Grocers for Bloomberg
Thursday, April 02, 2009
PURCELL: Since 2005, we've had the city planning study that was done, we've gotten heavily involved in food policy. The administration has dived in. To us, it's a real commitment to bringing supermarkets into this city.
The union has 23,000 local members, including workers from Fairway, Pathmark, D'Agastinos and Key Food. Asked the last time he shopped at a supermarket, Bloomberg said it was about a month ago at a Gourmet Garage - not a union store. Purcell said he would 'have to do a better job of educating the mayor' on which stores are unionized.