Harris Teeter to assemble 2,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags to be distributed through Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Matthews, N.C., 2016-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ —

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

Press Conference: 10:30 a.m.

Where: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, 1924 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, N.C. 27609

Interviews are available.  Live shots are welcomed!

Nov. 15, 2016, Harris Teeter associates and food bank volunteers will assemble 2,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags for families-in-need. The bag assembly is hosted in conjunction with Harris Teeter’s annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign; the bags will be distributed through the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina’s network of partner agencies.

Each Thanksgiving dinner bag contains products for a delicious and easy Thanksgiving meal including: chicken, stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, gravy, yams, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and cookie mix.

“Harris Teeter is excited to feed 8,000 local community members who may have otherwise gone without a meal this holiday season,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “We are proud to partner with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina for this event, and throughout the year to help relieve hunger in the Raleigh community.”

This is the seventh year that Harris Teeter is hosting a bag assembly in Raleigh as part of the company’s annual Harvest Feast programming. Each bag assembled has enough food to provide a holiday meal to a family of four.

Harris Teeter would like to thank its generous vendors who made this donation possible: Sanderson, Ocean Spray, Bruce Foods, Kraft, Idahoan Foods, McCormick, New York Packaging, and Kings Hawaiian.

This bag packing event is one of four events Harris Teeter will host throughout various markets this November, and is part of the Company’s annual Harvest Feast programming. During the entire month of November, Harris Teeter will collect non-perishable food items in the lobby of each location and sell $1, $5 and $20 donation cards at check-out to benefit its hunger-relief partners. For more information about Harris Teeter’s Harvest Feast campaign, please click here.

About Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for more than 30 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines), and Wilmington. In fiscal year 2015-2016, the Food Bank distributed more than 64.4 million pounds of food (60% of which was perishable) and non-food essentials through these agencies. Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, more than 600,000 people struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy life. foodbankcenc.org.

Source: Harris Teeter

CarMax to fill 2,500 positions across the country

CarMax to fill 2,500 positions across the country
CarMax to fill 2,500 positions across the country


More than 1,200 of the positions are for automotive service careers

RICHMOND, Va., 2016-Nov-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is recruiting for 2,500 positions in locations across the country. Of those, more than 1,200 positions are for automotive service careers. These include opportunities for individuals with technical automotive skills as well as those who are starting their career in this field.

“We provide hands-on experience, mentorship and other great benefits like tuition reimbursement for those who want to become technicians,” said Rosey Sanders, Sacramento Regional Vice President of Service Operations. “CarMax values and supports growth and development; meaning associates have access to world-class training while building a great career.”

CarMax is built on a foundation of integrity, trust and giving back; and has been named one of Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® 12 consecutive years. Just this week, CarMax was selected as one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Retail for 2016. Some of the areas with a greater number of job openings include: Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco, CA; Baltimore, MD; Las Vegas, NV; and Atlanta; GA.

Why Work at CarMax?

  • Training and growth opportunities, as well as tuition reimbursement.
  • Competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package.
  • Climate controlled, state-of-the-art service bays and technician uniforms provided.
  • Positions range from full and part-time positions, with day and evening shifts available.
  • Incentive programs designed to help trade school students and graduates.
  • Discounts on car purchases and other services.
  • CarMax is recognized in Training Magazine’s “Training Top 125” companies in America (nine years in a row).
  • Hear CarMax service associates talk about why they chose CarMax in this video.

How Can Job Seekers Apply?

  • Applications are only accepted online. Job seekers should apply at jobs.carmax.com.

About CarMax

CarMax is the nation’s largest retailer of used cars and operates more than 160 stores in 38 states nationwide. CarMax revolutionized the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity car buying experience customers want and deserve. For more than 20 years, CarMax has made car buying more ethical, fair and stress-free by offering a no-haggle, no-hassle experience and an incredible selection of vehicles. CarMax makes selling your car easy too, by offering no-obligation appraisals good for seven days. At CarMax, we’ll buy your car even if you don’t buy ours®. CarMax has more than 22,000 associates nationwide. During the 12 months ending February 29, 2016, the company retailed 619,936 used cars and sold 394,437 wholesale vehicles at its in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.

Media Contact:
Beth Singer
CarMax Public Relations
Twitter: @CarMax
Facebook: facebook.com/CarMax

Source: CarMax, Inc.


Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods recalls 2,444 pounds of poultry products due to mislabeling and undeclared allergens – USDA’s FSIS

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods, Inc., a Vallejo, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,444 pounds of poultry products due to mislabeling and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, wheat, and fish (anchovies), known allergens which are not declared on the product label. Additionally, the Caesar Salad products usually have the statement “May Contain Traces of Shellfish.” This statement is missing on the recalled products.

The chicken Caesar Salad items were produced on June 22, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]

  • 9-OZ. Plastic clamshell with clear lid containers of “TRADER GIOTTO’S CAESAR SALAD WITH CHICKEN BREAST” bearing plant number P-17156 and “USE BY 06/28” on the label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-17156” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington state.

The company notified FSIS of the mislabeling on June 25, 2016, after the company received notice of the issue from a customer. The salads have the correct label on the top of the package, but exhibit an incorrect back label for “Trader Joe’s Chicken & Roast Beet Salad.” [See labels.]

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Mike Ghiringhelli, Jr., General Manager, at (707) 561-7670 ext. 105.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.


Congressional and Public Affairs
Benjamin A. Bell
(202) 720-9113


Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods recalls 2,444 pounds of poultry products due to mislabeling and undeclared allergens - USDA's FSIS

Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods recalls 2,444 pounds of poultry products due to mislabeling and undeclared allergens – USDA’s FSIS


Source: USDA