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9/21/2018

Beckham Estate Vineyard owner Andrew Beckham started NOVUM Ceramics to create terra cotta vessels for use by winemakers. Beckham's vessels have a capacity of 320 liters, although he plans on releasing 600-liter versions for commercial use.

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9/21/2018

Seemingly pointless grunt work is part of almost any job, especially at the entry level. Keep your team members from getting bogged down in these tasks by setting time constraints, modeling positive behavior and helping employees visualize new opportunities, writes executive coach Whitney Johnson.

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9/21/2018

Pride of Dakota is a program helping North Dakota schools provide school lunch menus made with foods produced in the state. "Fresh foods that have traveled less distance to get to our plates [are] going to be fresher, more nutritious and better to eat," said Cindy Hogenson, Fargo Public Schools' director of nutrition services.

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KVRR-TV (Fargo, N.D.)
9/21/2018

Walmart Canada has teamed with Food-X Urban Delivery to offer a sustainable delivery choice for online shoppers in the Vancouver area. Food-X, which is part of online grocery company Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery, uses systems and technology to cut food waste.

9/21/2018

Canada-based Belleisle Foods has issued a recall for a cole slaw blend that may be contaminated with listeria. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has launched an inspection; no illnesses have been reported in connection with the bagged product.

9/21/2018

Dole's new Spinach Miso Crunch features baby spinach, baby red chard, cashews, sliced almonds, wonton strips, sliced carrots and Japanese miso dressing. "[This salad product] combines an innovative flavor profile and healthy ingredient mix in a compelling new kit that is unique to packaged salads," says Dole's Lisa Overman.

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Drug Store News
9/21/2018

Del Monte Foods has launched its first major brand campaign since 2012. Featuring the tagline "Growers of Good," the multiyear initiative is designed to update the brand's image, court millennials and promote new products.

9/21/2018

France-based gardening store operator InVivo is negotiating to buy Bio&Co, which operates a chain of six organic food stores in Southern France. InVivo aims to close on the acquisition by year's end and grow the chain to about 150 locations by 2025, said CEO Thierry Blandinieres.

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Reuters
9/21/2018

A mango sold in West Gosford, Australia, was found to have a needle stuck in it, police in New South Wales said. The news comes on the heels of around 100 reports of needles and pins found in strawberries, and Australian retailer Woolworths has pulled sewing needles from its store shelves and online shop.

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CNN
9/20/2018

Amazon is considering a plan to open up to 3,000 of its cashierless Amazon Go stores by 2021 in cities around the country, according to a Bloomberg report. Among the questions the company is debating is whether they would be convenience stores or focused more narrowly on grab-and-go dinner items, the report said.

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