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Squeez’Ems allow easy storage for blended, pureed food

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — Booginhead has introduced a way for parents who make their own baby food to conveniently carry and store it.

Booginhead’s Squeez’Ems are reusable food pouches for pureed and blended food, designed to be easy to fill, clean and store, and ideal for such foods as yogurt, applesauce and homemade baby food.

The pouches, which come with a resealable screw top, are free of BPA, PVC and phthalate and cost $7.99 per duo pack.

 

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Yankee Candle introduces Thanksgiving fragrances

BY Alaric DeArment

 SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. — Yankee Candle Co. has introduced its collection of scented, Thanksgiving-themed candles, the company said Monday.

Yankee announced the launch of the Thanksgiving Dinner Collection, which includes such fragrances as Turkey with Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Sweet Potato Pie. For each candle sold, $1 will be donated to the USO. The donations will take place between Sept. 30 and Oct. 31, and will support the USO’s Holiday Box program for military personnel stationed overseas.

"Many of our customers value Thanksgiving as a time for spending with loved ones, so the Thanksgiving Collection is a way for them to relive and celebrate the holiday," Yankee EVP brand, innovation and merchandising Hope Margala Klein said. "We are so grateful to be working with the USO to connect our troops overseas with home and show a token of our appreciation."

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Kroger names Steve McKinney president of Fry’s Food stores

BY DSN STAFF

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. has promoted Steve McKinney to president of the Fry’s Food Stores division. Fry’s operates 119 food stores in Arizona.

McKinney, 57, has been VP of operations at the company’s Ralphs division since 2007. He succeeds Jon Flora, who passed away unexpectedly two weeks ago.

"In his 31 years with the company, Steve has demonstrated a deep knowledge of our industry, excellence in operations, and a passion for serving our customers and our associates," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s president and CEO. "Steve has the expertise and energy to lead Fry’s in the years ahead. I know that he and our outstanding associates will continue to honor and sustain Fry’s great legacy of associate engagement, service to our customers, and communities."

 

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