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5@5: Reducing food waste at retail | Boulder Brands boosts Pinnacle's Q2

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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.

Local grocery stores innovating food waste disposal

Massachusetts retailers have gotten crafty to reduce their food waste in accordance with a food waste ban passed by the state two years ago. Stop and Shop, for example, opened a green energy facility near its distribution center. Whole Foods diverts most of its waste through composting and partnerships with food banks. Wegmans is working on a pilot program to donate prepared foods. Read more at The MetroWest Daily News...


Pinnacle reports soaring revenue as Boulder Brands, Birds Eye Frozen segments grow

Boulder Brands contributed $123 million to Pinnacle Foods' $756.4 million second quarter earnings and helped grown Pinnacle's North America retail sales by 1.6 percent. Pinnacle also raised its earnings guidance, saying Boulder Brands is "tracking ahead of expectations." Pinnacle acquired Boulder Brands in November. Read more at Food Dive...

Salvage supperclub: A high-end dinner in a dumpster to fight food waste

Would you eat dinner in a dumpster? In San Francisco, industrial designer Josh Treuhaft threw a dinner party in one, and chef Pesha Perslweig cooked meals from over-ripe or bruised produce to "get people excited about food waste prevention," Treuhaft said. Read more at The Salt...


Another reason to buy directly from farmers: You could help the local economy more

A UC Davis study examined the economic effects of people purchasing food directly from farmers in Sacramento, California, and found that one dollar spent buying from farmers has double the impact on a local economy as it does on food bought through a middleman. Read more at Modern Farmer...


U.S. rejects Whole Foods' trademark claim as 'World's Healthiest Grocery Store'

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected the grocer's application to register the slogan, saying it makes a "laudatory" claim. Read more at The Chicago Tribune...

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