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• The Austin Business Journal reports that both HE Butt and Whole Foods have recalled “fresh Roma and large field-grown round tomatoes after the Texas Department of State Health Services warned of a salmonella outbreak linked to eating uncooked tomatoes … State health officials believe the consumption of raw tomatoes is the likely source of the bacterial infection.”

• The Palm Beach Post reports that Publix has opened a new GreenWise organic and natural foods store in Boca Raton, which doubles the number of GreenWise stores operated by the company. According to the story, “The all-new store does feature many of the new elements introduced at the first GreenWise in Palm Beach Gardens, including green or environmentally friendly designs.”

• Ahold-owned Stop & Shop has received the John A.S. McGlennon Environmental Award for Corporate Leadership from the Environmental Business Council (EBC) of New
England, recognizing the company for “outstanding accomplishments in the promotion of a sustainable, clean environment.”

• In the UK, The Grocer reports that William Morrison Supermarkets has instituted price cuts on more than 2,000 products in a wide variety of categories including groceries and HBC. The move comes as Morrison seems to be growing its market share at a time when market leader Tesco’s percentage of the nation’s grocery sales has been dipping a bit.

• As expected and reported earlier this week, JM Smucker is acquiring the Folger Coffee brand from Procter & Gamble or $2.95 billion in stock.

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