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• The Puget Sound Business Journal reports that Haggen is closing its TOP Food & Drug store in Federal Way in April," a move that "whittles the Bellingham-based chain to 27 supermarkets in Washington and Oregon operating under the TOP Food & Drug and Haggen Food & Pharmacy brands.


• McDonald's said yesterday that it is trying to get healthier in the morning with the launch of Egg White Delight,  which the Chicago Tribune describes as "featuring egg whites cooked on a grill with a spatula and topped with white cheddar and Canadian bacon on an  English muffin made with whole grains. Egg white versions will also be available for the company's other breakfast sandwiches."


• The Independent Natural Food Retailers Association (INFRA) has issued a statement supporting Whole Foods' decision to mandate that its suppliers list genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) on packaging by 2018.

According to the announcement, "Independent Natural Food Retailers Association (INFRA) members have been and continue to make changes to their product selections to avoid GMOs by choosing products with ingredients that are organic or non-GMO verified through the Non-GMO Project. Many INFRA stores have been in the forefront of GMO labeling and have taken a lead in pushing manufacturers to remove GMOs from their products. Some INFRA stores have already put policies into place that say they will not allow any new products into their store if the product contains any at risk GMO ingredients unless the product has been verified by the Non-GMO Project or the ingredient is organic."


• The Wall Street Journal reports that Dunkin' Donuts has agreed to source all its palm oil from sustainable sources and will set a target date for the transition "in its next Corporate Social Responsibility report for sourcing 100 percent sustainable palm oil or for purchasing offset certificates covering its sourced palm oil."

The company is making the move in the face of a shareholder resolution asking it to address palm oil-related sustainability concerns, though Dunkin' Donuts management says it has "been engaged" with the issue for some time.
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