99 Cents Only adds 40 natural gas trucks to fleet
Commerce, Calif. — 99 Cents Only Stores said Tuesday it has leased 40 new compressed natural gas powered tractors from Ryder, which will replace diesel burning units with cleaner CNG rigs.
The move is expected to reduce the carbon footprint of the fleet and its CO2 emissions by up to 25%, said Eric Schiffer, CEO.
The new CNG trucks will operate exclusively in the Southern California market, making store deliveries and picking up goods from vendors.
Rite Aid acquires Town Hill Pharmacy
Dallas — The Transition Cos. announced Tuesday that Rite Aid has acquired Town Hill Pharmacy, effective August 2012. Transition Cos. served as M&A advisor on the transaction.
Town Hill is an independent retail pharmacy in Eastern Kentucky.
Jewel-Osco to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
ITASCA, Ill. — Supervalu’s Jewel-Osco banner will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with its 5th Annual “Sabor de la Herencia Hispana” signature VIP reception on Sept. 27 at the National Museum of Mexican Art, the retailer announced Monday.
"We are proud to observe Hispanic Heritage Month with events that celebrate the culture and traditions of the Latino community," Jewel-Osco president Brian Huff said. "Sabor de la Herencia Hispana was designed to honor the Hispanic vendors whose products we carry on our shelves, as well as to support the culinary talents of Hispanic youth and recognize the exceptional contributions of this vibrant community."
Highlights of this year’s reception include:
A presentation of $20,000 in grants to local organizations that are being recognized for their efforts and commitment to enriching the Hispanic communities they serve. The four charitable contributions are being awarded to St. Pius Church community kitchen, San José Obrero Mission, the United Neighborhood Organization and St. Augustine College;
A special celebrity appearance by Puerto Rican actress, model and TV host Adamari Lopez, who will speak about her battle against breast cancer and how she has teamed up with Yoplait’s Save Lids to Save Lives tour in efforts to help Latina women understand the importance of early detection; and
An array of exclusive dishes developed by culinary students from Chicago’s St. Augustine College, showcasing the unique flavors and richness of Latin cuisine. The students will prepare signature Latin-American recipes that incorporate an array of Hispanic vendor products.