User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Distribution :: Stores
Last updated: May 22 2019 20:17 IST RSS 2.0
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Kwik Trip veggie trays again linked to salmonella in Wisconsin, Minnesota 22.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Health officials say the Del Monte vegetable trays, which included broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip, have been linked to salmonella bacteria which has, so far, sickened three people in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota.
Starbucks Accused of Exposing Customers to Potentially Deadly Pesticide 22.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Coffee giant has dismissed suggestions their use of chemical near food could have harmed customers as an attempt to "incite public fear.”
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Little Caesars Partners With Impossible Foods for Meatless Supreme Pizza 20.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
58 Little Caesars restaurants will debut the Impossible Supreme Pizza, made with Impossible Foods’ “meatless sausage crumbles.”
Whole Foods to Become First National Supermarket to Ban Plastic Straws 20.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The company announced plans to reduce an estimated 800,000 pounds of plastic each year with paper straws and smaller bags.
Burger King Impossible Burgers Will Launch in New Cities This Week 14.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
More Burger King locations are now selling the meatless Impossible Burger. Find out when and where you can buy the Impossible Whopper, here.
Essential California: Why San Francisco banned cashless stores 8.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, May 8, and I’m writing from Los Angeles.

Trying to describe the outpost of the fast-casual chain Organic Coup at 10th and Market streets in San Francisco feels a little like unpacking a series of Bay Area-themed Russian...

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Rising demand for plant protein feeds growth of the humble pea 3.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Some analysts predict the pea protein market will at least triple in size to more than $300 million by 2025.
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Meal kits have a smaller carbon footprint than grocery shopping, study says 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study suggests that's not necessarily true.
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Stop & Shop Strike: Fact & Figures 20.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Democratic hopefuls have pounced on the issue, siding with workers.
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Pre-Cut Melon Sold In 9 States Recalled Over Salmonella 14.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Caito Foods is recalling watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and mixed fruit containing one of these melons. All items in the recall were sold in pre-cut pieces.
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Hey Trader Joe’s: Less plastic with my food, please 11.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For many years, Trader Joe’s was my main stop for groceries, booze and dog food. But as I wrote more about the environmental cost of single-use plastic I started noticing my how much plastic I was bringing home as part the weekly Trader Joe’s haul — and was appalled.

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Whole Foods cuts prices as Amazon keeps shaping the grocery chain 2.4.2019 LA Times: Business

Whole Foods Market said it will lower prices on hundreds of grocery items this week, the latest effort to reshape the grocer’s pricey image under Inc.

The Seattle retail giant touted a round of price cuts immediately after buying Whole Foods in August 2017, and over the last year it...

Erratic hours are the norm in retailing. Can Los Angeles buck the trend? 2.3.2019 LA Times: Business

A national movement to mandate stable hourly schedules for low-wage workers expanded to Los Angeles on Friday, as City Council members introduced a “Fair Workweek” measure that could affect some 70,000 retail employees in the city.

Under a proposed ordinance, large retailers would have to give...

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Amazon reportedly plans dozens of new grocery stores, starting in Los Angeles 2.3.2019 LA Times: Business Inc. plans to open dozens of grocery stores in U.S. cities, the Wall Street Journal reported, a move that would expand the retail and technology giant’s grocery footprint beyond its Whole Foods Market chain.

The first of these stores will open in Los Angeles as early as the end of 2019,...

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Monster Avocados and Bread Beer: 12 Technologies Fighting Food Waste 28.2.2019 WRI Stories
Monster Avocados and Bread Beer: 12 Technologies Fighting Food Waste Comments|Add Comment|PrintOne-third of all food the world produces is lost or wasted. Photo by petrr/Wikimedia Commons Consider the last time you brought home a haul of fresh fruits and vegetables, looking forward to a week of healthy eating, only to have your berries go bad overnight, your greens wilt in the fridge and the avocados go soft on the counter. Wasting food can be frustrating, and a hit on your wallet. You’re... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Supermarkets Soured on Kraft Heinz and Its Pricing Tactics 27.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Kraft Heinz’s yearslong quest for cost-cutting and profit damaged its relationships with supermarkets. Scaling back in-store promotions may also have helped lead to devaluing the Kraft and Oscar Mayer brands.
More grocers are putting their money where their mouths are when it comes to food waste 14.2.2019
Walmart, Kroger realize that awareness is a big part of the problem and the solution.
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The Real Cost of Cheap Groceries 13.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

There's a price war raging in the grocery aisle—but the people who actually grow and gather our food may be the battle's true losers. Meet the produce pickers of Texas's Rio Grande Valley, whose penny-per-bunch harvest helps stock your pantry for less. Our food is cheap—by some measures, cheaper than it’s ever been. But the inexpensive supermarket fare that consumers now expect doesn’t come without a hidden human cost.

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Nearly 100,000 Pounds of Frozen Entrees Recalled 12.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The frozen chicken products were sold in stores like Walmart and Winn-Dixie.
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Things are really heating up in our kitchen. Send help! 31.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Bought something new at the grocery store the other day: orange chicken, heat and serve. It tasted liked compromise and defeat. I quickly dubbed it “Agent Orange chicken,” for it was redolent of the darkest days of chemical warfare.

To complicate matters, I suddenly can’t drink red wine (acid reflux)....

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