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  • Belgium-based retailer Delhaize Group announced the launch of a new European brand, “365,” described as being “all year long, basic quality products at low prices.” A supplement to the company’s existing private label lines, 365 will be priced at levels equal to discount brands and lower than national brands.

    The 365 assortment will initially include grocery, frozen food, beverages, dairy, fruit & vegetables and wine, and will include as many as 300 SKUs by the end of the year.

  • In the UK, a coalition of activists has proposed a Children’s Food Bill, which would, if passed, would prevent the food industry from marketing “unhealthy” foods to children.

    The bill proposal also includes standards for school meals.

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