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9/19/2018

Australian millennial consumers seem to lean toward drinks that are refreshing, even when they choose wine, per consumer data from Treasury Wine Estates. This could mean a long-term boom in demand for rose and fizzy wine styles, Thomas Pellechia writes.

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Forbes
9/19/2018

China has responded to US tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese products by imposing retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion in US goods. The new levies include an additional 10% tariff on US-made wine on top of the existing 67.7% tariff.

9/19/2018

The Scottish Distillers Association has called for a new accreditation program that would prevent gin, vodka and rum brands from using names of Scottish places for products that aren't made in the country. "What we are trying to do is to ensure that products that are made in Scotland are accredited and that consumers have complete confidence and belief in terms of what they are buying and the providence in terms of that product and where it is made," said Glasgow Distillery Co. founder Liam Hughes.

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BBC
9/18/2018

Instacart will offer grocery delivery from ALDI in all 35 states where it has stores by Thanksgiving, the grocer announced. The expansion will make delivery available in 75 major US markets.

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Aldi, Instacart
9/18/2018

SUPERVALU will sell 19 stores from its Shop 'n Save banner to St. Louis grocer Schnuck Markets, in a deal that is expected to close by the end of October. Schnucks also will acquire four of the company's seven area fuel centers.

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Progressive Grocer
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Schnuck Markets, SuperValu
9/18/2018

Coca-Cola is evaluating the role that cannabidiol might play in the beverage market, although the company has not made any decisions about using the ingredient. "Along with many others in the beverage industry, we are closely watching the growth of nonpsychoactive CBD as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages around the world," Coca-Cola said.

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USA Today
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Coca-Cola, cannabidiol
9/18/2018

J&C Tropicals will double distribution of dragon fruit to at least 2 million pounds this year amid fast-growing demand, owner Jessie Capote said. The Miami-based company recently began packing the fruit in multipack boxes, a move that has been received positively, Capote added.

9/18/2018

Letting go of certain everyday tasks is part of becoming a leader who can focus on bigger-picture priorities, writes Joel Garfinkle. "It's a lot easier to think about bigger goals and a long-term plan when you have other people to discuss with and to challenge your thinking," he writes.

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SmartBrief/Leadership
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Joel Garfinkle
9/18/2018

Making fun and family part of the company's core values has helped Nugget Markets grow and excel in workplace surveys, according to President and CEO Eric Stille. "Team members want to be a part of something with purpose; they want a family feeling," Stille said.

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Nugget Markets
9/18/2018

There's an apt connection between September being recognized as National Family Meals Month and the observation of National Hispanic Heritage Month, according to FMI President Leslie Sarasin. "[I]t is almost unique that both celebrations are happening at the same time because family is a central part of the Hispanic culture and meals are very important in family life," Sarasin said.

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