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CROSSMARK's Beth Faught, Katherine Fuller, Sheila Gamble, Natalie Runyan and Kari Sims have been named to Progressive Grocer's 2016 "Top Women in Grocery" listing for their outstanding efforts as retail leaders, their community involvement, and their success in the supermarket industry. Progressive Grocer is a leading grocery industry trade magazine. Click Here For More Information
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Staples Offers Lowest Prices on Technology with Top Brand Laptops as low as $249.99 and Free Tech Support with Purchase. Receive Free 30 Days of Tech Support with any Laptop, Desktop or All-in-One PC Purchase Click Here For More Information
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Sobeys Inc. appoints Lyne Castonguay as Chief Merchandising Officer (CNW Group/Sobeys Inc.)
Ms. Castonguay will oversee all aspects of Sobeys go-to-market strategy, with responsibility for category management, marketing, data insights, research, procurement, private label and merchandising as well as the company's digital strategy.
Anna Arnett of Chandler, Ariz., is Wilkes University's oldest graduate. At age 91, she's earned a degree in creative writing with a memoir about her Mormon family. Arnett, mother of 7, grandmother to 28 and great-grandmother to 49 More Info
Julie Arce and Nick Pace in the ring at the Fight For Education 2016 gala (PRNews Foto/Happy Hearts Fund)
Happy Hearts Fund held their annual Fight for Education gala at Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday June 16, 2016. The evening began with several fights between amateurs from finance representing BlackRock, Deutsche Bank and Oppenheimer among others Oliver Dachsel, fighter from Deutsche Bank impressed everyone with his fighting commented, "Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be part of this meaningful event." For more information Click Here
Yext, the global location data management leader, has been recognized as #18 on the list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Fortune and Great Places to Work®.
Debra Lee, chairman and chief executive officer, BET Networks has been named honorary co-chair for the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference. Held as part of the cable industry's Diversity Week, the 30th Annual NAMIC Conference is scheduled for September 20-21, 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City. Presented by the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), the theme for this year's conference is Diversity 3.0—Innovation through Inclusion.
"Ms. Lee is one of our industry's true visionaries and we are thrilled to have her provide honorary leadership for this year's conference," said Eglon E. Simons, president and CEO, NAMIC. "BET Networks and Ms. Lee have established a legacy of advocating for diversity and inclusion. NAMIC is honored to have their continued support." Click Here For More Information
Awareness in the U.S. of UK's Vote to Leave European Union Extremely High, According to Decision Analyst's Nationwide Survey Click Here For the Full Report
13 Savor California companies showcased their products in the Savor California at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York. 10th Avenue Tea, Toluca Lake.Arawak Farm, Oakland, Endorfin Foods, Oakland, Hey Boo Coconut Caramels, San Francisco,Holly Baking, Rohnert Park,Just Jan’s,Calabasas,Laiki Rice Crackers, San Francisco,Little Red Dot Kitchen, San Jose, Marlo’s Bakeshop, Nona Lim, Emeryville, Pacific Pickle Works, Santa Barbara,San Francisco Cheesecake San Francisco and Sonoma Brinery, Healdsburg.
David Jobe, chief customer officer of Winsight Events (left), and Jeff Sinelli, founder, CEO and chief vibe officer of Which Wich, react to the Guinness monitor (center) announcing that the crowd had smashed the record.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches aren't just for kids. During a special Which Wich Spreading Party at Winsight's FARE Conference—held at the Gaylord Texan Resort, near Dallas—more than 750 attendees broke the record of most sandwiches made in one hour. The official count—verified by Guinness World Records—of 39,303 PB&J sandwiches bested the previous record of 37,558 achieved by King David Schools (South Africa) on May 12, 2016.
The Spreading Party event supported Project PB&J, an initiative of the Which Wich Cares Foundation, launched in 2014. Every sandwich was immediately wrapped, packaged and donated to 14 Dallas-area food banks, veterans organizations and schools with the help of the Folds of Honor Foundation.
"We believe that the simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich can make the world a better place," said Jeff Sinelli, founder, CEO and chief vibe officer of Which Wich, who was one of the sandwich makers in attendance. "Peanut butter, jelly and bread come together to mean so much more. For the organizations we give to, and the people they help, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches can be a reminder of home during a hard time and a meal for an empty belly." Click Here For Info
Summer is peak season for dog bites – especially among children, who spend more time outdoors during July and August, increasing the potential for problem encounters.
An estimated 4.5 million people suffer dog bites each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control; more than half of the bites resulting in serious injury happen to children under age 14. Dog bite prevention requires action by both human and pet parents.
"Whether a family has a dog in the household or not, parents must teach children how to behave safely around dogs," says Traci Simo, head of Manners dog obedience training for Canine Company. She says every child should know these four basic rules:
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WomenHeart CEO Mary McGowan, Black Girls RUN! Co-Founder Ashley Hicks, WomenHeart Chair Kathy Webster, Dr. Nanette Wenger
Devinci is proud to welcome Kirsten Sweetland to our team of athletes. The 27-year-old triathlete, from Nanaimo BC, has had a track record of success. As a high-performance athlete and a patriotic Canadian, establishing a partnership with a Canadian cycling company was a priority for her. FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE
The Specialty Food Association (SFA) has been actively engaging with U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the import community by participating on stakeholder panels at public meetings on implementation of import safety programs.
The meetings have been held this month in Costa Mesa, Calif., Rutherford, N.J. and Detroit under the title “Focus on Strategic Implementation of Prevention-Oriented Import Safety Programs.”
SFA has been addressing the complexity of the regulations and their effect on small importers and their foreign suppliers. As Shawn McBride, chair of SFA and vice president of Foah International, stated, “The uncertainty in these regulations and their implementation put small food companies at a disadvantage and—even more importantly—at risk.”
Speaking in Costa Mesa on June 7, McBride spoke about the difficulty for small businesses to understand the regulations. “We need simple, plain English instructions and practical guidance about foreign supplier verification. We want operational instructions, using diagrams, flow charts, graphics and easy-to-understand information that is not a summary of the regulations but a how-to primer,” she said.
At the New Jersey meeting on June 15, Arnim von Friedeburg, SFA board member and owner of CMA Global Partners/German Foods North America, addressed systems recognition and the voluntary qualified importer program (VQIP). He urged FDA to pursue systems recognition with the European Union but expressed doubt that would be accomplished in a timely manner. “It took seven years for us to recognize New Zealand. Will the European Union take 100 years?” he remarked.
Von Friedeburg also pointed out that VQIP, which provides expedited entry for approved importers at a proposed annual fee of $16,400, would favor large companies and discriminate against small businesses.
The third public meeting is scheduled for today, June 21, in Detroit. Trish Pohanka, SFA board member and director of merchandising and marketing for European Imports Ltd., will be speaking about how third party certification can assist with the foreign supplier verification process.
At its Summer Fancy Food Show, the Specialty Food Association is hosted a seminar to teach specialty food industry stakeholders about the implications of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act. Entitled “Getting Ready for the Food Safety Modernization Act: What Specialty Food Companies Need to Know” held during the Summer 2016 Fancy Food Show.
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