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Who: Charles Fazzino, Famous 3-D Pop Artist; Ron Marshall, President & CEO of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company; Hans Heer, SVP of The Food Emporium

What: Unveiling of Charles Fazzino’s “Fazzino’s Fabulous NY Apple” reusable shopping bag and autograph signing

When: Tuesday, June 1: 11:00AM-1:00PM (Press Conference and Unveiling); Wednesday, June 2: 5:00PM – 7:00PM (Fazzino bag signing only)

Where: The Food Emporium Store at 810 Eight Avenue (49th St.), NYC

Pricing/Ordering: To order a bag from outside the tri-state area, call the Food Emporium at 212.381.0885. Bags retail for $7.99

The Food Emporium is proud to introduce the “Fazzino’s Fabulous NY Apple,” limited edition reusable shopping bag designed by renowned 3-D Pop Artist Charles Fazzino. Available exclusively in the New York Tri-State Area at The Food Emporium stores in Manhattan, a portion of the proceeds from sales of this unique new tote will be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to help support the fight against neuromuscular diseases. Customers for the bag who live outside of the tri-state area, may order by calling the Food Emporium Catering Service at (212) 381-0885.

To celebrate Fazzino’s magnificent artwork, Ron Marshall, President & CEO of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company; Hans Heer, SVP of The Food Emporium; and the artist himself, Charles Fazzino, will be on-hand for the unveiling of the exquisite and vibrant “Fazzino’s Fabulous NY Apple” reusable bag, June 1 from 11:00am to 1:00pm, at The Food Emporium store on 810 Eighth Ave. (49th St.).  Shoppers will be treated to a special meet and greet with Charles Fazzino where they can get their special edition bag signed, and also participate in raffles giving away some of the artist’s original work.  Mr. Fazzino will also be on hand, Wednesday, June 2nd, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the same Food Emporium location on 810 Eighth Ave (49th St.).

“Fazzino’s Fabulous NY Apple” is the first in a series of limited edition collectible bags made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials featuring the artwork of some of the world’s most renowned artists and designers.  A large, sturdy shopping bag featuring a set of long handles for over-the-shoulder transport, as well as a set of short handles for carrying the tote in-hand, “Fazzino’s Fabulous NY Apple” bag combines the ultimate in fashion and shopping functionality.  The bag is not only sized perfectly for carrying several bags of groceries, but is also great for books, toys, and much more.

“This is truly an exciting partnership of two New York City icons – The Food Emporium and famed artist Charles Fazzino. The “Fazzino’s Fabulous NY Apple” re-usable tote bag is not only a beautiful tote but it also supports an important cause as a portion of the proceeds of each bag helps MDA’s fight against neuromuscular dystrophy disease,” said Ron Marshall, CEO, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.

Retailing for $7.99, proceeds from sales of the “Fazzino’s Fabulous NY Apple” shopping bag will go to MDA.  Those interested in this beautiful bag, can stop by one of The Food Emporium stores in New York City or order via phone at 212.381.0885.

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