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Report: Giant-Carlisle buys two stores from Safeway

BY Alaric DeArment

PHILADELPHIA — Safeway will sell two stores in the Philadelphia area to one of Ahold’s supermarket banners, according to published reports.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reported Thursday that Giant-Carlisle will buy two Genuardi’s supermarkets in Bucks County, Pa.

Each store will be closed on Nov. 13 and will re-open in first quarter 2011 under the Giant banner. Store employees will have the opportunity to transfer to other Genuardi’s stores or interview to work at Giant.

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Diamond keeps table settings looking fancy on the cheap

BY Allison Cerra

DALEVILLE, Ind. This holiday season, one company is helping hosts keep their table settings chic without breaking the bank.

Jarden’s Diamond brand is promoting the use of its Diamond Brilliance plastic cutlery, which looks like real silverware with its polished silver-look and intricate handle design. Additionally, the Diamond brand now also offers natural wood GreenLight matches, strong, quick-to-light matches that have a long burn-time for ease of use. What’s more, the matches and packaging for the GreenLight products are recyclable.

Diamond-brand products are available at Walmart, Target and many grocery retailers.

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Cub Foods gives thanks with new campaign

BY Allison Cerra

STILLWATER, Minn. — A Supervalu subsidiary is getting into the holiday spirit with a new campaign that gives back to the communities it serves.

Through its Giving Thanks holiday program, Cub Foods will sell $1, $5 and $10 “Giving Thanks” coupons. With the funds raised, the supermarket chain will donate gift cards to local food banks or agencies in time to provide a Thanksgiving or holiday meal to families.

“This year has been a difficult one for many families within the communities where we serve,” said Cub Foods president Keith Wyche. “We hope our customers will find our Giving Thanks holiday program to be an easy and convenient way for them to truly impact families, especially as difficult economic conditions have led to unprecedented demands on food banks.”

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