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Alexia Says Non-GMO Project Verification Will Finish Within 12 Months

A ConAgra food subsidiary that makes frozen French fries and other potato side dishes says it will phase out GMO ingredients over the next 12 months. Alexia Foods says the project, which entails Non-GMO Project verification, is 90 percent complete. The company also announced two new side dishes – flavored sweet potato fries and truffle fries – made with organic potatoes Alexia products are available at natural, gourmet, club, grocery and mass retail stores.

"Alexia Announces Non-GMO Commitment And New Innovations", News release, Alexia Foods, June 11, 2016

Companies, Organizations  

Wal-Mart Enlists Five Elements Robotics To Help Develop Robotic Shopping Cart

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is collaborating with robotics company Five Elements Robotics to develop a shopping cart that would help shoppers look for items on their lists. Robotic shopping carts can help brick-and-mortar retailers to compete with Inc. and other retailers, according to Five Elements Robortics founder and CEO Wendy Roberts. Wal-Mart has been investing in technology to improve customers' shopping experience and compete with online retailers.

"Wal-Mart Experimenting With Robotic Shopping Cart for Stores", Bloomberg , June 15, 2016

Carrefour Argentina Deploys Caja Ya System To Shorten Shoppers' Wait Time

Carrefour Argentina has implemented Caja Ya, a customer queue management system developed to shorten shoppers' waiting time when paying for their purchases. Designed to ease the flow of customers, the system of electronic queues generates shifts and screens with information on waiting times. Shoppers can pick up the device upon entering the store, take their turn by scanning the bar code at a Consultation Point.

""Caja Ya" (Checkout), Carrefour’s new service in Argentina", Carrefour, June 13, 2016

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Marketing & Advertising  

Procter & Gamble Joins American Academy Of Dermatology; Focuses On Laundry Care Products' Impact On Sensitive Skin

Procter & Gamble attended the American Academy of Dermatology's 2016 annual meeting and exhibition. Although it has been attending the AAD show for just four years, Procter & Gamble through its company researchers have been working on “free” and gentle formulas for laundry detergent and fabric care products for more than 10 years. According to P&G Fabric & Air Care principal scientist Mary Begovic Johnson, laundry care products can cause skin problems, such as dermatitis.

"You’re So Sensitive!", Household And Personal Products Industry, June 13, 2016

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