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2/19/2018

Long John Silver's will transform its brand this spring, with new interior and exterior designs, digital drive-thru menu boards and new menu items including grilled seafood. New menu items will also include seafood tacos and bowls.

2/19/2018

Gelson's is reopening three remodeled stores in the Southern California market this month, two of which boast smaller footprints. "We want Gelson's to be a unique place where people can try exciting food concepts, have a drink in a social setting, and feel like a new culinary discovery is just around every corner," said Gelson's President and CEO Rob McDougall.

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Progressive Grocer
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2/19/2018

US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has released a plan for reorganizing the Department of Education. The plan includes the consolidation of the offices of postsecondary and career and technical education and the elimination of the undersecretary position.

2/19/2018

A new analysis produced by FAIRR predicts that the alternative protein market will grow 8% a year over the next two years. With nearly one-third of millennials eating meat alternatives daily, and half of those shoppers enjoying plant-based proteins for multiple meals during a week, the group expects a $5.2 billion market to bloom by 2020.

2/19/2018

Mountain Dew is offering NBA enthusiasts a chance to sit courtside with comedian Kevin Hart as part of its #CourtSideKick promotion. The company launched the contest following the news that Hart will be the new face of its MTN Dew Kickstart brand.

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2/19/2018

School leaders in an Oregon district are planning upgrades to its current summer lunch bus. Improvements include adding a side-serving window like what a food truck would have and incorporating educational activities into mealtimes.

2/19/2018

Paul Norman is retiring from his role as president of Kellogg North America effective April 1. North America division staff members will report to company CEO Steven Cahillane until Kellogg names Norman's successor.

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2/19/2018

PepsiCo is bringing aspartame back to its Diet Pepsi formulation. The move is part of a marketing refresh and follows consumer requests for the company to produce the brand with the sweetener.

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Ad Age
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2/19/2018

Amazon is tidying up its grocery delivery options with a new plan to merge its AmazonFresh and Prime Now services by the end of the year, according to Yahoo Finance. Amazon has been reducing its delivery area for AmazonFresh since its takeover of Whole Foods last summer, and a recent consumer survey finds that 48% of Prime users have been ordering groceries through the service.

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Yahoo, New York magazine
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2/19/2018

Chef Rene Redzepi took a risk when he closed his Michelin-starred restaurant Noma to open it anew in a converted bunker. "My greatest fear...is that people won't think it different enough from what came before," said the chef, who has won wide acclaim for his creative menus.

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Vanity Fair online
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