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FDA will fast track the review of the words "milk" and "cheese" in dairy substitutes. The agency is soliciting feedback on how the public uses and perceives plant-based dairy alternatives, such as almond milk, as the first step in updating the agency's policies. Consumers have 60 days to respond to the agency's request for information.
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A bill was approved by a New Jersey Senate committee to ban plastic grocery store bags, Styrofoam food containers and plastic straws. The law, which would be the strongest statewide ban in the country if passed, would also impose a 10-cent fee on paper bags at grocery stores. The bill's sponsor aims to add an exemption that would allow small grocers to apply for a year's immunity to the bans if they can't find alternatives, reported NorthJersey.com.
While You Are At It... Let's Also Ban All Those Plastic Debit & Credit Cards We Use To Pay For Those Paper Bags! Tax Grab! GI
The owner of a Virginia seafood company pleaded guilty to conspiring to falsely label foreign crabmeat as fresh Chesapeake blue crab. The owner of Casey's Seafood allegedly sold about 360,000-lbs. of falsely labeled crabmeat from 2012 to 2015, worth $4.3 million at wholesale prices in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida, reported CBS News.
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Two Long Island food processing and distribution companies were charged with selling over 113,000-lbs. of squid falsely labeled as octopus. The owners of Anchor Frozen Foods Inc. and Advanced Frozen Foods Inc. allegedly imported giant squid from Peru and marketed it in grocery stores across the country as octopus, which generally has a greater retail price than squid, reported The State.
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One in five of grocery shoppers who switched stores in 2018 chose Aldi as their new store, according to Morgan Stanley. The company attracted more new shoppers than Costco, Target, Kroger and Whole Foods Market, mirroring Aldi's gains in the UK, where its market share is 11% up from 1% in 2011, reported Bloomberg.
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More than half of U.S. consumers would consider purchasing private label products from Trader Joe's, more than any other chain, according to research from Magid. Meijer and Aldi were the next most popular, followed by Publix, Kroger and Costco. The report noted Trader Joe's success in private label is a result of the perception that it provides unique, trendy products that are ahead of national brands, reported Progressive Grocer.
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McDonald's removed all artificial ingredients from its classic burgers and fixings, including its American cheese, buns and Special Sauce. Two-thirds of all sandwiches on the menu are all natural. The company did not change its pickles, reported Food & Wine.
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Fifty one percent of Canadian consumers believe the government should enforce heavier taxes on sugary drinks, according to Technomic's 2018 Canadian Beverage Consumer Trend Report. Consumers average about three drinks per week from foodservice, maintaining trends since 2016, while 43% consumed a regular soft drink in the past month and 23% like to try new unique beverages offered at restaurants.
Why The Heck Should It Be Taxed? Don't Drink Them If You Don't Want Them! GI
Cargill's CEO claims the ongoing trade war with China is rearranging trade patterns and could have a long-term detrimental effect on the U.S. agriculture economy. He forecasts China will turn to different soybean suppliers, but the economics may make it difficult as Brazilian soybeans are at a 25% premium and the Argentinean premium is rising. Additionally, China might search for new sources of protein for use in animal feed, such as corn or wheat imported from Russia, reported Bloomberg.
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Two groups are working to bring healthier foods to nine Wisconsin convenience stores. In partnership with Eau Claire Healthy Communities and the Healthy Food Marketing Collaborative, the participating stores implemented strategies to increase the availability and sales of fruits and vegetables in their stores with eye-catching displays, coolers and messaging signs, reported WEAU.
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Dunkin' Donuts will rebrand to Dunkin' by January 2019. The rebranding was tested by the company over the past 12 months and is intended to focus on products beyond its traditional donut portfolio, reported Yakima Herald-Republic.
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Chuck E. Cheese's will open its first redesigned store in Houston in Sept, part of a national rebranding effort. The chain's classic restaurants are being replaced with modern interiors and house-made pizza, sandwiches and wraps, reported Houston Chronicle.
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New York City has the most coffee shops per capita in the U.S., while Portland, OR, has the most coffee and tea manufacturers, according to WalletHub. Fremont, Irvine and San Francisco, CA, have the highest average spending on coffee per household, while Santa Ana and Anaheim have the highest percentage of adult coffee drinkers.
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The U.S. will move forward without Canada and establish a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico if negotiators can't resolve difference regarding dairy and a dispute resolution system, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. The Trump Administration is expected to submit the text of the U.S.-Mexico trade accord to Congress in the near future in order to finalize the deal before administrations change over in Mexico in December, reported Southeast Farm Press.
Bravo! Why Stop A Good Deal Between Mexico and US While The Canooks Try To Milk Everything They Can For Their Dairy Industry! GI
Smart checkout technology investments will grow to over $45 billion by 2023 from $253 million in 2018, according Juniper Research's Future Stores & the Retailers Building Them report. Most "just walk out" transactions will happen in convenience and general stores, with the average transaction value expected to be around $30 per visit.
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Buc-ee's captured the highest ratings in the U.S. for c-store coffee, according to GasBuddy. QuikTrip received the top spot in seven states, while Wawa and Cumberland Farms both ranked first in six states. The top five states with the highest-rated c-store coffee are Texas, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Florida.
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Innovation in the ready-to-drink (RTD) cold coffee segment contributed to 31% growth since 2016, according to Mintel. The use of non-dairy milk as an ingredient in coffee drinks on U.S. menus grew 107% in the last two years, with almond milk up 198% in the same time period. Thirty-six percent of RTD coffee consumers say their ideal coffee would contain non-dairy milk, while 35% are interested in products with added protein.
Still Wondering How You Milk An Almond! GI
A plant-based, high-carbohydrate diet may help with weight regulation and body composition and reduce the risk for Type-2 diabetes, according to a study from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The researchers found total carbohydrate intake increased significantly in the plant-based diet group resulting in body mass index, body weight, fat mass, visceral fat volume, and insulin resistance decreasing significantly, reported IndiaTV.
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Ikea will launch its first veggie hot dog in all Ikea stores across the U.S., featuring ingredients such as kale, red lentils, carrots and ginger. The item was launched in August in the chain's European stores, exceeding forecasted sales by selling over one million veggie hot dogs to date, reported Forbes.
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Compostable bags will replace single-use plastic bags in more than half of Co-op stores in the UK. The bags will cost $0.05 and double as a compostable bag for food waste, reported BBC.
Just A Little FYI..If The Waste Stream Is Not Equipped To Handle Compostable Items...PS- They Won't Compost! GI
Weight Watchers is renaming itself WW, reflecting a shift in focus from weight loss to overall health. The company plans to launch a new app and will start a program that rewards members for working toward healthier habits, reported CNBC.
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Philadelphia's tax on sweetened beverages lowered consumption by about 22% among children who drank 20 oz. or more per day, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Among African-American children, the tax reduced consumption by about 8 grams, or 32 calories a day, reported Bloomberg.
FYI- 32 calories Is 2/3 The Amount In An Oreo Cookie Or 1/3 The Amount In An Apple! We Can All Sleep Better Knowing Philly Got Tax Money For This! GI