NGA Member News

Supermarket News: Redner’s Markets Re-ups Pandemic Appreciation Pay

Amid the nationwide winter surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Redner’s Markets has reintroduced a wage increase that had been instituted at the onset of the pandemic. Reading, Pa.-based Redner’s said yesterday that all hourly store associates will receive a wage hike of $1 per hour, starting with the week ended Jan. 15. The…
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What’s in Store for Produce Retail, says National Grocers Association

As supermarket leaders grapple with all the business in 2021 —  in newer ways such as online, curbside pickup, delivery and contactless checkout methods — what do they expect for 2022? When asked to rank their hopefulness about the next five years, one-third of independent grocers said they were “less hopeful” about the “overall success…
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Harps Food Store launches EBT SNAP payment for same-day delivery

Harps Food Store on Friday kicked off electronic benefits transfer (EBT) SNAP ((Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) payment for same-day delivery via Instacart. With this program, EBT SNAP participants are now able to use their benefits to access fresh food and pantry staples online from 67 Harps locations across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. The launch…
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Kellogg’s, AWG Donate Thousands To Feeding America Food Banks

Kellogg Company and Associated Wholesale Grocers donated $22,000 to Feeding America network food banks, with the donation being made through AWG Cares, the employee-managed charitable foundation of AWG. “We share Associated Wholesale Grocers and its member retailers’ commitment to ensure families are fed and fulfilled, and we’re proud to stand alongside them to support our communities,”…
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The Daily Item: Weis Markets Celebrates Store Remodel, Makes Donations

Weis Markets celebrated the remodel and reopening of its Lewisburg store with three charitable donations totaling $3,000. As a result of the remodel, the store now features a drive-thru pharmacy, new décor, expanded variety and wider aisles, company officials said. As part of it reopening celebration, the Weis Markets store donated $2,000 to the food…
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The Shelby Report: SpartanNash Foundation, Customers Raise $330K For Veterans

The SpartanNash Foundation – the charitable organization operated by grocery retailer and distributor SpartanNash – recently joined with store guests and company associates to raise $330,000 on behalf of nonprofit organizations Team Red, White & Blue, Operation Homefront and Honor and Remember. This is part of its commitment to building stronger communities and helping those who served. “As a leading distributor of…
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Rosie: Most Grocery Shoppers Plan To Continue Ordering Online

Rosie, an e-commerce solution for independent retailers and wholesalers, surveyed more than 5,000 online grocery shoppers in June to gain insight into their shopping habits. According to survey results, most (80 percent) plan to continue placing grocery orders online at the same rate or more in the coming 12 months. Additionally, the most popular reason…
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Grocery Dive: Save A Lot accelerates store remodel efforts

Save A Lot is stepping up its store updates to keep pace with numerous other grocery operators that have turned their attention to refreshing their locations, including fellow discounter Aldi. Save A Lot’s updates include wider aisles, improved lighting and more private label and regionally sourced products. And they’re being financed in part by independent…
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Supermarket News: Life after lockdown: 5 tips for retailers on planning ahead

Retailers need to ask themselves how they meet the needs of shoppers who have a new outlook on food, work and daily life, says SPINS’ senior VP of retail Dawn Valandingham is a contributor to Supermarket News and  senior vice president of retail at SPINS, a leader in data and retailer solutions for the natural products industry. She…
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Coborn’s Gives To St. Cloud Non-profits In Honor Of 100th Anniversary

The St. Cloud, Minnesota-based Coborn Family Foundation has made a $1 million pledge to the Great River Children’s Museum. Additionally, the company says it is recognizing 10 St. Cloud area non-profit organizations with $10,000 gifts to commemorate Coborn’s 100th anniversary celebration. Local charitable organizations receiving $10,000 gifts from the company include Boys and Girls Clubs of…
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Weis Markets’ “Paws for Pets” drive raises nearly $400k for pet rescues

Weis Markets has announced that this year’s Paws for Pets campaign has raised $391,999 for over 120 local animal shelters and rescue organizations within its service area. The four-week program spanned the month of May, in which customers donated at both self- and full-service checkouts by rounding up purchases or donating one to five dollars.…
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Weis Markets Celebrates Dairy Month

Weis Markets is proud to sell Pennsylvania dairy and use local dairy for their Weis Quality ice cream. For National Dairy Month Weis is helping to raise money to supply local food banks with fresh dairy products. You can easily contribute at the check out next time you shop at Weis. Click here to learn more.
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The Shelby Report: iFoster Receives $250,000 From Weis Markets Campaign

Weis Markets has completed its month-long round-up at the register program to support the iFoster Hope campaign. On behalf of Weis Markets, Ron Bonacci, VP of advertising and marketing, presented a $250,000 check to iFoster, the national nonprofit that is operating the iFoster Hope campaign. These funds will provide children and youth in foster care…
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Penn Watch: Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, Weis Markets and Other Groups Kick off Dairy Month

In celebration of June Dairy Month, World Milk Day and the largest sector of the state’s number one industry Agriculture, Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, Feeding Pennsylvania, American Dairy Association North East and Pennsylvania Dairy Princesses teamed up with Weis Markets to tackle hunger. Weis Markets announced a major $50,000 philanthropic commitment to pour fresh milk across Pennsylvania…
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