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3/30/2017

Wegmans Food Markets has named Colleen Wegman as president and CEO, succeeding her father Danny Wegman, who will stay on as chairman, the company said Wednesday. Colleen Wegman has worked for the retailer since 1991, and has held various roles including store manager and e-commerce director.

3/30/2017

Price Chopper/Market 32 will feature local foods from more than 40 suppliers from the Capital Region in upstate New York at its Homegrown Flavors -- Taste NY Day this weekend. The event began as part of an initiative started by the state's governor in 2013 to give local food and beverage brands a boos and promote agritourism.

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Progressive Grocer
3/30/2017

More than 82% of households in the US stocked organic items in their kitchens last year, a 3.4% increase from the year before, according to a Nielsen survey. North Dakota led the growth, with the number of households stocking organics rising 14.2% to 85.6% in 2016, the survey found.

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3/30/2017

AOC has released a gaming monitor that works with 4K. The 32-inch monitor offers a 60 hertz refresh rate and wide viewing angles for better color continuity.

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3/30/2017

Toshiba shareholders have approved management's proposal to sell the company's profitable semiconductor business, a leading supplier of NAND flash memory devices, while the company faces huge losses from its Westinghouse Electric subsidiary, which is now in Chapter 11. Management came under criticism from shareholders for the present state of affairs.

3/30/2017

Wal-Mart is teaming with CPG brands including Campbell Soup, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, Mondelez and Procter & Gamble on an initiative to increase transparency regarding sourcing from women-owned businesses. The retailer will track and report the information as part of an effort by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council to quantify spending on certified women-owned businesses.

3/30/2017

Emoticast, a music-focused social networking site, recently gained $5 million in funding, with hip-hop mogul Will.i.am and producer David Guetta among the contributors. The company intends to use the money to increase content offerings and build partnerships in the entertainment industry.

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VentureBeat
3/30/2017

Google has launched an updated version of its iPad-compatible calendar. The update will use machine-learning technology to help users better schedule meetings and locations based on co-workers' availability.

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3/30/2017

Young men are more likely to shop for groceries online than their female counterparts, according to data from NPD Group. About 60% of men who are the primary grocery shoppers in their households have gone online to order groceries, and most fall into the millennial and Gen Z age groups, the data revealed.

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3/30/2017

Jenny McGrath shares some fun finds from the 2017 International Home + Housewares Show, including the Midea NutGrainRice Extractor 6000 for making nut milk. Other items listed include the BakerStone Indoor Pizza Oven Box, Mastrad O'Plancha Griddle and Chefman Perfect Pour Volcano Waffle Maker.

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Digital Trends