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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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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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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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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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Grocery Dive: SpartanNash appoints Douglas Hacker as board chairman

SpartanNash announced on Tuesday it has named Douglas Hacker as chairman of its board of directors. Hacker, a former director with Nash Finch who has served as the lead independent director of SpartanNash’s board since 2018, was appointed to the position at the company’s annual shareholder meeting on May 26. “This is an exciting, transformational phase for SpartanNash as the Company…
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Progressive Grocer: Family-Owned Grocer in Indiana Redefines Innovation

If you think that there’s no such thing as a free lunch, well, then, you don’t live in Mount Vernon, Ind. This beautiful town of 7,000 residents sits right on the Ohio River between Louisville, Ky., and St. Louis, Mo. That’s where McKim’s IGA is located, a family-owned hometown grocer that has proved there is…
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Shelby Report: FlexEngage Partners With CitrusAd To Offer Digital Receipts

Orlando, Florida-based flexEngage, a global leader in dynamic receipt and transactional communications, has partnered with retail media technology company, CitrusAd. Through this partnership, retailers will be able to leverage the CitrusAd network to monetize and personalize their digital receipts and transactional e-commerce messages. For years, grocers have benefitted from incremental revenue by delivering manufacturer promotions…
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CBS 58: Sendik’s Donates $116K to Sojourner Family Peace Center to Help Combat Domestic Violence

A Milwaukee organization that combats domestic violence is getting a major donation to continue its work. The Sojourner Family Peace Center received a $116,150 donation from Sendik’s Food Market on Monday, May 5. Peace Center staff say this donation comes at a critical time. Sojourner is the largest non-profit provider of domestic violence (DV) prevention and intervention…
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Winsight Grocery Business: Weis Market Reopens Store Damaged By Fire

Weis Markets on April 22 reopened a store in Gap, Pa., that had been closed for nearly 17 months after it was badly damaged in a three-alarm fire in November 2019. The rebuilt store reestablishes the Sunbury, Pa.-based retailer in the rural Lancaster County community it had operated in for 25 years, and brings with…
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Big Y Reports 2.4 Million Meals Donated To Food Banks In November, December

To facilitate this past season of giving food to those in need, Big Y converted its Sack Hunger campaign from a $10 bag of groceries to a streamlined $5 donation to the five food banks within its marketing area. These regional food banks support local soup kitchens, food pantries, senior food programs, children’s programs, and…
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