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January 10, 2013
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  Retail Beat 
  • Giant Eagle price freeze to last all winter
    Giant Eagle has announced it would extend its price freeze program, launched in October, through the winter, and add hundreds of products to the Low Price Lock program. The retailer said it won't raise prices on the items, which include Giant Eagle and national brands, even if commodity costs rise during that time. Progressive Grocer (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • More men are buying beauty products online
    According to Mintel, more men are shopping online for beauty products, and marketers can do more to tap this growing trend. "Men are a prime target for online beauty retailing as they are less likely to want to spend a lot of time browsing stores and are looking for quick, simple and convenient ways to get the products they want," notes Shannon Romanowski, beauty and personal care analyst for Mintel. Drug Store News (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Independent Operator Spotlight 
  • N.D. city to get a grocery store
    A 10,000-square-foot grocery store called Springfield Market is set to open in March in Richardton, N.D., where residents now have to travel 15 miles to the nearest store. The store, with SUPERVALU as the main distributor, will have a deli and bakery, and was funded with a loan from the Bank of North Dakota Flex PACE program, with Stark Development buying down the interest rate. Dickinson Press (N.D.) (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health, Nutrition & Pharmacy 
  • Detox dishes, chewing included
    While many cleansing or detox diets are offered in liquid form, solid dishes can be made with the same beneficial ingredients, including ginger, tamarind and coconut. Dishes including tamarind shrimp, yellow split peas with coconut and ginger-lamb coconut curry are nutritious, tasty and may confer diet-boosting benefits, according to this article. National Public Radio/Kitchen Window blog (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Supplier News 
  • Lipton campaign touts basic black
    Unilever is launching a campaign for Lipton black tea in yellow boxes, a flagship product that has been around for decades. The campaign, with the theme "drink positive," includes a yellow-tinted ad showing a young woman drinking hot tea at work and with friends. "This is me, this is my tea," says a female voice. "I feel more inspired, more positive." The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Deadline next month: Store Manager Awards
    The deadline is getting closer for FMI's annual Store Manager Awards! Recognize the innovative leadership from your on-the-ground employees by nominating your exceptional store managers. Learn more about past winners and access the nomination form at fmi.org/storemanager. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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