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Published on: November 10, 2014by Kevin Coupe
Published on: November 10, 2014ShopRunner, the e-commerce platform that offers unlimited two-day shipping from a wide array of retailers as well as a way for bricks-and-mortar businesses to compete with pure plays such as Amazon, said over the weekend that it has added a number of retailers to its roster, including Eddie Bauer, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and The Limited.
Published on: November 10, 2014The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports that a nonprofit organization called the Cancer Nutrition Consortium is teaming with Hormel for a new line of foods designed for the fatigue and nausea often experienced by cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments. According to the story, they have worked with chefs and nutritionists to create "a line of nutritionally balanced, high-calorie comfort foods like mac 'n cheese" that will be "sealed in a vacuum pack that stays on throughout the cooking process to cut down on food odors. Funkier foods like fish will be masked with odors like apple or pumpkin, which patient focus groups found pleasant."
Published on: November 10, 2014TheStreet reports that both Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts plan to ramp up their dinnertime offerings in 2015, hoping that new products will bring people into their stores during later day-parts, not to mention allow them to compete more effectively with fast food chains ranging from McDonald's to Chipotle.
Published on: November 10, 2014The Financial Times reports that "US law firms are lining up investors willing to sue Tesco, following the discovery of significant accounting irregularities at the UK supermarket.
Published on: November 10, 2014The New York Times reports that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved for commercial planting "a potato genetically engineered to reduce the amounts of a potentially harmful ingredient in French fries and potato chips … The potato’s DNA has been altered so that less of a chemical called acrylamide, which is suspected of causing cancer in people, is produced when the potato is fried.
Published on: November 10, 2014Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said yesterday on NBC's "Meet The Press" that Washington, DC, politicians need to "stop the polarization and dysfunction," saying that "Washington has let the country down,"
Published on: November 10, 2014• The Associated Press reports that there is "a new breed of shopping apps" - such as SavingStar, Snap, Checkout 51, and others - that "let users earn money back if they buy certain products. Recent offers include getting $5 back for buying a Jennie-O frozen turkey, 25 cents back on a jar of Peter Pan peanut butter and $1 back on Dole pineapple juice.
Published on: November 10, 2014• The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has announced that Patrick Spear, a longtime CGC industry executive with companies ranging from BIC to Mammoth Office Products, as the new president of the trade association.
Published on: November 10, 2014• John V. Shields Jr., who was handpicked by Trader Joe's founder Joseph H. Coulombe to succeed him as CEO in 1989, and who grew the chain from 27 stores with $132 million in annual sales to 158 stores with $2 billion in sales by the time he retired in 2001, has passed away. He was 82.
Published on: November 10, 2014On Friday, MNB took note of a New York Times report that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reversing policy and "will allow Chinese poultry processing companies to ship fully cooked, frozen and refrigerated chicken to the United States.
Published on: November 10, 2014In Week Ten of the National Football League…