Harris Teeter to Open at Tysons Corner
McLean, Va. Harris Teeter is opening Jan. 14 at the Lofts at Park Crest, an apartment community in the heart of Tysons Corner in McLean, Va.
The new 45,000-sq.-ft., full-service Harris Teeter grocery store and The Lofts apartments are the latest additions to the new mixed-use Park Crest community at Tysons Corner.
The Harris Teeter is located on the ground level of the luxury apartment residence, and will allow residents to take the elevator to the grocery store, as well as shop Tysons Galleria shopping mall with upscale anchors Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
The Harris Teeter store will be open 24/7 and will offer a full-service pharmacy, in-store Starbucks and dining, full-service floral department, wine consultant, hot foods bar, salad and fresh fruit bars and a variety of gourmet grocery selections.
Park Crest represents the first wave of the planned transformation of Tysons Corner from a large office submarket to a 24/7 pedestrian-friendly city in its own right. Harris Teeter is the first new grocery store to open in Tysons Corner in decades.
Giant Food names East region ops head
CARLISLE, Pa. Doug Sternberger has been named director of operations and merchandising in the East region for Giant Food Stores.
Sternberger joined Giant in 1980 and most recently served as grocery specialist for the East Region.
FTC seeks end to Whole Foods, Wild Oats integration
WASHINGTON The Federal Trade Commission continued its battle with Whole Foods over its acquisition of Wild Oats, asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to be a stop to all integration activities and to have the acquired stores rebranded as Wild Oats, with an independent management team to supervise them.
“The FTC believes that this preliminary injunctive relief is necessary and reasonable to preserve interim competition and maintain the commission’s ability to fashion an effective remedy should it be warranted,” the FTC said in its filing.