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Accused Peeping Tom Arrested At SW OKC Grocery Store

An accused peeping Tom was caught in the act on Tuesday at a southwest Oklahoma City grocery store.

Police said 63-year-old Roy Salinas was accused of peering over a bathroom stall at a 15-year-old. 

Police said the victim and his mother stayed at the grocery store, along with Salinas, to report what allegedly happened in the bathroom. 

Officers were called to the grocery store near southwest 44th and south Western Avenue just after 9:30 a.m. A Spanish speaking officer spoke to Salinas while the victim recalled to another officer the interaction in the bathroom. 

According to the report, the teenager was using the urinal next to a stall when he felt someone breathing close to him. The victim said he glanced up and saw Salinas looking over the stall at his private parts. 

The situation had made other customers uneasy to let their children out their sight. 

“I have you know grandkids and I have my two sons,” said Gloria Trevino, customer. “So, I’m worried and it’s sad because I’m Hispanic and the guy he was Hispanic, right? So, I’m sad.” 

Salinas was booked into the Oklahoma Detention Center on one peeping Tom misdemeanor. Salinas is still in custody. 

Police said this was Salina’s first arrest in Oklahoma City and he did not appear to have a criminal record in the state. 

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New grocery store to open in northeast Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS — A new King Soopers Marketplace is in development in northeast Colorado Springs.

The store, which will have a fuel center, will be located on the southwest corner of Northgate Boulevard and Highway 83.

Tammy Dolbow, a Black Forest resident, is excited for the new King Soopers.

“I personally think it’s great because I live in Black Forest so it’s going to be really good for me because I like King Soopers. I’m not sure how other people in that neighborhood will feel, but I like it,” said Dolbow.

Colorado Health Institute conducted colorado“research on food insecurity in Colorado. There are several barriers that affect access to food.

“For instance, some people live in food deserts which means that there’s not access to a grocery store or a place to buy healthy food near where they live,” said Jackie Zubrzycki, Communications Manager, Colorado Health Institute.

Zubrzycki said grocery stores gives healthier food options.

“When you have access to a grocery store, you have options that just aren’t available at a fast food restaurant,” said Zubrzycki. “And those include nutritious options like fruits and vegetables and just things that are maybe a little less processed than what’s available at a fast food restaurant.”

According to King Soopers and City Market, construction on the store is set to begin in 2023, with plans to open in 2024.

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Island Foods closing after 50 years in Island Lake

A family-owned grocery store that has served Island Lake and nearby communities for generations is closing for good.

Island Foods, 223 E. State Road, will shut its doors at the end of August after 50 years in business, owners Denise Turner and Michelle Crisci recently announced on Facebook.

“We want to thank the community and our customers for their support over the past 50 years and wish everyone all the best,” Turner and Crisci wrote.

The store and neighboring properties are in the process of being sold. Island Lake officials have been communicating with the prospective buyer about bringing a new grocery store to town, Mayor Richard McLaughlin said, but they’ve had no luck so far.

“We hate to see Island Foods leave,” he said. “Our residents need a grocery store.”

Turner and Crisci’s father, Fred Martucci Sr., and his three brothers founded Island Foods in 1972 next to the current operation. It relocated in 1976.

Through the years, the family worked to provide “a great selection, convenience and a truly local shopping experience to the community,” Turner and Crisci said in their message.



The sisters noted how Island Foods employed thousands of local residents through the years.

“For many it was an important first job,” they said. “For others we provided a flexible schedule for working parents. And for everyone, it was an opportunity to serve a community.”

As of Tuesday morning, more than 400 people had commented on the sisters’ Facebook post, and hundreds more had shared the message to the community.

Among the people sharing their memories of Island Foods was Island Lake resident Carrie Hodgdon, who said she was sad

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Florida Woman Arrested After Allegedly Brandishing Pitchfork, Whip Outside Grocery Store

A Florida woman was arrested for allegedly brandishing a pitchfork and black whip as she stood outside of a grocery store in the middle of a rainstorm.

Lisa Anne Slone, 56, is now facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after she was discovered Tuesday “with a pitchfork and black whip in front of the main entrance of the Publix grocery store” in Minneola, Florida around 2:12 p.m., according to an arrest report obtained by

The store’s owner told a Florida Highway Patrol officer that Slone had allegedly been trying to sell teddy bears behind the store before she started to run around with a whip and pitchfork, which she used to stab a mini-van.

When Officer David Moss arrived at the scene in his patrol car, body camera footage obtained by, showed a woman dressed in black walk out in the rain in front of the officer’s car, stop in the middle of the parking lot, and point a black whip at him before briefly walking away.

She returned a few moments later and waved the pitchfork around as she clutched the whip in her other hand.

Moss approached her as she walked away but she “would not stop” and “refused to put the weapon down,” he wrote in the report.

He said he was able to quickly remove the weapon from her possession and assisted her to the ground, where she was put into handcuffs and then placed in the back of the patrol car.

A video screen grab of Lisa Slone

A video screen grab of Lisa Slone

Lisa Slone Photo: Florida Highway Patrol

Moss — who noted that Slone “appeared to be highly intoxicated on some sort of stimulant drug” — asked her whether she had taken anything that day.

She told him yes, but refused to

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Amazon Fresh grocery store in Federal Way to open Aug. 11

Amazon Fresh grocery store in Federal Way to open Aug. 11

First person in line on opening day receives a $100 Amazon gift card.

The Amazon Fresh store in Federal Way is opening Thursday, Aug. 11, the company confirmed.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 6:45 a.m.

The first customer in line at the store will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, an Amazon spokesperson said. There will also be gift cards of varying amounts and free tote bags for the first 250 customers in line.

Amazon Fresh will be giving out free samples of Allegro organic and decaf coffee. Opening day will also have a DJ, a prize wheel with prizes including gift cards and Amazon Fresh swag, and a scavenger hunt giveaway activity for kids.

The full-service grocery store offers “Just Walk Out” technology, allowing customers to skip the checkout line by using sensors to track each item placed into — or removed from — a customer’s virtual cart. There will also be traditional checkouts.

The store is located at 1701 S. Commons.

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Panic at the grocery stores, as SNAP EBT cards expired | Marana News

Arizona EBT cardholders were dismayed to reach the grocery store register last month and find out their SNAP funds had expired without notice.

“It is chaos not being advised, or notified that your EBT expired,” Bruce Cole said regarding his expired card. 

Bruce Cole, a disabled vet, receives the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as food stamps, from Arizona Department of Economic Security (AZDES).

Cole, who does not work due to disability, said he is grateful for the help that he receives from AZDES and the SNAP program, however, participants in his same condition rely heavily on their EBT cards to feed themselves and their families.

He said he found out his EBT card had expired when he called AZDES to change his PIN on his card in the last week of June.

“The automated phone system just said, ‘your benefits expired’,” he explained. He called four times and received an automated message that stated the system is down and to call back later.

Cole said the message AZDES told SNAP clients was their EBT cards expired due to a “vendor issue.”  However, they were not getting notified to reapply for SNAP benefits.

AZDES explained what had happened in June this year. 

“As a separate issue, the vendor through which the State of Arizona prints and mails correspondence and paper checks experienced a cyber-attack in June, resulting in the company taking their systems offline nationwide,” AZDES Press Secretary Tasya C. Peterson said in a statement to Tucson Local Media. 

She stated, “No state systems were compromised, and ADOA (Arizona Department of Administration) and the Arizona Department of Homeland Security worked to ensure all state systems were protected during the outage.”

“The outage affected the work of four state agencies, including DES and various programs including the Supplemental Nutrition

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Gordon Food Service grocery store to open in Midtown next month

Gordon Food Service Store on Union Avenue in Midtown on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Gordon Food Service Store on Union Avenue in Midtown on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Gordon Food Service will open its first Memphis-area grocery store in August, according to the company’s website.

The Michigan-based retailer, which operates grocery stores around the country, will occupy the space at 1460 Union Ave., at the corner of Union and McNeil Street.

The website did not provide an exact opening date and Gordon did not respond to a request Monday for additional details.

Gordon will offer a selection of seasonal produce, fresh-popped popcorn, hot foods and a full-service deli offering meats, cheeses and salads by the pound.

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Gordon Food Service Store on Union Avenue in Midtown on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Gordon Food Service Store on Union Avenue in Midtown on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

According to the website, the store will offer online ordering with pickup ready within two hours for individual customers and same-day delivery for business customers.

In addition to the store, which requires no membership for the public, Gordon serves as a food distributor for restaurants, hospitals and schools.

The Midtown location will be the company’s first in Memphis and the fifth in Tennessee. Gordon operates more than 175 stores across the country and expanded into Canada in 1993.

Corinne S Kennedy covers economic development and healthcare for The Commercial Appeal. She can be reached via email at [email protected] 

This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: Gordon Food Service to open Memphis grocery store in August

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New Owners Take Over Scotland Grocery Store | Community

SCOTLAND — This town’s only grocery store changed hands this week, marking a new era for the local market during a time of increasing uncertainty for small-town groceries.

After serving Scotland for eight years, GF Buche Co. sold the CashSmart Grocery store to Jeff and Natalie Briggs. The sale marked the second transaction between the two parties, as RF Buche sold the Tripp grocery to the Plankinton couple in 2018.

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Customer satisfaction top priority for this Kelowna grocery store

A Kelowna FreshCo employee stacks bananas

A Kelowna FreshCo employee stacks bananas

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A Kelowna grocery store owner says getting to know his customers on a first-name basis and their food tastes is one of his top priorities.

Kelowna FreshCo offers quality products at low prices with its Compliments, Best Buy and Panache brands. Customers can find these products in every department.

They also price match any surrounding competitors so if a shopper sees a lower price elsewhere, FreshCo will match the price, flyer is required, however if you don’t have one, no problem as they have a competitor flyer tracker that is handy in store, said Kelowna FreshCo owner Greg Frederick.

Kelowna FreshCo launching new rewards program’

A new loyalty program where customers can redeem points for groceries and other items is rolling out at Kelowna’s FreshCo and other Empire Company Ltd. grocery stores across the country starting this September.

Sobeys Inc. parent Empire Company Ltd. has partnered with Scotiabank and Cineplex as co-owners of Scene+ and the loyalty program is aiming to become one of Canada’s largest.

“We’re super excited to be a partner with Scotiabank and Cineplex with their upcoming Scene+ loyalty program and we’ll be able to offer our customers fabulous, special member pricing and rewards points so they can redeem those points at our store and more than 700 restaurants across Canada,” Frederick said.

Kelowna FreshCo shoppers enjoy the experience

Kelowna FreshCo shoppers enjoy the experience


Shoppers can sign up for a Scene+ card now and start collecting points for the fall. Digital passports will also be available at the store’s location in September and a booth will be set up so shoppers

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ATB Grocery Stores in Ukraine Will Allow Payments Through IBOX BANK

Kyiv, Ukraine–(Newsfile Corp. – August 1, 2022) – The first transactional bank in Ukraine, IBOX BANK, has signed a cooperation agreement with the ATB grocery store chain. Starting now, the ATB online store will use acquiring services provided by the financial institution.

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“Despite the difficulties for Ukrainian businesses and citizens caused by the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine, IBOX BANK continues to develop and introduce new financial instruments while searching for new partners. We will continue to offer our partners and customers the newest, the most technological, and the most convenient solutions for business development while using an individual approach,” said Alona Shevtsova, a shareholder of IBOX BANK.

IBOX BANK will provide the ATB supermarket chain with an online acquiring service for their website and ensure its smooth operation. In addition, IBOX BANK has committed to providing round-the-clock processing of payments and reliable protection of confidential data. Starting now, customers will be able to pay for their purchases online even more conveniently and faster.

The ATB supermarket chain has more than 1,000 stores throughout Ukraine and is one of the largest grocery store chains in Ukraine.

The IBOX BANK transactional bank from Ukraine has recently increased its authorized capital to UAH 741 million and has become a second-tier bank according to the classification of the National Bank of Ukraine.

IBOX BANK has been operating in the Ukrainian financial market since 1993. Already by the end of 2021, the NBU named IBOX BANK one of the most profitable banks in Ukraine.

Over the past year, the loan and investment portfolio showed an increase of 67%, while the balance sheet capital increased by 136%. It turns out that financial indicators at the end of last year increased by

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