Friday, November 2, 2012
Sources say 700 jobs are cut across a number of stores in New England.
Shaw's and Star Market are planning to make some cuts to their workforce in New England. The supermarket chains owned by Supervalu, Inc. are cutting 700 positions across 169 stores,according to an AP story on the Huffington Post. This follows a second-quarter loss for the company, which fired its CEO in July. See the full AP story on Huffington Post. About 90 of the employees have been informed of the decision, and a press release picked up on Daily Finance indicates the rest will be notified over the next several days. The company announced that the layoffs do not "impact SHAW'S overall commitment to the communities it serves." See the full press release on Daily Finance.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Does Dunkin offer the best cup of joe in the country?
Canton-based Dunkin Donuts is looking to have the best coffee in America. But it's not just an ideal for the coffee chain. Dunkin Donuts has applied for the actual trademark of "Best Coffee in America" with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, according to Boston.com, which reported that the company has sought more than 100 trademarks for specific products like "Coffee Coolatta". However, Starbucks continues to remain the top fast-food coffee spot, according to Boston.com, while McDonald's holds second-place for the destination coffee drinkers prefer most. Companies that try to register trademarks in common phrases or images commonly state that they have acquired secondary meanings associated with the product or service the company …
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Today we launch a great new chapter for Patch.com, the national network of hyperlocal sites currently covering community life in 800 towns across America.
When Kenny Lerer and I started The Huffington Post on May 9, 2005, we would have been hard-pressed to imagine this moment. With The Huffington Post, the idea was to take the sort of conversations found around dinner tables and at book parties–about politics and books and art and music and food and sex–and put them online, open them up, and invite interesting people to participate, creating a one-stop site for news and opinion with an attitude, in real-time. Our merger with AOL, Patch's parent company, in February, allowed us to broadcast those conversations to a much wider audience. By combining The Huffington Post's attitude, journalistic acumen, and sheer energy with AOL's resources and technical expertise, we were able, as we say, to …