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Gallery: Chicago mobile farmers’ market
When busy workdays keep Chicagoans from the farmers’ market, Farm Fresh Xpress brings the farmers’ market to them.
Campaign calls for Walgreens to sell safer products 
The Mind the Store campaign announced a “Week of Action” calling for Walgreens to stop selling products made from possibly harmful chemicals.
Tony Caputo’s, Southern Season host chocolate appreciation classes 
Retailers are increasing sales of high-end premium chocolate by using in-store classes to educate their customers about the category’s value.
Roundy’s closes distribution center, cuts 196 jobs 
Milwaukee-based retailer Roundy’s announced this week that it is closing its Stevens Point, Wis., distribution facility as a part of its sell-off of the Rainbow banner.
Gallery: New Joe Caputo & Sons emphasizes produce, liquor
The family-owned and operated Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market IGA opened its fourth location in May in the Chicago suburb of Northbrook.
Starbucks courts visitors with new drinks, sandwiches 
Starbucks has added Fizzio, a line of handcrafted sodas, as part of a plan to expand afternoon sales.
Gallery: Walgreens flagship opens in Chicago landmark
Two well-known brands in Chicago merged on June 25 when Walgreens opened its latest flagship store in the historic Wrigley Building.
Prepared foods are restaurant menu driven 
Supermarkets can implement current restaurant trends to encourage growing consumer interest in prepared foods.
SpartanNash trials SNAP local produce program 
SpartanNash is teaming up with non-profit organization Fair Food Network on an incentive program that will make local produce easier for Michigan’s low-income families to buy.
Regional Report: Drive-through c-stores expand 
Consumers have come to rely on drive-throughs for their coffee, burgers, even dry-cleaning and prescriptions. Now in the Midwest, some convenience-store retailers are exploring installing drive-through capabilities as a way to attract time-strapped customers.
Attendees support annual FMI conference 
Although some retailers and wholesalers said they thought attendance was a little lighter than they expected at FMI Connect and United Fresh 2014, they were broadly and enthusiastically supportive of the return to an every-year educational conference and trade show, and also appreciated having the event in Chicago again.
Craft beer boom creates hops shortage  1
Skyrocketing craft beer sales and increasing demand from drinkers are creating a shortage of a key ingredient: hops.
10 Chicago food retailers to visit while at FMI Connect 
Here are 10 retailers that SN recommends you visit during your stay in the Windy City.
Gallery: Candy trends from NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo
A photo tour of the 2014 Sweets & Snacks Expo presented by the National Confections Association
Petco, PetSmart end sales of China-made pet treats  1
Petco announced Tuesday that it would no longer sell dog and cat treats made in China.
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