Certified wine specialist Sue Navratil has been hired to help shoppers at a Hy-Vee store in Ankeny, Iowa. "Sue joins the company's growing roster of employees with professional training in all aspects of wine and spirits," Hy-Vee wrote on its Facebook page. "The result is that her customers can be confident they are choosing the right wine for any occasion or meal."
Hy-Vee plans to hold a "mystery sale," with prices posted only on Facebook. Information for items including cantaloupe, aspirin, Pepsi or Mountain Dew products and a tenderloin sandwich will appear on the retailer's Facebook page at noon Central today, with prices in effect between 4 and 8 p.m. the same day.
Hy-Vee shoppers can access their local stores' complete inventories and choose items for a printable shopping list at www.hy-vee.com. Other new features offered by the site through the Grocery Shopping Network include manufacturers coupons, unadvertised specials, a clickable circular, and access to cooking videos and 64,000 recipes.
Tesco said its Dumfries supermarket is one of its new "greener" stores in Scotland with a 70% smaller carbon footprint than similar developments. Doug Wilson, Tesco's corporate director for Scotland, said the environmentally friendly stores are more expensive to develop. However, he said the Dumfries store could positively affect trade in the city.