Baer officially becomes president of Dominick’s
PLEASANTON, Calif. — After stepping into the role on an interim basis, Safeway has named Brian Baer president of its Dominick’s Finer Foods banner.
Baer, who has served as acting president of Dominick’s since July 2011 after the exit of Don Keprta, has been part of Dominick’s parent Safeway since 2001. Prior to his role as president, Baer served as Dominick’s CFO and VP finance.
"Brian has proven himself ideally-suited for the leadership role at Dominick’s," Safeway chairman, president, and CEO Steve Burd said. "He has demonstrated himself to be a well-rounded executive who will serve this operating division well going forward."
Bic introduces FlameDisk to market
SHELTON, Conn. — Bic has introduced a charcoal alternative for grilling.
Bic said its FlameDisk product provides a steady flame for approximately 35 to 45 minutes, cooking at about the same rate as charcoal. Once the fuel burns out of FlameDisk’s aluminum container, it will rapidly cool, allowing for convenient disposal with no ashes or soot to clean up. The product fits in most charcoal grills and is convenient and portable, the company added.
"Consumers are going to enjoy using the BIC FlameDisk, which uses ethanol as its main fuel ingredient, because of the convenience the product provides," said Sherri Gasparon, lighter marketing brand manager for Bic Consumer Products USA. "It heats up quickly and is cleaner than charcoal — from the initial setup of the product right through its cleanup."
The suggested retail price for FlameDisk is $4.99 for one disk.
Meijer announces results of ‘Get Gifted’ online holiday contest
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Two Feeding America food banks and a Macomb County, Mich., resident were named winners of Meijer’s "Get Gifted" online holiday contest.
The retailer said it donated $10,000 to Gleaners Community Food Bank and Forgotten Harvest last week and named Vickie Spokes its grand prize winner of $10,000 in Meijer gift cards.
"While we are always pleased when our customers engage with our brand online, it’s especially satisfying when the end result provides a benefit to such a worthy cause," Meijer chief marketing officer Kevin Brown said. "Food giving continues to be a focus at Meijer, and we appreciate our customers joining us in this effort."