User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-Regional
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Amazon launches grocery delivery service in Denver 24.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
AmazonFresh, the e-commerce giant's grocery delivery service, is now available in the Denver area, officials announced Wednesday.
Community Connections: LiftUp serves community 21 years 13.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Did you know that when you visit LiftUp to drop off your gently used items in the donation center or shop in the thrift store, you are helping to serve almost 10 percent of Routt County’s residents? LiftUp is dedicated to meeting basic human needs while promoting personal growth and self-sufficiency. LiftUp’s community support programs strive to stabilize community members who are in crisis and to support people who are motivated to move out of poverty. LiftUp’s philosophy is to serve clients in a nonjudgmental atmosphere and demonstrate compassionate care, respecting the dignity of every person. LiftUp’s Community Support Programs include the following. • Food assistance: LiftUp distributes more than 100 tons of food annually to 2,000 low-income residents through its food banks in Hayden, Steamboat Springs and Oak Creek. • Community garden: LiftUp is developing a community garden in conjunction with local growers, Colorado State University Extension Master Gardeners and clients to teach those who wish ...
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Whole Foods is said to be shaking up its board 11.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Whole Foods Market Inc. is planning to shake up its board in a bid to ward off a proxy fight with activist investor Jana Partners, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The organic-food grocer will replace as many as seven of its 12 directors, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private. The Austin, Texas-based company also will name a new chairman, according to the person. Whole Foods is seeking to stave off a looming battle with Jana, ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Socialist Cuba has its first luxury mall 9.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Havana • The saleswomen in L’Occitane en Provence’s new Havana store make $12.50 a month. The acacia eau de toilette they sell costs $95.20 a bottle. Rejuvenating face cream is $162.40 an ounce. A few doors down, a Canon EOS camera goes for $7,542.01. A Bulgari watch, $10,200. In the heart of the capital of a nation founded on ideals of social equality, the business arm of the Cuban military has transformed a century-old shopping arcade into a temple to conspicuous capitalism. With the first Cub...
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UC Davis sues strawberry scientists over fruits of research 6.5.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
FRESNO — Plant scientist Douglas Shaw spent his career toiling in the fields in California to grow the perfect strawberry, one that was plump and bright red yet remained sweet even after the long trip to grocery stores across the country. In a case set for trial in federal court this month, the university is suing Shaw and his scientific partner, saying they stole the school’s intellectual property by taking some of the fruits of their research with them. The two scientists claim in a $45 million lawsuit of their own that the university has unfairly kept some of their work locked in a freezer and is depriving the world of a better strawberry. Some farmers in the state are worried the battle is going to stymie research and cause them to lose their competitive edge. The university accuses the researchers of patent infringement and violating an oath they signed not to enrich themselves by taking or acquiring plants, seeds and other biological material and continuing their research using descendants of ...
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Ditching recovery plan lifts dollar store 5.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
99 Cents Only Stores has posted one of the best showings for retailer junk bonds by backing off the sales strategy that was supposed to help pay for the company’s leveraged buyout. The Go Taller campaign, introduced by the discount convenience chain in 2014, was billed as a “dramatic canvas for visual merchandising.” The idea was to remodel stores and give shoppers a broader array of goods by making shelves higher, stacking everything from groceries, diapers, detergent and dog food 6 1/2 feet hi...
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Calorie counts come to some menus, despite rule delay 5.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Calorie counts are popping up on some restaurant menus and for prepared foods at supermarkets, whether you want to see them or not. A federal regulation requiring food sellers to post the nutrition numbers by Friday was postponed again this week until 2018, after years of delays amid opposition from pizza chains, convenience stores and grocers. But many chains had been scrambling to comply, and say they don’t plan to alter course right now. “We were running hard toward the Friday dead...
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Calorie counts still come to some menus, despite rule delay 5.5.2017 Denver Post: Business
A federal regulation requiring food sellers to post the nutrition numbers by Friday was postponed again this week until 2018, after years of delays amid opposition from pizza chains, convenience stores and grocers. But many chains had been scrambling to comply, and say they don't plan to alter course right now.
The new fast food? Convenience stores add hot, cheap options 2.5.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Saying "convenience store food" may make people think of spinning hot dogs by the counter, but places like 7-Eleven are expanding their hot food offerings in hopes of stealing customers away from fast-food chains.
Convenience stores add hot, cheap options 2.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Saying “convenience store food” may make people think of spinning hot dogs by the counter, but places like 7-Eleven are expanding their hot food offerings in hopes of stealing customers away from fast-food chains. The push by convenience stores into hot, fast, affordable foods is just one of the pressures facing chains like Burger King, Wendy’s and Taco Bell. The traditional fast-food chains are also fighting for customers with smaller restaurant chains, and with supermarkets that off...
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Diners have to wait for restaurant calorie counts 29.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Consumers hoping to find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait — again. New government rules to help people find out how many calories are in their restaurant meals are set to go into effect next week after years of delays. But they could be pushed back again if grocery stores, convenience stores and pizza delivery chains get their way. Originally passed as part of the health care overhaul in 2010, the law requires restaurants and other establishments t...
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Industry is counting on Trump to back off rules that tell you what’s in your food 28.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
WASHINGTON - The food industry is moving to capitalize on the Trump administration's anti-regulation agenda by seeking to delay or do away with Obama-era rules governing the disclosure of calories, sugar, fiber and serving size, according to petitions filed with the Food and Drug Administration.
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Feral hog slaughterhouse takes off in New Orleans 27.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New Orleans • In a region that takes food seriously, feral hogs are despised as destructive, but their rich, dark meat is winning fans among Louisiana chefs. A small slaughterhouse is butchering the wild pigs , which cause the state $76 million-plus in annual damage, and selling sausage to grocery stores and meat to restaurants, where chefs are turning it into savory prosciutto, chorizo and meatballs. “To me, it is the most interesting thing I have seen in years,” said Rene Bajeux, executive che... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Major grocery chains said “no.” So hundreds in north Aurora are making an organic food co-op. 25.4.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Nourish Community Market food co-op looking to attract more member-owners by July 1 in order to proceed with building 10,000 square foot community grocery store across from Stanley Marketplace in northwest Aurora.
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Whole Foods rallies after Jana suggests selling 11.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Whole Foods Market Inc. shares surged the most in more than two years after activist investor Jana Partners acquired a stake and suggested that the organic-food grocer consider putting itself up for sale. The investment firm announced an 8.3 percent stake in a filing on Monday, saying it would seek talks with management and push for a review of Whole Foods’ strategic alternatives. Jana also may nominate at least three directors in a bid to help foster a turnaround. Whole Foods shares gained as m...
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Keep watch for these three new labels on packaged foods 5.4.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Food shopping can be a daunting experience. With roughly 20,000 new products introduced each year, decoding the nutrition facts and label claims on even a small fraction of them could keep you in the grocery aisle all day.
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Disabled, or just desperate? Rural Americans turn to disability as jobs dry up. 3.4.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Between 1996 and 2015, the number of working-age adults receiving disability climbed from 7.7 million to 13 million. The federal government this year will spend an estimated $192 billion on disability payments, more than the combined total for food stamps, welfare, housing subsidies and unemployment assistance.
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Jeffco Action Center’s grocery offers carts full of good food, humanity 22.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Jeffco Action Center opened its self-select grocery two years ago in an effort to provide its participants with better access to healthy food and has seen it continue to feed families for up to five days at a time.
Op-ed: For us, democracy in action means starting a co-op market 12.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Democracy in action can take many forms. For more than 450 Utahns, it is investing in Wasatch Cooperative Market (the Co-op), a start-up company that strictly maintains a one-member-owner, one-vote control of decision making. Our shared vision is to open a community-owned, full-service grocery store in the Salt Lake area. According to Salt Lake City’s 2013 Community Food Assessment, “small and medium growers are sometimes frustrated by a host of external constraints that are barriers to expandin...
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How online retailers boost impulse buys 2.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Supermarket layouts are carefully calibrated to tempt people into impulsive purchases, and now food makers are trying to adapt their strategies as people do more of their shopping online. Part of the worry for companies is that shoppers won’t get to see their products as they would at a store, where people often decide they want an item only after walking past it on shelves or in displays . When shoppers order from a website, the thinking is that they aren’t as susceptible to tossing ...
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