| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Union leaders representing 28,000 Giant Food and Safeway workers reached a tentative agreement with both supermarket chains on a new labor contract, which will be presented to members Dec. 17 for a vote.
A collective bargaining agreement for Local 400...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Downtown Baltimore will lose one of its few grocery stores when six Fresh & Green's markets in Maryland and Washington close by the end of the month
Natural Markets Food Group announced the closings Monday. The stores, former Superfresh markets, opened...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:57 AM
Slowly, steadily, the Laurel area is being transformed into a global grocery village. Along with a rich array of eateries featuring international flavors, the local landscape is now a destination for more exotic supermarkets whose shelves brim with hard-...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Giant Food stuck to their own marketing and, as a rule, did not participate in promotions sponsored by the shopping centers where its stores were located. In a recent interview, however, Dennis Berman, son of Laurel...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Giant Food and Safeway workers, who are negotiating with management over a labor contract that expires Dec. 20, plan to picket Thursday outside a new Giant store in northwest Washington.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, one of two UFCW...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:58 AM
While Butterball, the nation's largest turkey producer, said it was facing a shortage of fresh, large birds weeks before Thanksgiving, Maryland's poultry giant Perdue said it would have no trouble meeting demand.
"Perdue is not experiencing any...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:45 AM
Laurel Shopping Center was a pioneer in local retail, and the men behind its development were visionaries who turned a then-radical idea into a successful enterprise that helped change the face of retail in the Baltimore/Washington area.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:45 AM
In 1932, after his father went broke during the Great Depression, 17-year-old Melvin Berman hitchhiked from Florida to Baltimore to work in his uncle's dairy store.
In a few years he had made enough contacts to strike out on his own, and he started a...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Workers for Giant Food and Safeway in parts of Maryland, Virginia and Washington voted Wednesday to authorize a strike against the supermarket chains, saying management has refused to offer a fair labor contract.
Members of United Food & Commercial...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Workers for Giant Food and Safeway supermarkets in the Baltimore-Washington area could vote on a new labor contract as early as Wednesday.
Negotiations continued Monday between management for the two chains and union representatives for 28,000 Giant...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Giant Food and Safeway and the union representing grocery workers in the Baltimore-Washington area agreed Tuesday to extend the labor contract through Dec. 20, while negotiators wrangle over issues such as health benefits.
Workers had been expected to...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:26 PM
After buying Fractured Prune Doughnuts in January, Dan Brinton switched to an oil without trans fats to fry the chain's hand-dipped glazed doughnuts.
"It's a little more expensive, but it's certainly worth it as far as I'm concerned," said Brinton,...