PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle is the latest retailer to lock in prices on more than 300 national-brand and private-label products. The chain has even frozen prices on flu shots and a popular cell phone through Jan. 2, 2013.
Brands like Heinz, Jif and Pillsbury are included in the program, as are Giant Eagle-brand meat, produce, groceries, bakery items and prepared foods. Products will be highlighted with signs and price tags bearing the Low Price Lock symbol.
“Increases in commodity costs for corn, wheat and soybeans continue to contribute to rising food prices, and are compounded by additional factors such as fluctuating energy costs and drought,” said Lisa Henriksen, Giant Eagle’s senior vice president of marketing, in a statement.
“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.”
Items include Giant Eagle Boneless Chicken Breast value pack, $1.99 per pound; Jif Peanut Butter, 28-ounce jar, $3.88; Pepperidge Farm Cornbread Stuffing, 14-ounce bag, $2.50; and Topcare Cough Drops, 30 count, 97 cents.
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