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C-stores Help Fight Obesity in Maryland

As Maryland attempts to aid residents in slimming down, it is turning to some local c-store owners to help introduce healthier food options. Four convenience store owners in Charles County, Md., are joining the state’s initiative to help obese residents lose weight and make healthier choices by taking part in the Maryland Healthy Stores program,

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Tedeschi Remodels Falmouth and Randolph Stores

Store upgrades continue, as Tedeschi prepares its locations to offer an increased assortment of fresh foods. Rockland, Mass.-based Tedeschi Food Shops remodeled its East Falmouth and Randolph locations, bringing the number of stores remodeled since 2010 to 26. These remodels are part of Tedeschi’s plan to upgrade all store locations and offer an assortment of

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Mobile Produce Comes To Dari Mart

Dari Mart is testing fresh produce at several of its c-stores with help from the Healthy Corner Stores Initiative. Dari Mart is the latest c-store chain to test fresh produce at its stores located in food deserts, with some help from a local association. The Dari Mart store in west Springfield, Ore., is one of

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Walgreens Expands Food Offering in Bayview

Larger assortment of produce, whole grains and lean protein helps address the need for access to healthier foods in food deserts. Walgreens is celebrating the expansion of its fresh food selection at the location at 3rd Street and Williams Avenue in San Francisco’s Bayview community. The drugstore now offers a larger assortment of fresh fruits,

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Tedeschi Aggressively Remodels Sites

Newly renovated locations offer an array of fresh foods. Tedeschi Food Shops recently remodeled six locations in Massachusetts, bringing the number of stores remodeled since 2010 to 24. Renovations in Dorchester, Stoughton, Millis, Franklin, Saugus and Fall River are part of a company-wide initiative to ensure that all store locations are remodeled and able to

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BP’s ampm Spices-Up Burrito Line

New veggie-friendly option and southwest chicken flavor to entice customers. Convenience store chain ampm has introduced a new flavor to its burrito selection. The new Veggie Adobo Burrito is now available at participating ampm locations. “Our Veggie Adobo Burrito is a food first for ampm and it’s something we’re thrilled to be able to offer

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Doling Out Healthy Snacks

Dole Real Fruit Bites combine three healthy favorites—fruit, yogurt and whole grain oats—into one delicious taste. Each pouch has 90 or fewer calories making it the ideal portion-controlled, healthier treat. Additionally, Dole recently converted its Fruit Bowls line to all natural fruit in 100% juice. Each bowl offers a full serving of fruit in each

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Forecasting Snack Bar Sales

The food bar category experienced double-digit sales growth in 2010, but 2011 could prove to be a challenging year. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. The snack bars/granola bars category experienced sharp sales gains in 2010 as on-the-go consumers were looking for quick meal solutions that wouldn’t break the bank. Total snack bar sales jumped 11.26%

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Gluten-Free Chips

Beanitos are the first Always Corn-Free, gluten-free, low glycemic bean chips made from whole beans. Launched in 2010 the chips come in original flavors Black Bean and Pinto & Flax, as well as new flavors Chipotle BBQ Black Bean and Cheddar Cheese Pinto Bean. In over 5,000 stores nationally, including Whole Foods Beanitos Bean Chips

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All-Natural Beef Jerky

Oberto Brands’ signature Oh Boy, Oberto! beef jerky line is undergoing its first major jerky recipe overhaul in 12 years, as it realigns itself with its core customer demands. Oh Boy, Oberto! now offers an all-natural beef jerky line, which contains simple, all-natural ingredients resulting in a flavorful, hearty jerky that is seasoned, smoked and

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Vermont Rolls Out Fit And Healthy Campaign

State calls on small stores to help fight obesity. The state of Vermont is launching a “Fit and Healthy” campaign aimed at small stores, encouraging them to offer more healthful products in the quest to fight obesity, WPTZ News reported. More than half of all Vermont adults are overweight or obese, while the number of

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Fuel Sales With Energy Bites

Riding the wave of energy bar excitement created by the award-winning Wheaties FUEL Energy Bars, the brand-new Wheaties FUEL Energy Bites give consumers a portable way to energize throughout the day. Available in chocolate peanut butter and double chocolate, each 2.19-ounce package packs 15 grams of protein and 100% of the daily value of five

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All-Natural Snacks

Kettle Brand is launching a new line of outrageously natural snacks, full-flavored TIAS! Tortilla Chips. TIAS! are available in Nacho Cheddar, Zesty Ranch, Salsa Picante, Sweet Baja Barbecue and Chili con Queso, and feature a blend of all-natural seasonings layered on a light, crispy chip for big flavor in every bite. TIAS! are made for

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