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10/23/2018

Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America, makes attending diversity and inclusion events a priority, said Sheri Bronstein, the bank's global human resources executive. Women made up 54% of the bank's workforce last year, according to regulatory filings.

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10/22/2018

Uber has plans to launch food delivery via drones by 2021, according to a job posting on the company's website. The listing revealed the drone delivery business would operate under the UberEats division, and that the company hopes to begin testing the drones as early as next year.

10/22/2018

Shoppers spent $59.8 billion on produce in the year ending Aug. 12, according to research from IRI, illustrating the key part produce plays in bringing shoppers to supermarkets. In fact, 80% of shoppers said they choose their primary grocery store based on availability of high-quality produce items, FMI found in its "US Grocery Shopper Trends 2018" report.

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10/22/2018

Raley's has put more of a focus on the customer experience with a new website that emphasizes personalization and the retailer's vision for health and wellness. "Our goal is to make it easier and more compelling for customers to interact with online shopping and our savings program, Something Extra," said Mike Molitor, Raley's vice president of e-commerce and loyalty.

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10/22/2018

As concerns about food and packaging waste continue to grow, businesses from entrepreneurs to established retailers are rethinking the grocery shopping experience to move close to zero-waste and encourage consumers to move away from plastic bags. New York-based retailer The Filling Station sells food items that shoppers buy in refillable containers, and last year Kroger said it would eliminate food waste across its operations by 2025.

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10/22/2018

California brandy has been a sleepy category, but Gallo is investing in vineyards to seek growth. More recent styles of California brandy show it to be a decidedly different product from the more famous Cognac.

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10/22/2018

Texas-based craft bourbon distillery Garrison Brothers is teaming with Team Rubicon to help disaster victims in the US. The American Craft Spirit Awards gold medal winners first partnered with Team Rubicon in 2017 to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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10/22/2018

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has debuted Colour Me Sauvignon Blanc, a wine featuring a label meant to be colored in by consumers. Marks & Spencer is sponsoring a contest where participants can post images of their colored labels on social media for a chance to win a magnum of prosecco.

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10/22/2018

Jackfruit is suddenly soaring in popularity as a replacement for various meats including chicken, pork and duck. "It's also allergen-free, which makes it a great option for any of our customers with soy allergies," said Alex Santoro, co-founder of Genesis, a vegan restaurant in London that makes a jackfruit-based Peking duck substitute.

10/22/2018

McCain Foods has recalled frozen vegetable and fruit products produced at its facility in Colton, Calif., on concerns about contamination with salmonella and listeria. The products, among them burger patties and salads, were distributed to and used by retailers including Hy-Vee, Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's and 7-Eleven.