Film sponsorship continues
Target this week continues its long-running sponsorship of the Los Angeles Film Festival.
The 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival, running June 18 to 28, is also being sponsored by Abbott Laboratories’ ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars.
Target has been a Los Angeles Film Festival premier sponsor for nine years running and will be honoring Festival filmmakers at the Target Filmmaker Awards Gala, where they will distribute the Target Filmmaker Award for Best Narrative Feature and the Target Documentary Award, each carrying an unrestricted cash prize of $50,000. Target also sponsors CineCultura – a Festival program honoring Latin films and filmmakers programmed in the Festival.
Trans World CEO buys more shares
Albany, N.Y. Trans World Entertainment Corp. chairman and CEO Robert Higgins has bought more stock in the company, which owns the f.y.e. chain of music and video stores.
Higgins bought 76,000 shares from June 8 to June 10 at an average price of $1.86 per share, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The purchase gives Higgins 14.28 million shares in the company.
Safeway launches ‘Locally Grown’ campaign
PLEASANTON, Calif. Safeway launched a campaign to significantly increase its focus on locally grown produce.
Safeway’s “Locally Grown” campaign will highlight partnerships with local farmers such as G&S Farms of Brentwood, California, a grower of sweet corn and green beans, and Fitzgerald Orchards of Tyro, Virginia, which has supplied East Coast Safeway stores with apples for nearly 60 years. Safeway will give purchasing preference to these and other key local growers to meet customer demand. In addition, Safeway will provide local produce premier in-store placement with attractive “Locally Grown” promotional signs that highlight specific growers in the region.
Safeway will require its local vendors to meet the company’s strict safety and quality standards for planting, growing, harvesting, handling and transporting. Before produce reaches the store, Safeway conducts multiple inspections for quality, flavor and appearance.