Tag: grocery stores

Why Do Grocery Stores Play Music?

Whether you love it or loathe it, supermarket music has an impact on your shopping experience. Turns out, there is a long history and well-documented science as to why stores play music, what they play and at what volume. In 1966, researchers first examined the effect of ambient music volume on grocery store shoppers. The team found that…


Empty Store Shelves, Shortages Expected to Worsen Nationwide

Empty supermarket shelves are greeting shoppers nationwide. Businesses and consumers are concerned that the global supply chain crisis and renewed public health restrictions in response to the Omicron variant could exacerbate the situation. Images of product shortages are flooding the social media landscape, leading to a viral hashtag “Bare Shelves Biden.” The campaign has been…


NB Government, Fredericton Farmers Market Back Down on Proof of Vaccination at Grocery Stores: JCCF

The New Brunswick government and a farmers market in Fredericton have backed down on a COVID-19 measure that allows grocery stores to deny entry to unvaccinated Canadians after being warned of legal action, a non-profit legal organization says. “Today the Government of New Brunswick and the City of Fredericton have corrected their vaccination policies in…


NB Government, Farmers Market Back Down on Vaccination Proof at Grocery Stores: Legal Group

The New Brunswick government and a farmers market in Fredericton have backed down on a COVID-19 measure that allows grocery stores to deny entry to unvaccinated Canadians after being warned of legal action, a non-profit legal organization says. “Today the Government of New Brunswick and the City of Fredericton have corrected their vaccination policies in…


Irvine City Council Backs Proposal for ‘Hero Pay’ Wage Hikes at Grocery Stores

A proposed city ordinance that would force grocery and drug store chains in Irvine, California, to pay their workers an extra $4 an hour in hazard pay for the next four months has cleared its first hurdle. On Feb. 9, the Irvine City Council passed the first reading of Mayor Farrah Khan’s proposal by a…


L.A. Council Votes to Move Forward on Hazard Pay for Grocery Workers

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Feb. 2 to move forward with a proposed emergency ordinance that would require large grocery and pharmacy retailers to offer employees an additional $5 per hour in hazard day amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The vote requested the city attorney to prepare the ordinance and the chief legislative…


LA Council Votes to Move Forward on Hazard Pay for Grocery Workers

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Feb. 2 to move forward with a proposed emergency ordinance that would require large grocery and pharmacy retailers to offer employees an additional $5 per hour in hazard day amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The vote requested the city attorney to prepare the ordinance and the chief legislative…