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Giant Eagle supermarkets’ founder Moravitz dies

BY Michael Johnsen

FOX CHAPEL, Pa. Stanley Moravitz, 86, who helped found the Giant Eagle supermarket chain, passed away Jan. 11 at his Pittsburgh-area home the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The AP reported that Moravitz, who still had an office at Giant Eagle, died of cancer.

His funeral is Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

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Vitaminwater, Facebook ‘connect’

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK Vitaminwater has unveiled its newest beverage, created with the help of the brand’s Facebook fans.

Vitaminwater’s newest flavor, Connect, is a black cherry-lime flavor made with caffeine and eight key nutrients. One grand prize winner and four finalists were chosen, whose labels all inspired the finished product. The grand prize winner and four finalists were chosen in part by the brand’s celebrity spokespeople, Carrie Underwood and 50 Cent.

Connect will be available in stores nationwide in March 2010. Consumers are urged to keep their eyes on www.facebook.com/vitaminwater for news, information, and special offers for Connect, including a possible sneak tasting opportunity.

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Shop Rite anticipates wave of shoppers for bi-annual Can Can promotion

BY Jenna Duncan

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. Shop Rite stores are preparing their aisles for the winter Can Can Sale, a massive store-wide reduction in prices that affects any item in a can, the company said Friday.

The promotion includes everything from canned fruits and vegetables to canned soup broth, and also brand-name items such as Hormel Chili, Chef Boyardee pastas and SPAM. Shop Rite’s price for Manwich Sloppy Joe sauce is 10 cans for $7.77, reports said. With coupons, reduced rates are even lower.

Shop Rite has held their bi-annual Can Can sale every year since 1971, the chain reported.

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