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JEWEL-OSCO Lauches ‘Give a Little, Feed a Lot’ Campaign

Program seeks food and monetary donations in honor of Hunger Action Month. JEWEL-OSCO, a Midwest food and pharmacy retailer, is observing Hunger Action Month this September with an aggressive campaign to raise food and funds for food banks and food pantries in the retailer’s service area. The annual program, called “Give a Little, Feed a

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Fresh & Easy Offers Pink Slime Swap Meat

Customers swap meat purchased at other retail stores for ground beef from Fresh & Easy that they can trust to be pink slime free. Customers disturbed about the rampant use of pink slime, which has been making headlines recently, were invited to swap ground beef bought from other retailers at Fresh & Easy’s “Pink Slime

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Del Monte Launches 500 Sneaker March

Promotion encourages customers to exercise and eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Del Monte Fresh Produce has launched its 500 Sneaker March promotion, which begins March 1 and runs through March 31. The promotion, hosted on the Del Monte Fresh Produce Facebook page, will randomly award 500 sneakers to 500 Del Monte Facebook fans who enter

USDA To Help Fund E-15 Blender Pumps

On Oct. 21, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA plans to allocate existing funds to assist the installation of 10,000 blender pumps across the country within the next five years, Ethanol Producer magazine reported. The initiative was one of many put forth by the USDA to further support the development, production and

Rite Aid Stores Now Accept EBT Cards/Food Stamps

Drug store chain Rite Aid is now accepting EBT (electronic benefit transfer) cards/food stamps provided through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), at its stores nationwide. More than 38 million Americans received food assistance through SNAP last year, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program,

Concerns Abound Over Food Costs

In today’s struggling economy, more than half (58%) of U.S. consumers are “very concerned” about rising food prices, The Nielsen Co. found in a new survey on consumer purchasing trends. As consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers and retailers employ options to manage abnormally high cost increases due to raw material and other expenditures, consumers voiced

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