Albertsons LLC has announced that it is making a $56,000 donation to the Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts in the South and Midwest, following the series of spring tornadoes that impacted the area.
Concern over rising fuel prices has eclipsed unemployment — the leading worry since 2009 — as the No. 1 factor that keeps retailers up at night, according to a study released by BDO USA on Monday, though the current uptick in consumer spending somewhat alleviates that concern.
Weis Markets on Monday announced it has lowered the prices on 1,700 staple items and that it will freeze the prices of these products for 90 days through April 2, marking the company’s eighth 90-day Price Freeze since 2009.
Despite flooding from severe weather in several parts of Pennsylvania earlier this month, nearly 600 people ran in their underwear in Philadelphia in support of those who have been affected by colon cancer.
Rite Aid announced Tuesday that its charitable arm has donated funds and filtration masks to the American Red Cross to benefit ongoing relief and recovery efforts in communities across south central Pennsylvania that were affected by Tropical Storm Lee.
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust is helping to support the relief efforts for communities along the East Coast impacted by Hurricane Irene by donating $75,000 to the American Red Cross and distributing supplies to local residents.
With Hurricane Irene barreling up the East Coast and expected to make landfall in the Northeast this weekend, Rite Aid is stocking extra emergency supplies in its stores in affected regions, the retail pharmacy chain said.