Visitors to Starbucks coffeehouses will get coupon books for supermarket Starbucks discounts. The books, with discounts for packaged coffee and coffee drinks, were suggested by consumers.
Safeway is working to make its private-label O Organics and Eating Right lines available for other retailers to sell. The company also plans aggressive advertising of the lines.
More than 60% of retailers and chain stores say shoplifting has increased in the past four months, a survey found. Thirty-five states have enacted or proposed legislation to combat organized retail crime.
FMI named Dianna Pasley as chair of its Food Protection Committee, which works on food-safety initiatives and federal legislation. Pasley is director of food safety at Schnuck Markets.