ShopRite associates to be featured on special-edition Cheerios boxes for their work in helping raise $1.4 million to fight hunger

ShopRite associates to be featured on special-edition Cheerios boxes for their work in helping raise $1.4 million to fight hunger

MEDFORD, NJ, 2017-Mar-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite customers may see some familiar faces on Cheerios boxes when they visit ShopRite stores this month.  ShopRite associates will appear on the back of limited-edition Cheerios boxes for their work in helping raise $1.4 million to fight hunger.

The associates earned those spots after joining thousands of other ShopRite associates last September in a friendly competition sponsored by ShopRite and General Mills, the annual ShopRite Partners In Caring Cheerios Contest.  With this year’s contest theme,Fighting hunger from the heart ­– together we can make a difference, serving as backdrop, ShopRite associates collected donations at check-out and held events in stores to raise awareness and money to fight hunger.

The month-long fundraising effort by ShopRite associates raised $1.4 million to support regional food banks in communities served by ShopRite stores, and now ShopRite and General Mills are recognizing that dedication and hard work with a prized spot on a special-edition Cheerios box.

Each of the 40 winning ShopRite stores chose two ShopRite associates to be featured on the iconic Cheerios box. The customized cereal boxes, sold exclusively at ShopRite, will be unveiled at in-store celebrations during the month of March. Each winning store will also receive prize money ($3,000 for the top five stores, and $500 for the remaining winning stores) that will be presented to local food pantries chosen by the respective store teams.

“The ShopRite associates featured on this year’s Cheerios box are passionate about fighting hunger and helping people in need in the communities where our ShopRite stores operate. And our associates know that working together as a team to raise money and awareness is the most effective way to make a difference,” said Christine Magyarits, spokesperson for ShopRite Partners In Caring. “Since 1999, $43 million has been donated to local food banks through the ShopRite Partners In Caring program. The Cheerios contest is one of our favorite annual events and highlights our ‘partners’ in the fight against hunger, including our dedicated ShopRite associates, our generous customers, and General Mills, a longtime vendor partner who shares our passion for helping those in need of food assistance.”

David Zallie and his wife Renee, owners and operators of the ShopRite of Medford, above, hosted a special Cheerios box unveiling ceremony at the store on March 8. Their store was the top fund-raising store in this year’s contest.

ShopRite of Medford is among the top 40 winning stores, and selected Jodi Lattiere of Clementon, Beth Ann Peterson of Medford and Susan Schembri of Medford to be featured on 150,000 special-edition Cheerios boxes. The Cheerios box will be unveiled during an in-store ceremony on Wednesday, March 8 at ShopRite of Medford, located at 208 Route 70 East in Medford, at 11:30 AM.

Winning ShopRite stores include:
New Jersey:
ShopRite of Berlin, ShopRite of Burlington, ShopRite of Byram, ShopRite of Chews Landing, ShopRite of Clark, ShopRite of Chester, ShopRite of Flanders, ShopRite of Flemington, ShopRite of Fischer Bay in Toms River, ShopRite of Franklin, ShopRite of Glassboro, ShopRite of Greenwich Township, ShopRite of Hackensack, ShopRite of Hoboken, ShopRite of Landis in Vineland, ShopRite of Lawnside, ShopRite of Lyndhurst, ShopRite of Marmora, ShopRite of Medford, ShopRite of Mullica Hill, ShopRite of Newton, ShopRite of Ramsey, ShopRite of Rio Grande, ShopRite of Spotswood, ShopRite of Stirling, ShopRite of Succasunna, ShopRite of West Deptford, ShopRite of Williamstown

New York:
ShopRite of Croton in Croton On Hudson, ShopRite of Fishkill, ShopRite of Forest & Richmond in Staten Island, ShopRite of Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island, ShopRite of New Rochelle, ShopRite of Scarsdale, ShopRite of Thornwood, ShopRite of Tuckahoe in Yonkers, ShopRite of Veterans Road in Staten Island, ShopRite of Warwick

Pennsylvania:
ShopRite of Brodheadsville, ShopRite of Morrell Plaza in Philadelphia, ShopRite of Yardley

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About ShopRite Partners In Caring
ShopRite Partners In Caring is a year-round, community-based, hunger-fighting initiative that works with more than 50 food industry manufacturers to provide $3 million annually to qualified charitable agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania — all the states where our ShopRite stores operate. Since its inception in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $43 million to more than 2,100 charities. ShopRite Partners In Caring supports emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, child care centers, battered women’s shelters, senior citizen programs, drug rehab centers, programs for the mentally and physically disabled, after-school programs and other organizations that aid those in need. The ShopRite Partners In Caring Fund was established in 2002 as a component fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey to accept private donations that help fund its charitable endeavors. For more information or to learn how you can help, please visit www.shopritepartnersincaring.org.

About General Mills
General Mills is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries around the globe. Its brands include Cheerios, Yoplait, Totino’s, Häägen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Fiber One, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., General Mills had fiscal 2015 worldwide sales of US $17.6 billion.

SOURCE: Wakefern Food Corp

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    Phone: 732-906-5932
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    Phone: 732-906-5356
    Vice President
    Consumer and Corporate Communications

Schnucks: Continental Mills recalls Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix in connection with General Mills’ recall of flour that may be contaminated with E. coli O121

St. Louis, MO, 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Continental Mills is recalling Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix in connection with General Mills’ voluntary recall of flour that may be contaminated with E. coli O121. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. However, no illnesses associated with this product have been reported to date.

Schnucks customers are urged to check for:

Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix

28 oz.

UPC: 4144900128

Best by date range: 3/30/18 through 6/29/18

Schnucks customers may return any affected product to their nearest store for a full refund. Those with questions may contact Continental Mills Recall Hotline at 1-800-457-7744 or the Schnucks Consumer Affairs department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

Media Contact:

Paul Simon
314-994-4603
psimon@schnucks.com

Source: Schnucks

Schnucks: General Mills recalls two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mixes due to flour containing E. coli O121

St. Louis, MO, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Mills is recalling two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mixes in connection with General Mills’ voluntary recall of flour containing E. coli O121. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

Schnucks customers are urged to check for:

Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix

UPC: 16000-40987

Best by: 12APR7PV

Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Rainbow Chip Cake Mix

UPC: 16000-409997

Best by: 24MAR7PV and 25MAR7PV

Schnucks customers may return any affected product to their nearest store for a full refund. Those with questions may contact the General Mills Consumer Relations team at 1-800-230-8103 or the Schnucks Consumer Affairs department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

Media Contact:

Paul Simon
314-994-4603
psimon@schnucks.com

Source: Schnucks

General Mills: Voluntary recall of a limited quantity of frozen Beyond Meat Vegetarian Indian Curry with Beyond Chicken

MINNEAPOLIS, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Mills today announced a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of frozen Beyond Meat Vegetarian Indian Curry with Beyond Chicken, produced over seven days in April 2016. This product is available exclusively at Whole Foods. The recall is being issued as a precaution after the producer of frozen peas used as an ingredient in this product issued a national recall for the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

General Mills has not received any reported consumer illnesses related to this issue. General Mills produces and distributes this product under license from Beyond Meat.

This voluntary recall is limited to only one variety of frozen Beyond Meat product — Vegetarian Indian Curry with Beyond Chicken — and only with the following “Better if Used By” dates printed on the package:

10NOV2016 NL 16NOV2016 NL 25NOV2016 NL
12NOV2016 NL 20NOV2016 NL
15NOV2016 NL 24NOV2016 NL

Consumers are urged to dispose of the products affected by this recall and call General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-800-754-9061 if they had product covered by this recall and need a replacement.

Contacts:

Consumers
General Mills Consumer Relations
1-800-754-9061

Media
General Mills Media Relations
Media.line@genmills.com
763-764-6364

Source: FDA

Giant Food removes Gold Medal products from stores following recall by General Mills, Inc.

Landover, Md., 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by General Mills, Inc., Giant Food, LLC announced it has removed from stores Gold Medal products that are potentially linked to an outbreak of E. coli 0121.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Gold Medal Wondra Quick Mixing Flour, 13.5 oz., UPC 1600018980 with Better if Used by Dates of 23FEB2017KC and 24FEB2017KC
  • Gold Medal All Purpose Flour, 2 lb., UPC 1600010710 with Better if Used by Dates of 15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC through 14JUN2017KC
  • Gold Medal All Purpose Flour, 5 lb., UPC 1600010610 with Better if Used by Dates of 15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC
  • Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour, 5 lb., UPC 1600019610 with Better if Used by Dates of 19MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC, 11JUN2017KC and 12 JUN2017KC

Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

Customers who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call General Mills at 1-800-230-8103. In addition, customers may call Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant Food website at www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food, LLC

Giant Food, LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 160 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant visit www.giantfood.com.

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Source: Giant food

General Mills recalls select Gold Medal Flour products due to E. coli O121 contamination

Product may be contaminated with E.coli O121

St. Louis, MO, 2016-Jun-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Mills is recalling select Gold Medal Flour products because the FDA has alerted the company that the flour has tested positive for E. coli O121. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to food borne illness.

Schnucks customers are urged to check for:

Gold Medal All Purpose Flour

2 lb.

UPC: 16000-10710

Better if used by: 25May2017KC – 03June2017KC

Schnucks customers may return any affected product to their nearest store for a full refund. Those with questions may contact the General Mills Consumer Relations team at 1-800-230-8103 or the Schnucks Consumer Affairs department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

Media Contact:

Paul Simon
314-994-4603
psimon@schnucks.com

Source: Schnucks

The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft partnered with General Mills for community concert featuring OneRepublic on July 25 at Van Andel Arena

OneRepublic set to take the stage in a week full of events

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-4-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft has partnered with General Mills to provide a community concert featuring OneRepublic on July 25 at Van Andel Arena®, tournament officials announced today.

Fans will recognize OneRepublic’s hit, “Counting Stars,” which is the title track on their most recent album Native. Other notable tracks from Native include “Love Runs Out,” “I Lived,” and “If I Lose Myself.”

“This year’s Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft will once again bring top talent – on the stage and the golf course – to Grand Rapids,” Meijer President J.K. Symancyk said. “We are pleased to partner with General Mills once again this year, and believe the community will embrace the opportunity to hear the musical talents of OneRepublic.”

Concert tickets will go on sale in early May at meijerLPGAclassic.com and will start at $25 each.  Applicable ticket fees will apply.

With Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer as the title sponsor, the driving mission of the tournament is focused on feeding the hungry and improving the quality of life within the region. The tournament will coincide with the retailer’s Simply Give program, which has raised nearly $14 million for food pantries across the Midwest since its inception in November 2008.

Similar to last year, proceeds from the tournament – and each of the week’s festivities including the community concert – will benefit the Simply Give program. The inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft raised $600,000 for the Simply Give program to feed those in need.

The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft will host a full field of 144 players playing 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition July 21-26 at Blythefield Country Club.

For more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft or to volunteer please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com.

To view a video recapping the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft, please visit http://newsroom.meijer.com/meijer-lpga-simply-give-video.

To view a video on the Meijer hunger relief efforts, including Simply Give, please visit http://newsroom.meijer.com/meijer-simply-give-video.

About Meijer Simply Give
Meijer is a family-owned retailer based in Grand Rapids, Mich. with a fundamental philosophy aimed at strengthening the communities it serves. Meijer operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky, and proudly donates more than 6 percent of its net profit each year to charities throughout the Midwest. With hunger as a corporate philanthropic focus, Meijer partners with hundreds of food banks and pantries through its Simply Give and food rescue programs. Meijer also supports education, disaster relief, and health and wellness initiatives. For additional information on Meijer philanthropy, please visit meijercommunity.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

About Blythefield Country Club
Located just north of Grand Rapids, Blythefield has been providing families the best golf and social experience in West Michigan since 1928. With the Rogue River flowing through, Blythefield boasts one of the most beautiful championship layouts in Michigan. Previously, Blythefield has hosted the 1953 Western Amateur, the 1961 Western Open, won by Arnold Palmer, and the 2005 Western Junior won by Rickie Fowler. In 2014, Blythefield hosted the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft. Learn more about Blythefield Country Club at www.blythefieldcc.org.

About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA.com, www.facebook.com/lpga.official,www.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.

About Octagon Global Events
Octagon Global Events is a division of Octagon, the world’s largest sports and entertainment representation and marketing agency. Octagon Global Events focuses on premium event/property management, providing strategic corporate solutions. The division currently manages two Champions Tour events, two LPGA Tour events and the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. For more information, visit http://www.octagonglobalevents.com.

About Van Andel Arena
Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG. Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 130 accounts worldwide.

Contact: Lesley Baker, Tournament Director, Octagon, 616-426-6225, lesley.baker@octagon.com or Christina Fecher, Public Relations Manager, Meijer, 616-735-7968, christina.fecher@meijer.com

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The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft partnered with General Mills for community concert featuring OneRepublic on July 25 at Van Andel Arena

The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft partnered with General Mills for community concert featuring OneRepublic on July 25 at Van Andel Arena