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6/26/2019

In this first of two webinars, participants learn how retailers use supply chain optimization technology to not only enhance visibility into operations but make better data-driven decisions about store delivery, staffing and more to minimize costs and deliver great customer service. Learn more.

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6/26/2019

US fresh vegetable prices were up 5.2% in May from the same month last year, according to the Agriculture Department's Food Price Outlook. The report includes a revision to the full-year forecast, with prices now slated to end the year up between 3% and 4%.

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6/26/2019

The Mangifera casturi or blue mango is a different species from the varieties typically found in supermarket produce sections. The rare native fruit of Borneo is listed as extinct in the wild but it's being grown at the Fairchild Farm in Homestead, Fla.

6/26/2019

Cases of a brain fever called acute encephalitis syndrome linked to lychees has killed 152 children in India's Bihar state. The illness, thought to be caused by a toxin in unripe lychees, causes brain inflammation especially in young, malnourished children.

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New York Post
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6/26/2019

India was a key and fast-growing market for US apple exports before the country imposed new 20% retaliatory tariffs on the fruit and other crops, US Apple Association CEO Jim Bair said. "Then, when the tariffs went into effect, it fell off the cliff," he said.

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6/26/2019

Aperitif startup Haus is capitalizing on millennial consumers' passion for wellness with a liquor line that features minimal sugar and botanical ingredients. Its first product, called Citrus+Flowers, contains 80% less sugar than Aperol, which co-founder Helena Price Hambrecht considers a competitor.

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Fast Company online
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6/26/2019

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi's new marketing push, "From One For All" reflects on the brand's heritage and the role founder Robert Mondavi played in putting California winemaking on the map. Mondavi narrates his history in a series of TV spots, which will initially run on ESPN and NFL Network.

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6/26/2019

Washington State University's viticulture and enology research program has been granted approximately $5.5 million over the next four years by the State Wine Commission board, an increase of about 300% to the program's existing budget. "Research is now taking a center stage in Washington's wine industry," said Commission President Steve Warner.

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Washington State University
6/26/2019

Funkin Cocktails, which makes purees, syrups and mixers from real fruit, has partnered with Ardagh on a line of ready-to-drink cocktails in nitro cans. Found in select UK stores, the line comes in four flavors: Passion Fruit Martini, Espresso Martini, Pink Gin Fizz and Amaretto Sour.

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Funkin Cocktails, RTD, Ardagh
6/26/2019

The US Supreme Court struck down a Tennessee law mandating that people must live in the state for at least two years before they can receive a retail license to sell alcohol. The ruling could pave the way for increased competition and lower prices for consumers, observers say.

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ABC News
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