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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Giant Food
An innovative new model for delivering groceries opened in Montgomery County, where shoppers who order groceries online can fill their gas tanks while attendants stock their car trunks with their purchases.
Calling legislation opposed by Wal-Mart and a handful D.C. lawmakers a job killer, the D.C. Republican Party on Friday urged Mayor Vincent C. Gray, a Democrat, to veto the Large Retailer Accountability Act.
An 81-year-old woman died after she was hit by a car in a shopping center parking lot, police said Monday.
Salmonella has been found in a New Mexico plant that produces nut butters for retailer Trader Joe's and several other large national grocery chains, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The Trader Joe's peanut butter is now linked to 35 salmonella illnesses in 19 states _ most of them in children under the age of 10.
A recall of peanut butter and other nut products has some of the country's largest grocery stores pulling store-brand products off their shelves.
In an effort to ease both customer travel and Metro's operations, the transit agency is promoting the use of SmarTrip cards and installing new flat-screen monitors with updated travel information in 75 stations by the end of this fall.
It's not every day a donkey can be seen walking through the heart of Columbia Heights, but on Sunday the four-legged creature was just a small part of the GALA Hispanic Theatre's Three Kings Day Celebration. And for Cesarina Pierre, it was a welcome sight.
The team didn't abandon the city; the city abandoned the team. The Washington Redskins belong in Washington.
The Washington Times incorrectly reported in yesterday's editions Giant Food's plans for the resumption of Peter Pan peanut butter shipments. Giant has not decided if it will sell the product, spokesman Barry Scher said.
Peter Pan peanut butter is expected to return to grocery store shelves this month with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee designed to ease consumer concerns about the product's recent salmonella scare.
The fight over Washington-area grocery dollars is expected to get more aggressive this year.
Hand-held scanners in grocery stores may become more common as the devices become more high tech.