L.A. Studies Impact of Supermarkets

The Los Angeles City Council has ordered a study on the impact that changes in the grocery industry are having on the city, its economy and its residents. A City Council spokesman told SN the impact report will be completed within the next few weeks. It comes as the three major grocery chains in the area Kroger-owned Ralphs, Safeway-owned Vons and Supervalu-owned Albertsons are in the midst of

LOS ANGELES — The City Council here has ordered a study on the impact that changes in the grocery industry are having on the city, its economy and its residents.

A City Council spokesman told SN the impact report will be completed within the next few weeks. It comes as the three major grocery chains in the area — Kroger-owned Ralphs, Safeway-owned Vons and Supervalu-owned Albertsons — are in the midst of negotiations on a new labor contract.

The pending report follows a

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