Winn-Dixie Stores says it is buying and installing truck-sized generators in 66 of its stores. The new generators will be able to power entire stores and keep lights and freezers running after windstorm outages.
Whole Foods and Wild Oats Markets plan to challenge the FTC's move to oppose their merger. "We intend to vigorously challenge the FTC in court," Whole Foods CEO John Mackey said. "The FTC has failed to recognize the robust competition in the supermarket industry."
Retailers suffered a sales slump in April, but more Americans shopped in May, which is boosting optimism for the summer season. The slow shopping trend has persisted since February, and analysts are ready to monitor June, the second-biggest shopping month.
Procter & Gamble will close its Clairol headquarters in Stamford, Conn., by 2010, cutting 615 jobs there and moving its manufacturing facilities to existing plants in Massachusetts and Mexico. About 150 employees will transfer to Cincinnati.