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February 21, 2013
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  Retail Beat 
  • BI-LO adds products eligible for fuel discount
    Hundreds of grocery items have been added to the BI-LO fuelperks! program, giving shoppers a discount of as much as 50 cents per gallon on gas. Shoppers earn 5 cents off per gallon for every $50 spent on qualified groceries when using their Bonuscard. Progressive Grocer (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Wine expert joins Iowa Hy-Vee store
    Certified wine specialist Sue Navratil has been hired to help shoppers at a Hy-Vee store in Ankeny, Iowa. "Sue joins the company's growing roster of employees with professional training in all aspects of wine and spirits," Hy-Vee wrote on its Facebook page. "The result is that her customers can be confident they are choosing the right wine for any occasion or meal." Supermarket News (free registration) (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report examines online-shopping trends
    A shopper-behavior study by The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research found a 12% increase in online health and beauty purchases by 50- to 64-year-olds since January 2012. However, overall online shopping did not increase from 2011 to 2012. Among 18- to 24-year-olds, online purchases have decreased in all categories except books, tickets and music. Progressive Grocer (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Independent Operator Spotlight 
  • Neighborhood Pride comes to Ithaca, N.Y.
    Shoppers in Ithaca, N.Y., are welcoming Neighborhood Pride Grocery Store, which fills a spot that has housed a grocer since the 1970s but has been vacant since 2010. "We are trying to run a community grocery store here," owner and Manager John Petito said. "We're here to provide products that they're looking for. We are trying to be available for different community events." YNN Central New York (Syracuse) (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health, Nutrition & Pharmacy 
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  Technology Solutions 
  • Festival Foods taps Verisae for asset management
    Festival Foods has been using Verisae's Connected Facility platform for three months and says it is yielding maintenance-cost benefits. The asset-management system collects and analyzes data from all 17 locations, including work orders from employees and contractors. Progressive Grocer (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  FMI Spotlight 
  • Daymon-Hartman research is available through
    From the Midwinter Executive Conference, the 2012 study "Reframing Retail Through the Lens of Changing Food Culture," by Daymon Worldwide and The Hartman Group, is available on the FMI Knowledge Portal. The study discusses how the new era of "eaters" are shopping and consuming and what this means for retail. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Food Safety and Security 
  • Wegmans private-label flour is recalled
    Wegmans Food Markets says its store brand of all-purpose bleached flour is being recalled because some packages might contain polyurethane balls that are blue and about half of the diameter of a dime. The balls, part of equipment to sift flour, are food-grade material. Boston Herald/The Associated Press (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Daily Quote 
The psychic task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity."
--Erich Fromm,
German psychologist

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