March 24, 2010 |
Judith Spires, who resigned from Acme Markets this month, has been named president and chief executive of Kings Super Markets Inc., a 25-store chain based in Parsippany, N.J., Supermarket News reported yesterday. Neither Kings, which is owned by New York private- equity firm Angelo, Gordon & Co., nor Spires could be reached for comment. Spires started her career as a checkout girl at Acme's Westmont store and returned to the area in 2006 to become president of the 124-store Malvern chain, which is owned by Supervalu Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn.
July 26, 1993 |
The Wawa convenience-store chain, with its taste for novel food items, is the kind of company Eugene Gagliardi and Gerard "G.J. " Hart think about when they invent products such as HoThighs and Buffalo Bites. Gagliardi, who founded Designer Foods, of Chadds Ford, and Hart, its president, pursue a single goal: Create the next wave in snacks for American fast-food chains, convenience stores, restaurants and supermarkets. Next month, they will take another step in this direction when Wawa begins test-marketing Gagliardi's latest offering - a boneless, skinless chicken- thigh hors d'oeuvre called Buffalo Bites.
April 4, 2006 |
How does a catchphrase catch on? In the 1980s, the food chain Wendy's gave us "Where's the beef?" In 2000, Budweiser launched a campaign around "Whassup?!" and it became a national craze. Recently, "You're fired" swept the country thanks to Donald Trump. Another catchphrase has been gaining momentum, hatched by "blue-collar" comedian Larry the Cable Guy: "Git-R-Done. " I wondered what was behind this popular slogan, so I attended Larry's show Friday night in Reading. Amid the lobby food stands offering Texas-style BBQ, pulled-pork BBQ, and pit-cooked BBQ, "Git-R-Done" ran like an ad campaign, appearing on everything from T-shirts to key chains to hats to signs created by loyal fans.
April 13, 1986
A recent article about the plan to feed a growth hormone to cows, which would greatly increase their production of milk, stressed the fear of small dairy farmers that the resulting over-supply of milk would force them out of business. Also emphasized was the possible deleterious effect on the health of the animals. It is surprising that no mention was made of the danger to human beings of the possible introduction of a growth hormone into our food chain. Ida and Martin Riskoff Cherry Hill.
January 31, 2005
LOU PELUSO (letters, Jan. 25) seems perplexed by people who continue to wear fur. Well, Lou, it's quite simple. It's the only part of the animal that isn't edible. If some chef out there can find some way to cook the fur a certain way, and make it as delicious as the rest of the animal, we will stop wearing it and just eat it as well. But until then, man will continue to hunt animals, kill them, add fire, munch them down, then slap the toasty warm fur on our carnivore backs for the long, cold walk back to our caves.
April 29, 2002
I AM A skateboarder LOVE Park was the one place in the city where I felt that I was not bothering anyone with my noise. I felt safe there, met other skaters and got a great workout. The rest of the city at night is another story. I found that skating in other locations is dangerous. I have been chased by drunks, vagrants and groups of young men. At LOVE, I was never alone. I hope the deal that the city made was sweet enough to justify the destruction of LOVE Park. Dan Overfield, Philadelphia Why we eat meat Re letter from PETA's Ms. Bennett about not eating meat: I assume that you believe we evolved from apes.
January 6, 2003
OUR CITY has just fallen a few notches lower on the food chain, thanks to - and I cannot believe this is true - the 2003 Mummers. In a society that reeks of irresponsibility, we can now stand accused of being apart of the problem and not the solution. We owe our decline to George Hirsch Jr., captain of the Slick Duck Brigade, who proudly states to be the creative force behind the brigade; Tom Fox, deputy commissioner of the parade, and Eddie Hall of the Purul Comics, sponsor of Slick Duck.
August 30, 2007 |
Two Dechert L.L.P. lawyers who helped upscale food chain Whole Foods Market Inc. clear legal and regulatory hurdles blocking a $565 million acquisition of a competitor say the case provides a clear road map for handling antitrust matters in the future. The Federal Trade Commission in June sought to block the merger of Whole Foods and Wild Oats Markets Inc., a natural food retailer based in Boulder, Colo., arguing the deal would eliminate a key competitor while giving Whole Foods free rein to raise prices for its own natural and organic foods.
November 28, 1996 |
Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner? Got any idea where that turkey had been? What about the stuffing, tomatoes, creamed corn, strawberry shortcake and butter you ate? Are you sure they were not the products of genetic engineering? More and more foods are. Plant and animal scientists are working hard to develop strains of cows that produce more milk, pigs and steers that have leaner meat. Tomatoes, corn and strawberries that are capable of growing in colder temperatures are already available.