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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | May 29, 1996
Community leaders from Jacksonville are to meet tonight to weigh a supermarket chain's proposal to build a 44,000-square-foot-store at the northern Baltimore County crossroads.Officials from Harford County-based Klein's Super Markets are to meet with the board of directors and the planning committee from the Greater Jacksonville Association to discuss plans for a store near the "Four Corners" intersection of Jarrettsville Pike and Paper Mill and Sweet Air roads.Jim McCoy, head of the community group's planning committee, said association officials likely will vote on whether to support the chain's request for zoning changes to allow the project.
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By Robert B. Reich | August 13, 2014
In recent weeks, the managers, employees and customers of a New England chain of supermarkets called Market Basket have joined together to oppose the board of director's decision in June to oust the chain's popular chief executive, Arthur T. Demoulas. Their demonstrations and boycotts have emptied most of the chain's 71 stores. What was so special about Arthur T., as he's known? Mainly, his business model. He kept prices lower than his competitors, paid his employees more, and gave them and his managers more authority.
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By Jennifer Sullivan and Jennifer Sullivan,SUN STAFF | July 28, 1999
Safeway, a grocery chain that closed its doors in Westminster 11 years ago, returns to the community today with the opening of a store on the booming west side, where the residents are many but the stores have been few.The site at the new $8 million College Square shopping center on Route 140, near Western Maryland College, is the national grocer's third store in the county. The others are in Eldersburg and Mount Airy. In Westminster, Safeway will compete against seven other supermarkets.
BUSINESS
By Heather Somerville, San Jose Mercury News | March 6, 2014
The days of the conventional supermarket are numbered. Safeway Inc.'s announcement Thursday that private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management would acquire the company in a deal valued at about $9.4 billion is the latest sign from the troubled grocery industry that supermarkets have fallen out of style. The deal combines Safeway with Cerberus' Albertsons chain, creating a dominant grocery franchise on the West Coast. It also creates a grocery network of more than 2,400 stores and 250,000 employees. Safeway has more than 20 stores in the Baltimore area.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | October 14, 2013
Elected officials and community leaders are calling on Giant Food to improve service and quality at the Waverly Crossroads store, which serves north and northeast Baltimore, including Oakenshawe, Abell, Guilford and Charles Village. They are circulating petitions and forming a steering committee as part of a public campaign called Friends of a Giant Step Forward. Their petition asks Giant Food "to maintain the quality we expect and deserve, with enough staff to keep checkout lines short, better stocking of shelves, the highest quality meats and produce, and a safe, uncongested entryway and parking lot. " They say it's an effort to convince corporate representatives of the Prince George's County-based supermarket chain to meet with them.
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By Lynda Robinson | April 10, 1991
Services for Charles Thurgood Burns, chairman of the country's largest black-owned and -operated supermarket chain, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Morgan State University Christian Center, 4307 Hillen Road.Mr. Burns, who founded the Baltimore chain of Super Pride Markets, died of a heart attack Sunday at his home in White Hall. He was 76.A first cousin of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Mr. Burns liked to describe himself as "a plain man, basically crude, basically honest," said his younger sister, Juliet Carter.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1996
A supermarket chain has moved closer to gaining key supporters for its proposed store in the northern Baltimore County community of Jacksonville.Although previously wary of the proposal by Klein's Super Markets, community leaders now lean toward supporting the project, officials in the Greater Jacksonville Association said yesterday.The association's board has not voted to take a position, but group leaders who met Wednesday night with Klein's officials said they emerged with a favorable view of the project.
NEWS
June 14, 1995
James F. Bogan, 82, captain of the fishing vessel that rescued 67 passengers from the burning ocean liner Morro Castle in 1934 off Sea Girt, N.J., died Saturday at his home in Sea Girt.A. Darius Davis, 89, the last surviving founder of the Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. supermarket chain, died of a stroke Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. The company operates 1,186 stores in 14 Southern states, and is the nation's fifth largest supermarket chain.Arthur J. Kropp, 37, president of People for the American Way, a liberal advocacy group that was created to preserve the separation between church and state, died of AIDS on Monday in Washington.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | July 16, 2013
Consumers can expect lower prices than usual on hundreds of grocery items at  Weis Markets starting today. The supermarket chain's 11 th round of the initiative runs for the next three months and is happening at all 164 stores. Weis has stores in Maryland and four other states in the mid-Atlantic. The grocer says it has lowered prices on more than 1,300 products.  The company began periodic price freezes in 2009. The current round goes through Oct. 12. Kurt Schertle, Weis' executive vice president for sales and merchandising, says the program "helps our customer lock in long-term savings.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg Business News | June 13, 1995
SUNBURY, Pa. -- Weis Markets Inc. shares rose 6 percent after the company announced the death of Chairman Emeritus Sigfried Weis, leading investors to believe change could be coming at the conservatively run supermarket chain.Mr. Weis, who owned 35 percent of the company's outstanding shares, died Sunday night.Until he was forced to retire in January because of injuries related to a fall, Mr. Weis had co-chaired the supermarket chain with his cousin, Robert Weis, since 1994. Prior to that, Sigfried Weis had served as president since 1961.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | January 28, 2014
Gmart International Foods, a five-store supermarket chain with two Maryland locations, will open in the next 60 days in the former Santoni's Super Market site in Highlandtown, the shopping center's landlord said Monday. Gmart signed a long-term lease on the 27,000-square-foot space last week, said Michael Jacoby, CEO of Bethesda-based Broad Street Realty, which leased the space. The center also has a Rite Aid and a Dollar Tree, and a Subway will open soon. “We think they are a good tenant for that community,” Jacoby said.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | October 14, 2013
Elected officials and community leaders are calling on Giant Food to improve service and quality at the Waverly Crossroads store, which serves north and northeast Baltimore, including Oakenshawe, Abell, Guilford and Charles Village. They are circulating petitions and forming a steering committee as part of a public campaign called Friends of a Giant Step Forward. Their petition asks Giant Food "to maintain the quality we expect and deserve, with enough staff to keep checkout lines short, better stocking of shelves, the highest quality meats and produce, and a safe, uncongested entryway and parking lot. " They say it's an effort to convince corporate representatives of the Prince George's County-based supermarket chain to meet with them.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2013
Baltimore's Nikki Lewis will compete on Thursday night's episode of "Supermarket Superstar," the new Lifetime show in which hopeful food entrepreneurs compete to get their products on grocery store shelves. The show is hosted by Rosedale native Stacy Keibler.   Lewis is the developer of Mallow Crunchies, a marshmallow treat she sells at area farmers markets as well as at The Mallow Bar , her own dessert cafe in Rosedale.    Each week on "Supermarket Superstar," three contestants compete for $10,000 in cash and $100,000 in product development, with an ultimate goal of having the A&P supermarket chain put the winning contestant's product in its stores.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | July 16, 2013
Consumers can expect lower prices than usual on hundreds of grocery items at  Weis Markets starting today. The supermarket chain's 11 th round of the initiative runs for the next three months and is happening at all 164 stores. Weis has stores in Maryland and four other states in the mid-Atlantic. The grocer says it has lowered prices on more than 1,300 products.  The company began periodic price freezes in 2009. The current round goes through Oct. 12. Kurt Schertle, Weis' executive vice president for sales and merchandising, says the program "helps our customer lock in long-term savings.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | May 31, 2013
June is National Dairy Month, and that means special deals on dairy section items at Weis Markets. The grocer said it will promote June sales on dairy items in weekly circulars and online at WeisMarkets.com. In another dairy-related promotion, the supermarket chain plans to launch a recipe contest on Facebook, starting Sunday. Consumers can compete for more than $5,000 worth of Weis Markets gift cards by submitting favorite personal recipes. Any type of food is fair game: dips, desserts, milkshakes, omelets or other dishes, as long as they contain at least three items found in the dairy section.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | March 20, 2013
Harris Teeter will open its planned Ellicott City supermarket on April 2, the Charlotte, N.C., grocer said today. The store in the Towne Square at Turf Valley on Resort Road will be open 24 hours a day, with a seven-day-a-week pharmacy. Harris Teeter came to Maryland in 2010 and now has eight stores in the state, including Columbia and Fulton in Howard County and Locust Point in Baltimore. Another location will open this fall in Canton's Canton Crossing. The company is the 23 rd largest supermarket chain in the U.S., with 2012 sales of $4.54 billion.
BUSINESS
June 17, 1993
Stake in Mexican brewery boughtAnheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. said yesterday that it has $l purchased a 17.7 percent stake in Mexico's Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V., bringing together the brewers of Budweiser and Corona.The deal -- an equity stake worth about $477 million -- followed an agreement in principle between the two companies in March. It also gave Anheuser-Busch an option to increase its investment in Modelo to about 35 percent.Food Lion co-founder to sell sharesThe co-founder of the Food Lion supermarket chain, based in Salisbury, N.C., has filed papers saying he plans to sell an additional 1.04 million shares of the company's stock.
NEWS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2012
The union that represents 17,000 workers at the region's two largest supermarket chains is embracing the "occupy" movement as it begins contract talks Wednesday. Anticipating difficult bargaining with Safeway and Giant Foods, the union has launched a website, occupygiantandsafeway.org, to build public support for its cause. The contract expires March 31. Tom McNutt, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, said in a speech to union organizers last week that employees have worked hard over the last three decades to make the grocery chains highly profitable — while, he said, top executives are "making the Sheriff of Nottingham look like a saint.
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