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July 24, 2013

Ahold USA division Giant Food Stores has raised $540,888 for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the chain said Wednesday.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA division Giant Food Stores has raised $540,888 for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the chain said Wednesday.

Giant-Carlisle, which also includes Martin's Food Markets, allowed customers to donate $1 to purchase paper balloons. The chain has been supporting CMN Hospitals for 17 years and recently passed the $30 million fundraising mark.

The money from the campaign will be donated to children's hospitals in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Va., and the Pennsylvania cities of Harrisburg, Danville and Altoona.

June 11, 2013

Giant Food Stores' private-label milk brand has received recognition for being produced entirely in Pennsylvania, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket banner said.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Giant Food Stores' private-label milk brand has received recognition for being produced entirely in Pennsylvania, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket banner said Tuesday.

January 24, 2013

Rite Aid has raised nearly $600,000 for a United Way chapter in Pennsylvania, the retail pharmacy chain said.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid has raised nearly $600,000 for a United Way chapter in Pennsylvania, the retail pharmacy chain said.

The company announced that employees in its corporate offices around the greater Harrisburg, Pa., area had raised $590,159 during its fundraising campaign for United Way of the Capital Region, for a total of nearly $5.8 million since 2002. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's state capital, is near the company's headquarters in Camp Hill, Pa.

September 22, 2011

Hershey's president and CEO, J.P. Bilbrey, announced changes to the chocolate giant's global leadership team.

HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey's president and CEO, J.P. Bilbrey, announced changes to the chocolate giant's global leadership team.

Bilbrey said that Bert Alfonso has been named EVP, CFO and chief administrative officer; Michele Buck has been named SVP and chief growth officer; and Mike Wege has been named SVP and chief commercial officer. The executives joined Hershey in 2006, 2005 and 2002, respectively.

August 8, 2011

Giant Food Stores will convene a panel of local experts at one of its stores in Harrisburg, Pa., for its Giant's Childhood Obesity Forum on Aug. 16.

CARLISLE, Pa.—Numerous strategies for combatting the epidemic of childhood obesity have emerged lately, but one could argue that among the most effective are those that happen where people get their food.

May 18, 2011

Hershey's leader is bidding the confectioner farewell, the company announced Wednesday.

HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey's leader is bidding the confectioner farewell, the company announced Wednesday.

David West, who has worked at Hershey for 10 years and serves as its president and CEO, is leaving his post to become CEO of Del Monte. The candy maker's board of directors appointed EVP and COO John Bilbrey to serve as the company's interim president and CEO.

Bilbrey joined Hershey in 2003 as SVP and president, Hershey International.

February 24, 2011

Reviewing progress of its consumer-driven approach to core brand investment in U.S. and international markets, Hershey EVP and COO J.P. Bilbrey unveiled the latest Hershey confectionary innovation.

HERSHEY, Pa. — Reviewing progress of its consumer-driven approach to core brand investment in U.S. and international markets, Hershey EVP and COO J.P. Bilbrey unveiled the latest Hershey confectionary innovation.

Air Delight will be available in the style of Hershey's Kisses and the classic Hershey's milk chocolate-style bar, according to a presentation made by Bilbrey at the annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference in Boca Raton, Fla.

February 1, 2011

Hershey is facing accusations that it has not helped efforts to end child labor, which potentially could impact the sales of its products during one of the biggest sale seasons of the year.

WASHINGTON — Hershey is facing accusations that it has not helped efforts to end child labor, which potentially could impact the sales of its products during one of the biggest sale seasons of the year.

January 11, 2011

A university and a chocolate giant have joined forces to develop a sensory science and consumer research program.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A university and a chocolate giant have joined forces to develop a sensory science and consumer research program.

November 2, 2010

The current SVP and president of Hershey North America was elected to serve as Hershey's...

HERSHEY, Pa. The current SVP and president of Hershey North America was elected to serve as Hershey's COO, the confectionary giant announced Wednesday.