Weis Markets rolls out price-freeze program
Sunbury, Pa. Weis Markets has implemented its second 90-day price freeze on 3,000 of its staple items, effective Thursday, April 16 through July 15.
Of the 3,000 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 program is being promoted in Weis Markets’ current print, television and radio ads.
Hallmark sends a sympathy card
The nation’s leading greeting card company on Tuesday said it planned to cut up to 8% of its U.S. work force by laying off between 550 and 750 of its 9,200 full-time employees in the U.S.
The job cuts at the privately held company are expected to take place over the next six months and will involve 200 to 250 jobs at the company’s headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. Other cuts are expected to occur at six manufacturing and distribution facilities where between 350 and 450 jobs will be cut. Hallmark’s sales last year declined 2$ to $4.3 billion.
BJ’s expands payment options
NATICK, Mass. BJ’s Wholesale Club announced it is expanding payment options to its members by accepting government-issued food stamp benefits via Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) payments. BJ’s now accepts EBT payments at all 180 Club locations throughout its 15-state footprint.
“The Food Stamp program makes a difference in the lives of millions of Americans across the country, and the benefits they receive positively impact their abilities to feed their families consistently healthy meals,” said Laura Sen, president and CEO, BJ’s Wholesale Club. “BJ’s recognizes the diverse financial status and changing needs of its members. We are proud to help members stretch their food budgets by offering savings on a large selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and baked goods, along with name-brand, non-perishable staples.”