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Martin’s donated more than $2.2 million to Va. charities in 2012

BY Alaric DeArment

CARLISLE, Pa. — Martin’s Food Markets donated more than $2.2 million in the Richmond and Williamsburg, Va., areas in 2012 as part of its "Living Here, Giving Here" charitable program, the supermarket chain said.

Martin’s, part of Ahold USA’s Giant-Carlisle chain, said the donations broke a record. The money will go to hunger-relief, animal welfare and poverty relief groups, schools, the United Way, USO of Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia and others.

"Martin’s is so proud to be part of the vibrant Richmond and Williamsburg communities, and I want to thank all of our associates for their passion and enthusiasm as we brought our charitable giving to a new height in 2012," Martin’s regional VP Jim Scanlon said. "Along with our associates, customers and vendors, we believe we can make a difference in the lives of children and help eradicate hunger within the neighborhoods we serve."


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Rite Aid supports ‘Epic’-themed fundraising campaign

BY Alaric DeArment

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is tying in its fundraising efforts for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with an upcoming children’s movie.

The retail pharmacy chain announced it would kick off its 19th annual campaign for the group tied in with "Epic," the 20th Century Fox Films movie that will be in theaters starting May 24. The animated movie tells the story of a teenage girl who is magically shrunk to meet a group of warriors who protect the natural world.

Through May 11, Rite Aid stores will sell "Epic"-themed Miracle Balloons for $1, which will benefit local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Customers who purchase the Miracle Balloons will receive $5 in coupon offers.

"Through this promotion with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and 20th Century Fox Films, our generous customers and the efforts of our associates, our goal is to raise even more this year, truly making an ‘Epic’ difference in the lives of sick and injured children in our communities," Rite Aid COO and Rite Aid Foundation president Ken Martindale said.

The announcement comes days after Rite Aid said it had raised a record $5.9 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in 2012.


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Revamped Supervalu to cut 1,100 positions at district level and above

BY Michael Johnsen

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Tuesday announced plans to reduce its national workforce by an estimated 1,100 positions. The reductions include both current positions and open jobs that will not be filled.

The announcement affects nearly all company offices and crosses most departments within the organization. In general, store level employees and Save-A-Lot, the company’s hard-discount retail chain, are not affected by this announcement. Employees whose positions are eliminated will be offered severance and outplacement services based on Supervalu’s eligibility guidelines.

“The decision to reduce our workforce, although difficult because of the impacts to our people, is the necessary next step in the rebuilding of our business,” stated Sam Duncan, Supervalu president and CEO. “This move is an important part of our strategy to be more focused and efficient in our operations, including how we staff and support our three business units going forward.”

Today’s announcement follows Supervalu’s recent sale of Albertsons, Jewel, ACME, and Shaws/Star Markets, as well as the Sav-On and Osco in-store pharmacies, to AB Acquisition LLC. That transaction was completed March 21. As a result, the remaining organization will require significantly fewer corporate and store support roles and functions making it important that the company restructure its operations and expenses accordingly, Supervalu noted.

Going forward, Supervalu will consist of three key business units, including its wholesale business, Save-A-Lot and five regional grocery banners.


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