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9/19/2018

Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya says he is "not against" the possibility of going public, but there "has to be a reason for it." He also said he would not sell the brand to a bigger company, and that he believes the trend toward plant-based yogurt is real.

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9/19/2018

Winemakers in Cyprus are hoping for sun as red mavro and white xynisteri grapes are laid out to dry. To make sweet Commandaria wine, grapes from 14 villages are placed in the September sun before winemaking, and a downpour of rain could ruin the year's harvest.

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France 24
9/19/2018

Companies that rely too much on singular executives rather than collective leadership struggle to retain leaders and respond to competitive changes, according to a report by EY, DDI and The Conference Board that surveyed more than 25,000 people. Consider using team-based bonuses, hire and promote people known to collaborate and be able to explain the organization's purpose, write Richard Wellins and Evan Sinar of DDI.

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9/19/2018

Romano's Macaroni Grill will pay about $32 million to acquire the 14-unit Sullivan's Steakhouse chain from Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, the companies said. Sullivan's Steakhouse President Scott Smith will stay with the chain after the deal closes later this month.

9/19/2018

Papa John's has launched a new TV ad that replaces former CEO John Schnatter, the longtime face of the brand, with a group of 24 franchisees and employees. The spot is set to run during the season premieres of popular shows including "This is Us" and "How to Get Away With Murder."

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9/19/2018

A Weis Markets dietitian and mother-to-be will lead a group exploring pregnancy-related topics at its store in Enola, Pa. Erin Dunleavy's series will discuss nutrition, wellness and other prenatal issues.

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9/19/2018

Three-quarters of shoppers said they would be more inclined to choose brands that are transparent about ingredients and other issues, a sharp increase from 2016, according to a survey from Label Insight and the Food Marketing Institute. "The new shopper mindset requires brand owners to think about their products well beyond the traditional label and respect a more digitally minded consumer," said Doug Baker, FMI's vice president of industry relations.

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9/19/2018

Students in a Kentucky school district are purchasing school meals using a biometric technology that allows them to access funds through their fingerprints. Dalla Emerson, the district's director of food services operations, says the IDconnect system is intended to help students purchase meals faster, so they have more time to eat.

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9/19/2018

There may be a connection between the time that school starts and students' weight, according to a study of about 30,000 students ages 10 to 18 in Canada. The study found that students who started school earlier in the day tended to weigh more than their peers who were the same age, height and sex.

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Science News
9/19/2018

The new world order requires collaboration between trading partners to enable mutually profitable growth by transforming the multi-channel supply chain to enhance consumer experience. Listen in on this session to hear ideas on how future state supply and commercial leadership deliver consumer-centered, end-to-end value chain. You will learn from Pam Erb, vice president, supply chain, Wegmans Food Markets; Rob Ferguson, senior vice president supply chain, The J.M. Smucker Company; Joseph Hunt, managing partner, Hunt Executive Search; and Joe Hurley, senior vice president, supply chain, Giant Eagle. Listen here.

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