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February 28, 2013
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  Retail Beat 
 
  • Safeway taps OneHealth for employee wellness
    Safeway has chosen OneHealth Solutions to provide a wellness program for chronic and behavioral conditions, including addiction, stress and obesity. The service is available to employees with benefits and their dependents. Drug Store News (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trend-Spotter 
  • Marketers greenlight black packaging
    Black packaging is gaining prominence as marketers choose it for launches including a Haagen-Dazs gelato line and Beck's Sapphire beer, by Anheuser-Busch InBev. "The use of black has really exploded," said Mike Cecil, senior brand manager of Henkel's Renuzit, which introduced black-packaged air freshener. The Wall Street Journal (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report notes opportunities in online grocery shopping
    According to a Hartman Group report, 18% of households purchased groceries online in the past three months, and the market could pass $15 billion this year. To attract shoppers, online grocers must help customers navigate online and break an entrenched attachment to bricks-and-mortar shopping, the report says. FoodNavigator (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health, Nutrition & Pharmacy 
  • Sleep deprivation triggers higher food intake in study
    Normal-weight men who lacked sleep ate larger portions of high-calorie snacks before and after breakfast, a study found. The findings on the website of the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology suggest that sleep deprivation may trigger overeating regardless of satiety. HealthDay News (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Supplier News 
  • Ground beef is focus of Cargill website
    Cargill has launched a website providing information and conversation about ground beef. "Our research tells us those responsible for buying groceries, and preparing meals, want more online access to information, and we will provide it," said Katie Blick-White, the company's associate brand manager for ground beef. Progressive Grocer (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  FMI Spotlight 
  • Developing industry leadership will continues at Future Connect 2013
    At this year's Future Connect, attendees can get deep-dive education in strategic leadership, operations, industry collaboration and technology. The event is scheduled April 30 to May 2 in Orlando, Fla. Visit FMIFutureConnect.com for employee-investment opportunities. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Editor's Note 
  • Correction
    A summary in Wednesday's issue should have stated that the American Meat Institute was FMI's research partner for The Power of Meat report. The dailyLead regrets the error. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization."
--Sigmund Freud,
Austrian physician and founder of psychoanalysis


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