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Conn. ShopRites Earn Grocery Stewardship Award, and More…

Last updated on August 26th, 2015 at 02:52 pm

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Garafalo Markets of Connecticut has achieved Grocery Stewardship Certification for five of its ShopRite stores. The certification recognizes the company’s commitment to incorporating sustainable best practices in its stores. Garafalo Markets operates ShopRite stores in Milford, East Haven, Stratford, West Haven and Hamden. “We work very hard with our employees to reach those high standards for certification. Most importantly, we focus on reducing our waste, energy usage and water usage to keep our prices as affordable as possible, while recognizing our role as a business and community leader to make the world a more sustainable place for our customers,” said Harry Garafalo at the recent FMI/GMA Global Sustainability Summit…

American Halal Co. Inc. has acquired Mediterranean Snack Foods Co. LLC, one of the major lentil snack brands in the U.S., with more than 50 natural lentil/legume- and veggie-based snack products. The acquisition gives Stamford, Connecticut-based American Halal the opportunity to extend its Saffron Road natural frozen entrée line into healthful snack foods. Founded in 2007, American Halal produces natural products, including Non-GMO Project Verified simmer sauces, organic chickpea snacks and antibiotic-free Halal broths…

The fourth annual Let’s Talk About Food Festival returns to Copley Square in Boston on Saturday, Oct. 3. Author and James Beard Award winner Marion Nestle will join Ricardo Salvador, director of the food and environment program for the Union of Concerned Scientists; Roger Berkowitz, CEO of Legal Seafood; Sheila Bowman of the Monterey Bay Aquarium; Chefs Jody Adams and Sara Jenkins and many more for this free event. The festival will bring together celebrity chefs, farmers and fishermen, nutritionists, nonprofits, public officials, parents and food experts to discuss trends and topics of interest.

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