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Weis to offer store tours to educate kids about nutrition

BY Michael Johnsen

SUNBURY, Pa. Weis Markets on Tuesday announced the introduction of its Weis Mystery Tours, a new field trip program that will help third- and fourth-graders learn about the fundamentals of nutrition.

During a 90-minute tour, students will play the role of Weis Detectives searching the store for clues to solve the Case of the Missing Energy. Weis Markets director of lifestyle initiatives, Karen Buch, developed the store-touring program, which is offered at no charge.

“We’re scheduling tours through the 2010-2011 school year for both public and private schools as well as for groups of home-schooled students, boys and girls scout troops, and church groups,” Buch said. “We believe these tours will support the fight against childhood obesity.”

The tour program reinforces USDA’s MyPyramid nutrition principles with a focus on the importance of making sensible food and activity choices. Trip amenities include detective gear, on-line classroom support materials, healthy snacks and take-home packs for both students and parents.

Tour locations include 50 select stores throughout the grocer’s five-state market area.

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Food Lion selects OfficeMax as a supplier

BY DSN STAFF

SALISBURY, N.C. Food Lion announced that OfficeMax will be the supplier for its family of brands, which includes Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys and Reid’s.

According to Food Lion, its stores will carry more than 200 OfficeMax products year-round, including award-winning Tul writing instruments, Dioga style supply products and various grades of OfficeMax brand copy paper. Stores also will carry a variety of such back-to-school items as notebooks, school glue and crayons.

“The Food Lion family is very excited about offering the OfficeMax product line at great prices for our customers,” said Ann Raives, Food Lion family director of category management. “This partnership with OfficeMax will provide our customers access to a number of office and school supply products that can be conveniently purchased during their grocery shopping trip.”

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Weis opens remodeled store

BY Michael Johnsen

SUNBURY, Pa. Weis Markets on Thursday announced its State College remodel and that it will be donating $16,000 as part of its Grand Opening Celebration to be held Aug. 14.

Local donations include $10,000 to the Nittany Medical Center’s Rural Diabetes program, $5,000 to Centre Volunteers for Medicine and $1,000 to Alpha Fire Department, the volunteer fire company servicing Ferguson Township, where the store is located.

As part of the remodel, the store has all new decor, upgraded produce and bakery departments and an improved pharmacy.

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