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Former Sports Authority CEO named chair of RYU

BY Staff Writer

Las Vegas — Former Sports Authority chief David Campisi has been named chairman and CEO of Respect Your Universe, a performance apparel company.

Campisi joined the RYU board of directors in March of 2012. He served as chairman and CEO of Sports Authority from 2004 to 2011, where he was responsible for implementing new strategic imperatives, bringing $100 million in e-commerce business in-house, negotiating long-term multimillion dollar deals to acquire naming rights for the Bronco’s stadium in Denver, and establishing two major foundations for the Sports Authority, including the "Sports Authority Foundation" and "Pass the Good Foundation."

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Frito-Lay launches gluten-free recipe site

BY CSA STAFF

PLANO, Texas — PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America has launched of a gluten-free recipe section on its corporate website (www.fritolay.com) to help make snacking easier and more enjoyable for consumers with Celiac Disease or gluten sensitivities. The new recipe section on the company’s website now features gluten free recipes that can be paired or made with Frito-Lay’s gluten free snacks, such as Lay’s Classic potato chips, Fritos Original corn chips and Tostitos Scoops! tortilla chips.

In May, the company announced a multi-year initiative to validate many of their products as gluten free, with labeling to follow. Frito-Lay developed a gluten free validation process with input from the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP) for testing ingredients and finished products to ensure they contain less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten before making a "gluten free" claim. This level is in accordance with the limit set forth by the FDA in its Proposed Rule for Gluten Free Labeling (2007).

To offer its gluten free fans delicious recipes that include ingredients everyone will enjoy, Frito-Lay partnered with Recipe ReDux, a network of registered dietitians and healthy food bloggers.

"We know gluten free eaters often feel their options are limited. Frito-Lay hopes to bring some deliciousness to gluten free snacking. We’re offering fans a variety of gluten free recipes and letting them know many of their favorite Frito-Lay snacks can still be a part of a gluten free lifestyle," said Danielle Dalheim, registered dietitian and associate principal nutrition scientist, Frito-Lay North America.

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Save Mart raises funds for children’s hospitals

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MODESTO, Calif. — Save Mart Supermarkets announced that all of its banners — including Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky, FoodMaxx and Maxx Value Foods stores — will be raising funds for children’s hospitals in California and Nevada.

Through Aug. 31, the stores will be selling paper icons for $1 at checkout stands, which will be displayed in stores once they are purchased. The hospitals that will be supported include Bakersfield Memorial Hospital; Children’s Hospital of Central California; Oakland Children’s Hospital and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, all of which are located in California, and Renown Children’s Hospital in Nevada.

Save Mart Supermarkets operates 226 stores throughout northern California and northern Nevada.

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