Women’s leadership group unveils diversity hall of fame inductees
ORLANDO — The Network of Executive Women will induct the first group of honorees into the newly created CPG Retail Diversity Hall of Fame on Monday, Sept. 19, as part of the organization’s annual Leadership Summit.
The inaugural slate of inductees consists of 11 executives and organizations who are responsible for driving diversity in the industry. The inductees include former Walmart CIO Linda Dillman, information technology expert Jeri Dunn, PepsiCo executive Tom Greco, the late Bill Grize of Ahold USA, Don Knauss of Clorox and Jeff Noddle of Supervalu. Other inductees include supply-side standout Kay Palmer, supermarket veteran Judy Spires and Jamba Juice CEO James White.
Such companies as Delhaize America and Procter & Gamble also will be recognized in the CPG Retail Diversity Hall of Fame for their efforts to advance diversity and inclusion.
The event is held in conjunction with the NEW Leadership Summit 2011 that is expected to draw roughly 900 attendees.
Darryl Strawberry helps Duane Reade celebrate 50 years
NEW YORK — Famed Mets baseball player Darryl Strawberry is expected to join the "One Shot At A Million" festivities today, which is part of Duane Reade’s 50th anniversary celebration.
The event will take place at Duane Reade at 40 Wall St. and Chase Manhattan Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At the retailer’s 50th anniversary celebration, which will include a special appearance by Strawberry, the winner of Duane Reade’s 50th anniversary contest will have a chance to choose 1-of-50 bags, one of which contains a check for $1 million and the other 49 a check for $5,000.
As part of the festivities, New York deejay/rapper and producer, DJ Clue, will MC the event, which also will include a giveaway of 50 pairs of New York Mets tickets, product sampling and distribution of special offers to the public.
Survey says 6-in-10 adults don’t eat enough fruits and veggies
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Is this the nutritional Twilight Zone?
Despite the common perception that kids are always reluctant to eat their greens, a new survey by Midwest retailer Meijer found that almost 6-in-10 adults don’t think they’re eating enough fruits and vegetables, while kids seem to be eating enough.
The mass-merchandise chain surveyed about 1,300 Midwesterners, finding that 58% of adults didn’t think they ate enough produce, with 39% citing cost and 20% citing difficulties with preparation, though a mere 5% blamed taste. It wasn’t out of ignorance of daily nutritional needs; 64% and 70% correctly identified the Department of Agriculture’s recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables, respectively.
At the same time, 48% of respondents with children said their kids ate more fruit than other children, while 35% said their kids ate the same amount as their peers, and 13% said their kids ate less fruit than others. Thirty-six percent said their kids ate more vegetables than other children, while 4-in-10 said they ate the same amount as their peers, and 20% said their kids didn’t eat as many vegetables as other kids.
“Most people know they should be eating more fruits and vegetables, but they perceive them as expensive to purchase and difficult to prepare,” Meijer registered dietitian and healthy living manager Shari Steinbach said. “Fruits and vegetables are top disease-fighting foods, and consuming at least 5 cups a day can significantly reduce your risk of getting sick. Everyone should try to include at least one serving of a fruit or vegetable at every meal and for snacks.”