Harris Teeter incentivizes shoppers to go green
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In celebration of Earth Day and as part of its commitment to incorporating sustainable practices into its day-to-day business operations, Harris Teeter announced it has aligned with vendors to offer promotions that will reward customers for their green decisions.
The retailer said that shoppers that sign up for its e-VIC loyalty program by Earth Day will receive a free Harris Teeter reusable shopping bag. What’s more, VIC members will receive more loyalty points when they purchase the following products:
From April 6 through May 3, for every $1 a VIC-card customer spends on any combination of Dannon yogurt products, he or she will earn one point. When a shopper earns 20 points, the shopper will receive $3 off his or her next grocery bill, automatically targeted to his or her VIC card. Also, for every $1,000 worth of Dannon products purchased at Harris Teeter stores, Dannon will plant a tree in the community, up to 1,200 trees;
For four weeks beginning April 13, shoppers who recycle their old baking pans at participating Harris Teeter locations will receive discounts on a new Good Cook baking pan; and
Seventh Generation has partnered with Harris Teeter to offer the company’s VIC-card customers a free reusable bag when they purchase $5 or more in participating Seventh Generation products from April 20 to April 26. What’s more, the reusable bag will be targeted to a shopper’s VIC card and can be redeemed during a subsequent transaction made between April 20 and May 3.
School Administrators Association of New York State honors Wegmans
ALBANY, N.Y. — The School Administrators Association of New York State will present its 2011 Friend of Education Award to Wegmans Food Markets and the Wegman family, the Rochester, N.Y.-based grocer announced Wednesday.
“There are few organizations as dedicated to the future of [their] community and [their] young citizens [as] Wegmans,” stated Don Nickson, deputy executive director of SAANYS. “We are fortunate to have such a company based right here in western New York and are honored to recognize [its] commitment and service.”
The recognition is awarded to "an individual, group or organization that has consistently contributed to the support and advancement of outstanding public education and the students of New York State." Wegmans was nominated for the award by the Association of Supervisors and Administrators of Rochester, with particular recognition from the Rochester secondary school administrators in appreciation of Wegmans’ support of the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection.
The late Robert Wegman and his son Danny Wegman founded the Work-Scholarship Connection in 1987. Since 1996, the nationally recognized program has been an affiliate of the Hillside Family of Agencies, serving at-risk youth in Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo, N.Y., as well as in Prince George’s County, Md. The program provides these youth with mentors, part-time jobs and other support to help them develop habits and acquire the skills to become contributing members of the community.
SAANYS also recognized the numerous other Wegmans’ sponsored programs, including the Eat Well, Live Well fourth-grade store tours and Veggie Patch classes for scouts; Strong’s Super Kid Market; the ProStart Culinary Competition for High School Students; and Foodlink’s Kids Cafés and Project Search, a high school transition program for 18 to 21 year olds with developmental disabilities that provides training and education leading to employment opportunities.
Navarro to open in-store bank branch
MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy has partnered with Continental National Bank of Miami to open an in-store bank branch inside Navarro’s Hialeah Gardens store — marking the first bank in Florida to open an in-store bank in a drug store format.
The mini-bank branch will include two teller windows, an ATM and one service desk where customers can speak with a bank representative. Extended hours will be available for an added convenience.
The new bank branch is under construction and will be open by early summer. Navarro Discount Pharmacy and Continental National Bank of Miami are looking to open in-store bank branches at other Navarro store locations.
"We value the opportunity to partner with Continental National Bank, which has an outstanding reputation in the Hispanic community and a successful track record with in-store bank branches," stated Steve Kaczynski, CEO of Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which currently has 28 store locations and three others under construction. "The added convenience of having a bank branch inside a drug store greatly enhances the customer’s shopping experience, allows us to be more competitive and attracts new customers to Navarro as well."