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  • Kroger to invest $70M in Northern Ky. distribution center; will employ 90

    05/25/2017 3:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Lane Report ^ | May 25, 2017
    The Kroger Co. has identified a facility suitable for a logistics and distribution location in Boone County and will invest $70 million in it, according to a request for a reduction in state ad valorem tax rate to the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority. Kroger will be buying a newly created building, which will be one of the first significant capital investments for the company in the Northern Kentucky community beyond a retail project. This will allow Kroger to distribute thousands of items to over 1,000 stores regionally as well as create opportunities for additional investment and job creation in...
  • White-Owned Restaurants Shamed for Serving Ethnic Food: It's Cultural Appropriation

    05/24/2017 11:24:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Reason's Hit & Run Blog ^ | May 23, 2017 | Robby Soave
    If you're a white person, you have no business running a restaurant that serves Asian, Latin, African, or Indian cuisine. That's according to the creators of a "white-owned appropriative restaurants" list, which accuses several Oregon establishments of engaging in cultural appropriation—a tool of "a white supremacist culture." The list, a Google Docs spreadsheet, includes about 60 Portland-area restaurants, the names of their white owners, and the kind of cuisine they serve. (For example, the list informs us that Burmasphere "was founded by a white man who ate Burmese food in San Francisco.") The spreadsheet also lists competing restaurants that are...
  • School Lunches Are A Right, Not A Privilege

    05/24/2017 6:22:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 23, 2017 | David Sandman, President and CEO, New York State Health Foundation
    As a candidate, Mayor de Blasio promised to enact universal free school lunch in New York City public schools. The Mayor has aggressively pursued policies to decrease inequality in the City and clearly understands the important links among food access, health, and learning. From affordable housing to universal pre-K, the Mayor has worked to address the needs of poor and working class New Yorkers. But universal school lunch sticks out as an unfulfilled pledge. I’ve written previously about the merits of eliminating school lunch fees and getting more kids to eat lunch at school. A hungry child can’t learn or...
  • Summer lunch program moves to middle school

    05/24/2017 5:55:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Big Fish Lifestyle ^ | May 24, 2017 | Kay Johnson
    Hutchinson's free summer lunch program for youth age 18 or younger is moving this summer. The new site will be the Hutchinson Middle School cafeteria, 1365 South Grade Road S.W. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday from May 30 through Aug. 11. Special activities will take place on Wednesday, June 28, and Monday, July 24. During past years, the free summer lunch program was served at VFW and Rotary Parks in Hutchinson. According to Lesli Mueller, director of child nutrition for Hutchinson, Litchfield and Dassel-Cokato, "... with the VFW Park site under construction...
  • Nation’s largest hydroponic commercial greenhouse to open in Monroe County (137 jobs in New York)

    05/24/2017 12:05:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Webster Post ^ | May 23, 2017
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced Clearwater Organic Farms LLC, the nation’s largest hydroponic commercial greenhouse, will locate its operations in Monroe County. The company will build a 15 acre, 650,000 square foot facility at Eastman Business Park. It will produce locally grown, organic baby leaf greens year-round. The project will create 137 new full-time jobs in packaging, shipping, receiving and warehousing; 55 of those jobs are reserved for veterans or those who are underemployed. “The new Clearwater Organic Farms facility will drive innovation, create jobs for New Yorkers who need them most and bolster economic growth throughout the region,” Cuomo...
  • Trump Resistance movement takes aim at McDonald’s today

    05/23/2017 6:06:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    People's World ^ | May 23, 2017
    CHICAGO – On the heels of mass demonstrations against President Trump’s policies that have drawn hundreds of thousands of Americans into the streets, leaders of the Trump resistance movement will converge in Chicago May 23 with thousands of workers in the Fight for $15 for a “March on McDonald’s” that is expected to be the biggest-ever protest to hit the fast-food giant. On the eve of McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting, leaders of the Women’s March, Our Revolution, the Movement for Black Lives, MoveOn.org, Color of Change, NextGen and others will join forces with the Fight for $15 to demand that...
  • Trump wants to impose work requirement for food stamp users

    05/23/2017 2:23:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 22, 2017 | Marisa Schultz
    The Trump administration wants to impose a work requirement on able-bodied adults who receive food stamps and force states to pick up some of the costs as part of a wider plan to slash spending by $3.6 trillion over the next decade. Budget director Mick Mulvaney said that once states have “a little skin in the game,” they will be more inclined to root out abuses and waste in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Enrollments haven’t decreased much since the recession despite a low 4.5 percent unemployment rate. The program cost about $33 billion in 2007 with 26 million...
  • Shipt to Hire 750 Grocery Shoppers Across Ohio

    05/19/2017 2:28:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Marketwired ^ | May 16, 2017 | Julie Coop
    CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - May 16, 2017) - Shipt, an app-based grocery delivery service that serves 40 major metropolitan areas across the country, today announced the company will hire 750 additional Shipt Shoppers to serve the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus metros. Shipt provides members in Ohio with home delivery from Meijer and the company is now looking to grow its local workforce by 750 shoppers to meet increased demand. "Over the past several months we have seen tremendous growth across Ohio, thanks in large part to our partnership with Meijer," said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt. "Meijer is an...
  • Trump Gets Preferential Treatment in White House Dining Room [fake satire]

    05/14/2017 10:50:03 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 May 2017 | John Semmens
    Appalling repression in the White House dining room came to light when the media exposed the scandalous story of how President Trump gets more and better food than other diners. In a Time magazine article it was revealed that at White House dinners Trump gets Diet Coke (everyone else gets water), Trump gets Thousand Island dressing (everyone else gets vinaigrette), Trump gets two scoops of ice cream (everyone else gets one). CNN's Jeanne Moos saw this as "unjustifiable discrimination—the kind that makes you wonder whether Trump thinks he's king." In support of this theory, Moos cited the fact that "Vice-President...
  • Vanity: Grain Alcohol in Minnesota

    05/13/2017 3:20:24 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 28 replies
    Vanity | 5/13/2017 | Oshkalaboomboom
    Do they sell grain alcohol in Minnesota? I looked up the laws for the state and it says no alcohols over 80% ABV. Everclear sells a version of their grain that is 75.5% so it is possible. I live in Spain but have neighbors visiting the Bloomington area who I could ask to bring some back when they return. I want to make some infused liqueurs and the strongest non-flavored alcohol they sell here is 40% Vodka. Perhaps some Minnesota Freeper can answer this question?
  • Why being a specialty butcher is a hot job right now (Artisanal craftsmen)

    05/12/2017 10:51:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 12, 2017 | Ryan Vlastelica
    Here’s why some of the economy’s hottest new jobs are as old as time Craft beer makers. “Mixologist” bartenders who have far more up their sleeves than a gin and tonic. Barbers who hark back to a bygone era of style. Butchers who slice and dice their way through entire animals, with a modern focus on sourcing and sustainability. Are these the types of jobs—in fields that have been around for decades, but which have lately taken on a more specialized, artisanal focus—that can power the economy in the coming years? Richard Ocejo may not quite go that far, but...
  • Taco Bell to add more than 50,000 workers by the end of the summer

    05/11/2017 10:59:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 10, 2017 | Tonya Garcia
    Taco Bell, the Yum Brands Inc. YUM, +0.36% fast-food Mexican chain, said Tuesday that it will fill 3,500 newly-created jobs in May, and seeks to fill 50,000 more jobs by the end of the summer. The hiring spree is part of a previously-announced plan to create about 100,000 U.S. jobs over the next five years through an additional 1,000 U.S. locations. Yum Brands shares are unchanged in premarket trading, and up 17.4% for the past year compared with a 16.6% rise in the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.22% [continued]
  • Eat Fruits and Vegetables—Don't Believe The Scaremongers

    05/11/2017 10:36:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/17 | Jack Dini
    Media stories about topics such as GMOs and pesticides may convince some consumers that it's not safe to eat certain fruits and vegetables Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help lower calorie intake, reduce risks for heart disease, obesity and Type 2 diabetes, and protect against certain cancers. With all these benefits, why do some consumers choose to avoid produce? Approximately three-quarters of people in the US don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables.
  • Obama surpasses algore as Global Warming’s Biggest Hypocrite

    05/11/2017 8:05:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/17 | Judi McLeod
    $3.2 million for advising the unwashed to keep meat off the dinner plate Barack Obama who’s about as much a nutrition expert as his wife Michelle, was paid a whopping $3.2 million as keynote speaker at the Seeds & Chips Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan, Italy on Tuesday, speaking about food security and climate change. That’s $3.2 million for advising the unwashed to keep meat off the dinner plate. Likely hoping most wouldn’t remember the $100-per serving wagyu steak he preferred to have served up in the White House during his days as president, Obama now warns the world...
  • Company to open nation's largest hydroponic greenhouse in Rochester (137 jobs in New York State)

    05/10/2017 5:36:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WHEC-TV ^ | May 10, 2017
    A company is set to open what Governor Cuomo's office says will be the biggest commercial hydroponic facility in the nation in Rochester. The governor says Clearwater Organic Farms will build a 15 acre, 650,000 square-foot facility at Eastman Business Park, creating 137 new jobs. About half of those positions will be reserved for veterans and the unemployed, the state says. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. "The new Clearwater Organic Farms facility will drive innovation, create jobs for New Yorkers who need them most, and bolster economic growth throughout the region," Governor...
  • You actually would die without your coffee, research says

    05/10/2017 3:22:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 76 replies
    Aletelia ^ | May 5, 2017 | Calah Alexander |
    But you have to drink it like you really mean it. For years doctors have looked askance at us coffee drinkers, warning us about the dangers caffeine poses to our hearts, brains, and bowels. They implored us to quit coffee entirely or at least keep it to one cup a day. But did we listen? No. And what do we have to show for it?Really, really good health.Listen up, coffee drinkers. This is the day of our vindication. It turns out we were right all along — we actually would die without our coffee. Read more: Natural skincare: 5...
  • McCain’s $200 million expansion to boost demand for Idaho potatoes (180 direct/650 indirect jobs)

    05/05/2017 9:32:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Capital Press ^ | May 5, 2017 | John O’Connell
    BURLEY, Idaho — Potato farmers say the expansion of the local McCain Foods USA processing plant should significantly increase demand for their crop and boost the area’s economy. McCain officials announced the $200 million investment this week. The expansion should be operational by the late summer of 2018 and will employ 180 new workers. “From my standpoint, that’s as big of a thing as we could have had announced in this area,” said Mark Darrington, a McCain grower from Declo. “For this to come right into the heart of our production area, this is a huge win for agriculture and...
  • McDonald's introduces Signature Crafted Recipes sandwiches in Florida, hiring 5,000 workers

    05/04/2017 4:06:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 4, 2017 | Tonya Garcia
    McDonald's Corp. said Thursday that it has introduced its Signature Crafted Recipes sandwiches - Maple Bacon Dijon, Pico Guacamole and Sweet BBQ Bacon - at nearly 900 Florida restaurants. The sandwiches were introduced this week, along with a new utensil, the "Frork," that diners can eat them with. The Signature Crafted sandwiches can be customized with beef or chicken, and a choice of either an artisan roll or sesame seed bun. Florida restaurants are also getting the "Experience of the Future" upgrade, including self-order kiosks, table service, and buildings with side-by-side drive-thru lanes. To support the upgrades, McDonald's Florida franchisees...
  • Food service company to add 160 jobs in Durant (Oklahoma)

    05/03/2017 10:21:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | May 3, 2017
    DURANT — WebstaurantStore is adding 160 new jobs and a new point of distribution in Durant, Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday. WebstaurantStore is the largest online supplier of food service equipment and supplies. WebstaurantStore will move into an existing 350,000-square-foot facility at 2011 W Arkansas St. The company's Durant distribution center will serve clients in the southwest region of the country. Hiring is expected to begin this spring. “Today's announcement is great news for Durant and southeastern Oklahoma. These new jobs represent the kind of diversity in employment that we are working to bring to the state,” said Fallin.
  • Natural Food Company to Create 180 Jobs in South Carolina

    05/02/2017 4:42:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | May 2, 2017 | The Associated Press
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A company that distributes natural foods is opening a facility in South Carolina that will create 180 jobs. The commerce department said Tuesday that Moore's Food Resources will spend $15 million to open the facility in Greenville County....