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Texas can’t be spelled without H-E-B

BY Allison Cerra

SAN ANTONIO — Super Bowl viewers got a surprise while watching the Big Game on Sunday: A commercial featuring an exclusive song about retailer H-E-B, performed by country star Jack Ingram.

The Texas-based retailer let Super Bowl watchers know that, "You Can’t Spell Texas without H-E-B." The commercial featured dancers in stetsons and images of all things Texas, with country crooner Ingram celebrating the Lone Star state, mentioning cities both big and small, and showing that H-E-B is as big as the state’s pride.

The commercial aired in San Antonio and Houston and other key Texas cities where H-E-B has stores.

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Wegmans customers increase hunger relief donations in 2010

BY Allison Cerra

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans last week announced that its customers boosted hunger relief donations by 12% during the company’s 2010 checkout campaign.

Hunger relief contributions at 20 Wegmans stores in New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and eastern Pennsylvania totaled $692,756, a 12% increase above the previous record total raised in 2009.

Wegmans also said that customers in Wegmans’ 22 Rochester, N.Y.-area stores generously contributed in a fall 2010 campaign held earlier in the season, raising $688,214, with all proceeds going to Foodlink in Rochester.

The company noted that the remaining 33 Wegmans stores in Buffalo, Syracuse, the Southern Tier and parts of Pennsylvania will kick off their annual campaigns this month.

Check Out Hunger and Care About Hunger programs allow customers to donate $1, $2 $3, $5 or any other amount at checkout with 100% of the proceeds going to each store’s local food bank.

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Convertibles by Glogover Hosiery arrives at Duane Reade

BY Allison Cerra

EDGEWATER, N.J. — This month, expect to see performance pantyhose in the hosiery aisle at Duane Reade.

Glogover Hosiery said its Convertibles line, available in four sizes and in black and nude colors, touts the first-ever performance pantyhose with a seamless toe flap, giving its user more ways to wear the pantyhose, including a closed toe, open toe or at ankle-high length.

Convertibles by Glogover Hosiery will roll out in Duane Reade stores in New York and New Jersey for a suggested retail price of $9.99.

Click here to visit the company’s website.

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