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Price Chopper chops 80 corporate jobs

Rising costs, new competition cited as reasons

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Price Chopper announced Wednesday that it’s cutting 80 jobs. Why? Pick a reason: rising wage costs, rising commodity costs, rising fuel costs and rising health care costs. Fewer people getting food stamps and reduced benefits for those who still are. More grocery stores entering the Capital Region — Price Chopper’s native and most concentrated market. Not to mention increased competition from traditionally non-food stores that now offer food. “Operating a retail business that lives on ...


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birmy
June 25, 2014
7:38 p.m.

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Trader Joes, ShopRite, Whole Foods, Walmart SuperCenters… I am sure their bottom line was impacted.

cracker
June 25, 2014
7:52 p.m.

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Don't forget Fresh Markets, Aldi's and Save A Lot

birmy
June 25, 2014
10:02 p.m.

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Very true Cracker!

pro-tech
June 26, 2014
7:55 a.m.

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And Hanaford

biwemple
June 26, 2014
9:29 a.m.

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I wish Wegman's would get a presence here as well.

cracker
June 26, 2014
10:12 a.m.

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I wonder if Price Chopper will be bought out by some larger chain that wants to move into this region. Stores like Winn-Dixie, Publix, Albertsons, Krogers or even nearby Wegmans. Price Chopper is relatively small at 130 units, some of these others are huge by comparison. Price Chopper should look into getting rid of that gas gimmick. Your paying for it. Just like years ago when consumers realized what they were paying for those "free" trading stamps. Remember Triple S Blue, S & H Green, Plaid, Top Value stamps?

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