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Market News Developments and updates for 2013's Top Food Companies : GRILLiT, Inc. (OTC: GRLT), Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM), The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO).
GRILLiT, Inc. (OTC: GRLT) today announced that over 90% of their menu options are gluten-free. The Latin-Caribbean fusion fast-casual restaurant chain sees its gluten-free menu options as part of its commitment to providing its customers with healthy, fresh and tasty options.
Dr. Paul Aoun, GRILLiT's senior medical advisor wrote, "Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley, or rye, or it may be 'hidden' in various food items. It is sometimes used to thicken soups, sauces, and salad dressings. Recent data suggests that gluten intolerance is more prevalent than previously thought, and may cause digestive issues or other ailments for individuals who may be gluten sensitive. These symptoms appear to subside significantly when they cut back on gluten-containing products from their diet. As a result, more people are paying closer attention to the gluten content of their meals."
To read the full press release, please click here: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/grillit-menu-90-gluten-free-133000436.html
"GRILLiT is a fast-casual, health-conscious restaurant concept," said CEO Ghazi Hajj. "We continue to monitor the gluten and MSG content of products purchased from our vendors and distributors to ensure that our menu meets the highest standards of quality, is MSG free, and maintains well over 90% gluten-free menu items."
Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) was recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Food Donor at Food Lifeline's third annual Dress Down Hunger event. As part of the evening's Ending Hunger Awards, the leading natural and organic grocer was recognized for its donations and programs that support Food Lifeline's network of food banks, and work to end hunger in Western Washington. Whole Foods Market has partnered with Food Lifeline since 1999. During this time, the company has provided over 4.2 million meals, shared financial and in-kind contributions, and donated volunteer time in Food Lifeline's warehouse.
TERRA®, a brand of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), a leading organic and natural products company in North America and Europe, recently announced its partnership with Seed Savers Exchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. TERRA® Vegetable Chips-known for its diverse vegetables, including taro, kabocha squash, parsnip and beets-will help raise awareness for the Seed Savers Exchange mission through a donation to the organization as well as earned media efforts and on pack copy.
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. It operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. The company's combination food and drug stores provide natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, fresh seafood, and organic produce.
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) announced management and organizational changes related to Coca-Cola Americas with a purpose to accelerate growth. Following the successful reorganization of the Company's operating structure last year, the Company is taking further action to streamline its focus and expedite its refranchising to independent bottling partners. Effective January 1, 2014, the integrated North America business will be segmented into a traditional company and bottler operating model that will better suit the unique needs of the North America market. It will consist of two operating units: Coca-Cola North America and Coca-Cola Refreshments. Read the full release at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/coca-cola-company-announces-coca-234600909.html
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