and Walgreens as well as grocery chain Wegmans Food Market have joined the chorus of retailers requesting that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in their stores even where state laws allow it. The announcements on Thursday follow similar moves by Walmart, the...

Walmart to stop some ammo sales, ask to not open carry guns

Sep. 3, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it will stop selling handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition, while requesting that customers not openly carry firearms in its stores, even where state laws allow it. The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting claimed seven lives in Odessa, Texas, and follows...