The Fresh Market
The Fresh Market’s Premium Choice Sweetheart Ribeye is hand cut and butterflied into the shape of a heart by its butchers. The steaks are aged a minimum of 14 days for tenderness and maintain their shaped when cooked, according to the retailer. The steak is available for the five days leading up to Valentine’s Day.
Whole Trade roses
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods is touting Whole Trade roses, which it’s presenting this year in a specially designed box with card. The roses can be delivered or picked up in-store. Whole Trade roses support ethical trade, working conditions and the environment. Every purchase funds community projects such as schools and health clinics.
Dorothy Lane Market
Dorothy Lane Market’s bakery features sweet treats like its Raspberry Killer Brownie, Chocolate Cream Silk Pie, Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries and Napoleons that are carefully stacked and precisely cut, including the thin coating on fondant on top, said Jennifer Clark, coffee bar director, in a blog post.
Wegmans Food Markets
Wegmans is taking the effort out of preparing restaurant-quality meals that can be enjoyed at home. Its ready-to-cook Beef Wellington twin-pack retails for $34. It also has Half Split Lobster Tails and an Asparagus with Parmesan kit for $6.99 per pound. New this year in its floral department are two orchids whose stems were trained on reeds to bloom into the shape of a heart.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Walmart is celebrating “Galentine’s Day,” a celebration of female friendship made popular by the NBC show Parks and Recreation. One thousand Walmart stores are helping shoppers mark the occasion by selling Galentine’s Day themed decorations, party supplies and gifts. “These products are ‘aged up’ with fun phrases and really developed with our customers in mind,” said Wendy Milstead, seasonal buyer for Walmart, in a blog post. “Whether it’s the tassel garland with metallic accents or foodie enamel pins with matching ‘punny’ sayings, we wanted to add in a bit of glamour to this fun, empowering holiday.”
Central Market does the cooking
The retailer’s chefs are promising to provide everything but the white tablecloth with three choices of prepared meals for two: Lobster Tails, Beef Tenderloin, or Chicken Piccata. Each comes with salad, sides, rolls and desserts.