Giant Brands Inc.
- Homepage: http://www.giantfood.com
June 2002: "Giant currently operates 190 Giant Food and Super G supermarkets in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., of which 153 are food/drug combination units." http://www.giantfood.com/company_aboutgiant.cfm
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 28, 2005 Ahold to Pay $1.1B to Settle Civil Suit: Giant Food's Parent Resolves Securities Fraud Class Action
QUOTE: The Ahold scandal became public in February 2003, when the company announced that a series of accounting irregularities had overstated more than $500 million in profit booked in the previous two years. Subsequent disclosures revealed that Ahold's publicly reported earnings overall had been overstated by more than $1 billion and that prior revenue had been overstated by $24 billion.
Washington Post Jul 18, 2004 Ounces And Pounds Foolish
QUOTE: So maybe the shoppers who ascribe sinister motives to retailers for their unit-pricing discrepancies -- and other pricing errors -- are right on some level. True, the mistake itself probably isn't deliberate, but somewhere in some executive suite someone has made a conscious decision not to fix the system.
Washington Post Nov 05, 2002 Zapping a New Label on Irradiation?
QUOTE: ...the current rules for labeling irradiated food will soon be changed to allow terms such as "cold-pasteurized" on foods that have undergone the treatment...
Washington Post Aug 13, 2002 Not-So-Fine Print: Patient Drug Leaflets Omit Key Warnings, Other Information
QUOTE: Committee members and experts who testified before the panel used words like "dismal" and "disgraceful" to describe the leaflets, which often contain the only detailed information consumers receive about the risks, benefits and side effects of the prescription drugs they take.
Washington Post Aug 13, 2002 What You Don't See Can Hurt You
QUOTE: While the patient leaflet circulated by Giant Pharmacy and prepared by vendor Facts and Comparisons for the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor warns patients of some side effects that warrant immediate medical attention, it leaves out other important information...
Washington Post Jun 13, 2002 The Fearless Consumer: Those Cards: Does Kroger Want My Body?
QUOTE: A man had fallen in a supermarket aisle, for instance, and been injured; when he sued for damages, the store threatened to use their record of his liquor purchases to suggest he had a drinking problem.
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