MOM’s Organic Market To Pay $12 Per Hour Minimum Wage, And More…

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Maryland-based MOM’s Organic Market, a family-owned and -operated company with 15 stores in the Mid-Atlantic, is raising its minimum wage to $12 per hour. MOM’s Founder and CEO Scott Nash has long contended that higher wages lead to increased morale and productivity, easier recruiting and higher retention. “This is not an act of charity, but rather an investment,” he said. “Without a doubt, our most valuable asset here at MOM’s is our people.” Since its founding as an organic home delivery business in 1987, Nash said he learned firsthand that happy and appreciated employees are great employees…

Revionics, a provider of end-to-end merchandise optimization solutions, has agreed to a three-year contract with BJ’s Wholesale Club. Marc Hafner, Revionics chairman and CEO, said, “As BJ’s embarks on this transformational pricing journey, we look forward to forging a strong partnership with the BJ’s team to deliver more targeted, competitively priced quality assortment for their members and to contributing to the continuing health of their business.”

According to Revionics, the management and price optimization solutions will help improve member-centric prices while taking the competitive landscape into account, as well as align brand and size parity among its single- and multi-pack products…

The USDA expects egg prices to fall as much as 9-10 percent compared to the average 2015 price as farms are recovering sooner than expected from last year’s bird flu outbreak. The number of laying hens is approaching pre-flu levels.

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