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Sept. 16, 2009
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DOE Sets Energy Consumption Standards for Cold Drink Machines
from Vending Times
The average energy use of most new cold beverage vending machines would be cut by about 42%, under new national minimum standards published this week by the U.S. Department of Energy. The move fulfills President Obama's pledge to complete five new efficiency standards by August. According to the DOE, the standards will save enough electricity to meet the needs of about 1.4 million typical U.S. homes for one year, and will save property owners where vending machines are located nearly $500 million over 30 years. More     E-mail article

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Government Affairs

Food Legislation Impact on Restaurant and Food Service Industries Addressed
from OpenPress
Changes in food safety legislation are moving rapidly. Two months after introduction, a major change to food safety recordkeeping and enforcement has passed the House and all indications are that the Senate bill is on the fast track also. More    E-mail article


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UPDATE: Starbucks Bracing For 'Tough' Consumer Recovery
from Dow Jones Newswires via CNN Money
Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) is planning for a drawn-out recovery in consumer spending, but believes it has right-sized its once high- growth business model with more than half a billion dollars of cost cuts. More    E-mail article

Colombia Coffee Production May Fall to 'Lower' End of Forecast
from Bloomberg
Coffee output in Colombia, the world's third-largest producer of the commodity, may fall to the low end of estimates this year because of harvesting delays triggered by excessive rainfall, a growers' group said. More    E-mail article


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Online Grocer Expands to Big Apple Vending Convenience
from NACS Online
Online grocer FreshDirect is enhancing its convenience factor by installing vending machines across New York city that offer gourmet meals, Crain's New York Business reports. More    E-mail article

Corporate Social Responsibility

Food Lion Store Garners 'Green' Award
from The Baker County Press
Macclenny Food Lion manager Matthew Barfield is proud of the Energy Star award his store recently received for reducing its energy bills by 20% annually. He's even more proud of Food Lion's corporate commitment to energy conservation and the use of environmentally friendly technology. This incudes the chain becoming a partner last year in a program called the Green Chill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership (GCARP).More    E-mail article


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