All what’s left at 776 Market as of last night.
Posts Tagged ‘Rite Aid’
Mid-Market Black Market Update: Donated Food for Sale, for Cheap! Oh and Millville “Crisp Rice” Cereal is Actually from General MillsThursday, July 25th, 2013
Renoir Hotel, Market Street:
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When are these ladies going to stop?
Just One Graphic from the SF Weekly Beats Everything from The Bold Italic – Plus Photos of Black Market FoodThursday, June 20th, 2013
Here ya go, it’s Down and Out in Mid-Market:
1. Do you see that “Market Street Specials” graphic, The Bold Italic? It’s better than anything you’ve ever done* since you came to town to try to make money hawking made-in-San-Fran goods to clueless tourists and your fellow newcomers, you dig? It serves THE READER, right? Oh, what’s that, TBI? Your job is to lose millions upon millions year after year to serve up a fat tax break for your corporate masters Back East? Well, mission accomplished.
2. And srsly, I don’t think it’s the job of SFGov-funded COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS to confiscate food in the Twitterloin.
3. Uh, the vast majority of food market food comes on 18-wheelers, you know, on pallets and stuff. (Speaking of corporate tax breaks…)
4. Adieu, writer Albert Samaha? It’s been real.
5. And finally, ah memories. Find the Crispy Hexagons cereal and win:
Seventh and Market Black Market Update: Now Featuring “Here Choccy Choccy” Cereal – How To Profit Off Of Donated FoodFriday, May 17th, 2013
(Or “Krave,” as you Yanks call it.)
And Big Cheez-Its, that’s also available at a steep discount on the corner of 7th and Market these days.
But, cheez it, the cops! See them?
Do they ever do anything down here?
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Everybody wins when big corporations, like, I don’t know, Wal-Mart, take big tax deductions for donating food and when donees sell it to happy customers. Hurray!
Seventh and Market Black Market Update: As Strong as Ever – Today’s Special Includes Donated Peaches and Tartar SauceThursday, April 18th, 2013
Now, how does the pink bag mafia keep cold food, like yogurt, cold, you know, after they pick it up for free?
Answer: They don’t.
Opening up for the brunch-time rush:
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And look, we’ll have Yet Another CVS on Market Street. (CVS is the Rite-Aid of the 2010’s, non?)
This has been your Seventh and Market Black Market Update.
Our California Attorney General Jerry Brown can’t abide you polluting the air with hair care products not legal for sale in California. So he just announced a court judgment against Pro’s Choice Beauty Care, Inc, a New York-based distributor – now they’re blocked from selling “pollution-causing” products in CA.
Product is coming off the shelves right now at your K Marts, your RiteAids, your Targets, etc.
That means no illicit Big Sexy Hair Dense for Big Jerry:
These particular products weren’t meant for sale to Californians, so let’s assume that similar hairsprays and gels and whatnot, you know, all those things that you’ll see on sale tomorrow, have been given the O.K. Feel free to shop away.
All the deets:
Brown Removes Pollution-Causing Products from Store Shelves
Oakland-Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced a court judgment against Pro’s Choice Beauty Care, Inc., a New York-based hair care product distributor, blocking the company from selling “pollution-causing” products that also exacerbate respiratory illnesses.
The judgment also requires the retailers Rite Aid, Long’s Drug Stores, CVS Pharmacy, Walgreen Company, Ralphs Grocery Company, Kmart and Target to remove these products at all California stores.
“Pro’s Choice sold thousands of containers of pollution-causing hair products to consumers who unknowingly exposed themselves and the environment to harmful pollutants,” Brown said. “Today’s agreement will remove products from store shelves that pollute our air and exacerbate respiratory diseases such as asthma.”
Pro’s Choice, the largest distributor of professional hair care and nail products in the country, buys U.S. brand-name products overseas and re-imports the products to sell them below suggested retail value. The products are then redistributed to pharmacies, grocery chains, and wholesale clubs throughout the country.
In late 2006, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and several district attorneys notified Brown’s office that many products supplied by Pro’s Choice contained air contaminants well above the state’s limits on volatile organic compounds (VOCs.) Despite numerous tests and repeated violations and requests for compliance, Pro’s Choice continued to sell these products to retailers.
Brown’s office filed a lawsuit against the company in 2008. The company was charged with violating California’s Health and Safety Code 4200 et seq., which protects air quality and prevents companies from intentionally discharging pollutants into the air.
VOCs significantly contribute to the formation of smog. Under California law, depending on whether the product is a hair spray, mousse, gel or styling product, each must meet California’s stringent standards for VOC content. According to the American Lung Association’s 2009 State of the Air Report, California has five of the top-ten worst smog areas and the highest rate of asthma in the country.
Some of the non-compliant products Pro’s Choice resold to retailers include:
– Big Sexy Hair Dense at a Target in Modesto, CA;
– Redken Fabricate at a RiteAid in Modesto, CA;
– Sebastian Threads Microber Cream at a K-Mart in Lodi, CA;
– Sebastian Shaper Plus at Ralphs in Sacramento, CA;
– John Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine Super Spray Firm Hold at Longs in Stockton, CA; and,
– Short Sexy Hair Hard Up Gel at Rite Aid in Torrance, CA.
Today’s judgment requires Pro’s Choice to:
– Stop selling or distributing products that violate the limits of VOCs;
– Pull all of the products found in violation;
– Identify and sort products that are non-compliant before distributing them for sale in California;
– Obtain written verification from the manufacturer