Closing out 2022, public health officials have been warning for weeks that a “tripledemic” of COVID-19, flu and R.S.V. would strain an already weary health care system. Hospitalizations from the three viruses have been rising together. Nationally, R.S.V. appears to have peaked, and flu is peaking in a few parts of the country, but infections from the two viruses are expected to plateau at high levels.
In November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the food and beverage stores added 4,500 positions within a tight labor market, while bars and restaurants added 62,100 positions.
With a vision of “leveraging the power of the natural products industry to reverse climate change,” the nonprofit Climate Collaborative’s 2022 Tracking Progress Annual Report, published in December 2022, reflects the responses from 224 businesses in the natural channel.
Whole Foods Market temporarily halted the sale of Maine lobsters effective December 15th in response to a change in sustainability ratings by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The MSC suspended its certification of Maine lobster due to the perceived impact on the local endangered North Atlantic right whale population.
Boulder-based Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy Inc.’s parent company, Medly Health Inc., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December.
After six years with KeHE as their primary distributor, New Seasons Market has announced that they will be moving forward with a new single primary distributor, UNFI/TFF.
H-E-B broke ground on a new location in north Tarrant County, on the northern boundary of Fort Worth. The new store is scheduled to open in late spring 2024 at 3451 Heritage Trace Parkway in the Alliance neighborhood of Fort Worth.
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KeHE communicated, that effective January 1st, 2023, Connecticut is expanding the “noncarbonated beverages” covered by the “Bottle Bill”
UNFI has announced updates to their handling service fee structure to provide consistency, align to current market rates, improve efficiency and service to their customers.
It has come to UNFI’s attention that a bad actor is posing as a UNFI employee and has tried to order product from at least one UNFI supplier, presumably without the intent to pay.
Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market announced last month restaurant industry veteran Alisa Gmelich has joined the grocery chain as Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer.
Oliver’s was proud to announce on their social media that they have exceeded their goal this year by generating $42,869 as of December 17th, 2022.
We welcomed another baby to the PRESENCE family!
Congratulations to our Executive Assistant, Lisa Schulz, and National Brand Specialist, Bradford Schulz, on the birth of their son Waylon Jeffrey Schulz. He was born on December 7th 2022 at 8:37 A.M. He is 7lbs, 1oz.