Grocer announces grand opening
MOORE — Supermercado Morelos has opened at 621 N Moore Ave. A grand opening celebration is planned for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Food and drink samples will be offered to shoppers and a mariachi band will perform from noon to 1 p.m. The grocery store, located off Interstate 35 between NW 5 and NW 8, stocks Hispanic food products and mainstream grocery products and has a full service meat department, bakery and deli. Tables are available for in-store dining. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Custard chain opens in Norman
NORMAN — Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is open at 2401 W Main. The 3,300-square-foot restaurant serves steakburgers, shoestring fries and custard, and offers a drive-thru and indoor and outdoor seating. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. “It really feels like Norman is excited to have us,” franchisee Bob Rasberry said. “The finished restaurant looks amazing, and we've hired a committed team who share our enthusiasm for delivering a high quality dining experience.” The location employs about 60 workers.
MIO Coalition adds member
Gibson Meat Co. has joined the Made in Oklahoma Coalition, a group of state food and agricultural manufacturers. Lawton-based Gibson Meat provides beef, chicken and pork products and frozen foods to Oklahoma restaurants. They join more than 40 other companies in the coalition, which provides marketing and outreach opportunities for its members.
Charity receives donation
Local Dillard's stores have donated more than $25,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities as part of a chain wide fundraiser selling copies of the Southern Living Christmas Cookbook. Oklahoma stores contributing include Penn Square Mall, Quail Springs Mall, Enid, Shawnee, Norman and Lawton. Nationwide, Dillard's contributed more than $1.2 million to the charity this year. It was the fifth time Dillard's offered a special custom edition of the cookbook during the holiday season.
Apple upgrades iPad's memory
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple says it will sell an iPad with more memory than the current models available. Apple Inc. said Tuesday that the new, full-size model comes with 128 gigabytes of memory, up from 64 gigabytes. Nothing else has changed, so it will remain a fourth-generation iPad, which went on sale in November. The memory increase does not apply to the iPad Mini, which also went on sale in November. The new iPad will go on sale on Feb. 5 for $799 for a Wi-Fi model and $929 with cellular data access as well. Apple says it has sold more than 120 million iPads since their debut in April 2010. The latest iPads with 16, 32 and 64 gigabytes remain available, starting at $499. The older iPad 2 starts at $399.
Barnes & Noble plans closings
NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble plans to continue to shrink its store base. The head of Barnes & Noble's retail group, Mitchel Klipper, said in an interview published this week in The Wall Street Journal that the company will have 450 to 500 stores in a decade. That's down from about 689 currently. Klipper said the chain plans to close about 20 stores a year over the period. The largest traditional U.S. bookstore has been facing tough competition from online retailers and discounters that sell books and has been focusing on its Nook tablet, e-book reader and e-book business for growth.
From Staff and Wire reports