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Whole Foods emphasizes healthy eating

BY CSA STAFF

New York City — Whole Foods Market is starting to roll out a new range of healthier prepared foods, nutritional scorecards and other changes as part of its return to its healthy eating roots, the Associated Press reported.

The changes are part of the company’s "Health Starts Here” program. Among the changes Whole Foods is rolling out this year:

  • Adding healthier prepared foods and baked goods in stores nationwide that meet new criteria such as sprouted grain bread with no refined flour, added oil, refined sugar or processed ingredients.
  • Posting nutritional scorecards around markets to help shoppers choose foods with the most nutrients per calorie.
  • Employing a specialist in healthy eating at each store to provide tips, tours and demonstrations for customers.
  • Increasing services such as wellness clubs and nutrition education.

Whole Foods is testing wellness clubs at five sites where customers can pay a fee for education, a dining club and discounts on foods that meet the "Health Starts Here" criteria, the Associated Press said.

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Brown Shoe promotes Sullivan to CEO

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St. Louis — Brown Shoe Co. announced Monday it has promoted Diane Sullivan as president and CEO, effective May 26.

Sullivan ha been president and COO.

Current CEO Ron Fromm will remain chairman following a transition period ending in May.

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RadioShack to expand its presence in Target

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New York City — RadioShack Corp. plans to almost double its presence in Target stores, where it operates wireless departments for the Minneapolis retailer, according to Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

RadioShack ran mobile departments in 850 Targets at the end of 2010, the report said, with the number expected to increase to approximately 1,450 Target stores by June 30.

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