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ShopRite, EVgo Debut Electric Vehicle Charging Station

ShopRite hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to debut an EVgo electric vehicle fast charging station at its 1409 Broad St. parking lot in Bloomfield, New Jersey. This EVgo charging station can serve four vehicles at the same time. The station was supported with funding through the PSE&G Electric Vehicle Charging Program, which is designed to…
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Weis Markets Donates $350K To Paralyzed Veterans Of America

Sunbury, Pennsylvania-based Weis Markets has donated $350,000 to Paralyzed Veterans of America, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting veterans with spinal cord injuries, disorders and diseases, like MS and ALS. Officials from Weis Markets presented the check to PVA on Nov. 14 at the company’s Enola, Pennsylvania, store. This donation was raised through a six-week in-store fundraising campaign…
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Save A Lot Holds Bags For A Brighter Holiday Donation Program

St. Louis-based Save A Lot has begun its annual Bags for a Brighter Holiday food donation program, which supports the community by donating to local charities fighting hunger. Through Dec. 24, customers can purchase pre-assembled bags of food for $6 as they check out at the register at any of Save A Lot’s 656 participating stores nationwide.…
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NORTHGATE GONZÁLEZ MARKET TO OPEN NEW STORE IN SANTA ANA

Northgate González Market announced that in early November, it will be celebrating the grand opening of its new large-format supermarket in Santa Ana, California. The family-owned, Mexican-themed grocery chain is investing more than $25 million in the new store and the surrounding shopping center located at 2603 Westminster Ave. in Santa Ana. The opening of…
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IGA: McKim’s IGA Shares Challenges & Successes Of Independent Retailing

Larry Williams has been in the grocery business for 52 years, and has been the manager of McKim’s IGA of Mount Vernon, Indiana, for well over half that time. Now Larry’s three sons, Brian, Matt, and Kevin, are carrying on the McKim’s legacy of quality customer service and community involvement, leveraging IGA programs to keep…
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How Big Y’s Micro-Fulfillment Center Adds Omnichannel Dimension

The 10,000 square foot center can process 4,000-5,000 orders a week Big Y Foods’ e-commerce initiative has come a long way from its launch one year ago, and it has a special warehouse to thank for that. The New England retailer this fall is celebrating the first anniversary of its myPicks Online Ordering solution, where…
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Fareway Participates in Meat-Cutting Apprenticeship for High Schoolers

Midwest grocer Fareway Stores Inc. has joined a high school registered apprenticeship for meat cutting in Independence, Iowa. The grocer is teaming with Independence High School and Iowa EDGE-Boone High School on the innovative work-based learning initiative. Fareway grocery stores are known for their impressive full-service meat departments. The company’s rapidly growing stand-alone Meat Markets…
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Karns Foods Continues Making Difference In Its Communities

Family-owned and operated Karns Quality Foods has been serving central Pennsylvania for more than 60 years. David Karns opened the first Karns Foods store in 1959, “welcoming customers as individuals with individual needs,” said Scott Karns, president and CEO of the company. The retailer continues to provide fresh, affordable, local and quality items in 10…
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C&S Wholesale Grocers Donates $500K To Food Bank

Keene, New Hampshire-based C&S Wholesale Grocers is donating $500,000 to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to support its expansion efforts with the development of a larger distribution center and headquarters. The facility will be based in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and will enable The Food Bank of WMA to receive and distribute a larger volume of food, especially…
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Roche Bros. Celebrating 70th Anniversary

Pat and Bud Roche opened their first store in 1952 in Roslindale, Massachusetts, according to the Roche Bros. website. “This first meat and produce store expanded in 1957 to include a grocery department,” it reads. Today, the neighborhood grocer has 16 Roche Bros. locations and four Brothers Marketplace banners in Massachusetts. The store is owned…
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More Help Arrives for Isom IGA One Month After Flooding

A month ago, families and businesses in Letcher County did not know what the future would hold for their community. But there is hope for a staple grocery store that was destroyed in the flood. Father Jim Sichko said he wants to see the IGA in Isom become the signature store across the country for…
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Grocery Dive: Wakefern Heightens its Focus on Prepared Foods

Wakefern’s Fresh to Table sections are designed to make it easy for price-conscious consumers to stock up on products that bring pizzazz to preparing and eating food at home. The concept, which Wakefern introduced in late 2020, is intended to provide shoppers with a single area in the store where they can find foods that take minimal…
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Weis Markets, Kellogg Donate $20K To Second Harvest Food Bank

Weis Markets and Kellogg Company have announced a donation of $20,000 and a truckload of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania. The gift is part of the retailer’s annual Fight Hunger program. “As a company that’s committed to the communities we serve, it’s incredibly special for us…
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Supermarket News: Coborn’s joins CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

Chris Coborn, chairman and CEO of regional grocer Coborn’s Inc., has joined the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion coalition. St. Cloud, Minn.-based Coborn’s said Wednesday that, with the move, the company will participate in a partnership of more than 2,200 CEOs who have committed to cultivate a trusting environment where all ideas are welcomed,…
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UNFI Recognized As ‘Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion’

Providence, Rhode Island-based United Natural Foods has earned a top score of 100 in the Disability Equality Index and is being recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.” UNFI is the only North American grocery wholesaler to achieve this score and recognition in 2022. The DEI was launched in 2015 by Disability:IN and…
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Business Wire: SpartanNash Foundation Raises $242,050 for Special Olympics

Food solutions company SpartanNash (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPTN) raised money through its annual fundraising campaign in support of Special Olympics athletes and State Summer Games in eight Midwest states. The SpartanNash Foundation has donated more than $9.7 million and tens of thousands of volunteer hours throughout its 38-year partnership with the non-profit organization. Click here to learn…
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Associated Grocers Donates $175K In Disinfectant Products To Nonprofits

Associated Grocers Inc. has supplied Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, The Salvation Army and Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University with more than $175,000 in cleaning and disinfectant inventory items. The total amount of donated items is 97 pallets, equivalent to four truckloads, totaling 2,008 cases. Associated Grocers Inc. has supplied Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, The…
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