VINELAND, N.J. - The timer is ticking for the Progresso soup plant. Members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 152 met Friday with the labor relations team of General Mills over the $20.4 million in cuts that the company is seeking to keep the Vineland Progresso plant open.
Shares of Philadelphia's Urban Outfitters shot up Wednesday after the firm, citing strong inventory management, posted strong second-quarter earnings. The company behind the brands Urban Outfitters, Free People, and Anthropologie, among others, topped Wall Street analysts' estimates for second-quarter sales and profit.
Suzette Parmley is the retail reporter. She began her career at the Inquirer after internships at the Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe. She has covered general assignment news on the city desk, Statehouse politics in Trenton, and the casino industry on the Business desk. Her career highlight was spending nearly a month in Asia covering the booming gaming industry there in 2009, where she crossed the South China Sea from Hong Kong to Macau on a ferry.