Peterson's plans relocation to larger space | Catalina debuts mobile-ad solution with customization | Fresh Foods marks first birthday
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March 12, 2013
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Retail Beat
Peterson's plans relocation to larger space
Peterson's Marketplace in Riverton, Utah, will move across the street to a space that is 10,000 square feet larger, the site of a closing Fresh Market. "We are very excited to move Peterson's," owner Monte Peterson said. "For over 75 years, we have been serving our local communities in the southern part of the Salt Lake Valley. We love our neighborhood and guests and hope they will continue to support and follow us across the street." The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah) (3/11)
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Catalina debuts mobile-ad solution with customization
Catalina has introduced BuyerVision Mobile, which delivers personalized ads based on previous purchases. The digital-media company's "expertise and insights allow our CPG brand clients to not only deliver personalized mobile ads to high-value shoppers but to measure their impact based on actual in-store sales," said Chris Henger, executive vice president of digital. Progressive Grocer (3/11)
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Independent Operator Spotlight
Fresh Foods marks first birthday
Fresh Foods, which opened March 7, 2012, in Gering, Neb., has a custom-cut meat counter, a deli with a coffee shop and a bakery serving products from Gering Bakery. The 14,000-square-foot store, owned by Ben and Kerri Dishman, employs 40 people. Star-Herald (Scottsbluff, Neb.) (3/9)
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Health, Nutrition & Pharmacy
"Safeway can own the wellness space," CEO says
Safeway Chairman and CEO Steve Burd expects wellness to be the fastest-growing segment of the business. "I think in 10 years' time, we'll be thought of as more of a wellness company selling food," he said. The company is adding consultation and treatment rooms next to pharmacies, but Burd says he's not ready to release more details of the plan. Supermarket News (free registration) (3/11)
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Study: Low fruit intake does not improve glycemic control
A study of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients found that those in a low-fruit-intake group and a high-fruit-intake group had similar reductions in A1C levels, body weight and waist size, suggesting that patients don't need to restrict their fruit consumption, according to a study on the website of Nutrition Journal. Medscape (free registration) (3/8)
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Supplier News
WAT-AAH! taps OMG Girlz for multichannel campaign
Pop group OMG Girlz has signed on as the first teen celebrity ambassador in a print, television, digital and retail campaign for WAT-AAH!, a bottled-water brand. The campaign includes a bottle designed by the band, a cross-country tour and a youth talent show, Show Me WAT-YOU-GOT!, with band members as judges. MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (3/11)
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Dole expands line of fruit smoothies
Dole Food has added a peach mango flavor to the Fruit Smoothie Shakers line, joining strawberry, strawberry banana and mixed berry. The product is made with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Drug Store News (3/11)
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Government Affairs
Judge rules against NYC soda restriction
A law to restrict the size of soft drinks sold in New York City has been struck down by state Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling. In his ruling, Tingling says the law is "fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences," with different rules for different kinds of establishments. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/11), The Wall Street Journal (3/11)
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FMI Spotlight
Learn to protect your business against cyberattacks
Today at FMI's Asset Protection Conference in Phoenix, former White House Chief Information Officer Theresa Payton will discuss threats in the cyberworld. She will discuss how cybercriminals target businesses to steal intellectual property, identities and money. Learn how to protect yourself and what to do if the worst happens. View the presentation.
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Food Safety and Security
Rules for muscle cuts are under consideration
Under rules proposed by the USDA, muscle cuts would not be allowed to be mixed, and information about where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered would be required on the label. "USDA expects that these changes will improve the overall operation of the program and also bring the current mandatory [country-of-origin-labeling] requirements into compliance with U.S. international trade obligations," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said. Supermarket News (free registration) (3/11)
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True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes."
-- Edward Frederick Lindley Wood,
British politician
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