With September set to mark National Family Meals Month, David Orgel offers a sneak peek at two retailers’ efforts around promoting family meals in this month’s installment of Supermarket Wellness Watch.
Since Meijer began its Simply Give program in 2008, nearly $32 million – or 352 million meals – has been donated to help neighborhood food pantries keep their shelves stocked throughout the year.
This is the second year of One Shot, One Meal. Last year, Kroger donated 330 million meals.
Lewis Drug’s two-pronged retailing approach encompasses both large-scale stores serving a broad range of needs in its more urban and suburban locations, and a network of much smaller and more traditionally merchandised drug stores serving smaller towns and rural areas.
Since its start 75 years ago, Lewis Drug has grown to 54 stores, including 10 Lewis Drug units in and around its central Sioux Falls, S.D., market area, and more than 40 smaller drug stores under the Lewis Family Drug logo within a 200-mile radius of Sioux Falls — largely thanks to its customer service and community involvement.
DSN editor in chief Rob Eder talks about how Sioux Falls, S.D., chain Lewis Drug has kept its relevance to its core shopper with its differentiated offerings and its connection to the community.
That will reset the clock on the waiting period under the HSR Act with to Sept. 18, 2017, unless otherwise extended or terminated.