“Heart Health” screening offered at participating Safeway stores
PLEASANTON, Calif. Safeway has announced that it will be holding free “Heart Health” screenings for customers.
The screenings are particularly used to measure blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index. They are also limited to the first 35 people that enter the supermarket, per store.
According to published reports, Safeway, who are manufacturer partners with Kellogg, Del Monte and Campbell Soup Co., will be offering these screening this week and next week.
Patrican leaving Maxell
FAIR LAWN, N.J. Industry veteran Dan Patrican is leaving Maxell Corp. of America next month “to pursue other opportunities.”
According to published reports, the company issued an internal memo on Feb. 19 that said Patrican would stay with Maxell until March 31 “to ensure a smooth transition.”
Patrican is currently VP of branded sales for Maxell and is on the company’s board of directors. He first joined Maxell in 1979 and left in 1986 only to return in 1997. In addition to serving on the Maxell board, he serves on the Board of Industry Leaders for the Consumer Electronics Association.
Hepfinger named president, COO of Weis Markets
SUNBURY, Pa. Weis Markets on Wednesday named David Hepfinger president and chief operating officer.
In his new role, Hepfinger will oversee the company’s day-to-day store operations, perishable and center store marketing, merchandising and procurement, pharmacy, distribution, human resources and store support services.
“Dave Hepfinger has a broad and varied background in food retailing which is particularly well-suited to our company,” stated Jonathan Weis, Weis Markets’ vice chairman. “He has a strong combination of operational and executive skills which will be essential to our company’s growth and success in the coming years.”
Hepfinger will report to Weis Markets’ chairman Robert Weis, vice chairman Jonathan Weis and Norman Rich, who will continue as chief executive officer.
Prior to joining Weis Markets, Hepfinger was senior vice president of retailing and administration at Price Chopper, a 116-store supermarket company based in Rotterdam, N.Y.