Safeway spokesman Brian Dowling said the chain already buys some pork from producers who are phasing out gestation crates. The Pleasanton-based company has not set a deadline for going completely crate-free.
Retail security experts have found theft — intentional or not — can be as much as five times higher with self-checkout than with human cashiers.
As Northern California supermarket workers step up pressure for a new contract, some local shoppers are being asked to sign pledge cards showing their support for unions.
Legislation in San Francisco to ban all retailers and restaurants from using plastic bags and mandating a charge for each recycled bag is moving forward, after the measure got a green light yesterday by a supervisors’ committee.
Safeway is complaining that paid petition signature gatherers are not playing fair outside their Bay Area stores. Those signature gatherers though say their first amendment rights aren’t being respected.
Grocery store operator Safeway Inc. reported Thursday that its second-quarter profit grew as higher prices and strong gasoline sales helped offset its rising costs for commodities.
Former Mi Pueblo supermarket workers in San Jose are embarking on a two day hunger strike to protest what they say are unjust firings of 300 workers.
A family-run grocery chain with outlets in San Francisco, Marin and Davis is planning to shut down most of its stores in the next few weeks.
Safeway Inc. says its third-quarter net income fell 4.7 percent, as the national grocery chain paid out severance and sales weakened slightly.
Black bear sightings are not uncommon in California’s backcountry or even around trash bins in Lake Tahoe. But in a strip mall along a busy East Bay freeway?