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•  Ahold Delhaize-owned Stop & Shop said yesterday that "it is continuing its partnership with the American Cancer Society to support the organization’s work in combating breast cancer.   Throughout October, all 400+ Stop & Shop stores throughout NY, NJ, MA, RI, and CT will offer shoppers the opportunity to donate $1, $3, or $5, or round up their overall total at checkout, with 100% of donations benefiting the American Cancer Society.

Since forming a partnership more than a decade ago, Stop & Shop has raised more than $4,6 million for the American Cancer Society, earning the title of the organization’s largest point of sale retail partner via the annual register campaign."



•  From the Wall Street Journal:

"Lower milk production on U.S. dairy farms and labor shortages for processing plants have weighed on butter output for months, leaving the amount of butter in U.S. cold storage facilities at the end of July the lowest since 2017, according to the Agriculture Department.

"Tight supplies have sent butter prices soaring at U.S. supermarkets, surpassing most other foods in the past year. U.S. grocery prices in August rose 13.5% during the past 12 months, the largest annual increase since 1979, according to the Labor Department. Butter outstripped those gains, rising 24.6% over the same period."