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FDA Prepares Web-Based Guide For Reading Nutrition Label, And More…

New Channels News In Brief…

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued final changes to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases. FDA’s Nutrition Facts Label Online tool provides an overview of the Nutrition Facts label that consumers see now and an in-depth look at specific nutrients and their role in one’s daily diet. Action tips are provided throughout, simplifying FDA’s advice for using the label to make informed choices. The online tool also offers an overview of the label and each of its elements. According to the FDA, by using the online tool, a shopper can compare foods and beverages and be equipped to make informed nutrition choices. For more information, log onto fda.gov/nutritioneducation…

Imperial Distributors’ next merchandising seasonal show, entitled “Spring Sun, Summer Fun,” will be held Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts….

Millennials are embracing coupons, according to a news report from Bloomberg. Coupons have moved into the digital age with apps and websites alongside paper circulars. This young adult demographic has become ardent couponers, although in digital form. According to Valassis, nearly nine in 10 Millennials shop with coupons, with these consumers visiting websites like RetailMeNot for discount codes and signing up for cash-back programs like Ebates. Flash sales and loyalty cards that trigger register discounts are all embraced by young consumers.

 

 

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Mike Berger

Mike Berger

Mike enjoys touring various supermarkets to check out the latest foods and trends. When he isn’t writing, he takes pleasure in sports, his family and young, energetic grandchild.

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