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Produce prices cut

| Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009

Giant Eagle is lowering prices by an average 23 percent starting today on 100 commonly bought fruits and vegetables, while introducing a "Savings Squad" that will visit 20 stores in October and November with cost-cutting tips and prizes for shoppers.

The O'Hara-based chain is tying the squad's bright yellow touring bus to savings-themed signs that were installed over the weekend at stores, spokesman Rob Borella said Monday.

The latest cuts lower the price of a head of iceberg lettuce from $1.69 to $1.49, for example, and will save customers $32.5 million a year at its 220 stores, he said.

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