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12/13/2017

The number of craft alcohol producers in New York has grown 50% since 2014, when additional incentives were put into effect, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The state now ranks fourth in the US for craft beer and winemaking, second for craft distilling and first for craft ciders.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
12/13/2017

Chicago's North Shore Distillery is rolling out Ethel's Eye of Newt Cordial. Mustard seed, turmeric and wildflower honey are among the ingredients that give it complex and surprising savory flavors, Zak Stambor writes.

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Zak Stambor
12/13/2017

Owensboro, Ky., will debate an ordinance to allow alcohol sales until 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve, which falls on a Sunday this year. Under the current ordinance, midnight would mean the end of alcohol sales.

12/13/2017

French farmers must either ramp up production of organic food to meet growing consumer demand or risk losing market share to importers, according to a report from credit insurer Coface. Organic food sales in France are on track to near $9.5 billion this year, the report found, and continue to grow at a rate of up to 15% annually.

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Reuters
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food production, Coface
12/13/2017

At least 21 individuals in three Canadian provinces -- Quebec, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador -- have been sickened from a recent E. coli O157 outbreak from romaine lettuce. No recalls have been issued, though consumers are advised to thoroughly wash fresh lettuce and remove the outer leaves.

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E. coli
12/13/2017

Citrus growers in Florida are seeking more provisions in the next farm bill from Congress to protect them from natural disasters. The Florida Department of Citrus and other groups are calling for new risk management tools, better crop insurance and other measures to help the industry cope with hurricanes, bacterial citrus greening and other challenges.

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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SuperValu, Instacart
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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The Verge, TheStreet
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Walmart
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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