Spartan Stores acquired 20 grocery stores, three convenience stores and two gas stations from G&R Felpausch Co., which will increase its retail sales by $200 million annually, Spartan says. The deal is expected to close in the summer.
Price Chopper rolled out its iSaveToday customer loyalty program in 115 stores. The iSaveToday machine, developed by Entry Point Communications, provides customized coupons based on a shopper's personal spending habits.
Adding soy-protein-rich foods while cutting calories doesn't accelerate weight loss, a report published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found. Some studies have suggested eating soy could promote weight loss, and the FDA has approved statements that eating 25 grams of soy protein daily along with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol can cut heart disease risk.
Coconut oil converts say it does everything from helping weight loss and reducing the risk of heart disease to improving skin tone and preventing wrinkles. Still, ounce for ounce, coconut oil has more saturated fat than butter, margarine or lard.