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2014-05-14 12:27:44

SALISBURY, N.C., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Food Lion unveiled its new chain-wide strategy: "Easy, Fresh and Affordable...You Can Count on Food Lion Every Day!" The announcement launches a multi-year initiative to make shopping easier for Food Lion customers at the company's more than 1,100 stores, while keeping the low prices customers expect. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140514/87539 "Today, we are officially embarking on a new strategy to make shopping...

2014-01-23 12:23:07

Elephant Auto Insurance introduces new creative campaign in Dallas/Fort Worth RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the geckos, camels and other animals used to advertise auto insurance nowadays, a company's identity is often missing in the "spokesanimal's" message. It's time for a "spokesanimal" upgrade, and Elephant Insurance Services, LLC provides just that as part of its new creative brand campaign. In the new campaign Elephant introduces us to their founder--the...

2013-12-11 23:22:13

The National Council on Problem Gambling and McGill University team up with lotteries around the world to discourage giving lottery products to underage children. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 This year marks the sixth year that the U.S. National Council on Problem Gambling and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University have partnered with dozens of lottery corporations around the globe to increase public awareness about...

2013-10-08 23:20:43

The 2012 Holiday Campaign awards honor two outstanding campaigns that promote a responsible gaming message regarding underage lottery play. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Holiday Lottery campaign who were honored last week at the North American Association of State and Provincial...

2013-08-01 23:30:35

Customers Have Opportunity to Make Register Donations and Attend Nine “Thriller on the Griller” Events at Select North Carolina and Virginia Stores SALISBURY, NC (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Food Lion is supporting wounded U.S. service members and their families throughout the month of August by offering customers an opportunity to donate to Hope For The Warriors® (http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org) at the register in select North Carolina and Virginia stores. In addition, customers...

2013-07-02 23:25:38

Health Canada Approves Over-the-counter Sales for SpermCheck® Fertility Product Herndon, VA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that one of its clients, SpermCheck, received approval from Health Canada for over-the-counter sale of the home sperm test SpermCheck® Fertility. The University of Virginia received a $194,700 Commonwealth Technology Research Fund (now called the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund) award in 2008 to...

2012-12-12 05:01:20

When giving a lottery ticket as a holiday gift, please keep in mind the person´s age Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 Results from recent studies show a growing number of high school students reportedly receive one or more lottery tickets or scratch cards as gifts. This, coupled with the increasing concern about adolescent problem gambling, has prompted the National Council on Problem Gambling, the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at...

2011-01-12 16:10:00

SALISBURY, N.C., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the recent eighth annual "Hunger Has a Cure" campaign, Food Lion Family and Bottom Dollar Food raised a record 1.5 million pounds of food to support local food banks affiliated with Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief charity. The campaign offered customers the opportunity to purchase ready-made food boxes or donate food in bins. Roughly 250,000 boxes were sold in the effort, which ran from Nov. 17-Dec. 28. "We...

2010-11-16 16:20:00

SALISBURY, N.C., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Nov. 17, the Food Lion family of banners and Bottom Dollar Food kick off the eighth annual "Hunger Has a Cure" campaign to support local food banks affiliated with Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief charity. The campaign, which gives customers the opportunity to purchase ready-made food boxes or donate food in bins, runs through Dec. 28. The supermarket chains hope to collectively surpass previous box donation...

2010-04-14 11:55:00

SALISBURY, N.C., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Food Lion debuts a new advertising campaign today, highlighting it has lowered prices on thousands of items customers buy most throughout its stores. The launch of the spots is aimed at complementing Food Lion's "New, Lower Prices" campaign, which started earlier this year, as well as reinforcing the company's long-standing history of low prices. Over the past two months, the company lowered thousands of prices on various products throughout...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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