Supervalu launches in-store nutrition ratings system
MINNEAPOLIS One of the largest supermarket operators in the country has launched a nutrition information program designed to advise customers on food choices.
Supervalu said its “nutrition IQ” program uses the Food and Drug Administration Nutrient Content Claims as a framework to determine the nutritional benefits of items that pass a set of qualifying criteria and are, at the base level, more healthful. The system uses color-coded shelf tags, with orange indicating foods rich in fiber, blue indicating foods rich in calcium, purple indicating low-calorie foods, red indicating low saturated fat content and so forth.
Supervalu plans to implement the program at its stores nationwide, including Albertsons, Cub Foods, Hornbachers, Jewel-Osco and others.
Giant Eagle supermarkets’ founder Moravitz dies
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.
Kellogg announces hike in prices on cereal, toast pastries
NEW YORK Due to the rising cost of staples such as cooking oil and corn, Kellogg Co. has announced plans to raise the price of most of its branded cereals and Pop-Tarts toaster pastries next week, reports said Monday.
The price of Kellogg’s All Brand and Special K cereals will most likely increase, the company said. This will affect products on shelves across the United States. The increase is scheduled to take effect Jan. 18, the food maker said.
According to reports, the cost of commodity food supplies has come down from 2008’s record highs, but remains above expected averages.