Harris Teeter customers help raise $1 million in support of USO
MATTHEWS, N.C. — Kroger's Harris Teeter banner announced Monday it is donating $1 million to the USO, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting America’s service members and their families. The donation was made possible through contributions from Harris Teeter shoppers and valued associates during the company’s sixth annual Support Our Troops donation card campaign.
“Harris Teeter is a true example of what it means to be a Force Behind the Forces,” said Kristina Griffin, USO senior director, corporate alliances. “The USO is grateful for the many in-store activations that provide support to our nation’s military and appreciates its ongoing commitment to hiring transitioning service members. These generous contributions will go a long way in helping connect our service members to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation.”
“Harris Teeter is overwhelmed by the extreme generosity our valued associates and loyal shoppers continuously show to the USO,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “We are proud to partner with this incredible organization to show support of our brave servicemen and women, as well as their families.”
The $1 million donation brings the total amount donated through Support Our Troops since the campaign’s inception in 2012 to more than $4.6 million.
Kroger takes Lidl US to court over own brand trademark
CINCINNATI — Kroger on Friday filed litigation against Lidl US for infringing on the grocer's own private label program.
At issue is Lidl US' own brand "Preferred Selection," which Kroger charges is virtually indentical to that company's store label "Private Selection." "Lidl's actions herein have been willful and deliberate acts of infringement and unfair competition, which will cause irreparable harm and other damages to Kroger," Kroger stated in its suit filing.
According to the lawsuit, Kroger first opposed Lidl US' use of "Preferred Selection" through the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trade Office in March.
Lidl US has not yet responded to the suit, according to court documents published on June 30, and likewise has not issued any statements addressing the suit.
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