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12/11/2017

Publix, Safeway, Whole Foods Market, Albertsons and Kroger were all named as the food retailer of choice among shoppers in several states, according to a list compiled by mobile app Foursquare. The list detailed the most popular food retailer in each US state and Washington, D.C.

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12/11/2017

The US and Canada produce around 85% of the world's cranberries, and Wisconsin farmers grow about 60% of the US crop. Currently there's an oversupply of the fruit, which has growers seeking out new uses to increase domestic demand and exploring possible markets for exports.

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Wisconsin
12/11/2017

Skilled leaders can use humor to improve their communication in the moment and the chances it is retained, write Jamie Anderson and Gabor George Burt. Improved creativity is another potential benefit of the stress-relieving benefits of humor in the workplace.

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Leadership Now
12/11/2017

Ralphs grocery will reopen a store in North Mission Viejo, Calif., this week that has been renovated to feature the retailer's Ralphs Fresh Fare format, adding departments, services and a layout that offers a better shopping experience. The new store design will also cut energy consumption by 15%, and workers at the store will cut waste and increase recycling under new training.

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Progressive Grocer
12/11/2017

Kroger has expanded its Prep+Pared meal kit offerings to 200 stores, adding the product line to locations in several markets including Columbus and Indianapolis. The move follows a test of the meal kits in Cincinnati earlier this year.

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12/11/2017

The South African wine industry is facing the possibility of its smallest harvest in over 10 years after a long drought has cut into the amount of water available for irrigation. The smaller overall harvest comes despite some timely fall rains in winegrowing regions.

12/11/2017

Young sommeliers are striving to create wine clubs that cater to their generations' interests. Many new wine clubs focus on what a particular sommelier would like to offer, while some allow customers to pick which shipments to receive rather than simply subscribing.

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VinePair
12/11/2017

Bars and restaurants in the D.C. area are paying more attention to champagne and sparkling wines. Bars such as G.O.A.T. and Tulips are adding champagne rooms to the city's offerings, while restaurants are adding new champagnes to their wine lists.

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Eater
12/11/2017

Lawsuits have been filed in Illinois, Michigan and Missouri that could clear the way for interstate shipping of alcohol by retailers to all states. The two attorneys involved hope to get a US Supreme Court ruling invalidating state restrictions, which currently limit online orders from an out-of-state retail store to 13 states and Washington, D.C.

12/11/2017

The avocado's rise in popularity in the UK has come with a rise in hand injuries, with reports of fans cutting tendons and nerves when the knife strikes the fruit's pit and the blade is redirected. Now, Marks & Spencer has created a cocktail avocado that comes without a pit and is covered in soft skin that's meant to be eaten.

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