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Danger Lurks for SuperValu Employees

Touch the Soil News #842 (Feature photo – Country Market, a subsidiary of SuperValue – Billerti, CCA, SA 3.0 Unported) SuperValu is the 5th largest grocery chain in the United States. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, the company has a unique operational set-up. While the company only operates about 197 traditional grocery stores, its warehouses supply another 1,815 grocery stores that are franchised or a part of another grocery chain. In total, the company reports that it has around 30,000 employees with annual sales of around $13 billion. SuperValu has a big problem – despite being in business since 1926, and the efforts of tens of thousands of employees over…

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Kellogg’s – Food Giant at the Crossroads

Touch the Soil News #718 (feature photo – Kellogg world headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan CC SA 2.0 Battle Creek CVB) The Kellogg’s Company is laying off over 1,000 employees as it closes 39 distribution centers over the next few months. The company says it is going to a “warehouse” model to handle its distributions – though it was not clarified what that really means. The famous breakfast cereal maker began operations in 1906 as the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company. At present the company has approximately 33,500 employees. The company will be looking to lay off about 3 percent of its employees. When 1,000 jobs are lost at…

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