Kansas' State Tax On Food Alleged To Be Driving Grocery Shoppers To Neighboring States

December 31, 2015 KC Healthy Kids

A report released by KC Healthy Kids shows that Kansas' current 6.5% sales tax on food hurts economic activity, especially in border counties.

Harris Teeter Opens New Large Format Store In Pinehurst, NC

December 31, 2015 Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter is proud to welcome shoppers to its PineCroft location on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 at 4 p.m. as the company celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Taste of Teeter sampling event featuring Harris Teeter brand products.

Whole Foods To Pay $500,000 In NYC Overcharging Probe

December 31, 2015 Nate Raymond, Reuters

Whole Foods Market Inc. has agreed to pay $500,000 to resolve an investigation into whether the supermarket chain charged too much for some prepackaged foods at its New York City stores, a city agency announced on Monday.

Major General (Ret.) Gary Dylewski Of Mission: Readiness To Keynote Second Annual CFVGA Conference

Major General (Ret.) Gary Dylewski, speaking on behalf of Mission: Readiness will deliver the keynote address Farmers on the Frontline: Fueling our Forces to the Second Annual Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) Conference, Feb. 17, 2016. The full-day conference will be held at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel.

Brussels Sprouts Become Winter's Star Vegetable

December 31, 2015 Debbie Arrington, Fresno Bee

As more chefs discover Brussels sprouts, expect their popularity to continue to climb. “Food trends start in restaurants,” noted Diana McClean, marketing director for Ocean Mist Farms, a major vegetable producer in Castroville. “People taste it and they want to try it at home. Shoppers also want something easy and nutritious. You now can buy (pre-packaged) Brussels sprouts and have fresh vegetables on your plate in minutes.” Ocean Mist has been growing Brussels sprouts since 1924. Fields of Dr. Seuss-style stalks line the roads near its Monterey County packing plant and cooling facility.