Thursday, January 17, 2013
The closings will take place in February.
Several local Sweetbay Supermarkets are among 33 under-performing stores in Florida scheduled to close in February, the grocer's parent company announced Wednesday. The stores are at: According to TBO, around 2,000 people will lose their jobs in Florida as a result of the closings. "They are simply underperforming stores," said Sweetbay spokeswoman Nicole LeBeau. "Some of them, the leases were coming up, and just based on the sales of the stores they were selected." The Delhaize Group, which owns Sweetbay, made the announcement Wednesday as it released its 2012 annual report. Other stores in the region closing are: What do you think about the closings? Will you miss Sweetbay? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Friday, October 12, 2012
The new breed of pumpkins add flair to seasonal decor.
Looking for a little something different this Halloween season? Why not combine the holiday and breast cancer awareness by purchasing a pink pumpkin at Sweetbay Supermarket. This year marks the first fall harvest of pink pumpkins, a variety known as Porcelain Doll F1. Ceated by DP Seeds, LLC, a hybrid seed company, have pale pink skin with orange flesh. DP Seeds has spent several years perfecting its hybrid pumpkins to create the pink color. Sweetbay is among the first stores to carry the pumpkins. The non-profit Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation will donate a portion of sales from the pink pumpkins to breast cancer research. “Sweetbay is excited to offer these fun gourds,” said Nicole LeBeau, spokesperson for Sweetbay Supermarket. “Our goal …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Sweetbay Supermarkets will collect jars of peanut butter and jelly through June 10 to feed children in need.
Sweetbay Supermarkets is helping some children in need. Between now and June 10 the stores are accepting donated jars of peanut butter and jelly to donate to local food pantries, social service organizations, children programs and homeless shelters. The donations will go to serve children who may go without regular meals during the summer months. “Peanut Butter is a shelf staple and a good source of protein,” explained Carolyn Riggins, Child Nutrition Programs Manager of Feeding America Tampa Bay. “One jar goes a long way. We’re pleased that Sweetbay has recognized the increased need for food during the summer.” More than 28 percent of children in Hillsborough County live in food-insecure households, while state-wide, Florida ranks …