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Weis Markets announces 90-day price freeze on 3,000 items

BY Michael Johnsen

SUNBURY, Pa. Weis Markets on Wednesday announced it has implemented a second 90-day price freeze on 3,000 of its staple items, effective April 16 through July 15.

“At a time when unemployment continues to surge in many of our markets — in some areas to as high as 10% — our Price Freeze Program is designed to offer meaningful, long-term savings to our customers,” stated David Hepfinger, Weis Markets’ president and CEO. “We’ve also expanded our Price Freeze item count to 3,000 products, up 600 compared to our initial program. We estimate our initial Price Freeze program helped our customers save approximately $5 million and hope to save our customers even more in the coming months.”

Of the 3,000 Price Freeze products, Weis Markets first lowered the prices on 2,400 items – and then froze this lower price for 90 days.

The current price freeze program includes private label and brand name products in center store, frozen, dairy, produce, meat, deli and bakery. The Price Freeze program is being promoted in Weis Markets’ current print, television and radio ads. In stores, customers will see special Price Freeze shelf tags on participating items.

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Two biopics arrive on DVD, Blu-Ray this spring

BY Allison Cerra

LOS ANGELES Two biopics arrive on Blu-Ray and DVD this spring from Twentieth Century Fox and MGM Home Entertainment.

On April 21, Notorious, the story of Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace, arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The story of a hip-hop icon whose life was cut short, Notorious features Wallace’s real-life son, Christopher Jordan Wallace, and uncovers the complicated relationships in his life. The film arrives on Unrated Director’s Cut and Unrated Director’s Cut Collector’s Edition, which include bonus features like behind-the-scenes footage, never-before-seen footage of the real Notorious B.I.G. and more.

The Unrated Director’s Cut has a suggested retail price of $23.98, while Unrated Director’s Cut Collector’s Edition retails for $27.98 and $31.99 for DVD and Blu-Ray, respectively.

Valkyrie, starring Tom Cruise, is a story of the German Resistance’s attempted coup and assassination of Adolf Hitler. Cruise stars as the mastermind behind the plot, Colonel Calus von Stauffenberg. Valkyrie will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and Two-Disc Special Edition DVD with Digital Copy on May 19 from MGM Home Entertainment. Both formats feature over three hours of bonus materials, including commentary from Cruise and director Bryan Singer and more.

The suggested retail price for Valkyrie is $23.98 for the standard DVD, while the Blu-Ray and Two-Disc Special Edition DVD with Digital Copy retail for $31.99 and $27.98, respectively.

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Supervalu discontinues online grocery business

BY Michael Johnsen

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Supervalu has discontinued its online grocery business in all markets, according to reports published last week.

The decision impacts its online grocery delivery service for Albertsons.com and Acmemarkets.com.

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