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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.