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January 17, 2013
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  Retail Beat 
 
  • MOM's will keep cartoon-wrapped products off shelves
    MOM's Organic Market will drop products with packaging that features cartoon characters from children's media and will replace them with organic products in packaging that's not targeted to children, the company says. Advocates applaud the move, while others point out that some cartoon characters are gracing packaging for healthy food. Progressive Grocer (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sweetbay plans to shutter 33 Fla. stores
    Delhaize Group will close 33 of 105 Sweetbay Supermarket stores in Florida by mid-February, as part of a reorganization to boost U.S. results, the company says. "They are simply underperforming stores," spokeswoman Nicole LeBeau said. The Tampa Tribune (Fla.) (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Food Industry in 2015: Set for a Rebound?
After a promising start, 2014 turned out to be a disappointment for food and beverage manufacturers. But as this BMO Capital Markets report notes, several factors should lead to brighter results in 2015.
Read on to find out more.

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  • FMI hires director for food safety
    FMI has named Josh Katz as director of food-safety programs, charged with developing and implementing critical initiatives for the retail industry. "Food safety is of utmost importance to our members, and Josh's farm-to-fork experience will become a valuable asset to our retailers," said Hilary Thesmar, vice president of food-safety programs. Supermarket News (free registration) (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Independent Operator Spotlight 
  • Magruder's in D.C. area looks to sell all 5 stores
    The owner of Magruder's Supermarkets, a five-store chain in the Washington, D.C., area, has sold one store and is negotiating to sell the rest. The chain has been in operation for 138 years and is one of few locally owned grocers left in the Baltimore-Washington area, industry observer Jeremy Diamond says. Progressive Grocer (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
What You Can Learn From Some of 2014's Top Innovators
Ready to get inspired for 2015? The experiences of these 6 innovative leaders can help you chart a smarter, more successful way forward with your business. Read the featured article.

  Health, Nutrition & Pharmacy 
 
  • Reducing sugar aids weight maintenance, research shows
    Adding sugary drinks and sweet treats can pack on an average 1.6 pounds in a year, while cutting back can achieve weight loss of the same amount, according to research published in BMJ. Researchers came to that conclusion after paring more than 15,000 studies on sugar and obesity down to 68, at the request of the World Health Organization. National Public Radio/The Salt blog (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  FMI Spotlight 
  • FMI's Hilary Thesmar will address recalls for private brands at conference
    At the Store Brands Decisions Innovation & Marketing Summit, scheduled Feb. 27 to March 1 in Chicago, FMI's vice president of food-safety programs will lead a session on the importance of implementing a recall program within private brands. Learn more about the conference. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Food Safety and Security 
  • Kraft sues Kellogg over cookie packaging
    Kraft Foods Global Brands has filed a lawsuit against Kellogg, saying resealable packaging used on Keebler and Sandies cookies infringes a patent owned by Kraft parent Mondelez International. The lawsuit seeks damages and a permanent injunction to keep Kellogg from using the packaging. Reuters (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson,
American writer


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