Residents of Clarksville, Tenn., will cast their votes in November on a referendum to allow the sale of wine in grocery stores there. The ballot measure was approved after a petition, signed at Kroger, Publix and Food Lion stores, was filed by the “Red, White, and Food” campaign in response to a law passed this year to allow local voter decisions on supermarket wine sales in specific cities.
Tesco's Fresh & Easy stores continue to generate buzz, but shoppers consider it a supplement to their regular grocery store, not a replacement, found Nielsen Online's BuzzMetrics. Nearly 60% of shoppers feel positively about the store.
Unified Grocers will use MegaPath's Retail Site SSL and Managed Security services to allow employees of its 220 members remote access to their store systems. The system will also better secure credit card and other private data.