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3 Reasons Trader Joe's Is Destroying Whole Foods


MAY 17, 2014, 10:13 AM

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Trader Joe's is on fire.

The company famously sells more than two times per square foot than the average grocery chain.

For years, Whole Foods Market was the dominant name in organic groceries.

But the company has recently faced declining sales as more companies offer organic food.

Consumer perception of Trader Joe's is significantly higher than Whole Foods Market, according to a recent YouGov Brand Index study

Here are a few reasons Trader Joe's is thriving, while Whole Foods is struggling..... 

1) Trader Joe's is cheap. 

A bag of quinoa is $9.99 at Whole Foods, but $4.99 at Trader Joe's. Meanwhile, gluten-free cheese pizza is $7.49 at Whole Foods vs. $4.99 at Trader Joe's, according to

Consumers view Trader Joe's as high-quality, but inexpensive. 

Meanwhile, Whole Foods is seen as being too expensive. The grocer even earned the nickname "Whole Paycheck." Whole Foods responded by lowering som…


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Nail Biting Begins as Labor Contract Negotiations Continues for West Coast Ports

June 9, 2014 - 

The clock is ticking as the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union negotiate a new contract with US West Coast ports. 

The current contract is set to expire June 30. 

Memories are still fresh from last year's protracted negotiations with East Coast ports as well as that of memories of the 2002 10-day strike that likely will hang over the negotiations. 

That strike cost the US government $1bn a day and it took months to clear up the backlog.

However, that was 2002, it is now 2014 and times have changed - A global recession, increasing competition among Canadian and Mexican ports as well as those along the US East Coast and changing trade lanes.

 Also, overcapacity has taken a toll on the industry.

Source: Transport Intelligence

Click here for BDP's Contingency Planning on Anticipating and Preparing for a West Coast Port Strike in 2014


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This map shows which disease is most likely to kill you depending on where you live

Most of the world will die of heart disease.

Using data from the World Health Organization, we labeled every country in the world with the disease that caused the most deaths within the nation.

Click on the map below to see an enlarged version 


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Slave labor in Asia produces the shrimp found in Western supermarkets

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 
by: J. D. Heyes
Tags: slave labor, shrimp production, supermarkets

(NaturalNews) Men are being enslaved and forced to work for no pay at all, and for years at a time, under threat of extreme harm in Asia as part of the global production of seafood for major U.S., British and other European retailers, according to a British newspaper.

Following a six-month investigation, The Guardian reported recently that large numbers of men have been bought and sold like chattel and then held against their will on fishing boats off Thailand. 

Apparently, the paper said, the slaves have become "integral to the production of prawns (commonly called shrimp in the US) sold in leading supermarkets around the world, including the top four global retailers: Walmart, Carrefour, Costco and Tesco."

The newspaper's investigation found that the world's largest shrimp farmer, Thai-based Charoen Pokphand (CP) Foods, buys fishmeal, which it then feeds to its farmed shrimp, fro…

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