Thursday, August 23, 2012
Giant and Martin's are recalling Dole Italian Blend Salad due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The information below is provided by GIANT/MARTIN'S. (Giant has two stores in Forks and Palmer townships.) GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets, following notification by Dole Fresh Vegetables, alerted customers of a recall of Dole Italian Blend Salad due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. The following product, with a use by date of Aug. 20 is included in this recall: To date, GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Accused of a $47 theft at Palmer Giant, an Easton woman is facing felony charges due to past retail theft convictions.
A 58-year-old Easton woman admitted to police she stole $47.08 in items from the Palmer Township Giant supermarket Monday afternoon, according to court records. But because of previous shoplifting convictions the $47.08 is adding up to felony charges that could carry stiff penalties. The loss-prevention officer at the Giant Food Store on S. 25th Street told police she saw the suspect, Sandra Weiss, concealing items in her purse after removing the UPC (universal product code) bar code and then going to a self-checkout aisle. The officer said Weiss scanned other groceries but slid four of the items without scanning them, according to court records. She paid for part of her order but failed to pay for the concealed and unscanned items, the …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
An Easton man allegedly sold an eighth of an ounce of marijuana for $55 to a police informant at Palmer Township supermarket site.
An Easton man has been arraigned for trying to sell marijuana to a police informant in the Giant shopping center parking lot in Palmer Township. Justin Michael Levan, 23, of Ferry Street was arraigned before District Justice Judge Jacqueline Taschner on charges of delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and the criminal use of a communication device to make the delivery. On Oct. 21, 2011, Levan allegedly sold an eighth of an ounce of marijuana for $55 to the police informant, court records state. Det. James Alercia and Officer John Billiard conducted the investigation after Palmer Township police were informed of numerous citizen complaints regarding alleged drug activity in the Giant parking lot. Police …
Friday, May 4, 2012
A Bethlehem-area man is arraigned on retail theft of 10 DVDs valued at $347 from the Giant Food Store in Palmer Township.
A Bethlehem-area man has been charged with swiping DVDs from the Giant Food Store in Palmer Township on Wednesday. Michael Thomas Farrell, 27, of 927 Wedgewood Road, Hanover Township (Northampton County), was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Jacqueline Taschner on charges of retail theft for allegedly stealing 10 DVDs worth $347.55. Palmer Township Officer Richard Marshall responded to a call at 2:36 p.m. Wednesday for a man being held by store officials. Marshall said he met with Giant's loss prevention officer John Foley along with the suspect. Foley told Marshall that he noticed Farrell enter the store and take numerous DVDs off the rack and then proceed down an aisle. Foley stated to Marshall that the suspect then concealed …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
$250,000 prize awaits claim at Giant Food Store.
Someone out there is holding a lucky ticket. Officials with the Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions said that a ticket worth $250,000 from the Oct. 25 drawing was sold at Giant Food Store in Forks Township. This marks the second time a $250,000 ticket was sold in Lehigh Valley in a week. One was sold last week at the Turkey Hill in Macungie. The winning Forks ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 13-33-40-44-46, but not the yellow Mega Ball 08, for a prize of $250,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. The retailer will receive a $500 bonus for selling a winning ticket. Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions winners …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
The next time you're grocery shopping at Giant, "Fill Your Cart for a Cure."
Throughout October -- National Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- Giant Food Stores will be holding several promotions that provide "customers with plenty of ways to 'Buy, Get, Give' to breast cancer-related organizations in their local community," according to a press release. What Giant is Doing Throughout October: “This deadly disease impacts one out of eight women in the United States, and we are proud to paint our stores pink to help raise awareness about breast cancer and preventative measures,” said Rick Herring, president of Giant / Martin's, in a press release. “By donating five cents from the sale of each pink reusable bag this month, we are also proud to support local organizations in our community as they work to find a cure…