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UNFI, Teamsters settle strike at Fort Wayne distribution center

Union ratifies new four-year contract after weeklong work stoppage
Author: Russell Redman 1
Posted: August 3, 2020, 8:35 pm

Expansion under way at Giant Foods’ Jessup, Md., warehouse

Project will boost capacity for fresh food, online grocery
Author: Russell Redman 1
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:29 pm

Experts support benefits of conventional pet food over ‘raw’ diets

Future research into long-term impact of plant-based or raw food diets for dogs and cats needed, given their increased popularity
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Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:05 pm

Sales at Publix jump 20% in second quarter

Southeastern grocer estimates 16.1% lift from COVID-19 impact
Author: Russell Redman 1
Posted: August 3, 2020, 5:18 pm

SpartanNash launches free coronavirus tests

CDC-based testing program offered via Family Fare, D&W drive-thru pharmacies
Author: Russell Redman 1
Posted: August 3, 2020, 4:43 pm

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Matchbox Food Group files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Casual-dining brand cites coronavirus pandemic in restructuring effort; investor Thompson Hospitality proposes purchase of chain
Author: Ron Ruggless
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:13 pm

Restaurants adjust their salad preparation to travel better during coronavirus pandemic

As takeout and delivery continue to be preferred options, operators work to keep the lettuce from wilting
Author: Bret Thorn
Posted: August 3, 2020, 6:52 pm

Buckets and skillets to savor: Customers crave comfort food as dining rooms reopen

Deep dish comfort foods — from sizzling skillets to indulgent casseroles — are resonating with customers at a time when abundance and value reign king
Author: Nancy Kruse
Posted: August 3, 2020, 6:41 pm

Chipotle Mexican Grill launches Chipotle Goods swag line with some merchandise dyed with upcycled avocado pits

Chipotle is upcycling nearly 300 million avocado pits used per year in its restaurants to make a plant-based dye; the new product line also includes branded baby clothes, leggings, tops and tees, jackets, cell phone cases, water bottles, socks, tote bags; Chipotle plans to donate profits to organizations that focus on making fashion or farming more sustainable.
Author: Nancy Luna
Posted: August 3, 2020, 4:41 pm

Whataburger promotes Ed Nelson to CEO

Burger chain had named 16-year company veteran as president in July 2019
Author: Ron Ruggless
Posted: August 3, 2020, 2:49 pm