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January 28, 2013
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  Retail Beat 
  • Detroit-area Target stores will get larger grocery section
    Nine Target stores in the Detroit area are being remodeled to include a larger grocery section, which includes fresh food. "It's about convenience, saving time, getting more things done with just one stop," said Annette Miller, senior vice president of grocery. The retailer has been adding or expanding grocery sections nationwide. Detroit Free Press (1/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Fresh Market plans Calif. growth
    Sacramento, Calif., and nearby Elk Grove will each get a Fresh Market store this fall. "We are excited about our continued expansion in California, and in the greater Sacramento area in particular," said Randy Kelley, senior vice president of real estate and development. The North Carolina chain also plans a presence in Palo Alto, Santa Barbara and Laguna Hills. The Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (free registration) (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trend-Spotter 
  • Super Bowl spending is expected to increase
    Super Bowl fans are expected to spend $68.54 this year on snacks, athletic decor and other game-watching items, up from $63.87 in 2012, according to the National Retail Federation. "It seems consumers are in the mood to celebrate, which is good news for retailers who typically see slower online and foot traffic during these months," Senior Vice President Bill Thorne said. Convenience Store News (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Fresh Ideas 
  • Aramark vows to use eggs from uncaged hens
    Aramark, which buys about 30 million eggs a year, has promised to use only eggs from cage-free hens by late 2014. The professional-services company is working with The Humane Society of the United States to create a plan for achieving that goal. Environmental Leader (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health, Nutrition & Pharmacy 
  • Study: Produce consumption can improve mood
    A study in the Journal of Health Psychology found that people reported feeling more calm, happy and energetic on the days they ate more fruits and vegetables. Lead researcher Dr. Tamlin Conner said young people can reap positive emotional effects by consuming seven or eight servings of fruits and vegetables per day. NutraIngredients (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Supplier News 
  • Biena adds 2 flavors for chickpea snack
    Biena Foods has expanded the Roasted Chickpeas snack line with two flavors, honey roasted and barbecue, which join sea salt and cinnamon maple flavors. The product is sold at Whole Foods Market and natural and specialty stores in New England. Food Business Review (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  FMI Spotlight 
  • FMI Foundation raises money to forward food education and science
    At this year's Midwinter Executive Conference, the FMI Foundation raised more than $800,000 in support of its goals in health and wellness and food safety. To read more about the initiatives, visit FMI.org. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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American literary critic and author


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