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4/24/2019

Giant Eagle has introduced its BeerVan.com service to deliver beer to shoppers in Pittsburgh. Customers can browse through a selection of more than 150 beers and have their orders delivered in two hours or less.

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4/24/2019

French winery Chateau Lafite will work to engage more deeply with its customers across the globe, said CEO Jean-Guillaume Prats. "Bordeaux has, of course, traditionally lacked business-to-consumer platforms, but this is changing," he said.

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4/24/2019

Only 17% of consumers use their smart speaker or digital assistant to order food delivery, despite smart speaker ownership rising more than 40% last year, according to VoiceBot.ai. "When it comes specifically to voice, the experience isn't matching the expectation, but there's high interest, particularly in grocery," says Performics' Laura Heller.

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4/24/2019

Opponents of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program sales data sharing have told the Supreme Court that store data should stay private to protect confidential retail sales information. "It simply opens grocers to unfair competitive harm," says FMI President and CEO Leslie Sarasin.

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4/24/2019

Reusing squeezed limes or other citrus to make a stock creates a flavorful ingredient for bartenders and chefs, and cuts down on waste. Rico Dynan, a bartender and Absolut Vodka marketer, teaches the technique and other sustainability tricks to bars around the world.

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4/24/2019

Nearly three-quarters of US consumers sometimes serve plant-based protein options instead of meat, led by millennials and Generation Z, according to the Food Marketing Institute's Power of Produce report. The trend presents opportunities for fresh produce marketers to remind consumers about the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, said PMA CEO Cathy Burns.

4/24/2019

Walmart presented its Produce Innovation Award to BrightFarms, which gets its fresh, locally grown greens to Walmart stores in Ohio in 24 hours or less from the time of harvest. BrightFarms is working on plans to expand delivery to 50 more Columbus, Ohio-area Walmarts this spring.

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4/24/2019

The Produce for Better Health Foundation has launched the "Have A Plant" campaign to encourage greater fresh produce consumption, CEO Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak said. The campaign comes amid new research revealing that about 90% of Americans still don't meet daily recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake.

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4/24/2019

Just days after a massive fire at the Notre-Dame, a blaze at a French warehouse in Carbon-Blanc containing Bordeaux from Sovex Grands Chateaux destroyed two million bottles of wine and spirits. No one was injured in the fire, and operations aren't expected to be affected too deeply, according to Sovex.

4/24/2019

More than a century ago, the Mercury went down off the coast of Great Britain during the first world war, its cargo hold filled with Champagne, brandy, wine and Benedictine. Divers recently discovered the shipwreck and its cargo -- including hundreds of intact bottles preserved by the cold temperatures and the darkness of the ocean -- and Cookson Adventures, for likely a hefty price, is giving civilians an opportunity to taste some of the salvaged wines.

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