Giant Food plans to add more than 200 jobs in Maryland, mostly in supermarkets, as it invests $175 million over the next two years to remodel two dozen stores across a multi-state region and open a new store in Northern Virginia.
Giant Food launches pilot sustainability ratings program as more and more consumers want to know how their food is grown and made, and retailers look for ways to give them information in a digestible way. One grocery analyst dubbed sustainability one of the year's top grocery trends as consumers begin to embrace the idea much as many started seeking organic products in recent years.
On Sept. 18, Wegmans will open its eighth Maryland store at Foundry Row, a new 350,000-square-foot retail center at the intersection of Reisterstown and Painters Mill roads, previous home of Solo Cup's manufacturing site.
A new, expanded Giant Chatham Station Shopping Center in Ellicott City opened its doors today, bringing a fresh and new look to major retail along the nearly seven-mile stretch of Route 40 in Howard County.
Annette Womack, 54, has an impressive resume as a truck driver. The Howard County resident has driven more than 1.7 million accident-free miles over 30 years. Womack added another accomplishment to her record on Friday. She is the first woman to be named the Maryland Motor Truck Association's Driver of the Year for 2015.
Throughout Laurel and the surrounding areas, there are dozens of local nonprofit groups that are committed to serving those in need. These groups can always use our help with donations of money and/or items.
When Roeder learned that Komen Maryland, the regional chapter of the national nonprofit dedicated to curing breast cancer and supporting patients, was looking for a new executive director, he jumped at the opportunity. Of course, with his first day being Oct. 8, and Komen Maryland Race for the Cure, the organization's signature fundraising event coming up on Oct. 25, he's had to hit the ground running.
Ethnic food has gone mainstream and Devarie's Baltimore-based EMD Sales Inc. has benefited. The international food vendor has grown to $37.5 million in sales, supplying the mid-Atlantic's biggest supermarket chains with more than 2,600 items imported from 17 countries. The coconut water and Sriracha sauce EMD imports today is as likely to be sold by a specialty market as by a traditional grocer.
David Kanter, formerly of West Laurel and now Old Town Laurel, and a classical trombonist, wrote an anthem, "September Morning," which was performed at the Church of the Resurrection, in Burtonsville, as a 9/11 memorial.
All told, there were 110 pigs, 54 sheep, 32 steers, 29 goats and a handful of rabbits and chickens auctioned for a record gross of $343,305, fair officials said. Nearly 300 people registered as potential buyers. The livestock sale is a "market project" for 4-H members, said Chuck Coles, chairman of the 4-H Livestock Sale Committee. "It teaches them marketing skills."
A law that went into effect last Thursday raising minimum wage workers hourly wage from $7.25 an hour to $8 has boosted the buying power of some workers, while forcing some small business owners in southwest Baltimore County to make tough decisions.
In recognition of Hunger Action Month, Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets customers supported local regional food banks. A total of $3,729 was raised at the Eldersburg Martin's for Carroll County Food Sunday
On Thursday, Dr. Martin Wasserman will go before the Howard County Board of Education and question why it punished Cindy Vaillancourt for asking students about a local grocery store carding someone purchasing condoms.
Cindy Vaillancourt's question toward high school students over a possible age requirement to purchase condoms has already led to a sexual harassment investigation by the school system and a resolution from her Board of Education colleagues stating their disappointment.