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January 22, 2013
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  Retail Beat 
  • Harris Teeter offers Fla. island vacation
    Harris Teeter shoppers can win a six-night vacation for four to Florida's Amelia Island when they subscribe to personalized e-mails through the e-VIC program. The getaway, sponsored by the Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, includes golf, tickets for Amelia River Cruises & Charters and gift certificates to island restaurants. Progressive Grocer (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Giant of Maryland feeds police on Inauguration Day
    Giant of Maryland donated boxed lunches to 5,000 police officers on duty during the inauguration and 15,000 bottles of water to parade participants. "As the nation's capital grocer, it's always been a priority for us to give back to the communities we're so privileged to serve," said Anthony Hucker, president of the Ahold banner. Drug Store News (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FMI conference theme: Changing food culture
    Speakers at FMI's Midwinter Executive Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., discussed a two-year study that found that food culture has moved from cooking to eating. "An eating culture is inherently more inclusive than a cooking culture," said Daymon Worldwide CEO Carla Cooper, who presented the study with Hartman Group founder Harvey Hartman. "Food is now everywhere, and our routine engagement with it is more direct and personal than ever before," Hartman said. Progressive Grocer (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FMI unveils plan for next 3 to 5 years
    At the Midwinter Executive Conference, FMI outlined its strategic plan for the next three to five years. The five-point plan calls for bolstering FMI's core proposition, reviving the FMI Show, creating a forum to promote total store collaboration, increasing membership and upgrading the operating model. Progressive Grocer (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health, Nutrition & Pharmacy 
  • Grocers are honored for pushing produce
    Fifteen retailers have been recognized by the Produce for Better Health Foundation for their role in promoting fruits and vegetables. The foundation's Role Models are Food Lion, Meijer, Roundy's Supermarkets, Schnuck Markets, Spartan Stores and SUPERVALU. The Champions are Ahold USA, Associated Wholesale Grocers, the Defense Commissary Agency, Donalen's Supermarkets, Hy-Vee, King Kullen Grocery, Redner's Markets, Rohrer Bros. and Weis Markets. Progressive Grocer (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study examines health-diet connection in older Americans
    In a study of Americans averaging 77 years old, diet had little influence on development of chronic diseases other than hypertension. "Although dietary patterns were significantly associated only with hypertension in this study, older adults should still be encouraged to consume balanced diets that enhance quality of life while also providing pleasure from food," researchers wrote. (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Supplier News 
  • Verlasso Smoked Salmon debuts at Fancy Food Show
    Verlasso Smoked Salmon is being introduced at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco and will be available to retail and food industry suppliers under Acme's Blue Hill Bay Smoked Seafood label. Acme and Verlasso partnered on the salmon, which is made with harmoniously raised fish that reportedly is tastier and better for the environment. Food Business Review (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  FMI Spotlight 
  • Hy-Vee CEO is awarded prestigious Rabb Award; FMI nominates one of its own for Woodard
    Congrats to Hy-Vee CEO Ric Jurgens for his 2013 Sidney R. Rabb Award for his unwavering commitment to the industry. FMI's vice president of government affairs, Anne Curry, accepted the Woodard Award for her more than 34 years on Capitol Hill. Read more about the Rabb and Woodard awards on LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FMI recognizes 6 retailers nationwide for inspiring work in their communities
    FMI has announced the 2012 Community Outreach Award winners, identifying the roles retailers play in their communities outside the shopping aisles. The judging categories were Neighborhood Health Improvement, Food Insecurity and Youth Development. To read about all six winners, visit LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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