Local Grocery Store 'Locking Up Prices' to Combat Rising Food Costs
The prices will remain on hundreds of items through the holidays.
Giant Eagle is locking low prices through the holidays on hundreds of the items that 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," Giant Eagle Senior Vice President of Marketing Lisa Henriksen said in a news release, "and are compounded by additional factors such as fluctuating energy costs and drought.
"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."
The Low Price Lock item list includes a combination of national brands like Heinz, Jif and Pillsbury alongside Giant Eagle-brand products from many store departments, including meat, produce, deli, dairy, grocery, seafood, bakery, frozen and prepared foods, and health and beauty items.
Even prices on flu shots and a popular cellphone have been locked through Jan. 2, 2013.
- Whole Fryer Chicken (Fresh), $0.97 per pound
- Heinz Gravy, $1
- Boneless Chicken Breast value pack (Fresh), $1.99 per pound
- Idaho Potatoes, 5-pound bag, $2.50
- Giant Eagle Cooked Ham (Deli), $3.99 per pound
- Topcare Cough Drops, 30 count, $0.97
- Giant Eagle White Bread, 20-ounce bag, $0.99
- VO5 Shampoo & Conditioner, $0.79
- Jif Peanut Butter (Creamy), 28-ounce jar, $3.88
- Giant Eagle Frozen Vegetables, $0.99
- Pepperidge Farm Cornbread Stuffing, 14-ounce bag, $2.50
- Flu shot, $24.99
Customers can identify more than 300 included items in-store by highly visible bright yellow and red signage and price tags bearing the Low Price Lock symbol.
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