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Supermarket News
2013 Power 50: Laura Shapira Karet, No. 10 in Traditional Supermarket Operators 
Laura Shapira Karet, president and CEO of Giant Eagle, is ranked No. 10 in Traditional Supermarket Operators in SN's 2013 Power 50.
2013 Power 50: Sam Duncan, No.1 in Wholesalers 
Sam Duncan, president and CEO of Supervalu, is ranked No. 1 in Wholesalers in SN's 2013 Power 50.
2013 Power 50: Jeff Bezos, No. 8 in Other Retailers Selling Food 
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, is ranked No. 7 in the Trending 10 and No. 8 in Other Retailers Selling Food in SN's 2013 Power 50.
2013 Power 50: Mark Bittman, No. 8 in Associations/Government/Public Sphere 
Mark Bittman, food columnists for the New York Times, is ranked No. 8 in Associations/Government/Public Sphere of SN’s 2013 Power 50.
2013 Power 50: Robert E. Hill, No. 14 in Suppliers/Sales Agency 
Robert Hill, president and CEO of Acosta Sales and Marketing, is ranked No. 14 in Suppliers/Sales Agency in SN’s 2013 Power 50.
Transcritical Refrigeration Ready for Prime Time: Panel 1
WASHINGTON — Retailers looking at or adopting transcritical refrigeration systems, which use only carbon dioxide (CO2) as a refrigerant, are confident that technicians and contractors will be able to handle the installation and maintenance of the new systems, though they may charge a premium.
Wholesalers Endorse Product Recall System
GARDENDALE, Ala. — The Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates (ROFDA) here, a cooperative of independent food wholesalers, endorsed the use of a web-based product recall system from Recall InfoLink, Boise, Idaho.
Shoppers Urge Safeway to Mandate GMO Labels
PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway announced to its shoppers in a Facebook post last night that its O Organics products, which are certified USDA Organic, do not contain GMOs.
‘Big Data’ Helps Brookshire Brothers With Store Operations
LUFKIN, Texas — Big data has generally been regarded in retail circles as referring to the voluminous streams of consumer information generated in stores and online, but it can also be viewed from a store operations perspective.
Homeland App Allows Mobile Payment
OKLAHOMA CITY — Homeland Stores here, which operates 78 stores, has launched a new iPhone and Android mobile application that allows customers to use their smartphones to pay for groceries.
Technibilt to Make Disabled-Person’s Cart
NEWTON, N.C. — Following a successful grassroots marketing campaign fueled by social media, Caroline’s Cart, designed to carry disabled older children and adults in a supermarket, will be manufactured by Technibilt here beginning Aug. 1.
Suppliers Not Adhering to Data Rules, Says Wakefern
Some CPG manufacturers are failing to consistently follow industry standards designed to ensure the accurate use of product data, with adverse consequences for retail operations and consumer trust, according to a Wakefern Food Corp. executive.
Obama Addresses Reduction of HFC Refrigerants 1
WASHINGTON — In his speech on climate change this week, in which he outlined how his administration will seek to curb carbon emissions, President Obama also addressed plans to reduce usage of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), one of the primary classes of refrigerants employed by food retailers.
Group Urges Accuracy in Case-Shipment Data
SAN ANTONIO — A group of food retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers is calling for CPG manufacturers to “measure, validate and communicate” weights and dimensions of product cases before they are shipped to retailers.
2014 Sunrise Date Set for DataBar on Perishables 1
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – GS1 US here, which oversees bar coding standards in this country, has set 2014 as the “sunrise date” for the implementation of the GS1 DataBar – a more flexible and expansive symbol than the traditional UPC bar code -- for perishable food such as loose produce and variable-measure meat, seafood and deli products.
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