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9 Kroger employees to compete in 'Bag-Off'

9 Kroger employees to compete in 'Bag-Off'

SUGAR HILL, Ga. -- Nine Kroger employees from across Georgia are gearing up to participate in this year's division Bag-Off.

The annual event pits young grocery baggers against each other as they compete for scholarships and the chance to represent Kroger at the statewide Georgia Food Industry Association Bag-Off.

"Baggers from all over the state work hard to prepare for this unique action-packed competition," Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger's Atlanta division, said in a statement. "The spirit and enthusiasm displayed by our contestants is what makes this a must-see event year after year."

The Kroger Bag-Off will be held Thursday, June 27 at the store on Cumming Highway in Sugar Hill. Contestants will be judged on their bagging speed, technique, weight distribution, appearance and overall style.

Krispy Kreme offering free doughnuts on June 7

Krispy Kreme offering free doughnuts on June 7

(WXIA) -- June 7 is National Doughnut Day, and Krispy Kreme is celebrating by offering one free doughnut to every customer.

Krispy Kreme customers can choose a free doughnut of any variety.

National Doughnut Day is held the first Friday in June. It was established by the Salvation Army in 1938 to raise money for Americans hit hard by the Great Depression. Learn more at nationaldoughnutday2013.com.

Find your nearest Krispy Kreme at krispykreme.com.

Gwinnett Tech hosting plant sale

Gwinnett Tech hosting plant sale

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Horticulture students at Gwinnett Technical College will host a plant sale later this month and an edible sale next month.

The plant sale will be Apr. 16-18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the college's greenhouse.

Plenty of plant types will be sold, including annuals, perennials, shrubs, herbs and house plants.

The edible sale will be May 7-9 and will feature fruits, vegetables and herbs.

"I know every year we say the plant sale gets better, but the greenhouse is spectacular. The students have pulled together the best looking and the healthiest plants ever," Gwinnett Tech horticulture program director Aaron Poulsen said in a statement. "There are more varieties than we have time to list, and I think our supporters will be pleased."

Cash and checks will be accepted at the sale; those wishing to use credit and debit cards will have to pay in the school's business office.

$1 million lottery ticket sold in Alpharetta

$1 million lottery ticket sold in Alpharetta

ATLANTA – A winning Georgia Lottery ticket worth $1 million was sold in Alpharetta. Chevron Food Mart, located at 6415 Atlanta Highway, sold the lucky ticket from the instant game $1,000,000 Benjamins.

The winner, Scott Harris of Sugar Hill, claimed his prize recently at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Duluth.

Bunny photo experience to delight families at Easter

Bunny photo experience to delight families at Easter

ATLANTASimon Property Group, Inc., the world’s leading retail real estate company, is hosting its annual Easter celebration festivities at Town Center at Cobb, Mall of Georgia, and Northlake Mall, offering families the chance to participate in both traditional and unique seasonal events.

 Atlanta-area children and parents are encouraged to “hop” to it this Easter season as the holiday arrives early on Sunday, March 31. The Bunny Photo Experience begins February 27 at Town Center at Cobb, March 9 at Mall of Georgia and March 16 at Northlake Mall.  The Bunny Photo Experience will run through March 30 at all three malls. Kids will have the chance to visit with the Bunny and take home a treasured snapshot of the fun occasion.

3 new stores to open at Mall of Ga.

3 new stores to open at Mall of Ga.

BUFORD, Ga. -- Vera Bradley, Bachrach and YouFit Health Club plan to open stores at Mall of Georgia in 2013.

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In May, Vera Bradley will open between Michael Kors and Apple.

In the early fall, Bachrach will open a 3,486-square-foot store offering fashion for men. The store will be near Nordstrom.

And later in the fall, YouFit Health Club plans to open a 15,184-square-foot space near Haverty's Furniture.

Simon malls spread holiday cheer with shopper rewards

Simon malls spread holiday cheer with shopper rewards

ATLANTA -- The mission at Atlanta-area Simon Property Group malls this holiday season is to recognize and reward the loyal shoppers who have made Lenox Square, Northlake Mall, Mall of Georgia, Phipps Plaza and Town Center at Cobb their retail destination of choice.

Lenox Square, Northlake Mall, Mall of Georgia, Phipps Plaza and Town Center at Cobb are owned by Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), the world’s leading retail real estate company.

“We’re building on that excitement this holiday season with our recently launched Simon Secret Santa program,” said Shelly Weidner, Director of Mall Marketing and Business Development for Town Center at Cobb. “Shoppers should be on the lookout for mall management staff distributing “surprise and delights” to unsuspecting customers. Running throughout the holiday season, this program is designed to acknowledge and thank our shoppers and add a personal touch to shopping at their favorite mall.”