5@5: Michigan Whole Foods protestors berry upset | Tech too fast for food?

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Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top natural news headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

Consumer groups urge Costco to publicly reject GMO salmon

Friends of the Earth said more than 18,000 letters will be delivered to Costco Wholesale Corp. stores this week, about two months after a coalition of groups including the Center for Food Safety, Food & Water Watch, and Food Democracy Now, collected more than 300,000 signatures on petition urging Costco to refrain from selling the salmon, which they dubbed “Frankenfish.” Read more at The Hill...


Local protesters call for berries to be pulled from shelves at Whole Foods

Protesters want all of Driscoll’s products to be dropped from stores because of the company’s repression of union organizing. Read more at CBS Detroit...

Are food tech companies promising too much too fast?

That attitude might makes sense for, say, testing a new video platform, but the stakes are higher for today’s “food tech” companies, where breaking things doesn’t involve code, but the health of their customers. In the food world, moving fast and scaling quickly are often antithetical to building a strong, lasting system. Read more at Yahoo Food...


Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op offering shares to finance store construction

As a groundbreaking looms for the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op’s new midtown store, the organization is turning to Wall Street-style financing to help pay for construction. Read more at The Sacramento Bee...


More Kroger outlets installing in-store beer taps

Kroger is tapping in-store beer stations and tastings in the supermarket chain’s latest push to drive customer traffic. Read more at USA Today...

Target is getting in on the beer game, too, according to Supermarket News. And Whole Foods Market already appears all in as it tapped its own craft beers earlier this month.

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