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February 20, 2013
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  Retail Beat 
  • Harris Teeter collaborates with NHL defender on sub
    Harris Teeter has created The Defender, a Signature Sub Sandwich, in partnership with Jay Harrison, a defensive player on the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team. On Friday at a Raleigh, N.C., store, Harrison will sign autographs and give samples of the sandwich, which contains turkey, bacon, pepper jack cheese, guacamole and chipotle mayonnaise. Progressive Grocer (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kroger selects group VP of nonperishables
    Robert Clark, who joined Kroger in 1985 and has been vice president of merchandising at banner Fred Meyer since 2011, has been promoted to group vice president of nonperishables. "His valuable knowledge of our customers across the country will further strengthen our strategic direction," said Michael Donnelly, senior vice president of merchandising at Kroger. Progressive Grocer (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Publix bestows awards on managers and associates
    Publix Super Markets has honored four store managers and one support associate with the George W. Jenkins Award and four district managers and one support manager with the President's Award. Winners of the Jenkins Award are Gary Bouton, Keith Critelli, Keith Everett, David Tapia and Jane Pixley. The President's Award went to John Campbell, Bob Pendleton, Diane Schlachter, Chad Wilson and Marcy Benton. Supermarket News (free registration) (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 96% of dads cook, Kraft survey says
    According to a survey by Kraft Foods Group, 96% of U.S. fathers cook at least once weekly, while 94% say they are confident in the kitchen. Meanwhile, 51% print out recipes they find online, and 29% search for recipes on a tablet or smartphone. Progressive Grocer (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Private Brands 
  • Mintel: Private labels quench India's thirst for juice
    Private-label juice is gaining market share in India, providing a lower-cost alternative to branded, packaged juice, according to Mintel. Analyst Ranjana Sundaresan says fruit-juice consumption in India "has seen incredible growth in the past few years," and "private labels offer a combination of good quality and comparatively lower prices." The Hindu Business Line (India) (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health, Nutrition & Pharmacy 
  • Study finds no increase in appetite tied to diet-soda intake
    People who drank diet soda did not appear to consume more sugary and fatty foods than did those who chose water, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers also found that diet-soda drinkers ate fewer desserts at six months compared with their habits before the study started, while those who drank water consumed more fruits and vegetables than they had previously. Reuters (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 53% of consumers prepare chicken one to three times per week
    According to The Power of Meat 2012, beef and chicken are nearly tied for the most frequently prepared dinner protein, with beef 1 point less, at 52%. Learn more about meat and consumer trends at next week's Annual Meat Conference. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • What protein is cooked at least one to three times a week?
    Chicken  82.10%
    Beef  14.20%
    Pork  1.70%
    Soy  1.70%
    Lamb  0.28%
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