Julie Gallagher

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Wegmans: Store-Brand Almond Butter Most Popular 
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans Organic Almond butter has emerged as the most popular nut butter in a new line that also includes Cashew and Tahini butters, said Mary Ellen Burris, senior vice president of consumer affairs for Wegmans, in a Fresh Stories blog post.
Hy-Vee Hosts Surprise Facebook Promotions 
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee is hosting a 12 Days of Christmas promotion via Facebook.
2014 Prediction #5: Hospitals Team With Retail Dietitians  2
As hospitals and physician groups join Accountable Care Organizations whereby financial incentives are earned for keeping patients healthy and out of the hospital, health care providers are beginning to refer patients to supermarket dietitians.
2014 Prediction #6: Consumers Forgo Functional for Nutrient Dense 
Ginger beer, nori sheets and pu-erh tea are a few of the inherently nutritious foods and drinks that will benefit from consumers’ predilection for easy to consume pick-me-ups in 2014.
2013 Another Transformative Year for Many Food Retailers 
Merger-and-acquisition activity and changes in leadership provided some of the biggest supermarket industry stories in 2013, but GMOs, health and wellness, food safety and Cronuts also provided many headlines.
Price Chopper Pharmacists Improve Health Outcomes 
Schenectady, N.Y. — Sixty patients who were counseled by Price Chopper pharmacists and dietitians as part of a yearlong study on diabetes care teams, experienced an average decrease of 0.6% hemoglobin A1c, according to the retailer.
Coordinating Care With Supermarket Clinics 
Hospitals and physician groups are looking to supermarket-based clinics for help with preventive care.
Wegmans Passes Down Lower Prices 
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans Food Markets is passing price discounts handed down from baking ingredient suppliers to shoppers this holiday season.
New Drug Law Will Enhance Traceability: FDA 
WASHINGTON — The recently passed Drug Quality and Security Act will enable greater traceability and improved detection and removal of potentially dangerous drugs from the supply chain, said FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg during a press conference Monday.
Timeline: Green Mountain Hopes to Quell Brew-Haha 

AUSTIN, Texas — Green Mountain Coffee Roasters hopes to take back some of the single-serve coffee business that was lost to private-label marketers and other me-too makers of Keurig-compatible coffee pods when patents on the technology expired last year. The coffee maker will introduce Keurig 2.0 — a brewing system that will only work with official K-Cups and roasters who’ve licensed K-Cup technology.

ShopRite Links Grocery Rewards to Virtual Mall 
KEASBEY, N.J. — ShopRite’s new rewards program allows shoppers to earn points toward free groceries when they shop at 1,000 stores, including Macy’s, Best Buy, Old Navy, Kohl’s, Gap and Bloomingdales, via ShopRite’s online mall.
Living Single: Private Labels Build on Coffee Pod Boom 
Retailers are packaging premium private-brand coffee in single-serve vessels.
H-E-B Keeps Shoppers 'Carb Aware' 
SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B is marking American Diabetes Month of November with a new Carb Aware nutritional icon.
FDA Rule Would Allow Swift Drug Label Updates 
WASHINGTON — FDA is issuing a proposed rule that would allow generic drug manufacturers to independently update and distribute product labeling, just as brand name manufacturers are permitted to do now.
Amazon Climbs Kantar's Top 10 Retailer List 
WILTON, Conn. — Amazon is the lone online retailer ranked among brick-and-mortar chains as a top 10 “Best of the Best” retailer, per manufacturers polled for Kantar Retail’s 2013 PoweRankings.


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