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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexone View Post
    they just opened a Fresh n Easy up the street here in San Dimas. I haven't checked it out yet.
    We went in there last weekend and it was my first time and I was impressed. Prices were real competitive and the prepared meals we bought were great and cheap.

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    I see gas here in San Dimas is right at $4 at a couple stations today.
    Definitely getting closer, $3.73 for 87 at the San Dimas Costco this afternoon...

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    I spent some 40 years in the Food Industry, as a Retailer, Wholesaler, Broker, and Direct Sales Food Manufacturer. It's def. downsized and diversified over those years. There's quite a "laundry list" of food retailers who are no longer around.

    With the consolidation of the Big 3 (Kroger, Safeway, and Supervalu/Albertsons) in the face of the Walmart gauntlet, the industry has shifted to the independent operator, niche marketeer, and the "combo" outlet. You can buy staples like milk and bread everywhere and competitively priced.

    When I was a kid, we went to the meat market, the produce stand, the egg ranch, the dairy, and the local bakery for our household foodstuffs. Out of that came the grocery store (the first I remember was Mayflower Market in Glendora). Families could do all their weekly shopping in one place.

    I started working for Market Basket in Covina back in the mid 60's. I would take my shirt and tie to work on a hanger, as most days I'd never leave the backroom. We would get 1-2 full truck deliveries A DAY...all deadpiled (pallets weren't invented yet), all price-marked by hand, and stacked in rows waiting to be stocked.

    Today, the trends seem to have reverted back to those "early" days. Families shop a multiplicity of retailers for both variety and savings. Most households are multi-income to survive (especially here in Cali), and have busy schedules. The dinner hour can run from 4pm - 9pm, if there's one at all. Meals away from home continue to skyrocket.

    Glad I'm "retired" out of the industry....It was a hellua ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ram78d10 View Post
    That's just one company Doc. Not very many are run like that.
    Oh yes they are. A lot more than you think and are non union. It's called small business.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post
    He goes a step further by keeping their wages between the employee and the employer. Any mention of wages among the other employees or staff beyond accounting who cuts checks is grounds for immediate dismissal - agreed to by every employee at their hiring. I guarantee you it's not because he pays too little. His average employee today has been there for 14 years.
    A law was passed in 1947 that addressed this issue:

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled on many occasions that businesses and corporations cannot legally prevent employees from sharing their salaries or the salaries of their co-workers. In most cases, employers are not required to publicize the wages of their employees, but neither can they bar them from giving that information to each other or the media. When disgruntled employees bring these regulations to the attention of the NLRB, the employer is required to remove the language from their employee manuals. (This doesn’t apply to managers, supervisors and other employees not under the jurisdiction of the NLRB.)

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    Who deserves the money more in the current NFL negotiation?

    The owners or the players?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ram78d10 View Post
    That's just one company Doc. Not very many are run like that.
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    Oh yes they are. A lot more than you think and are non union. It's called small business.
    I doubt he'll catch the drift. Openmindedness is sorely lacking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shueman View Post
    I spent some 40 years in the Food Industry...
    You went from the grocery industry to the boat industry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolarBear View Post
    Who deserves the money more in the current NFL negotiation?

    The owners or the players?
    Millionaires vs. Billionaires, who gives a rats ass!?!?!? Every one of them has plenty of money. And WTF does that have to do with the grocery store discussion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post
    I doubt he'll catch the drift. Openmindedness is sorely lacking.
    Still posting in red, huh? I believe the term for that is attention whore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havasu Dreamin View Post
    Millionaires vs. Billionaires, who gives a rats ass!?!?!? Every one of them has plenty of money. And WTF does that have to do with the grocery store discussion?
    I agree the way it is phrased may sound a little off topic, but over 80% of the replies to this thread are based on employee's (and their unions) vs employers. Not much difference than what is going on with the NFL.

    We could also use the auto industries as an analogy. I hear a lot of belly aching about their unions, but at the same time senior management is giving themselves billions of dollars in salary AND bonuses.

    Who's to blame for the problems in America (or the world for that matter). Is it the greedy owners or the greedy employee's, i.e., the players or the owners???
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    Quote Originally Posted by PolarBear View Post
    I agree the way it is phrased may sound a little off topic, but over 80% of the replies to this thread are based on employee's (and their unions) vs employers. Not much difference than what is going on with the NFL.

    We could also use the auto industries as an analogy. I hear a lot of belly aching about their unions, but at the same time senior management is giving themselves billions of dollars in salary AND bonuses.

    Who's to blame for the problems in America (or the world for that matter). Is it the greedy owners or the greedy employee's, i.e., the players or the owners???
    Wisconsin has drawn the line in the sand,they along with all the other States and this Country are broke.Something is going to happen and soon time for talk is over concessions will have to be made and difficult decisions made,but the taxpayer can not pay any more and the public employees are going to accept cuts or worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolarBear View Post
    I agree the way it is phrased may sound a little off topic, but over 80% of the replies to this thread are based on employee's (and their unions) vs employers. Not much difference than what is going on with the NFL.

    We could also use the auto industries as an analogy. I hear a lot of belly aching about their unions, but at the same time senior management is giving themselves billions of dollars in salary AND bonuses.

    Who's to blame for the problems in America (or the world for that matter). Is it the greedy owners or the greedy employee's, i.e., the players or the owners???

    Sounds like my place of work...

    Cutting our pay, our benefits, increasing our workload, talk of layoffs, YET in the same sentence, saying they are over worked and under paid and need a 20% pay raise...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet-Daytona View Post
    Wisconsin has drawn the line in the sand,they along with all the other States and this Country are broke.Something is going to happen and soon time for talk is over concessions will have to be made and difficult decisions made,but the taxpayer can not pay any more and the public employees are going to accept cuts or worse.
    Unions everywhere, including Wisconsin have offered up major consessions. The govenor there doesn't care about the economy (or he would've taken their consessions) but wants to bust the unions (he even admitted to it in a taped "crank" phone call that he thought was from one of his major political contribitors).

    Personally, I agree that most of the unions are just a bunch of corrupt fockers that are taking a little bit of $$ from everyone (which amounts to alot of $$)...but let's not fool ourselves into thinking that Wisconson (or anyone else for that matter) is trying to save money by busting the unions. They are simply trying to pad their own pockets.
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