LOS ANGELES — Unified Grocers here said Monday it will move forward with its partnership with Guiding Stars and Vestcom's healthyAisles to provide its members with a shelf-tag program to help their customers make more healthful food choices.
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After testing the programs at single stores in Washington and Oregon since March, Unified said it plans to make the program available to its entire retail store base over the next few months.
The Guiding Stars nutrition-rating program, which was developed by Delhaize's Hannaford Bros. chain, has been available since 2006, is offered by more than 1,700 supermarkets; healthyAisles is a program from Vestcom International, a Little Rock-based shelf-tag provider, that lists specific attributes of various foods (organic, gluten-free, whole grain, etc.) based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPyramid program.