Thursday, November 8, 2012
As a result of the effort, $36,710 will be donated to organizations that support breast cancer research, education and awareness.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Giant and Martin's Food Stores turned green into pink for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with $36,710 in donations to local organizations that support breast cancer research, education and awareness. “Breast cancer affects so many of our shoppers and their families and we are proud to help raise awareness in our stores and support local organizations in the communities we serve in helping to find a cure,” said Jeff Beaulieu, vice president, sales and merchandising. The following organizations are recipients of donations from Giant/Martin's" • Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition - $20,150 • Susan G. Komen of Maryland - $4,155 • Susan G. Komen of West Virginia - $4,155 • Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center, …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The recalled Cascadian Farm organic peanut butter chip granola bars were sold at Giant.
Cascadian Farm organic peanut butter chip granola bars have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The bars were sold at Giant. According to Giant, the bars have been removed from the shelves. Customers who purchased the product, which had sell by dates of Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, should bring their purchase receipt to the store for a refund. As of Wednesday at noon, Giant had received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of the granola bars, according to a news release. Consumption of food contaminated with salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants and the …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
GIANT pulled Indiana white cheddar popcorn off its shelves after the recall was announced.
GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets, following a recall by Dale & Thomas, announced it removed from sale ready-to-eat bags of Indiana white cheddar popcorn due to possible contamination by listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date. Customers who have purchased Dale & Thomas Indiana white cheddar popcorn, UPC 84357100078, 9 oz. should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The Federal Trade Commission will require Ahold, Giant’s parent company, to sell the Newtown Genuardi’s to McCaffrey’s.
The Federal Trade Commission today made public its ruling on Giant’s proposed acquisition of more than a dozen Genuardi’s supermarkets in the Philadelphia region. The FTC will require Ahold, Giant’s parent company, to sell the Newtown Genuardi’s to McCaffrey’s. The sale of the Newtown store, which was initially part of the 16-store deal, will settle charges that Giant’s proposed acquisition of the Genuardi's supermarket chain otherwise would be anticompetitive, an FTC press release said. According to the FTC's complaint, Ahold's acquisition of Genuardi's would violate the FTC Act and Section 7 of the Clayton Act. Specifically, the FTC alleges that it would reduce the number of supermarket competitors in Newtown from three to two, with …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
McCaffrey’s, a family-owned supermarket chain with locations in Yardley, Princeton, N.J. and West Windsor, N.J., will be taking over the Newtown Genuardi's instead of Giant.
Genuardi’s in Newtown will now become a McCaffrey’s so that Giant can obtain regulatory clearance from the Federal Trade Commission to purchase more than a dozen other stores in the Philadelphia region, a Giant spokesman confirmed Thursday. “As a condition to the closing of the Genuardi’s transaction, Giant has agreed to sell the Newtown Genuardi’s store in order to obtain regulatory clearance from the Federal Trade Commission,” said Christopher Brand. McCaffrey’s, a family-owned supermarket chain with locations in Yardley, Princeton, N.J. and West Windsor, N.J., will be taking over the space. According to published reports, McCaffrey’s owner, Jim McCaffrey, made the announcement to Genuardi’s employees on Wednesday. In January, Giant …
Monday, April 23, 2012
A spokesman for Giant said no date has been set for the supermarket chain to take over Genuardi's.
Despite what the cashiers may tell you, a date for Genuardi's to convert to Giant has not been set yet. Christopher Brand, a spokesman for Giant, said the supermarket chain has not finalized a date for the store to change hands. "We do not know when the final regulatory approval decision will come," Brand said in an email Sunday. The deal is subject to Federal Trade Commission review. But when the transition does take place, the store will close for approximately a week, Brand said. When the store changes hands, the Giant brand will be offered instead of the Safeway brand. Genuardi's is owned by Safeway. In January, Giant announced it would purchase 16 Genuardi’s stores in the Greater Philadelphia region, including the one in the Village…
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Spokesman: Customers gave ‘overwhelmingly negative’ feedback regarding the lean beef.
Giant Food Stores said today that it will no longer purchase and sell fresh finely textured ground beef -- known as "pink slime." The reason? Customers hate it, and they expressed it by telling store managers, calling the Giant consumer affairs department and via Facebook. “More than 100 customers expressed concerns over finely textured ground beef; we of course listen and have a good relationship with our customers,” Giant Food Stores spokesman Christopher Brand said today. “The feedback has been overwhelmingly negative. “I will tell you that we have a very educated consumer," he continued. "It’s not something that they wanted to purchase.” According to Brand, finely textured ground beef is 100-percent lean beef manufactured by …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Once the transaction is complete, the store will close for about a week so the conversion can take place, said a spokesman for Giant.
The sale of the Newtown Genuardi’s to Giant should be completed by the middle of the year, a spokesman for Giant confirmed Thursday. Giant, a supermarket chain headquartered in Carlisle, announced today it has entered into an agreement to purchase 16 Genuardi’s stores in the Greater Philadelphia region. Giant spokesman Christopher Brand said the $106 agreement between the two supermarket chains is subject to regulatory approval. When that approval is granted, the conversion process will begin, he said. “Prior to that, these stores will operate as Genuardi’s,” he said, adding when the conversion takes place, the store will close for approximately a week. Brand said during that week, crews will work to improve the store through new …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Giant is alerting customers to a voluntary recall of Uncle Ben's whole grain rice garden vegetable packages because of an undeclared milk allergen.
Giant is alerting customers to a voluntary recall of Uncle Ben's whole grain rice garden vegetable packages. Mars Food, Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets took the product from its shelves after a notification from its supplier. The recall affects Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable packages, which may contain milk -- an undeclared allergen, according to a Thursday news release. The following product is affected by this recall: The supermarket chain said it has not yet received any reports of illnesses associated with consumption of the product and said it remains safe for people, who do not have milk allergies, to consume. Symptoms of food allergies typically appear from within a few minutes to two hours after a …