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Now that the four-month-old Southern California grocery strike is over, - a co-venture of Safeway and Tesco - plans to woo back customers with roses and chocolates.

Deliveries are scheduled to begin again next Monday. Customers placing orders from one of five stores reportedly will get a dozen roses and a box of chocolates; other online shoppers will get a long-stemmed rose with their order. is also offering free delivery on orders of $100 or more scheduled for delivery between March 15 and Sunday, April 11.

"We miss our customers and want to do something nice for them during our first week back in business," Mitch Rhodes, president of, said. "We're pleased to be back and we're eager to see familiar faces again when our delivery drivers start ringing doorbells on Monday."
KC's View:
Smart move.