Inside UFCW Local 464A

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.

"Grocery Wars"

        In an article entitled, Grocery Wars: Supermarkets face new challenges as consumers shop around, Joan Verdon outlines that now, more so than ever, consumers are using the “shop-around” method of supermarket buying. Gone are the days where someone went to one store once a week for the families shopping in a one stop fashion.

ShopRite's Butchers "A Cut Above" and the Importance of Fresh Cut Beef

             Local supermarkets are constantly competing for the extra edge; one way some grocery stores are staying above the competition is with a wide variety of specialized meats cut on premises. ShopRite published an article in The Record, highlighting their stores meat department.

Annual Shop Stewards Seminar 2017

             On the brisk Tuesday morning of October 17th, John T. Niccollai, President of the Local 464A addressed the Shop Stewards of 2017’s annual Shop Stewards Seminar. “If you leave here today, knowing more than you did this morning, today will have been a success”, Niccollai prompted the Stewards to give each and every speaker and their presentation their undivided attention with the sole purpose being-- to learn.

Jim Perkins Named President of Safeway East

                On October 17, 2017, Jim Perkins was named President of Safeway’s Eastern Division. Albertsons, the parent company of several major supermarket chains including ACME Markets and Safeway, named their new Eastern Regional President, only thirteen months after naming Dan Valenzuela as President who reportedly "left the company to pursue other opportunities”, according to an article featured in Washington Business Journal.

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