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Kroger Buying Shaw's?

Thanks I believe that Supervalu paid 2.5 billion $$ for Shaw's ..Is that correct? If I am correct then they will have to separate the good ,profitable stores from the ones that are either losing money or not contributing to the Master....I wonder how many stores Supervalu feels are non productive or shall we call them " in danger " . How many stores are in dander and which states have the most exposure or are more likely to have stores "in danger" I live in New Hampshire and there are many stores that are located out in the sticks .... Does anyone here know the breakdown of how many Shaws stores there are presently open on a state by state basis? It would be intersting to learn how many employees there are on a state by state basis as well. There are a ton of people who work for Shaw's that are gonna be out of work in a while and it just doesn't seem fair to those employees ,some of who have been with them for many many years. Supervalu already knows which stores are in danger and it would be helpful to those employees who are about to be out of work if they knew that their future was not promising...Not like there are ANY full time jobs out there anyway but at least they could begin to prepare..I feel bad for all the Shaws people who have 10-20 years in and will have nothing to show for it and no jobs available [thank you obama] anyone here know any of the numbers I spoke of ?? Thanks Watson  (May 5, 2011 | post #445)

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Kroger Buying Shaw's?

"" Color me skeptical, though; at the end of the day I suspect Herkert will continue to maintain margin at the expense of market share just as he has done previously. "" Exactly.Even if they are able to save a penny on a can of green beans, they will simply keep the penny for their margin...and if I am wrong, they reduce the price of a can of green beans by a penny and so what...The problem is not with the price of green beans it is the price of EVERYTHING THEY SELL !!!! It is all overpriced and the employees are exasperated by the hours being cut te lousy service and the lack of a future....The only way out and save SOME of the initial investment is to sell the whole chain... They are too greedy to keep it and run it the way it should be run.They count on Shaws to contribute to the overhead of the parent company when it is having enough trouble keeping its own head above water...  (May 3, 2011 | post #443)

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Kroger Buying Shaw's?

Will, I wasn't able to read the second half of the article but it seems that Shaws isnot mentioned here by name and while there are many smarter people on this earth than me,I don't see what difference it will make no matter what you call a can of green beans .Shaws is still overpriced and its leases and overhaed are eating them alive...I don't see what a new name on something will do to bail Shaw's out of the cavern they have dug for themselves...maybe I missed something???  (May 3, 2011 | post #441)

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Kroger Buying Shaw's?

Please ,,,lets think about this: Mr Vesey wouldn't have the nads to come on here and enter into a discussion about Supervalu/Shaws. Please don't think for one minute that it is really him.Just some clown,,,,  (May 2, 2011 | post #439)

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Kroger Buying Shaw's?

Hi Gameboy, You are from Lawrence ? I went to Central !! As far as getting older ,,,I certainly am.. I can't argue with you there..and as we get older we become more set in our ways ..That is the nature of humans,,,,and you as a younger man will eventually get there your self.. am I an angry old man? no just a man whocertainly has formed his opinions over many years..I cou;d be wrong on a number of things...I am simply telling you my opinion and I think giantone is also ..we disagree...nothing wrong with disagreeing ..as long as you respect one another then diffeences are actually good.Sometimes it can open one's eyes to a viewpoint I hadn't considered . Ah well. getting late and time for bed .more tomorrow ! W  (Apr 30, 2011 | post #431)

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Kroger Buying Shaw's?

Giantone said "You were in the Union but couldn't hack it so your out.....and now it's everybody else's fualt ...." Why would you say such a stupid thing? You know nothing about me and you presume to know me??? Your stupidity is showing !! I am against a union shop in the supermarket industry. The reasons are many but it boils down to the fact that the unions protect everyone...those who deserve it and those who don't..In a unionized supermarket it is almost impossible to fire anyone unless they steal stuff. The workers who work hard are protected by the union and the lazy s.o.b. is protected also,,,even though he/she should be fired due to non performance. That is the only reason I don't like unions ...They protect the lazy people who don't want to work.They just want a paycheck. For you to make such a statement is ludicrous... The subject was Supervalu...and we got it back on track just now until you came in with your assinine comments. I hope we can stay on track if you will allow us... it was suggested that we stay on Supervalu and I agreed ..but you came storming back ... if you want to attack individuals you might find a different post or forum .. one that condones fighting...otherwi se talk about the subject at hand .. wanna fight ? Go someplace else  (Apr 30, 2011 | post #429)

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Kroger Buying Shaw's?

While I do take issue with the last few post that were against me,,,I must admit that I am anti union. I was in the union with Stop & shop as a deli manager and as a meat cutter and meat manager. i will talk about my position there tomorrow .But it is kinda late here in the Northeast and I do have to agree: the subject here is Supervalu/Shaws . I would like to know every move that Shaws makes and every thought that Shaws management has.I want to know the names of the 10 store in New Hampshire that will be closing soon .I know that there is a small group of people from each store that is kept up to date [ sort of ] as to the goings on at all the Shaw's stores...I want to know what they know ....Thanks Watson  (Apr 29, 2011 | post #425)

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Kroger Buying Shaw's?

Well Dan, I went looking for an article I read about this very subject. I was only able to find this: Grocer A&P Files For Chapter 11 Reorganization Full story: WFMZ The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., best known to grocery shoppers as A&P, says it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to deal with heavy debt and high costs. The rest of the article is too old and was not saved . I am anti union because the unions protect the worthy and the unworthy.If they were not so blind it would be different but in a union supermarket you will normally find that half the people or more are good or great workers and something less than half are lousy workers,only doing what they must in order to keep their jobs,which is not much when they are protected by thugs who have never done an honest days work in their life p.s. the store did not propose anything .They simply told the union they could not afford to give any more raises right now.The union people said that was baloney and that they still wanted raises and more benefits.A&P declared bankruptcy and the workers lost what they had due to the ignorant jerks who represent the unions P.S. My last note I addressed to will ...my mistake.I meant it for steve..sorry  (Apr 29, 2011 | post #418)

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Kroger Buying Shaw's?

Will, A&P has been around for over 100 years. They certainly have experience.They know their way around the supermarket world and know how to run a profitable store. But it becomes more dificult as employees wages rise year after year after year. There has been no inflation in the united states for the last 5 + years but every year the union meat cutters keep getting raises.Elsewhere on this URL I read where some meat cutters who have seniority are being paid $90.00 an hour when they work on certain Sundays or holidays. That id ridiculous.. There is not a meat cutter in America worth $90.00 an hour. Back many years ago when I was learning to cut meat we had to break down the animals that came in hanging from overhead rails ..that was hard work.. These meat cutters these days are not even real meat cutters.The cut the little chunks of meat that come in cryovac bags and they order exactly what they want.: need a new york sirloin steak [ shell steak,boneless] and they send you in a boneless hip which the cutter of today spends 90 seconds cutting into steaks...a child could do it...Hamburg comes in a plastic tube.All you do is open it up and send it thru the grinder once [already been ground once at the main supplier] ...you have instant hamburg ,perfect ratio of lean to fat. The meat cutters of today are not worth half what the demand. NOw,on the other hand every one of those people need to make a living and feed their families. But when you have meat cutters making $75 K + a year it is more and more difficult for the store to scratch out a profit...The union men don't care..All they care about is that they have as many dues paying members as possible.That is how they afford their waterfront homes and exotic vacations.While there is no shortage of supermarket chains who will take advantage of EVERY situation that comes along, there is a similar number of union members willing to get lazy or lay back and accomplish nothing in a day... The less work they accomplish in a day the better they feel.....and you can't even fire these people if they are not doing their jobs..the union will go crazy ..the meat cutters unions are almost as powerful as the teachers union ,which in America is the most powerful union ever ..it protects unfit teachers just as the meat unions and grocery workers unions protect useless workers...If all the people working in supermarkets across the Unites States did their job every day then there would be little need for unions. Unions are simply a den of corruption ,protecting every worker,whether or not they do their jobs...And we can see the revolt and the uprising taking place every day...2 days ago the state of Massachusetts made collective bargaining for public employees illegal...Finally we are taking back our rights from the union thugs...its about time town workers who are sent out to sweep up some broken glass along the side of a road: 4 or more of them there and one sweeping while the other 3 or 4 or even 5 guys chat and lean against a shovel...its time for them to go. Don't tell me that the unions are beneficial to the United States...They are crooks and its way past time that they went away.If you are a GOOD worker you won't have any trouble finding a good paying job.. And A & P was not going out,union or not .It was the various unions that made it impossible for A & P to make a profit ...and now the unions are still to this day trying to get more for their workers who work at the stores that haven't closed yet . the unions just last week sent a letter to ALL the other supermarket chains warning them not to try to take advantage of the turmoli caused by the A&P bankruptcy...The union leaders are a bunch of old time thugs whose time has come and gone.... Just one man's opinon..your mileage may vary..  (Apr 29, 2011 | post #416)

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Kroger Buying Shaw's?

Approx. 5 months ago A & P told the union reps that they,A & P could not afford to give the raises that the union was demanding. The union reps said "Too Bad ! " You MUST give them the raises or we will go on strike.' 4 weeks later A&P filed for bankruptcy.. I am curious how the union organisers feel now ? I would be willing to bet that they don't care at all. ..They satill get the same pay as they did before but they drove an entire company into bankruptcy and how many union workers lost their jobs forever ?? it seems that the number is approaching 1000 ...??????? The union does not really care about the workers,,,they care about themselves ...Any union reps come into the store I work in they will go out on a streacher [thats if they are lucky ]!!!!!!!!!  (Apr 28, 2011 | post #414)

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Not Such a Super Year for SUPERVALU

""busine sses with significant competitive advantages," " What? Are you on CRACK ? Don't you know that thousands of their full time employees at Shaw's are now part time employees and they are barely able to even look the customers in the eye ? The shelves are half empty at every Shaw's n New England and people are placing bets as to when the company will be broken up into pieces and sold off piecemeal...Compet itive edge? Market basket is eating them alive in New England and what M.B. doesn't take from them Hannafords does...Just wait til later this year when ALDI begins to open their stores!! Can you say "BLOOD BATH ? " If you think that Supervalu can take a hit of 2.5 Billion when they dump Shaws and not feel it severely then I have a bridge to sell you  (Apr 22, 2011 | post #1)

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"[i notice when i buy hamburger meat, the outside is pretty an red the in side is dark brown " That red on the outside is juice [blood ] and the brown is Bacteria.....gives you something to think about,doesn't it !  (Apr 22, 2011 | post #3)

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Kroger Buying Shaw's?

""Mike's long and diverse history in the grocery industry makes him uniquely qualified to lead Shaw"s and to unite our great associates as we fulfill our mission of becoming the leading neighborhood grocer in New England." " What a joke !! The only thing he will be able to do is ride shotgun as Shaws gets sold off in bits and pieces .. I guess that Mike is looking to retire soon also !!! Sorry for all the Shaw's employees...They are the ones who will relly pay the price ..At leat this Mike guy knows how to run a company out of business..He will fit right in at Shaws/Supervalu  (Apr 21, 2011 | post #406)

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Kroger Buying Shaw's?

will, When I click on your link it says that I am forbiden to see that site...Do you have a different way to send it ? Maybe copy and paste so that all can see ???? Thanks  (Apr 21, 2011 | post #404)