Posts Tagged ‘Supermarkets’

Supervisor Eric Mar and Assemblywoman Fiona Ma Host Meeting Regarding Alcohol Sales at Self Checkout Machines

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Word from District One Supervisor Eric Mar:

“Please join me this Friday along with Assemblywoman Fiona Ma for a community meeting to discuss Assembly Bill 183, regarding Alcohol and Self-Checkout machines at grocery stores/supermarkets. Leaders in our community have expressed concerns about the sale of alcohol to minors and intoxicated persons through automated self-checkout machines. Learn more about what we’re doing and how we can work together to make our communities safer.

When: Friday September 16th
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Location: Richmond Branch Library, 351 9th Avenue”

See?

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I’ll spare you my thoughts (cough regarding unions! NIMBYs! cough) on this matter.

Wow, Andronico’s Supermarkets are Seeking Bankruptcy Protection, But They’ll Stay Open For Now

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

The local Andronico’s supermarket chain, home to an insane collection of fruits and vegetables, is seeking bankruptcy protection, per the San Francisco Business Times.

Their website is down now, but the stores are open and they’ll continue to be open for the foreseeable future.

Taste the rainbow, in the Sunset District:

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Wow.

Good luck, Andronico’s workers.

Plastic Bags are Back at San Francisco’s Lucky Supermarkets? Yep

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

You know me, I’m a regular Eli Whitney on a lawn mower and I love my French fries, so imagine my shock when my weekly potaters from the Lucky Super got wrapped in a plastic shopping bag yesterday.

So let’s see here, San Francsico’s “new” Lucky started off a few years back with red and white shopping bags (oh no! Ed Jew! – yes, he was there that day, along with the undercover Federales who were stalking him at the time) that fell apart easily, then, I don’t know, they had paper bags, then paper bags with handles, then paper bags without handles recently, and now this:

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They’re free. They’re built to last. They have a Halloween theme. What more could you ask for?

How about a commercial for “Got Your Bags?” These bags also have that. 

You know me, I’m a firestarter, a twisted firestarter, so I like the convenience of having a ready supply of paper bags to use as accelerants when I’m arsoning parked cars. But if this is the future of shopping bags, I can live with it.

These things should last a long time and be very easy to pack up for reuse.

So, hurray for the new bags, I guess. At least they don’t fall apart with a quickness the way the older plastic bags did.  

Read all about it, after the jump.

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