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February 25, 2013
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  Retail Beat 
  • Hy-Vee readies another store serving wine and beer
    A Hy-Vee store opening Tuesday in Overland Park, Kan., has a bar that sells wine and beer by the glass and bottle and is attached to a full-service restaurant. It is the second Hy-Vee store with the amenity -- the other is in Urbandale, Iowa -- and the company plans to open more. The Kansas City Star (Mo.) (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Raw-food exemption would be problematic, FMI says
    Hilary Thesmar, FMI's vice president of food-safety programs, voiced concern about a proposed exemption to the Food Safety Modernization Act for food that is "rarely consumed raw" in a presentation during the Ag Outlook Forum. "We'd really like to see some type of way to move products on or off the list if there were to be food-safety issues after the rule becomes final," she said. "Because ... 20 years ago, who would have thought that spinach would be a food-safety problem?" Supermarket News (free registration) (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Fresh Ideas 
Why Platform Matters When Choosing an ERP System
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  Health, Nutrition & Pharmacy 
  • Packaged Facts sees health and wellness growth
    Growing consumer interest in health and wellness will drive efforts from food manufacturers and foodservice operators, according to market research by Packaged Facts. The research notes an increase in natural sweeteners, healthier breakfast and snacks, alternative protein and food with less salt. (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Get with the flow. How payment processing affects cash flow.
Cash flow is the lubricant of business. Without a healthy cash flow, business dries up. It stops. It can't function. Which is why it is vital to keep the revenues coming in as the expenses go out. But there's one aspect of cash flow that many of us are not aware of. It is how managing credit cards and other such non-cash payments affect cash flow. Turns out it has a huge affect. Download the free guide today.
  Supplier News 
  • Another flavor joins Tostitos Artisan Recipes
    PepsiCo unit Frito-Lay North America has expanded the Tostitos Artisan Recipes line with Grilled Red Pepper and Tomato Salsa tortilla chips. "We've developed something complex and adventurous, which also happens to be the perfect snack to unwind with at the end of the day," said Jody Denton, executive chef at Frito-Lay's Flavor Kitchen. Food Business Review (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Miller Lite launches Twitter campaign with NASCAR driver
    A Miller Lite promotion is seeking images of fans enjoying "Miller Time moments," and $2 is donated for each submission, up to $22,222, to NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation. Keselowski, who is sponsored by Miller Lite, will race May 18 with a mosaic of the photos on his Ford Fusion. Adweek (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  FMI Spotlight 
  • 2013 Asset Protection Conference will evaluate lessons from Sandy
    At this year's Asset Protection Conference, scheduled March 10 to 13 in Phoenix, a panel on superstorm Sandy will feature insight from homeland security, state government and food retail on challenges brought by the East Coast storm. Learn more and register at LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Food Safety and Security 
  • Possible plastic prompts recall of Gwaltney pork sausage
    Smithfield Packing is recalling 1-pound packages of Gwaltney mild pork sausage rolls because they might contain pieces of plastic, probably from gloves. No injuries have been reported, but two consumers have complained. CNN (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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--Joseph Joubert,
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