Consumer Minute: Giant Eagle keeping prices low

8:03 PM, Jan 9, 2013   |    comments
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Grocery prices were expected to rise this year because of last year's drought. Giant Eagle is trying to save you money by keeping their holiday price lock through the winter. Hundreds of products will lock into a guaranteed low price for the winter. The company says they saw such a great response over the holiday season, they are keeping the prices constant, even if commodity costs increase. The price lock list includes a combination of national brands and Giant Eagle brands on everything from meat, produce, and bakery to health and beauty items.

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