Alison Maxwell

Alison
Maxwell
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UPC ADDS UP 25 YEARS OF SAVINGS 
WASHINGTON -- The Universal Product Code, first scanned 25 years ago at a supermarket in Ohio, creates more than $30 billion in net benefits annually,
UFFVA MEMBERS GRILL HARKIN ON PRODUCE BILL 
WASHINGTON -- Members of the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association put Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on the hot seat here recently at the group's annual
BACK-TO-SCHOOLERS FUEL AUGUST RETAIL SALES 
WASHINGTON -- Retail sales at grocery stores were up 0.3% in August after two months of flat sales, according to statistics released by the Commerce
WHOLESALE FINISHED FOODS PRICES RISE 0.4% 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Wholesale prices for finished consumer foods increased 0.4% in August, following a 0.9% decline in July, the Labor Department reported
FOOD-STORE JOBS ARE FRUITFUL, UP 11,000 IN AUGUST 
WASHINGTON -- Employment at food stores increased by 11,000 in August, after remaining steady in July and dropping 11,000 in June, according to Labor
PRICING, QUALITY NOT BLOWING AWAY IN DROUGHT 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- This summer's persistent drought conditions in the Northeast aren't having much of a retail effect on fruits and vegetables -- at
FED'S 'BEIGE BOOK' CALLS RETAIL PICTURE BRIGHT 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Federal Reserve System's latest survey of business conditions released this month paints another portrait of generally robust
FOOD-STORE EMPLOYMENT HOLDS STEADY IN JULY 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- - Employment at food stores was unchanged in July, after an 11,000 dip in June, according to Labor Department statistics.Food stores
CONSUMER GROUP URGES LABELS FOR ADDED SUGAR 
WASHINGTON -- A consumer advocacy organization here has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to require that food and drink labels disclose the
KROGER BOLSTERS SAFETY, TRAINING EFFORT 
CINCINNATI -- (FNS) Kroger Co. here said it is beefing up its worker safety and training efforts after numerous violations were uncovered at its Springdale,
STUDY OF BIOTECH FOODS IS PLANNED 
WASHINGTON -- Responding to the growing controversy over genetically engineered foods, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman last week announced plans to
LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORTS CONSUMER PRICE INCREASES 
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices for food and beverages in May rose 0.4% after a 0.1% increase in April, the Labor Department reported this month.Over the
PRICES FOR WHOLESALE FOODS ADVANCED 0.5% IN MAY 
WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department reported that wholesale prices for foods in May rose 0.5% -- the largest one month increase since January.Compared
WAL-MART FILES TO PURCHASE BANK 
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (FNS) -- Wal-Mart Stores here said last week it has found a solution to the difficulties of attracting in-store banks in certain geographic
AGENCIES PETITIONED FOR LABELS ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The waves of controversy over genetically engineered foods are lapping ever closer to U.S. shores after causing an uproar in Europe.During

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