Julie Gallagher

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Supermarket News
Gelato, vanilla wafers, pie named H-E-B's 'Texas Best' 
Austin, Texas-based TEO Gelato took the $25,000 grand prize in H-E-B’s Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best contest. The gelato also won featured placement as a Texas Best Primo Pick.
Walmart leads 2015 Top 25 Global Retailers 
A shifting focus toward smaller retail formats and the strong U.S. dollar influenced Planet Retail’s list of the Top 25 Global Retailers, on which Walmart, Costco and Carrefour took the top three spots, respectively.
2015 Category Guide: Innovation that excites 
Product innovation is moving the needle in select categories at a time when overall sales in traditional supermarkets remain stagnant
Healthy meets indulgent: 2015 center store category guide 
Center store suppliers gained traction during the past year by making indulgent snacks healthier and healthy snacks more indulgent.
Gallery: Fancy Food Show's sofi award winners
Caramel was a common ingredient among several of the products that took home sofi (specialty outstanding food innovation) awards from last month's Fancy Food Show.
Target, CVS Health partnership deemed a win/win 
CVS Health, which would operate Target’s 1,660 in-store pharmacies under a CVS/pharmacy store-within-a-store format, would allow both retailers to capitalize on increased traffic.
Traceable seafood honored with NEXTY awards 
Several transparently marketed seafood products and a sourdough pasta have been honored with 2015 Natural Products Expo West NEXTY awards, which recognize standout innovations in the natural products space.
Cornell says CVS deal would grow traffic, sales  1
Target’s sale of its pharmacy business to CVS Health, which would operate Target’s 1,660 in-store pharmacies under the CVS/pharmacy banner, would allow Target to sharpen its focus on “reinventing food” while benefiting from increased traffic and sales, said Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell during a call with investors Monday.
Lowes beats Harris Teeter in Greensboro prices 
A 20-SKU basket shopped via the curbside pickup services at both Lowes Food and Harris Teeter in Greensboro, N.C., was less expensive at Lowes during three consecutive weeks.
Gallery: Supermarket chef finalists to face off in Chicago
Grocery store chefs will vie for the coveted title of Grand Champion of the 2015 Supermarket Chef Showdown.
Gallery: Americans lower the bar on health
The International Food Information Council Foundation’s 10th annual Food & Health Survey of Americans ages 18 to 80, finds a disconnect between Americans’ perceptions of health and reality.
USDA verifies first non-GMO claim 
The USDA has verified its first non-GMO claim under its Process Verified Program, according to a letter obtained by SN.
Gallery: Big Y opens first gas and c-store
Big Y’s first wholly owned fuel and convenience store opened last week adjacent to its World Class Market in Pittsfield, Mass.
Retailers encourage shoppers to show love this Valentine's Day 
Retailers are touting specialty roses, chocolates and surf and turf meal kits for Valentine’s Day.
Boomers, Millennials seek different healthy foods: Survey  3
While both Millennials and Baby Boomers share an interest in health and wellness products, the two age groups greatly differ in the ways they shop and the specific foods and product attributes they seek, according to a consumer survey by AlixPartners.
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