Ridgewood NJ, California-based Rizo-López Foods issued a comprehensive recall of all cheeses and dairy products manufactured in its facility on Tuesday. This precautionary measure follows an ongoing investigation into a listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has persisted for multiple years. Collaborative efforts between federal and local agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are underway to identify the source of the outbreak.
Ridgewood NJ, Whole Foods is strategically leveraging career development initiatives to address the typical challenges associated with working in the grocery industry, such as low pay and irregular hours. In an effort to enhance employee retention and foster a more skilled workforce, Whole Foods has implemented paid apprenticeship programs, focusing on culinary expertise.
Ridgewood NJ, Starbucks and Amazon have opened up a pick-up cafe in midtown Manhattan that uses Amazon’s cashierless technology. The cafes are designed to attract busy consumers who want to make quick purchases. Two more locations are set to open over the next year. The cafe stocks a variety of food options and items commonly found in convenience store checkout lines in addition to the Starbucks menu. It is open till 10 pm on weekdays and 9 pm on weekends.
Ridgewood NJ, Workers at Amazon, Whole Foods, Instacart and Shipt say they will walk off the job Friday to protest their employers’ failures to protect them during the coronavirus pandemic. In a flyer shared on social media, organizers of the “May Day General Strike” call on customers to boycott Whole Foods, Amazon, Instacart and Target, which owns Shipt.
“May Day General Strike” comes amid rising activism from workers at the companies, many of who have been exposed to and even died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police Patrol units responded to Whole Foods at 44 Godwin Avenue on a report of a shoplifting on July 12th. Upon arrival the manager reported the female shoplifter fled the store without making payment for approximately $250.00 in merchandise. The manager provided a description of the actor and a vehicle description. The manager reported he will respond at a later date to sign a criminal complaint and provide security video evidence.
Ridgewood NJ, something for New Jersey low wage workers to look forward too. In response to public pressure and increasing scrutiny over the pay of its warehouse workers, Amazon enacted a $15 minimum wage for all its employees on 1 November, including workers at grocery chain Whole Foods which it purchased in 2017.
All Whole Foods employees paid less than $15 an hour saw their wages increase to at least that, while all other team members received a $1-an-hour wage increase and team leaders received a $2-an-hour increase.
But since the wage increase, Whole Food employees have told the UK Guardian that they have experienced widespread cuts that have reduced schedule shifts across many stores, often negating wage gains for employees.
“My hours went from 30 to 20 a week,” said one Whole Foods employee in Illinois.
Ridgewood NJ, PSE&G was digging on the side of the street near Whole Foods. (Not the middle of the street)The street was completely closed off from the square to the block past Whole Foods. 3 cops seem to be standing around and doing nothing , not sure what they were focusing on , they could have directed some traffic. This picture shows an empty parking lot in front of the store as well as the bank.
This ridiculous condition upset many stores on the street and they all lost tons of business since their customers had no place to even get to any stores since anything close to park, all meters were taken.
Ridgewood NJ, Whole Foods has installed Amazon E lockers in Ridgewood , e future has arrived. Amazon Lockers are secure, self-service kiosks where customers can pick up Amazon.com packages at a time and place that is convenient for them.
To use an Amazon Locker as your shipping destination, find a Locker and add it to your Amazon address book. Then, during checkout, select the Locker as your shipping address. Once your package has been delivered, we will email you a unique 6 digit code. Simply visit your selected Locker and enter the code on the Locker’s touchscreen, then remove your package after the Locker’s door opens.
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Ridgewood NJ, New bank at the site of a former gas station on Godwin just up from Garber square and the Ridgewood train station is starting to look like an accident waiting to happen.
In a recent email a reader pointed out; “How will people drivers try to make a left into their from town side approach Its entrance looks to be right next to the whole foods exit only driveway ..add in a Ped crosswalk right there and you have a problem, Houston. So much for Village planning. A no left turn from town might solve it but the drive thru bank will likely not stand for that, most days traffic comes from town. I’m sure the drive up is a selling point. No problem from midland park side if town nor soft exit towards the train side if people let them merge into the deadman’s curve.”
Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Poloice report that on Monday, November 10, 2015 a juvenile walking on Godwin Avenue near the Whole Foods market reported that a vehicle traveling West on Godwin Avenue on the opposite side of the street described as a turquoise blue SUV (sport utility vehicle) or Crossover slowed as it passed him. The juvenile was not positive that the operator was speaking to him when he shouted “Get in the car, get in the car” from across the street. There was no attempted physical contact by the alleged actor.
The operator of the vehicle was described as a Hispanic male in his twenties or thirties, clean shaven. Responding patrol units were unable to locate the vehicle, the operator or any witness. We would like remind parents to council their children concerning any contact made with strangers and the possible dangers involved. All incidents, even those where the intentions of the stranger are not clear, should be immediately reported to the police. Quick police notification increases the opportunity for the police to investigate the incidents effectively and determine if any actual threat might be involved. The matter is being investigated by the detective bureau.
Ridgewood NJ, Whole Foods Market of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is recalling bulk and packaged Curry Chicken Salad and Classic Deli Pasta Salad sold in stores in ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY and NJ because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes,
Listeria Monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Consumers should seek immediate medical care if they develop these symptoms.
No illnesses have been reported.
The salads were sold prepackaged, in salad bars, in store’s chef’s cases and in sandwiches and wraps prepared in the stores. The effected products were sold in stores between October 18 and October 22, 2015 and have a “sell by” date of October 23, 2015
Hadley Malcolm, USA TODAY4:31 p.m. EDT September 28, 2015
Whole Foods (WFM) is cutting 1,500 jobs over the next two months, or about 1.6% of its workforce, as it focuses on its strategy to lower prices for customers, the grocery chain said Monday.
Shares ended down 1.1% for the day.
The cuts come after Whole Foods added more than 9,000 jobs in the past year. The company said it expects “a significant percentage” of employees being let go to find other jobs among Whole Foods’ open positions, including those available due to more than 100 new stores that are set to open. Whole Foods has about 91,000 employees and 431 stores across the U.S., U.K., and Canada.
“We believe this is an important step to evolve Whole Foods Market in a rapidly changing marketplace,” co-CEO Walter Robb said in a statement. The company also said that the job cuts will let it focus more on upgrading technology.
Whole Foods would not say which specific positions will be cut.
Whole Foods is up against increasing competition in the organic grocery space it once dominated as more mainstream and affordable grocery chains have started selling organic brands. Its reputation has also taken several hits in recent months.
Executives apologized to customers in July for pricing discrepancies that may have been found in the chain’s New York City-area stores. Robb and co-CEO John Mackey admitted to making “some mistakes” after a local investigation alleged Whole Foods was systematically overcharging for certain pre-packaged goods. The two deny that accusation though and said that any mislabeling was “unintentional.”
Whole Foods Market is apologizing to its shoppers for incorrect pricing, a week after a New York investigation found that the natural food grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits, vegetables and deli meats.
“Straight up, we made some mistakes,” said co-CEO Walter Robb, as he stood beside co-CEO John Mackey in a YouTube video posted Wednesday. “We want to own that.”
Robb and Mackey said that the pricing mistakes were unintentional and that the company will increase its training at stores around the county. Going forward, Whole Foods will give items away for free if customers discover they were overcharged. “We apologize to our customers for any discrepancies that may have occurred,” the company said in blog post.
Last week, New York’s Department of Consumer Affairs said it was expanding its investigation after finding that Whole Foods stores in the city regularly ripped customers off, including overcharging $14.84 for a package of coconut shrimp and $4.85 for eight chicken tenders. The department tested 80 types of prepackaged items and found all of them had mislabeled weights. The investigation focused on eight stores in the city.
In a statement, Commissioner Julie Menin said that the Department of Consumer Affairs was “gratified” that Whole Foods admitted to issues with its prepackaged food labels.