On May 18, the World Trade Organization (WTO) found for the fourth time that sig nificant portions of the United States' Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law violates our international trade commitments.
One of the challenges of your job, and mine, is to sort through and prioritize the vast amount of information that lands on our desks. No doubt each news report, invitation or query has some merit, but it's impossible to attend to every request or make note of every piece of information.
Chief operating officer Lauren Johnson says the family-owned store was the first in Oregon to use electronic shelf tags eight years ago, and it recently upgraded its self-checkouts and added Apple Pay technology.
It may seem counterintuitive that any government regulation could generate an opportunity for operators in the supermarket industry. But that is exactly the case with the much talked about Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).