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December 20, 2012
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  Retail Beat 
  • Nature's Path will donate to Whole Planet
    The Whole Planet Foundation of Whole Foods Market will receive 2% of the retail price when Nature's Path Heritage Muesli is sold. Each box of the cereal, created in Raspberry Hazelnut and Wild Blueberry Almond for Whole Foods, features an entrepreneur who benefited from Whole Planet's microcredit program. Progressive Grocer (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Stater Bros. posts annual sales growth
    Stater Bros. Markets says sales in fiscal 2012, which had an extra week and ended Sept. 30, reached $3.9 billion, compared with $3.7 billion in fiscal 2011. Like-store sales climbed about 3%. "We increased sales, increased customers and reduced our interest expense by $9.4 million," Chairman, President and CEO Jack Brown said. Progressive Grocer (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Independent Operator Spotlight 
 
  • People's Community Market moves closer to reality
    Brahm Ahmadi created the nonprofit People's Grocery in 2002, with the goal of eventually opening a bricks-and-mortar store that provides healthy, low-cost food to underserved residents of Oakland, Calif. The group, which offers cooking classes and other programs, has chosen a location and is raising money through a public offering. Berkeleyside (Berkeley, Calif.) (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health, Nutrition & Pharmacy 
  • Study: Kids' intake of fruits, veggies goes up with family meals
    Children whose families regularly ate meals together had higher fruit and vegetable intake compared with those who never had family meals, a British study found. Once- or twice-weekly family meals were also associated with increased fruit and vegetable intake in children, researchers wrote in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. MyHealthNewsDaily.com (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Health experts debunk detoxification
    While some exercises and diets promote their "detoxifying" capabilities, health experts are skeptical. No scientific data support the idea that fasting, yoga, meditation or sweating has any special ability to clear the body of toxins. "The human body is designed to get rid of what we don't need," said Dr. Elizabeth Matzkin, chief of women's sports medicine at Harvard Medical School. Reuters (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  FMI Spotlight 
  • FMI's Hilary Thesmar will speak at Store Brands Decisions summit
    During the summit, FMI Vice President of Food Safety Programs Hilary Thesmar will discuss how rising consumer acceptance and success of private brands don't guarantee immunity from recalls. Learn more about the session and the summit, in addition to a 10% discount for FMI members. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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