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Jewel-Osco salutes African-American vendors with month-long program

BY Allison Cerra

ITASCA, Ill. — Jewel-Osco is commemorating Black History Month by kicking off its annual “A Taste of Black History” celebration to honor its African-American vendors.

To kick off the month-long program, which now is in its 12th year, the retailer said it would host in-store celebrations at three Chicago stores and one store in Homewood, Ill., and tastings of African-American vendor products each Sunday in February.

“Diversity and developing minority vendors are important to us and the success of our company,” said Jim Seidler, Jewel-Osco organic specialty and ethnic sales and merchandising manager. “Therefore, we would like to thank our African-American vendors for their outstanding contributions that help us meet the needs of our customers every day. In turn, we hope consumers recognize that by purchasing African-American vendor products, they are also supporting these outstanding men and women.”

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Wegmans highlights nature with clothing

BY DSN STAFF

LANHAM, Md. — Located within Wegmans’ “Nature’s Marketplace” is this 16-ft. aisle of good-for-you clothing (made from hemp, organic cotton, bamboo and/or soy), including the nearby array of yoga products from Gaiam in the background.

It’s a whole health-and-wellness lifestyle position the grocer has created just outside its pharmacy — in fact all of the “Nature’s Marketplace” fixturing melds right into the center-store “back bench.”

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Mill Creek Entertainment announces DVD releases of three TV shows

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MINNEAPOLIS — Mill Creek Entertainment is bringing three TV series to DVD next month.

On March 22, the company said it will release a single-disc DVD of "The Bill Cosby Show" Best of Season One, Cosby’s Emmy-nominated first situation comedy, for a suggested retail price of $9.98.

Also coming to DVD is "Marcus Welby M.D." Best of Season One, the story of a committed family physician, which will feature 10 episodes on two discs for $9.98.

What’s more, Mill Creek Entertainment will debut the complete series of "Hawkeye," a 4-DVD set that features all 25 episodes of the show, set in the 18th century, for $14.98.

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