Sunday, November 4, 2012
Patch got a tour of the store to find out what makes it different from Giant Eagle and other discount grocery stores.
"Always fresh, but not real fancy" is the way John Tedesco, senior vice president of merchandising, likes to describe the new Good Cents grocery store opening Sunday in Ross Towne Center. The doors at the 7215 McKnight Road store open at 7 a.m. and a ribbon cutting is scheduled for 8 a.m. But unlike its next-door competitor, Bottom Dollar Foods, there will be no giveaways to entice customers into the store. "We've found in the past that customers just want to get inside and shop," he said. Differences between Giant Eagle and Good Cents The same company owns Giant Eagle and Good Cents, and both sell groceries, but many of the similarities end there. For instance at Good Cents: Tedesco describes Good Cents as "middle of the road" between a …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The prices will remain the same on hundreds of items through the holidays.
Giant Eagle Inc. is locking low prices through the holidays on hundreds of the items customers purchase most. Even if costs go up, prices for these items will not change. "Increases in commodity costs for corn, wheat and soybeans continue to contribute to rising food prices, and are compounded by additional factors such as fluctuating energy costs and drought," said Giant Eagle Senior Vice President of Marketing Lisa Henriksen. "Our Low Price Lock program will help Giant Eagle customers manage through this uncertainty during the holiday season, and make it easier to plan gatherings and budget-friendly meals with prices on many popular everyday and seasonal items locked, or in some cases reduced. Our Low Price Lock is yet another way for …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The chef's appearance is free to the public and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Everyday Exotic chef Roger Mooking will make a special appearance and demonstrate recipes and tips for everyday exotic meals at the Wexford Market District store at 3 p.m. Oct. 20. Mooking is a cookbook author, Cooking Channel show host, soul musician and expert in exotic cuisine. Mooking’s appearance is free to the public; however, tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance ticket registration is available online at marketdistrict.com. A third generation restaurateur and chef, Mooking’s love of food began at a young age. He began his formal culinary education at the George Brown Culinary Management Program in Toronto, Canada. He graduated with top honors and is now the chair of the Professional Advisory…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Get in and get employment with Giant Eagle’s Getgo. A job fair will be held at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center.
Giant Eagle’s GetGo will host a job fair on Saturday, Oct. 6, to fill 35 full-time and part-time store positions available at its upcoming locations in Cranberry, including the GetGo that’s opening soon on Route 228 as part of the Cranberry Crossroads development. No appointment is necessary. Applicants may simply attend the job fair between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center on Rochester Road. Interested persons may also apply in advance online at Careers.GiantEagle.com.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The job fair is Saturday, Sept. 29.
Giant Eagle will host the second of two job fairs Saturday at the Holiday Inn, 4859 McKnight Road, to fill a combined 450 positions in the northern suburbs of Allegheny County. The first job fair was last Saturday, Sept. 22. The grocery store chain is looking for employees for the future Valu King on McKnight Road, the Giant Eagle stores in Shaler, Bellevue, Ross Township, and Fox Chapel, and GetGo locations in Cranberry and Ross Township. Positions include management, food preparation, grocery, meat cutters, deli, bakery, clerks, and cashiers. No appointment is necessary. Applicants may simply attend the job fair between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Interested persons can also apply in advance online at Careers.GiantEagle.com and Valu-King.com/…
Friday, September 21, 2012
The first of the job fairs is Saturday, Sept. 22.
Giant Eagle will host two job fairs on Saturday Sept. 22 and 29 at the Holiday Inn, 4859 McKnight Road, to fill a combined 550 positions in the northern suburbs of Allegheny County. The grocery store chain is looking for employees for the future Valu King on McKnight Road, the Giant Eagle stores in Shaler, Bellevue, Ross Township, and Fox Chapel, and GetGo locations in Cranberry and Ross Township. Positions include management, food preparation, grocery, meat cutters, deli, bakery, clerks and cashiers. No appointment is necessary. Applicants may simply attend the job fair between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Interested persons can also apply in advance online at Careers.GiantEagle.com and Valu-King.com/careers. _____________________ Keeping up with…
Friday, September 14, 2012
The discount grocer, owned by Giant Eagle, is expected to open in early November.
Giant Eagle is now looking to fill 100 positions for its new Valu King —a discount version of its chain—in Ross Towne Center on McKnight Road. The store is scheduled to open in early November. Applicants can go to valu-king.com/careers. The store will be located at the former home of Freight Liquidators, which is right next door to a Bottom Dollar Foods store, which opened in August. Asked why the company is putting a store directly next to the competition, Dick Roberts of Roberts Communications, said, “The time is right to bring that banner to Pittsburgh. It's a good location, and there aren’t many other desirable locations on McKnight Road." Giant Eagle operates 7 Valu King stores—4 in northeast Ohio, 2 in Erie, and one in Johnstown. …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Cast your vote now to determine which one is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.
What is the best grocery store in the Pine-Richland area? Cast your vote to let us know. Patch relaunched its Readers’ Choice program and asked you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else who knows about the area to participate. Nominations were accepted through July 9 and our editorial team added a few nominations of its own from our Pine-Richland Patch Directory. The nominees are: The poll will accept votes from registered Patch users from July 23 until 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 17. Winners in all Readers' Choice categories will be announced on Aug. 24. Thank you for voting! Sign up for the Pine-Richland Patch email newsletter to get community information and updates on the Readers' Choice contest.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Three vehicles involved.
No one was injured in a midday traffic accident today (Friday) in the Giant Eagle parking lot in Gibsonia. A Grand Cherokee SUV apparently jumped the curb as soon as turned onto the main road to exit the Northtowne Square parking lot. It ran into a parked Chrysler, which bumped into the Toyota parked beside it. Northern Regional police, Richland EMS and Richland Fire Chief Jim Kelly responded to the accident. Pine-Richland Patch Editor Cindy Cusic Micco happened to be driving by and stopped to check it out. Keeping up with news in the Pine-Richland community is easy—simply sign up for our daily email newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.
Friday, June 29, 2012
The Food Network star of Ten Dollar Dinners will conduct food demonstrations and sign her book on July 7.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Melissa d’Arabian, winner of Season Five Food Network Star and star of Ten Dollar Dinners will conduct a food demonstration and book signing at the Pine Township Giant Eagle on Saturday, July 7 at 3:30 p.m. The appearance is free to the public. Details and advance reservations can be made at www.marketdistrict.com. d’Arabian, a stay-at-home mom with young daughters, embraces the finest kind of home cooking in her recipes and program. Ten Dollar Dinners showcases her tasty recipes and her $10 promise: four people, ten bucks, infinite possibilities. She uses her culinary and life experiences to provide food lifestyle solutions and recipes for everyone, on any budget. For d’Arabian, it is about the people she cooks for, not the plate. Her …