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Help your planet, help yourself on Stop Food Waste Day April 28th

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Two Major Companies Put Food-Waste Reduction On Top Of To-Do List

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The statistics on food waste are alarming.  Nearly all Americans are guilty of tossing edible food both before and after it hits their plates.  The good news is, it’s easy to make small changes that can save a family of four up to $1,500 a year in food bills.

Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8077751-compass-group-unilever-stop-food-waste-day/

 That’s the message being delivered on Stop Food Waste Day by foodservice leader Compass Group, food manufacturer Unilever, and Top Chef personality, Tom Colicchio.

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BREAKING: Direct Relief Makes $32 Million in Medical Inventories Available to Colombia and Peru amid Historic Flooding

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$200,000 Initial Cash Committed for Relief Effort, FedEx and Healthcare Companies Step Up as Emergency Unfolds

GOLETA, Calif., April 6, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Direct Relief today committed an initial $200,000 in cash and made available $32 million in medical resources for relief and recovery efforts in Colombia and Peru, where historic flooding and mudslides have claimed hundreds of lives and displaced hundreds of thousands more.

Today’s commitment follows several emergency air shipments from Direct Relief of medical aid totaling $7.8 million and 38 tons (76,000 lbs.).

“People in Peru and Colombia are facing severe risks in the wake of devastating storms, and Direct Relief is extending support to our capable partner organizations providing frontline care in a still unfolding, complex emergency,” said Direct Relief President and CEO Thomas Tighe.

Water sources often become compromised after serious flooding, which can lead to a host of health issues. Cholera and other diseases related to poor sanitation pose additional threats to public health. Neglected tropical diseases including trachoma, soil-transmitted pathogens, and various bacterial and parasitic infections also present risks to people in the area.

Bolstered by strong support from corporate partners that include AbbVie, Allergan, Actavis, Baxter, BD, Boehringer Ingelheim, Teva, Pfizer, and Unilever, Direct Relief is sending antibiotics, antivirals, rehydration supplies and hygiene kits. FedEx has provided emergency airlift support.

In Peru, Direct Relief is assisting four partner organizations providing emergency services and conducting medical missions in close coordination with the Peruvian Ministry of Health. Patrulla Area Colombiana (PAC, a Colombian NGO of pilots and medics), Asociacion Paz Peru, Socios en Salud (Partners in Health), and Asociacion Vida Peru have received and distributed $3.9 million of essential medications and supplies totaling 17.5 tons to eight hard-hit regions: Lima, Huarmey, Piura, Pedregal Alto, Simbila, Tumbes, Casma, and Arequipa. Direct Relief also is funding the deployment of 20 medical personnel to Piura to provide medical care and deliver seven tons of medicine and medical supplies. Keep Reading

BREAKING: Dairy Blends Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 – 2024

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NEW YORK, April 6, 2017 /360WiseNews/ —

Global Dairy Blends Market: Overview

Dairy blends have occupied a significant position due to its associated product benefits. By form the market has been categorized into powder and liquid, and by application the market has been segmented into infant formula, bakery, beverage, butter and cheese blends, pharmaceutical lactose, ice cream, butter and cheese blends and others which include yogurt, dairy feeds.

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Previously milk was considered as one of the nutritious food as it contains macronutrients which includes (protein, fat, lactose) micronutrients and vitamins which includes minerals for consumption purposes. But there arises limitations of dairy products such as lactose intolerance, cholesterol, saturated fat, allergic symptoms which has thus resulted to inclination towards dairy blends products in recent years. In spite of remarkable increase in the production of milk it still remains out of reach from the vulnerable groups of weaker sections due to its rising price. Keep Reading

MCLife Houston Strikes New Partnership in Baytown, Texas: Residential Apartment Brand of MC Companies Expanding Outreach

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 29, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — MCLife Houston has formed a new partnership with the City of Baytown as the year-round Social Media Sponsor of the Baytown Town Square Farmers Markets, and community events held at Baytown Town Square.  The Baytown Town Square Farmers Markets run the third Saturday of every month September – May.

The city of Baytown Parks and Recreation Department is committed to offering a Farmers Market located at the Baytown Town Square to support local consumers, farmers, artists and entrepreneurs. Organized by Sonja Payne from City of Baytown, the Farmers Market features everything you would expect from a top-notch market including food trucks, cottage food, fresh produce and art.

“The City of Baytown Parks and Recreations Department has done an amazing job revitalizing and upgrading Baytown Town Square and it has become the perfect venue for community events,” says Joshua Selph, Manager of Events and Partnerships. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the City of Baytown and continue the MCLife philosophy of celebrating everything hyper-local in our surrounding communities.”

Baytown Town Square is a gorgeous town center in the heart of Baytown. In addition to the monthly Farmers Markets, Baytown Town Square also features an ice skating rink December-January, and tons of fun community events throughout the year.  A full list of Town Square events can be found on the Visit Baytown website.

MCLife Houston is committed to finding local partners in the Greater Houston area, and our sub-markets, that further build community connections and engagement. You can learn more about the brand and partnership opportunities at: http:/mclifehouston.com/ Keep Reading

Happy National Cereal Day: Six Kellogg Cereals We Miss

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich., March 7, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — In honor of National Cereal Day, we dug through the Kellogg Company archives and found six awesome cereals that are no longer on the market.  We love our current lineup of products, but we do miss these classics.

  • Kellogg’s All Stars cereal (1960) were star-shaped toasted oats pieces and a very cool magician.
  • Kellogg’s Triple Snack (1964) combined roasted peanuts, sugar puffed corn and sugar puffed wheat. “Eat it out of the box and delicious as a cereal, too.”
  • Kellogg’s Kreme Krunch cereal (1965) featured “chunks of real ice cream freeze-dried in a nutritious cereal.”
  • Kellogg’s OKs (1959): The “O” was for oats and the “K” was for Kellogg’s. Big Otis said, “It’s a br-r-right new breakfast for lads and lassies.”
  • Build a better breakfast with Kellogg’s Crunchy Loggs (1978). Bixby Beaver said, “Kellogg’s Crunchy Loggs taste tree-mendous.”
  • Kellogg’s Banana Frosted Flakes (1981) with real banana bits on frosted flakes of corn was an appealing way to start your day.

About Kellogg Company
At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we strive to make foods people love. This includes our beloved brands – Kellogg’s®, Keebler®, Special K®, Pringles®, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Cheez-It®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats® and more – that nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. With 2016 sales of $13 billion and more than 1,600 foods, Kellogg is the world’s leading cereal company; second largest producer of crackers and savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company. Keep Reading

Cracker Barrel To Present At The Bank of America Merrill Lynch Consumer & Retail Technology Conference

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LEBANON, Tenn., March 6, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CBRL) announced today that the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Jill Golder, will participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Consumer & Retail Technology Conference in New York City, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 8:50am EDT. The format of the session will be a Fireside Chat.

To listen to a live broadcast of the presentation, please visit the Events & Presentations section of the Company’s website at investor.crackerbarrel.com.  An on-line replay of the webcast will be available shortly following the presentation.

About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store provides a friendly home-away-from-home in its old country stores and restaurants. Guests are cared for like family while relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that’s surprisingly unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of America’s country heritage…all at a fair price.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 641 company-owned Cracker Barrel locations and four company-owned Holler & Dash Biscuit House locations across 43 states. For more information, visit: crackerbarrel.com.

 

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The Institute of Culinary Education Announces the Winners of the 2017 #CulinaryVoice Scholarship Challenge

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18 individuals from 5 countries win scholarships to study Culinary and Hospitality Arts in New York City —

NEW YORK, March 1, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) announced the 18 winners of the 2017 #CulinaryVoice Scholarship Challenge. ICE partnered with celebrity chefs and food stars Marcus Samuelsson, Ted Allen, Donatella Arpaia and Duff Goldman to challenge the world to enter and win more than $212,000 in scholarships to attend one of six diploma programs at ICE.

More than 250 entrants shared their inventive and exciting culinary voices — and the world responded, with the videos garnering a total of 1.8 million votes and views to determine the finalists in each category. An exclusive panel of ICE instructors, including James Beard Award-winning chefs David Waltuck and Michael Laiskonis, selected the winners of the full and partial scholarships to attend ICE’s award-winning career programs.

Through their entry videos, the winners shared their unique stories and goals. From launching an artisan bakery to opening a culinary school to empowering women through food, their ambitions were truly inspiring. Though the winners hail from countries across the globe — United States, Guatemala, Venezuela, to name a few — notably, all three winners of Pastry & Baking Arts scholarships call Nigeria home. While some had previous culinary training and experience, others will commence their culinary or hospitality career paths at ICE. Perhaps most importantly, each of the winners demonstrated creativity, passion and a dream to share their culinary voices with the world.

Select winners and their stories can be found below. For more information and a full list of winners from this year’s challenge, please contact Jessica Mara at [email protected].

  • Ariel D. Jr. from Los Angeles, California (Cake Decorating: Partial Scholarship Winner) – Ariel is a trained baker at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant Spago in Beverly Hills, California. He aspires to become a pastry-chef instructor so that he can contribute to his community and use his knowledge and experience to train the next generation of pastry chefs.
  • Sangeeta K. from Ridgefield, Connecticut (Hospitality Management: Partial Scholarship Winner) – Sangeeta was a stay-at-home mom for years before she began working as a cook at Chick-fil-A, where she is now a supervisor. Her goal is to obtain the management and hospitality skills necessary to take her to the next level in her career.
  • Rory S. from Beaver, Pennsylvania (Bread Baking: Full Scholarship Winner) – Rory is a cook who dreams of opening his own artisan bread business to share his delicious breads with the world. He is confident that ICE will provide the skills, techniques and networking opportunities to achieve this dream.
  • Oyin A. from Lagos, Nigeria (Pastry & Baking Arts: Full Scholarship Winner) Oyin began baking when she was fourteen years old and currently runs her own cake business in Lagos, Nigeria. With her home country in economic turmoil, Oyin hopes to expand her business into a pastry shop to help reduce unemployment in her community.
  • Harry K. from Guatemala City, Guatemala (Bread Baking: Partial Scholarship Winner) – Harry graduated from a culinary school in Guatemala City and is ready to master bread baking with the industry leaders at ICE. He aspires to of help his community by opening his own bakery and providing employment opportunities.
  • Yali R. from Brooklyn, NY (Culinary Arts: Partial Scholarship Winner) Yali believes food is a dialogue between innovation and tradition. His goal is to put Israeli cuisine on the international culinary map — which he will achieve by learning the proper cooking techniques at ICE. For Yali, thoughtfully prepared food speaks louder than words.
  • Maria P. from Pembroke Pines, Florida (Culinary Management: Partial Scholarship Winner) – Maria makes her very own ice cream from scratch using simple and fresh ingredients. She dreams of opening her own ice cream shop to share her creative flavor pairings with the community. Maria hopes to give back by donating a portion of the proceeds to help fund cancer research.

About the Institute of Culinary Education
The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is one of the largest and most diverse culinary schools in the world. Established in 1975, ICE offers award-winning six to 13-month career training programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Restaurant & Culinary Management, Hospitality Management, Bread Baking and Cake Decorating – with more than 13,000 successful alumni, many of whom are leaders in the industry. ICE also offers continuing education for culinary professionals, hosts more than 500 special events each year and is home to one of the world’s largest recreational cooking, baking and wine programs with more than 26,000 students annually. In 2015, marking the school’s 40th anniversary, ICE moved to a new, modern 74,000-square-foot facility at Brookfield Place in downtown Keep Reading

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces an Investigation of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. – PLKI

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NEW YORK, March 1, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a boutique securities firm headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City, is investigating Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (“Popeyes” or the “Company”)(NASDAQ: PLKI) and its Board of Directors for potential securities laws violations and/or breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with the sale of the Company to Restaurant Brands International Inc. (QSR). Under the terms of the agreement, Popeyes shareholders will be entitled to receive $79.00 for each share of Popeyes common stock they own.

Click here for more information: http://monteverdelaw.com/investigations/m-a/.  It is free and there is no cost or obligation to you.

The investigation focuses on whether Popeyes and its Board of Directors violated securities laws and/or breached their fiduciary duties to the Company’s stockholders by 1) failing to conduct a fair sales process 2) whether and by how much this proposed transaction undervalues the Company by and 3) failing to disclose all material information in connection with the tender offer set to expire on March 24, 2017.  

Monteverde & Associates PC is a boutique class action securities and consumer litigation law firm that has recovered millions of dollars and is committed to protecting shareholders and consumers from corporate wrongdoing.  Monteverde & Associates PC lawyers have significant experience litigating Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Class Actions, whereby they protect investors by recovering money and remedying corporate misconduct.

If you own common stock in Popeyes and wish to obtain additional information and protect your investments free of charge, please visit us at http://monteverdelaw.com/investigations/m-a/ or contact Juan E. Monteverde, Esq. either via e-mail at [email protected] or by telephone at (212) 971-1341.

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Juan E. Monteverde, Esq.
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Attorney Advertising. (C) 2017 Monteverde & Associates PC.  The law firm responsible for this advertisement is Monteverde & Associates PC (www.monteverdelaw.com).  Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome with respect to any future matter.

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7 Innovative Petcare Products With Human Grade Designs

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The line between products for humans and products for dogs & cats are blurring much to the delight of pet owners nationwide

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 1, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — American pet owners are spending more than ever on petcare products and services, to the tune of $80 billion in 2016, and when it comes to caring for pets, time is money. No surprise then that U.S. pet owners are willing to spend big on products that promise to save them time, according to market research publisher Packaged Facts in the report Durable Dog and Cat Petcare Products in the U.S.

Products designed to make petcare more efficient are all the rage, the ultimate being those able to lift the petcare burden altogether. From self-cleaning litter boxes to automated feeders and waterers to smart collars with Bluetooth monitoring capabilities, today’s petcare products are increasingly expected to also provide a service.  In proprietary surveys of U.S. pet owners conducted by Packaged Facts, “product will save time/make my life easier” is a top purchase motivator for automated products including litter boxes, feeders, waterers, toys, training devices, pet doors, and many other categories.

At least much as the needs of the pet, the needs of pet owners are shaping petcare marketing and R&D.  The same can be said for pet owners’ desires. Pretty much across the board of durable petcare categories—and especially for those intersecting with fashion or home décor—pet owners confess to factoring in purchase motivators including “prestige/fashion appeal” and “appearance/style.” In other words, in today’s market, the emotional needs and aspirations of pet owners are at least as important as that other ubiquitous purchase motivator,” my pet will love it.” As with everything else, when it comes to the pet products they buy, Americans want it all—high quality and good price, form and function, and goods that please pet and person.

Homing in on product innovation and consumer preferences, Durable Dog and Cat Petcare Products in the U.S. examines all of these trends, breaking out this $3.7 billion market into seven categories:

  • Toys, including cat scratchers and play furniture, where products are adopting human forms, interactive/training toys, self-entertaining toys, revamped plushes, natural/eco-friendly options, and high-tech features.
  • Beds, where durability, ease of cleaning, and comfort combine with trends including innovative designs (think raised edges and tenting), temperature control, portability/travel, fashion/humanization, and natural/eco-friendly.
  • Carriers, crates, and housing, a category in which travel friendliness cannot be overestimated, along with fashion and style, with many pet owners seeking out items that serve as a fashion accessory and/or complete their home décor.
  • Collars, harnesses, leashes (including training products), where pet owners’ interest in product quality and safety are driving the proliferation of items designed to protect pets and their people from injury while making walking ever more convenient and stylish.
  • Bowls, feeders, waterers (manual and automatic) including food storage, where new products are alleviating neck strain, improving digestion, and maximizing comfort and convenience while adding a stylish look to pet owners’ homes.
  • Apparel/fashion accessories, a category previously seasonal in nature is now offering year-round options including a lot more functional gear.
  • Litter boxes and accessories including scoops, mats, waste disposal systems, and litter additives, where performance and convenience are the watchwords and automation and more attractive designs are coming on strong.

About the Report

Durable Dog and Cat Petcare Products in the U.S.—a first edition report covers pet Toys; Beds; Carriers, Crates, & Housing; Collars, Leashes, & Harnesses; Bowls, Feeders, & Waterers; Apparel & Fashion Accessories; and Litter Boxes & Accessories. In the report, Packaged Facts quantifies the market as a whole as well as category by category, calculating historical compound annual growth rates for 2011 vs. 2016 and projected growth rates for 2016 vs. 2021. Through custom surveying in Packaged Facts’ own National Pet Owner Surveys, it cuts to the core of consumer preferences in each category by compiling responses to questions.

View additional information about Durable Dog and Cat Petcare Products in the U.S., including purchase options, the abstract, table of contents, and related reports at Packaged Facts’ website: http://www.packagedfacts.com/Durable-Dog-Cat-10522406/.    Keep Reading

ADA Commends Environmental Protection Agency for Adhering to High Standards of Science in Rejecting Anti-Fluoridation Group’s Request

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — The American Dental Association (ADA) commends the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its scientifically sound decision today to deny a request to ban community water fluoridation.  Hundreds of communities across the country optimally fluoridate their water supplies, providing an estimated 211 million people with increased protection from dental disease.

In November of last year, a group opposed to community water fluoridation petitioned the EPA with a request that the agency ban the addition of fluoridating chemicals to drinking water. The petitioners claimed that the level of fluoride used by communities across the nation negatively affects IQs.

EPA scientists denied the petition, noting in their official justification that, “the petition has not set forth a scientifically defensible basis to conclude that any persons have suffered neurotoxic harm as a result of exposure to fluoride in the U.S. through the purposeful addition of fluoridation chemicals to drinking water or otherwise from fluoride exposure in the U.S.”

The EPA justification, published Feb. 27 in the Federal Register, noted principles associated with sound science: “When an association is suggested between an exposure and a disease outcome, the studies need to be assessed to determine whether the effect is truly because of exposure or if alternate explanations are possible. The way to do that is to adjust for potential confounders, such as diet, behavior, and socioeconomic status […]”

“It is always heartening when our government comes down on the side of sound science,” said ADA President Gary Roberts. “Public health policy recommending community water fluoridation results from years of scientifically rigorous analysis of the amount of fluoride people receive from all sources. Keep Reading

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