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Drug take-back events scheduled for 35 Giant-Carlisle stores

BY Alaric DeArment

CARLISLE, Pa. — Thirty-five Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets stores in Pennsylvania and Virginia will sponsor drug take-back events later this month.

The chains, which collectively comprise Ahold USA’s Giant-Carlisle banner, will sponsor the events on April 27, in partnership with local law enforcement agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Patients can bring expired and unwanted medications, which will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner for free.

"We’re proud to partner with the DEA and local law enforcement authorities to assist customers with properly disposing of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications and to reduce the amount of medication polluting our environment and our local communities," Giant-Carlisle director of pharmacy operations Leigh Shirley said.

In other news, Giant-Carlisle announced the completion of a remodel of its Halifax, Pa., store. The newly remodeled store includes a wider selection of products and services, including self-serve EasyScan registers and Nature’s Promise Marketplace, a section dedicated to natural and organic products, including 16 feet of space dedicated to gluten-free products.

 

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Philadelphia Cream Cheese expands product line

BY Jason Owen

GLENVIEW, Ill. — Philadelphia Cream Cheese is looking to broaden its appeal with the launch of new cream cheese products this spring.

Spicy Jalapeno is the newest flavor of cream cheese spread from the Philadelphia company. This new cream cheese flavor is made with real jalapenos and adds a hint of heat to a bagel, sandwiches, flatbreads and dips.

"Knowing consumers are becoming more adventurous with their food choices, we didn’t skimp on the heat," said Nina Barton, senior director of Philadelphia Cream Cheese. "We weren’t afraid to make our new jalapeno flavor actually rather spicy. On the other spectrum, to satisfy our consumers’ sweet tooth, we’re also introducing another delicious option called Snack Delights that’s perfect for an afternoon snack."

Philadelphia Snack Delights are a new dippable, spreadable snack topper, combining Philadelphia Reduced Fat Cream Cheese with real ingredients. The product is launching in stores on April 15 and is available in five different flavors: Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate, Cinnamon and Caramel.


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Bumble Bee adds to gourmet-style Prime Fillet line

BY Jason Owen

SAN DIEGO — Bumble Bee Foods has introduced three new additions to its gourmet-style Prime Fillet line.

The new Prime Fillet gourmet flavors are available in three varieties: chipotle and olive oil, sundried tomatoes and olive oil, and jalapenos and olive oil. Each of the gourmet flavors contains albacore tuna in olive oil with chopped chipotles, sundried tomatoes or jalapenos and carefully paired seasonings.

According to Bumble Bee chief executive officer Christopher Lischewski, Bumble Bee was encouraged by the high demand for its premium albacore products in oil, including the brand’s popular Prime Fillet Tonno.

"Premium tuna in olive oil has been popular among the food elite for years. The new seasoned varieties offered by our gourmet flavors bring inspiration from around the globe to help create delicious recipes for any meal occasion," Lischewski said. "All three gourmet flavors products combine exotic flavors with a kick of taste that can’t be found anywhere else on the market."

Bumble Bee Prime Fillet gourmet flavors are now available in supermarkets nationwide. Suggested retail price is $2.49 per 5-oz. can.


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