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9/20/2017

Kroger banner Harris Teeter has teamed with omnichannel platform provider Myxx to roll out a website that allows customers to look for recipes and populate shopping lists from the recipes they find. The new site also lets shoppers send the recipe-based grocery lists to Harris Teeter's ExpressLane e-commerce service and place orders for in-store pickup or delivery.

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9/20/2017

Kroger will launch an initiative to address hunger, which affects about 42 million Americans, and the approximately 72 billion pounds of food wasted in the US each year, the company said Tuesday. Through Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, Kroger will set the goal of ending hunger in its communities and achieving zero food waste across the company by 2025, with the effort including a $10 million innovation fund, more food donations, better quality donations and advocacy for anti-hunger policies.

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9/20/2017

Target has historically avoided playing music in its stores, but a 2011 test at one store revealed customers and employees enjoyed the perk. The retailer has since added the feature at new urban stores and it will now incorporate music at existing locations as part of a massive remodeling project, spokeswoman Kristy Welker said.

9/20/2017

A statewide farm-to-school program in Michigan has grown to include about 95,000 students in 29 counties since it launched 15 years ago. Now, officials say they are looking to expand a program that helps to fund the meals.

9/20/2017

Researchers say diets do not work because body weight is regulated by the brain, which reacts to weight loss by pushing the body back toward what it views as its "set point weight," even when that is not what the person wants. Author Sandra Aamodt says people may not even realize that when they are below their set point, they eat more to maintain the same hunger level, which is why it is possible to gain weight eating a healthy diet.

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NBC News
9/20/2017

Cereal fans can expect Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios to hit store shelves "very soon," the company said. The new variety, which has no artificial flavors or colors, was announced via Cheerios' official Instagram page yesterday.

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9/20/2017

Ripe gooseberries have a slight sourness that works well in jam or mixed berry pie, while unripe green berries have a more assertive tang.

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Cooking Light
9/20/2017

Walmart won't hire temporary staffers this season and instead will offer existing employees the chance to earn more during the busy holiday weeks, the retailer said. The company employs about 1.5 million people in the US, and beefed-up training programs have prepared them to meet holiday-season demands, said Judith McKenna, Walmart's US chief operating officer.

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9/20/2017

US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in an interview that there is an imbalance between how the federal government funds and regulates the education of students with special needs. DeVos did not elaborate on whether she will ask Congress for more funding or fewer regulations to solve the issue.

9/20/2017

Buffalo Wild Wings has seen better-than-expected same-store sales improvement after switching to a boneless chicken wing promotion at all 1,200 of its restaurants, the company said in a presentation this week. The chain ended its Half-Price Wing Tuesdays promotion this summer as the cost of traditional chicken wings soared.