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Giant-Landover sells gift cards at 5% discount for full-price resale by non-profit organizations

BY Alaric DeArment

LANDOVER, Md. — Supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., has started a new way for non-profit organizations to use its gift cards to raise money.

Giant-Landover announced the launch of "Ca$h for Causes," whereby non-profits can purchase at least $500 worth of Giant gift cards at a 5% discount and then sell them at face value.

"Ca$h for Causes continues our commitment as the nation’s capital grocer to give back to those who seek to improve their community," Giant-Landover manager of public and community relations Jamie Miller said. "Seventy-seven years ago, when the Cohen and Lehrman families collaborated to open the very first supermarket in our nation’s capital, the public was at the forefront of their minds. We’ve inherited a priceless legacy, which we’re privileged to build upon each and every day."

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Rite Aid appoints Kevin Lofton to board of directors

BY Alaric DeArment

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid has elected the president and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives to its board of directors, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

Rite Aid announced the appointment of Kevin Lofton, who has worked with the Englewood, Colo.-based operator of hospitals and long-term care centers since 1998 and was appointed as its president and CEO in 2003.

"Kevin is a widely recognized and well-respected leader in the healthcare industry whose broad knowledge and experience will be beneficial in helping Rite Aid continue to grow our business and develop innovative ways to better serve our customers in a rapidly changing healthcare environment," Rite Aid chairman, president and CEO John Standley said.

Lofton also served as the American Hospital Association’s chairman in 2007 and is on the boards of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Conifer Health Solutions and drug maker Gilead Sciences.

 

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Bi-Lo, Winn-Dixie collectively raise more than $450,000 in support of Susan G. Komen

BY Michael Johnsen

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Customers of Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie collectively raised more than $450,000 for Susan G. Komen during a month-long campaign. 

The grocer’s Community Donation Program ran in all stores from Sept. 18 – Oct. 22, where customers could donate at any store register.

“This program demonstrates what community really means — people coming together to help their friends and neighbors in need,” Mary Kellmanson, Bi-Lo SVP marketing said. “This partnership with Komen helped educate and raise awareness about this disease and gave our customers a way of supporting the families in our communities that are battling breast cancer.”

 

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