Transparency in Sustainable Seafood

           In today’s market, consumers are becoming increasingly concerned with a transparency in the items they buy. Shoppers are interested in where the fresh food they’re buying comes from; whether it is in local produce, fresh cut beef cut on site, or the origins of fresh seafood.


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Given all that you do for our union family and yours, I wish I could thank you personally.

New Seasons Workers: Looking to Unionize

               ‘New Seasons’ is a chain of privately owned grocery stores operating in the greater Portland area in Oregon. Recently, New Seasons has been expanding and opening new stores, in every step of its expansion, New Seasons has faced severe backlash from local UFCW unions.

AmazonFresh Cuts Back to ‘Select Zip codes’

             Amazon recently announced in The Settle Times that they would be “narrowing the range of its AmazonFresh grocery delivery program, cutting service in at least nine states”. Economically, AmazonFresh has had major difficulties. Amazon is trying to balance the cost of the service with consumers, many of whom are already paying a yearly fee.

Peapod, Amazon and Meal kits

           Since Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods over the summer, many supermarket chains are making changes to acclimate to the new competition. Amazon’s entering into the grocery-retail space is impactful due to the breath of Amazon’s capabilities.


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