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December 14, 2012
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  Retail Beat 
  • California FreshWorks Fund supports El Rancho opening
    With financial help from California FreshWorks Fund, an El Rancho Marketplace store has opened in San Luis Obispo County, Calif. The 39,000-square-foot store sells staples at low prices, has a deli with fresh-made food and works with suppliers to stock local food. Progressive Grocer (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Weis hires center-store vice president
    Kevin Broe, most recently vice president of center-store merchandising at A&P, has joined Weis Markets as vice president of center-store sales and merchandising. Broe, who has also worked at SUPERVALU and American Stores, reports to Kurt Schertle, executive vice president of sales and merchandising. Supermarket News (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

  • Study looks at organic-label perceptions
    Researchers found that food labeled as organic is not universally perceived as more healthful and better tasting. In a study, an engineered drink described as organic was perceived as less effective in fighting malnutrition by people who had identified themselves as pro-environment. Progressive Grocer (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health, Nutrition & Pharmacy 
  • Searing and frying are linked to health risks
    Consuming food that is fried or seared can increase the risk of age-related diseases, researchers say. "When you put proteins and sugars together at high temperatures, there is a chemical reaction, and that creates flavor and texture, which we think of as good things," researcher Kee-Hong Kim said. "Research suggests that these glycated proteins are involved in age-related diseases like cardiovascular disease." (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

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  • Deadline today: Community Outreach Awards
    Help us share the good news of food retailers by submitting your company's community efforts to our Community Outreach Awards. Finalists will receive a $1,000 donation to enhance the program. The deadline to submit nominations is today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Global Update 
  • Sainsbury sees Dec. 23 as "logistical challenge"
    With Christmas falling on a Tuesday and U.K. law allowing stores to open only six hours on Sundays, J Sainsbury is expecting "a massive logical challenge" Dec. 23, Commercial Director Mike Coupe says. The retailer has hired 20,000 seasonal workers this year, up from 15,000 in 2011. Reuters (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Food Safety and Security 
  • FDA begins allergen research
    The FDA has begun a study to determine safe thresholds of allergens. The research will help the agency respond to concerns about allergen contamination and petitions for allergen-label exceptions. Supermarket News (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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--Howard Mumford Jones,
American writer, critic and scholar

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