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• Publix announced that beginning at the end of this month, its delis will offer five fresh, ready-to-eat kids meals for $3.99. Each meal consists of an entrée, two sides and a drink. The featured selections include chicken tenders, ham sandwich thins, peanut butter apple wrap, peanut butter rolls, or turkey rolls.

“Our customers look to us to provide meal solutions, and finding nutritious meals for their children is no exception,” says Maria Brous, Publix director of media and community relations. “Whether as a solution to back-to-school meal planning or for families on the go, our new Publix Deli kids meals are the perfect solution to the question of ‘What’s for lunch or dinner?’.”

• The Business Courier of Cincinnati reports that Procter & Gamble is designing special versions of some of its CPG products to be sold exclusively by certain retailers.

One example: “Pringles recently launched a customized line of flavors that will be sold only at Tesco, Britain’s largest grocery chain. The exclusive line of ‘Great British Flavours’ potato crisps – sea salt & black pepper, smokey bacon, kebab, and curry – were designed by P&G in conjunction with Tesco, said Pringles U.K. spokeswoman Claire Forsyth-Brown.”
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