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March 24, 2010 | By Harold Brubaker INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
July 26, 1993 | By Kenneth Lelen, FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
NEWS
April 4, 2006 | By Teresa Leo
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
August 30, 2007 | By Chris Mondics INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 28, 1996 | By Art Caplan
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.
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March 18, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert Mitchell Thomas, 91, of Philadelphia, a decorated World War II veteran and public relations specialist in the area for many years, died Tuesday, March 11, at the Bryn Mawr Extended Care Center. Over the years, Mr. Thomas worked at a senior level in public affairs for the former SmithKline Beecham, the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the City of Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, Spiro & Associates, and Moore College of Art. But by far his favorite employer was Gino's Restaurants, based in King of Prussia, he told his son Reynald M. In 1959, Baltimore Colts defensive end Gino Marchetti joined with several teammates to open a fast-food restaurant.
BUSINESS
April 1, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania divides a few ways: Phillies vs. Pirates. Democratic ex-factory towns vs. Republican ex-farming townships. Nittany Lions fans vs. everyone else. And Wawa vs. Sheetz - though that might be the least bitter rivalry: The state's two big gas-and-milk, Cokes-and-smokes, Tastykakes-and-store-built sandwich chains try not to fight. They're not like Ford vs. GM. Instead, they have mostly drawn lines and split the land between them. Like Comcast and TimeWarner Cable. Which you prefer depends on where you were raised: Wawa is Philly and the Shore from Jersey to Virginia Beach.
NEWS
March 8, 2013
WHENEVER you think the vacuous herd called "foodies" has exceeded its capacity for self-indulgence, it adds another chapter to the book. From chasing every "new" ethnic recipe (this week, sautéed Croatian goat testicles), to traipsing into edgy neighborhoods for "street foods" (Kensington beer and bath-salts consommé) to exotic culinary combinations (French/Kazakhstani, Thai/Antarctic, Dutch/Treat), they seem to be (as Oscar Wilde described foxhunting) the unspeakable chasing the uneatable.
NEWS
November 21, 2012
FOR THOSE OF US still panicked over the possible loss of Twinkies, Ho-Hos and Hostess cupcakes, here's something to consider: Imagine how panicked you'd be over the possible loss of milk, bread, meat and cereal. Hard to imagine for most of us, but more and more families in Philadelphia and the region confront that scarcity every day. And as we prepare to celebrate the holiday of abundance, it's a good time to get real about how many in the region can't celebrate in quite the same way. It's also a good time to get real following months of rhetoric and bombast we've heard leading up to the latest presidential election about how more people need to break their dependence on government.
SPORTS
November 2, 2012
REMEMBER THAT exposure monstrosity that was going to separate Texas from those other top-feeders on the food chain? Well, upon further review, maybe not so much. Or at least not the way some envisioned when the Longhorns entered into a 20-year, $300 million partnership with - who else? - ESPN. Coach Mack Brown spends 6 hours a week taping six televison shows. And the first 30 minutes of practice also makes it on the air. Recruits see it. So do other teams. "I'm a solider," Brown said recently, when asked about the partnership.
SPORTS
February 19, 2012 | By Joe McIntyre, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - It's 5:15 a.m. on a Friday in State College, and Penn State head football coach Bill O'Brien struts onto his team's practice field outside the Lasch Football Building holding a cup of coffee. "This is a first," O'Brien says, speaking to the two dozen or so reporters and cameramen standing behind the near end zone, "5:30 in the morning. " Forget what the clock says, the presence of reporters at a Penn State practice is a first in its own right. For decades under the Nittany Lions' old coaching regime, former coach Joe Paterno concealed practices as if they were top-secret government meetings.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2011
WHATEVER you think about Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Philly, there's now a lot more discussion about economic inequality and the struggle of many to put food on the table. Food economics is key at Dilworth Plaza, too, as the protesters, with the help of their allies, provide three meals a day for anybody who shows up hungry. Notably, a lot of those meals are vegan. It's not so much from a commitment to nonviolence or to boycott a corporate-dominated agricultural sector. The main reason is that plant-based food is cheap and easy to make - a boon to a built-from-scratch operation like Occupy.
SPORTS
June 27, 2011 | By MIKE KERN, kernm@phillynews.com
THE YEAR IS only half over, but it's already been quite an eventful one for West Chester resident Sean O'Hair. And not all of it's been for the better. In late January, he and his wife Jackie welcomed their fourth child, Trevor Ryan, into the family. Since then, he's switched caddies, again, gone back to an old swing coach and fallen to 90th in the world rankings. Did we mention that he became involved in a very public "situation" with noted hothead Rory Sabbatini, even though O'Hair apparently had nothing to do with instigating it?
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