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Giant Eagle supermarkets’ founder Moravitz dies

BY Michael Johnsen

FOX CHAPEL, Pa. Stanley Moravitz, 86, who helped found the Giant Eagle supermarket chain, passed away Jan. 11 at his Pittsburgh-area home the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The AP reported that Moravitz, who still had an office at Giant Eagle, died of cancer.

His funeral is Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

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Campbell cuts sodium from a dozen children’s soup choices

BY Jenna Duncan

CAMDEN, N.J. Campbell Soup Co. has reformulated 12 of its children’s soup varieties to 480 milligrams of sodium per meal, the company has said.

Soups that have been redesigned with less sodium include Campbell’s Chicken & Stars, Chicken NoodleO’s and Double Noodle soups. The company has said that these soups and low in cholesterol and fat, and provide a healthful amount of vitamin A.

Campbell now makes a total of 78 low-sodium soup varieties. These soups also contain no artificial flavors, MSG, preservatives or trans fat, and have 110 calories and three grams of fat or less per serving.

Campbell’s reformulated low-sodium soups can be found at grocery, drug, convenience and mass retailers across the United States. The suggested retail price is $1.38 to $1.69 per can.

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Ferrero U.S.A. goes green

BY Anna Mcgrath

SOMERSET, N.J. Ferrero U.S.A. announced new environmental friendly packaging for their line of Tic Tac mints.

New packaging, new slogans, “Please Recycle” and “Be Green,” and a recent partnership with Earth911 mark Ferrero’s extensive efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

“The Tic Tac brand is dedicated to implementing responsible practices across its operations that are respectful of the environment,” said Tic Tac brand manager Jim Morris.  “We encourage consumers to incorporate ‘reduce, reuse, and recycle’ activities into their daily lives, and to that end have printed a call-to-action on our packages asking consumers to be green and please recycle the packaging after they have enjoyed their mints.”

The transition will reduce the company’s annual greenhouse emissions by 44%, energy levels will decrease by 34% and plastic use will be cut by 296 tons per year.

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