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January 13, 2012
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  Retail Beat 
  • Maine Target will add fresh and frozen food
    Target plans to invest about $1 million to expand a store in South Portland, Maine, installing coolers and freezers to increase food offerings. The company has been turning some locations into "PFresh" stores, which sell perishables as well as frozen and packaged food, but they don't have a bakery, a deli or other departments found in a full-service grocery. Portland Press Herald (Maine) (1/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kroger expands partnership with Nolan Ryan Beef
    Kroger stores in Texas and Louisiana, exclusive providers of Nolan Ryan Beef, expanded that partnership with 21 cuts. "We find that many of our shoppers are looking for quality products that are also sourced locally," said Kroger Southwest Division President Bill Breetz. "This product meets both of those needs and carries the highly regarded Nolan Ryan name." Progressive Grocer (1/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Report: Store brands go premium and organic as they increase
    A USDA report on the relationship between national brands and private labels shows that supermarkets have added premium and organic store brands. Supermarkets have increased marketing for private labels, which are becoming more like national brands in price and quality, according to the report. FoodNavigator (1/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health, Nutrition & Pharmacy 
  • Study finds link between E. coli exposure and diabetes
    Children with severe hemolytic uremic syndrome, a renal disease caused by E. coli O157:H7, who need dialysis face an increased risk of diabetes and develop diabetes at a faster pace, within 14 days of hospitalization. A study in Diabetes Care on 44 children with HUS revealed that about one-third of those who survived the disease developed persistent diabetes. FoodSafetyNews.com (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Coke and Pepsi: Our orange juice is safe
    Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, which have orange-juice brands containing juice from Brazil, assured customers that their juice is safe, as U.S. officials halt imports to test for fungicide carbendazim. "Consumers are satisfied when they hear us say there is no safety issue with the Brazilian juice we use in our products and that we're working closely with and taking guidance from the FDA," said Coca-Cola spokesman Dan Schafer. The Wall Street Journal (1/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Tennessee considers reducing grocery tax
    Lawmakers in Tennessee are considering a proposal from Gov. Bill Haslam to trim the food tax by 20 cents for every $100 spent. "Any time we get the opportunity to lower the sales tax, I'm for it ... Hopefully one day we'll get a full percentage point knocked off," said state Rep. Mike Turner. Missouri News Horizon (1/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  FMI Spotlight 
  • Tee time at Midwinter
     
    Join your industry colleagues and enjoy some friendly competition at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference's Food Industry Golf Tournament on Jan. 29. Learn more and register to play. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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