Wild Oats Markets is aiming to highlight healthier "superfoods" for its customers with a 48-page booklet. The natural food grocer's $1 booklet offers snack and menu-planning ideas as well as nutritional information about foods especially rich in vitamins and nutrients.
Coca-Cola recently started selling Coke in the company's signature glass bottle in Chicago, Phoenix and Atlanta. The company may introduce the product nationwide if the resealable bottles sell well, a spokesperson said.
Royal Ahold NV and Redbox Automated Retail LLC have reached a deal that will soon allow shoppers to rent DVD's at Stop & Shop and Giant Food stores. Redbox says it will install rental booths beginning in March and hopes to have them in 80% of the supermarkets locations by year's end.
Wal-Mart Stores plans to make use of more RFID readers, including handheld devices and forklift readers, in an effort to further streamline its operations. The retailer also is gearing up to transition its RFID systems to next-generation Electronic Product Code standards.
The Union of European Beverages Associations is backing a push to limit marketing to children by deploying unbranded vending machines in schools, offering more detailed nutritional information on labels and not advertising on TV shows, printed media or Web sites aimed at children under the age of 12. Coca-Cola and Cadbury Schweppes have joined the campaign with Unesda.