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7/9/2020

A Georgia school district will use a $100,000 grant from the USDA to expand its garden program and serve more locally produced food in meals. Onetha Bonaparte, school nutrition director for the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, said the program also will be used to teach students important lessons about how to grow food.

7/9/2020

Hunger pangs not related to a medical condition can be caused by insufficient water intake or a mismatch between food consumption and activity levels, says registered dietitian nutritionist Stefani Sassos. Some other reasons for hunger pangs can include eating a diet with too little fiber or protein, or one with too much sugar or too many refined carbohydrates, emotional eating and a lack of sleep.

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7/8/2020

Dunkin' will continue the plan it announced earlier this year to close about 450 units located in Speedway gas station stores, and the company expects all Speedway locations to close by the end of this year. "By exiting these sites, we are confident we will be better positioned to serve these trade areas with Dunkin's newest Next Generation restaurant design that offers a broader menu and modern experience," Dunkin' Brands spokeswoman Michelle King said.

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USA Today
7/8/2020

With Kroger's Joe Grieshaber retiring as senior vice president and chief merchant after 37 years with the company, the grocer announced two major C-suite moves.
Stuart Aitken will succeed Grieshaber as Kroger's chief merchant on Aug. 1, and CIO Yael Cosset will take over Aitken's former role as head of the company's 84.51° analytics subsidiary and its alternative business division.

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7/8/2020

Walmart is set to launch Walmart+, a subscription program that will offer shoppers same-day delivery, reserved slots, deals and discounts, and other membership perks. Walmart did not comment on the reports, which said the service will be offered for $98 a year and would launch sometime this month, about four months after the original spring rollout of the new program was delayed by the pandemic.

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7/8/2020

Uber plans to start grocery delivery services in the US, Canada and Latin America, leveraging its October purchase of the Chilean startup Cornershop. Uber, which also bought the food delivery service Postmates this week, said customers will soon be able to use the Uber and Uber Eats apps to order groceries, which will be delivered by Cornershop's personal shoppers.

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7/8/2020

Warren County School District in Georgia is participating in the USDA Farmers to Families Program, offering free fresh produce each week to the community through August. School nutrition professionals, other district staff members and local residents volunteered to distribute 700 boxes of produce for the program launch last week when 476 cars lined up in a school parking lot.

7/8/2020

Hershey is getting a head start on Halloween by introducing four products: Reese's Franken-Cup Peanut Butter Cups with a partially green outer layer; Kit Kat Witch's Brew featuring a green coating; Vampire Milk Chocolate Kisses with a strawberry filling; and Cookies 'N' Creme Fangs bars. Hershey plans to focus on value pricing this year as well as increasing its online sales, according to CEO Michele Buck.

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7/8/2020

OffLimits is a new cereal brand deemed socially responsible by founder Emily Elyse Miller for presenting better-for-you ingredients and a package design depicting offbeat characters "to give voice to the countercultures and misunderstood," she said. The line includes two varieties: Dash, which blends coffee and cacao, and Zombie, which features adaptogens and ashwagandha, pandan and vanilla flavors.

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Forbes
7/8/2020

Reckitt Benckiser's Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist are the first disinfectants proven to destroy the coronavirus on surfaces during testing by the Environmental Protection Agency. More Lysol brands are undergoing testing to gauge their efficacy against the virus, said Ferran Rousaud, marketing director for Lysol, in a statement.

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