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April 23, 2012
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  • 6 Stater Bros. stores in Calif. gain EPA recognition
    Six Stater Bros. Markets stores in California were honored with gold certification from the Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership for using refrigerant technology that is better for the environment. "We are happy to be doing our part to protect our planet Earth, and we are especially pleased that the EPA has recognized our environmental achievements," said CEO and Chairman Jack Brown. Progressive Grocer (4/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ahold CEO highlights U.S. growth and goals
    Ahold CEO Dick Boer praised U.S. stores and delivery service Peapod and said the company is expanding targeted mail and e-mail this year. Speaking at the company's annual general meeting, Boer noted accomplishments including a concept store for Stop & Shop Supermarket, allowing shoppers to pick up groceries ordered online; and Giant Food Stores' acquisition of 16 Genuardi's stores in the Philadelphia area. Progressive Grocer (4/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Safeway chef semifinalists vie for votes on Facebook
    Safeway named six "People's Choice" semifinalists and is seeking votes from Facebook users to decide which three will move forward in a quest to become the grocer's next chef. The three will compete with nine others in cook-offs to determine who will enter the final competition in the Safeway Culinary Kitchens. Supermarket News (4/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • MonoSol develops edible, dissolvable packaging
    MonoSol created edible packaging for food that dissolves in hot water, leaving no detectable taste or smell. "We believe a market exists for dissolvable pouch packaging to address the macrotrends in the food sector such as convenient delivery, portion control, replacing primary packaging," said Matt Scearce, media and communications manager. FoodProductionDaily.com (France) (4/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Fresh Ideas 
  • Sustainable seafood takes focus at Whole Foods
    Whole Foods Market stopped selling seafood with a red rating from the Monterey Bay Aquarium or the Blue Ocean Institute. The rating indicates supply is depleted or the habitat is damaged. The retailer is calling attention to its sustainable seafood with in-store banners and the Fishmonger Face-Off, which will send the company's top 11 fishmongers to the Aspen Food & Wine Classic. MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New England fishermen aren't fans of Whole Foods policy: Fishermen in New England are grumbling that sustainable-seafood standards at Whole Foods Market are a "marketing ploy" that will hurt business. "We have the strictest management regime in the world," said David Goethel, a member of the New England Fishery Management Council. "So using the word 'sustainable,' maybe it looks good in your advertising. But, without being too harsh, it means absolutely nothing." The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (4/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Studies look at food's role in human evolution
    Being omnivores helped humans evolve, according to two studies. One found that humans have been omnivores for a long time; the other found that eating meat allowed humans to have more children and wean them sooner. Researcher Samantha Hopkins said being omnivorous probably helped humans survive but might have limited diversification. National Public Radio/The Salt blog (4/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • "Brain freeze" research might lead to migraine help
    Researchers who noticed that people prone to migraines are also more sensitive to "brain freeze" when they eat ice cream or drink something cold are hoping to understand migraines by studying brain freeze in laboratory settings. Researchers studied blood flow when participants drank iced water and found the pain was caused by increased blood flow to the brain. The Telegraph (London) (4/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Supplier News 
  • Kraft expert ensures noodles stay in shape
    Guillermo Haro, who has worked at Kraft Foods for 22 years, is responsible for creating pasta in shapes including spiders, elephants and Scooby-Doo, much of it sold as Macaroni & Cheese. "It's very hard to get SpongeBob SquarePants to look right when he's made out of a noodle," said brand manager Noelle O'Mara, explaining the reason Haro's "role is critical." The Wall Street Journal (4/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Congrats to the 20 finalists of Supermarket Chef Showdown
    Submissions are in, and FMI chose the top 20 mouth-watering recipes across categories of Ethnic, Healthy Alternatives, Indulgent and Family Meals for a cook-off in the FMI2012 kitchen in Dallas. To read more about the finalists, visit SupermarketChefShowdown.com. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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