Price Chopper, EatingWell join forces to promote smart eating
BURLINGTON, Vt. Price Chopper Supermarkets announced Wednesday it has established a partnership with EatingWell Media Group, an independent communications company that produces an award-winning national consumer magazine, a popular Web site focused on healthy eating, nutrition-related books and e-mail newsletters. The two companies will join to report current nutrition and health news, provide consumers with tasty yet healthful recipes and promote smart eating.
“EatingWell Magazine is to food what Sports Illustrated is to sports, what Rolling Stone is to music and what Time Magazine is to current events,” said Price Chopper’s vice president of public relations and consumer services, Mona Golub. “EatingWell’s irresistible recipes and reliable nutritional information are linked to a host of highly regarded sources for food and health information, including The FoodNetwork.com, MSN Lifestyles, HealthPartners, Yahoo! Food.com, Web MD and DiscoveryHealth. And now, Price Chopper is poised to share a dynamic cornucopia of recipes and food information by offering the fruits of EatingWell’s labor to our customers.”
Stop & Shop expands holdings with conversion of two C&S stores
QUINCY, Mass. Stop & Shop this week announced that it has agreed to buy out two Massachusetts Grand Union Family Markets stores and switch them to the Stop & Shop namesake.
The Grand Union in Provincetown, Mass., as well as the Ro-Jack’s in Seekonk, Mass. Will close in December for updates and reopen as Stop & Shop locations in time for the holidays, Stop & Shop said.
C&S Wholesale Grocers, based in Keene, N.H., has been operating the Grand Union store in Provincetown since its 2001 acquisition and the Ro-Jack’s store in a 2003 asset exchange with Supervalu.
C&S is also the supplier to Massachusetts area Stop & Shop stores.
Commerical Bakeries partners with Ganeden to develop probiotic cookies
TORONTO Commercial Bakeries, manufacturer of private label cookie products in the United States and Canada, on Wednesday announced a partnership with Ganeden Biotech on the development of a variety of probiotic-enhanced cookie products.
“For the first time, we have the ability to produce baked goods with the added benefit of powerful, health-promoting probiotics,” said Phillip Fusco, vice president of Commercial Bakeries Corp. “Probiotics aren’t limited to the yogurt section any longer.”
“The ability to bake cookies and other products with probiotics is something that was unheard of until recently,” said Mike Bush, vice president for business development for Ganeden Biotech.
Ganeden Biotech’s patented probiotic, GanedenBC30, is the only commercially available probiotic strain that can survive baking and other manufacturing processes, Ganeden asserted. The ability of the probiotic strain to survive harsh manufacturing conditions makes it ideal for inclusion in shelf-stable, baked good products, such as cookies.
Commercial Bakeries Corp. produces an assortment of cookie varieties, including sandwich cream, wire cut and rotary cookies, for private labels in the United States and Canada.