As part of its commitment to building stronger communities, the SpartanNash Foundation invites store guests to take part in its companywide fundraising effort in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Read more »

 

A proposal to expand the four-decade-old bottle bill and double the handling fee on redeemed bottles and cans got mixed reviews in a Senate Commerce subcommittee. SSB 3109 also could lead to the eventual repeal ... Read more »

 

Fareway and Dole are partnering for their second annual Learning Garden contest.
This program is not only to teach kids how to grow their own food but to expose them to a healthier lifestyle. The goal of the garden is to enhance a teacher’s curriculum ... Read more »

 

Supermarket pharmacies continue to expand their health services beyond prescription drugs as well as make pharmacy care more accessible ... Read more »

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun enforcement of the ban on flavored cartridge and pod-based e-cigarettes. These products must be removed from shelves and cannot be sold, with the exception of menthol and tobacco flavors ... Read more »

 

United Natural Foods Inc. has made a number of changes in its senior management team, including an extension to Steven Spinner's employment agreement as chairman and CEO through July 31, 2021. Read more »

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The arrival of the shopping behemoth brings along an expected 1,000 new jobs for the Des Moines metro and opportunities for same-day shipping for local residents. But for Des Moines’ rapidly changing brick-and-mortar landscape, what does the arrival of a warehouse mean for local stores and malls? Read more »

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The IGIA Women's Network is scheduled to hold its first event of the year on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the Iowa Grocery Industry Association office, 2540 106th St, Urbandale, Iowa. This is a free this event and will include a donation drive for the Food Bank of Iowa. Read more »

 

McGonigle’s Food Store, Inc. and Fareway Stores, Inc. have announced they have entered into an agreement for Fareway to purchase the assets of McGonigle's and proceed with the expansion of the market. Read more »

 

Hy-Vee grocery stores are ending 24-hour service at most locations throughout the 265-store chain, including the Des Moines metro, beginning Feb. 10. Read more »

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