A&P opens first new store in Pennsylvania in more than 10 years
MONTVALE, N.J. — Grocer A&P officially opened on Friday its new Superfresh store, featuring a full-service pharmacy and expanded international offerings, in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood.
The 51,000-sq.-ft. neighborhood store marks A&P’s first new store in Pennsylvania in more than 10 years, and brings nearly 120 new jobs to the community.
“One of our administration’s Greenworks Philadelphia goals is to bring local food within 10 minutes of 75% of our residents,” Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter said. “This supermarket, which is on the corner of three neighborhoods, is ideally situated to provide healthy, fresh food options to many Philadelphians who previously lacked this option. I would like to welcome Superfresh into this community, and this addition will continue to draw new residents, visitors and businesses to the Northern Liberties neighborhood.”
Highlights of the new location include an expanded selection of locally grown produce, meat, poultry and seafood; an in-store sushi bar; prepared favorites across its hot food, antipasto, olive, soup, salad and wing bars; grab-and-go meals; expanded international offerings; and a full-service pharmacy. The store also will offer delivery service to customers, within two hours of their purchases.
The pharmacy will offer free home delivery, easy prescription transfers, email and text messaging notification, an enhanced opt-in automatic refill program and personal patient counseling. In addition, pharmacists will administer flu shots beginning in September through the company’s Live Better Wellness Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program.
The company operates 336 stores in seven states under the following trade names: A&P, Waldbaum’s, Pathmark, Best Cellars, The Food Emporium, Super Foodmart, Superfresh and Food Basics.
Energizer gears up for holiday season with products for every lifestyle
ST. LOUIS — Energizer is gearing up for the holiday season by offering new products to those who love the latest gadgets and are looking for ways to power them.
The product offerings include such items as the brand’s Energi to Go line, LED flashlights, travel kits, chargers, batteries and more, which cater to the following lifestyles:
Power players: Gifts for gadget guys and gals;
For the love of nature: Gifts for outdoors enthusiasts;
Energy essentials: The gift that keeps giving… power;
The power to travel: Gifts for jetsetters; and
DIY: For the man (or woman) who does everything.
Energizer said that the new products are designed to fit every budget. For more information, click here.
FDA approves Shire autoimmune disorder drug
SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Shire for a rare autoimmune condition, the agency said.
The FDA announced the approval of Firazyr (icatibant) for acute attacks of hereditary angioedema in patients ages 18 years and older. HAE, which affects fewer than 30,000 people in the United States, results from improper function of C1 inhibitor, a protein that regulates how certain immune system and blood clotting pathways function.
People with the condition can develop rapid swelling of the hands, feet, limbs, face, intestinal tract and other internal organs, which can lead to disfigurement, disability and death.
"Firazyr provides a new option to treat acute attacks of HAE and because it can be self-administered through an injection in the abdominal area, patients can treat themselves upon recognition of an HAE attack," FDA Office of Drug Evaluation II director Curtis Rosebraugh said.