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7/30/2021

H.E. Butt Grocery, Food Lion and Kroger rank the highest for loyalty, respectively, according to Bond Brand Loyalty's 2021 report. The survey looked at loyalty programs, brand influence and rewards and redemption.

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7/30/2021

Indoor farming startups are increasingly attracting investors with high-tech operations that are immune to the elements and able to provide grocers and restaurants with local produce year round. Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Gotham Greens has grown to nine hydroponic greenhouses since opening the first on a rooftop in the city a decade ago.

7/30/2021

Since her win on "The Great British Baking Show" in 2015, Nadiya Hussain has been busy hosting television shows, writing books and even baking a birthday cake for Queen Elizabeth II. Her newest book, "Nadiya Bakes," and Netflix show of the same name offer a collection of Hussain's eclectic and fun baking recipes inspired by her British home, her Bangladeshi heritage and her world travels. Hussain discusses her career post-"Baking Show," where she gets inspiration for recipes and the common ground that food can create.

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7/30/2021

This summery pie combines blueberries, blackberries and raspberries in a classic all-butter crust. The recipe includes instructions for making the pie dough by hand, in a food processor or in a stand mixer. CIA Foodies

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7/30/2021

Chef Barbara Alexander from The Culinary Institute of America shows us how to make smoky chipotle turkey tostadas. The turkey is smothered with spicy smoky chipotle, then roasted in the oven. The tostadas are topped with refried beans, sliced turkey, two types of salsa, crema, crumbled cotija and pickled onions. Yum! Get the recipe.

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7/30/2021

Bacardi brands Grey Goose vodka and Maker's Mark bourbon have each recently launched their own weekly video series. Grey Goose's "In The Moment" -- produced in conjunction with LeBron James' Uninterrupted media platform -- features athletes discussing key moments in their careers, and Maker's Mark's "The Show Next Door" -- developed with Roku Brand Studio -- features actor Randall Park mixing cocktails and interviewing musicians, filmmakers and other actors.

7/30/2021

Subtle on the initial nose, with yellow apple skin and white pepper emerging gracefully. This evolves into green apple, pomelo, grapefruit and yuzu, with some white peach. The acid structure is enticing -- so tempting and lip-puckering, in fact, that you can't help but take another sip. Crying out for oysters. Decanter score: 92 points. Drink: 2021-2022. Alc: 13%

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7/30/2021

Unilever's plans to spin off its Tazo and T2 tea brands, Instacart's entry into grocery microfulfillment and Walmart's 100% tuition assistance for employees caught SmartBrief readers' attention this week. Campbell's Soup's redesigned labels and its sale of 100 nonfungible tokens to support Feeding America led this week's Top 10 list.

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7/30/2021

Albertsons is preparing for the possibility of bringing back COVID-19 restrictions because of rising cases brought on by the Delta variant of the coronavirus. CEO Vivek Sankaran said the grocer is actively discussing possible new restrictions and will be prepared to enact them if needed.

7/30/2021

Sandy Douglas, former CEO of Staples, will take over as CEO and join the board of directors at UNFI effective Aug. 9. Douglas takes over for Steve Spinner, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

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