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12/12/2017

SUPERVALU and Instacart have teamed up to expand grocery delivery services to all of the retailer's stores, the company said Monday. SUPERVALU has also expanded its click-and-collect service to more stores, with plans to grow it further in the future.

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12/12/2017

Simone Falco, the chef and owner of Rossopomodoro, has created a fast-casual pizza concept called Simo Pizza, which will open in two locations in New York City. The Neapolitan-style pizzeria joins other rising fast-casual pizza concepts including Blaze, &pizza and Martina.

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Eater
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Simo Pizza, Rossopomodoro
12/12/2017

Food Lion celebrates its 60th birthday today, with celebrations that include discount and gift card giveaways and a time capsule ceremony at its North Carolina headquarters. The retailer was founded as Food Town in 1957, and it has since changed its name and grown to a company of more than 63,000 workers who staff 1,031 stores.

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12/12/2017

Walmart has added meal kits from brands including Takeout Kit and Home Chef to its e-commerce offerings. The retailer began offering more than 30 meal-kit options last week, and some of them sold out within the first few days, according to reports.

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12/12/2017

Millennial shoppers are the most likely group to visit at least three stores per week to buy their groceries, but not because of price, according to a report from Acosta. The report found that millennials' trips to multiple stores are driven by store proximity, their search for specific brands and their desire for fresh foods.

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12/12/2017

Starbucks marketing leaders are focusing on people instead of the product in the short story film series "Upstanders," which focuses on community members who are making a difference. "If [humans] can be moved by powerful stories, funny stories, inspiring stories, stories that bring joy into their hearts or get them to see things differently, they will develop a deeper affinity to a brand," says Rajiv Chandrasekaran, vice president for public affairs and executive producer at Starbucks.

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Forbes
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12/12/2017

The Chicago nonprofit Options for Youth has organized a program for teenagers aimed at curbing violence by redefining what it means to be masculine. The "What's Up With Manhood?" program is being piloted among 30 high-school boys.

12/12/2017

Grocery shelves will be home to Chocolate Hazelnut and Spicy Hot Cinnamon Oreos as of Jan. 1, and the limited-edition varieties are just two of the many new flavors that will be rolling out next year. The company in May will debut Kettle Corn and Cherry Cola Oreos as well as Pina Colada Oreo Thins, and it aims to introduce additional varieties throughout 2018.

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The Daily Meal
12/12/2017

Yoplait has joined forces with Girl Scouts of the USA to release three co-branded yogurt varieties based on Girl Scout Cookie flavors. The Caramel Coconut, Thin Mints and Peanut Butter Chocolate yogurts will hit shelves this month.

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Food & Wine online, Today
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12/12/2017

Nestle-owned Poland Spring contributed $201.6 million to Maine's economy in 2016 and added 200 jobs in the state from 2005-17, according to the firm's recently completed economic impact report. The company plans to announce its newest Maine plant location early next year.