Hannaford to open new store in Exeter, N.H.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Hannaford will be opening a new store this spring in the old Stop & Shop location in Exeter, N.H., the Portsmouth Patch reported Friday.
The Exeter Hannaford will feature a pharmacy with a consultation room for those who need extra privacy when talking with a pharmacist or getting a flu shot.
The 65,000-sq.-ft. Stop & Shop closed in August.
As part of the transaction, Hannaford has also acquired a lease to the former Stop & Shop building in Bedford. The company said it is currently evaluating that site and has no immediate announcements related to the property, Portsmouth Patch reported.
As Seen On TV to acquire Infusion Brands International
CLEARWATER, Fla.— As Seen On TV — a multichannel distributor of products in such areas as kitchen, outdoor, electronics and clothing — on Monday announced that it signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire Infusion Brands International, the marketer behind the renowned "Dual" brand and the strategic partner of Ronco Holdings.
The combined companies will be based in Clearwater, Fla., and will feature a portfolio of such revenue-generating direct response brands as AsSeenOnTv.com, eDiets, DualSaw, Dual Tools and D.O.C. cleaning. Similar to As Seen on TV, Infusion Brands has successfully marketed brands in all channels of distribution; it has expanded its distribution both domestically and internationally through global live-shopping channels.
"Infusion Brands has terrific brands and is renowned for its breakthrough design and innovation heritage," Ronald C. Pruett, Jr., CEO and President of As Seen On TV, Inc., said. "This is a significant step for As Seen On TV and our multichannel distribution platform. The new brands and distribution opportunities, including global retail, should dramatically increase the As Seen on TV inventor licensing opportunities along with our online e-commerce and crowdfunding site traffic."
The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014.
Giant-Carlisle makes donations to Children’s Miracle Network, Philabundance
CARLISLE, Pa. – Ahold USA division Giant Food Stores has donated nearly $650,000 to local charities, the supermarket banner said.
Giant, based in Carlisle, Pa., and also known as Giant-Carlisle to distinguish itself from another Ahold banner, Giant Food of Landover, Md., said customers at Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets — part of the same banner — donated $640,194 to local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in their communities as part of a donation campaign that took place between Nov. 24 and Dec. 7.
"Giant/Martin’s is committed to being a better neighbor throughout the communities we serve, including helping our youngest residents fight for good health," Giant-Carlisle president Rick Herring said. "Thank you to our customers and associates who once again made a donation at the checkout. Combined with our June paper balloon campaign, we are proud to have raised more than $1.1 million in 2013 for Children’s Miracle Network."
Giant-Carlisle also announced a $9,000 donation to Philabundance, a hunger-relief organization in the Philadelphia area.