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November 2, 2011News for Food Industry Leaders

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  • Hy-Vee in Nebraska is built for energy efficiency
    An 87,000-square-foot Hy-Vee store that opened this week in the Omaha, Neb., market was built to meet certification standards for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, though it will take a few months for the certification to be official. Features include doors on dairy cases, skylights and toilets that use less water. Omaha World-Herald (Neb.) (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Fresh Market taps AccessVia for shelf-tag printing
    The Fresh Market is using a publishing platform from AccessVia to print shelf-edge labels. The system uses Retalix software to manage daily price changes that are printed directly on tags, allowing "real-time delivery of label and template changes from one, central source," said a Fresh Market executive. Progressive Grocer (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Wine Enthusiast magazine honors Stew Leonard's Wines
    Stew Leonard's Wines was named Wine Retailer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine. The nine-store chain, which started with one location in Yonkers, N.Y., in 1999, has sales of almost $100 million. The company was praised for "legendary customer service and great pricing, combined with a great selection of wines." Progressive Grocer (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Unprocessed chicken is on the plate at Chicago Public Schools
    Cafeterias at 473 Chicago Public Schools catered by Chartwells-Thompson will serve chicken raised without antibiotics on Amish farms. The company plans to buy about 1.2 million pounds of the unprocessed chicken, about half from Miller Amish Country Poultry in Indiana, for school lunches. Chicago Tribune (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Red wine compound is linked to metabolism benefits in men
    Obese men given a daily dose of red wine compound resveratrol during a study experienced improved metabolism, lower blood pressure and lower blood sugar. "We have shown for the first time that resveratrol works in humans," said the study's lead author. "It opens the avenue for more research to see if it could be helpful in people with type 2 diabetes." USA TODAY/HealthDay News (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  • PepsiCo taps SavingStar for digital promo
    PepsiCo is offering customers $5 back when they spend $15 on Pepsi Max or Diet Pepsi this month. The deal is offered through the brands' Facebook pages, in conjunction with SavingStar, an e-coupon network with numerous grocery partners. BevIndustry.com (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • SABMiller launches cassava beer in Africa
    SABMiller introduced Impala, reportedly the world's first commercially made cassava beer, in Africa. The company said it costs 25% less than barley-based beer. "What we're trying to do is at a 75% price point, to attract consumers up from the illicit spirits or the home brews that they would tend to be consuming," said Mark Bowman, managing director for SABMiller Africa. Yahoo!/Agence France-Presse (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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