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Peapod opens Coopersburg, Pa., fulfillment center

BY Alaric DeArment

CARLISLE, Pa. — Online grocer Peapod has opened a new fulfillment center that will serve the Philadelphia area.

The Ahold USA-owned company announced the opening of the center, in Coopersburg, Pa., to serve residents of nearby Bucks County, Pa. Peapod offers its services in the area in conjunction with Giant Food Stores, a Carlisle, Pa.-based supermarket chain also owned by Ahold.

"Peapod by Giant has seen exciting growth in the Philadelphia area, and we are delighted to partner with our sister grocer, Peapod, to expand service to additional zip codes in the Giant trade area," Giant-Carlisle president Rick Herring said. "As always, we will strive to provide a wide selection of well-priced, top-quality, fresh products with the ease of online shopping and home delivery."

The center will serve residents of more than two dozen zip codes, including such towns as Doylestown, Quakertown and Coopersburg.

 

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Target offers extra deals through Cartwheel for holiday shopping season

BY Alaric DeArment

MINNEAPOLIS — Target will make use of its omnichannel offerings for Black Friday, the mass-merchandise retailer said Monday.

Target, whose stores will open on Thanksgiving day at 8 p.m., will offer sales in stores and on its website, as well as through the Cartwheel mobile app.

"For both our guests and team members, Black Friday is an exciting event that officially marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season," Target EVP Merchandising and Supply Chain said. "By offering advance access to deals at Target.com and opening our stores earlier, we are making it easier for guests to build a Black Friday ritual that works for them."

Cartwheel will feature deals throughout Thanksgiving week, and customers who redeem any offer through the app will also unlock an additional offer card, enabling them to select a deal of their choice. In addition, the chain is offering an additional 5% savings on almost all purchases made using the REDcard, Target’s loyalty card program.

 

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Patient Views – November 2013 Methodology

BY DSN STAFF

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from Oct. 14 to 21. Participants responded via AccentHealth’s national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 520 respondents who were at least 18 years of age, and either themselves or a household member have prediabetes, Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.

All data is self-reported and not validated.

Below is the demographic breakdown of the respondents and their behavior:

Gender

 

Primary shopper in household

 
 

Age

Education

Household income

Source: AccentHealth

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