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Target to feature local products in Quebec stores

BY Alaric DeArment

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target Corp. will go local at its stores in Quebec, the mass merchandise retailer said Wednesday.

Target said that foods certified with Aliments du Quebec and Aliments prepares au Quebec labeling — including frozen foods, dairy products, perishable foods, baked goods, break, snacks and beverages — would be made available at the 25 stores it plans to open in the province in the fall. Aliments du Quebec-labeled foods are made from at least 85% Quebec-sourced ingredients, while Aliments prepares au Quebec are products processed and packaged in Quebec.

"Target is excited to participate in the Aliments du Quebec program," Target Canada SVP merchandising John Morioka said. "We realize how important it is for Quebecers to be able to easily identify local food products when shopping. This initiative is a good example of our commitment to being part of the communities in which we do business."

The Conseil de Promotion de l’Agroalimentaire Quebecois, or CPAQ, and better known as Aliments du Quebec, was founded in 1996 by members of the province’s food industry and controls the label of origin for Quebec food products.

"Seven out of 10 consumers believe it is important to identify Quebec food products at the point of sale," CPAQ president Florent Gravel said. "I am pleased to see Target’s dedication and investment in promoting Aliments du Quebec products."


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Combos adds 7 Layer Dip tortilla chip to lineup

BY Jason Owen

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate North America today unveiled new Combos Baked Snacks 7 Layer Dip Tortilla, a new spin on the popular appetizer. The new 7 Layer Dip Tortilla variety combines Tex-Mex flavors in a crunchy tortilla shell.

Combos Baked Snacks 7 Layer Dip Tortilla combines seven flavors — cheddar cheese, sour cream, avocado, tomato, refried beans, onion and spicy jalapeno peppers.

"When people think about road trip snacks, they think about Combos brand," said Roy Benin, chief consumer officer, Mars Chocolate North America. "The new 7 Layer Dip Tortilla variety makes a long-time party food favorite portable, so people can enjoy the unique flavor combination anywhere they go."

Combos baked snacks are cheese-filled pretzels, crackers and tortillas made with real cheese. The new 7 Layer Dip Tortilla flavor expands the Combos brand portfolio to eight flavor varieties, including Cheddar Cheese Pretzel, Pizzeria Pretzel, Cheddar Cheese Cracker, Buffalo Blue Cheese Pretzel and more.

New 7 Layer Dip Tortilla will be available in 1.5 oz. singles and 6.3 oz. medium bags at most grocery, convenience and drug stores or wherever snack foods are sold.


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Vidal Sassoon Pro Series celebrates 50th anniversary of bob hairstyle

BY Antoinette Alexander

TORONTO — Vidal Sassoon Pro Series is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic bob hairstyle; the brand has launched the “Show Your Genius” Facebook contest.

In 1963, Vidal Sassoon’s the bob and five-point cut set new standards in hairdressing, igniting a movement in women worldwide to emulate the iconic look. The shape of the cut gave women the freedom to maintain a fashion-forward yet low-maintenance hairstyle, a key element responsible for its widespread adoption.

“As someone who trained at Vidal Sassoon, the bob is a very important haircut to me,” stated Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Fashion and celebrity hairstylist ambassador Ben Skervin, who trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London. “It was the second haircut that I ever learned to do. The line had to be so sharp — it took quite a few months to master.”

Via its “Show Your Genius” Facebook contest, the hair care brand is inviting fans to share a “selfie” of their best hairstyle for a chance to win $1,000, a vintage accessory and a year’s supply of Vidal Sassoon Pro Series products. Fans can submit their best hairstyle from now until June 18, and then have the opportunity to vote on the top looks.
 


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