Nov 04, 2011 • By

News Bites – November 4, 2011

Here are today’s “News Bites” for Nov. 4, 2011:

“Wal-Mart tops Kantar retail performance list” – Progressive Grocer

*Walmart ranked first for retailers and General Mills ranked third for manufacturers in Kantar’s 2011 Retail PoweRanking report, which “highlights the capability of manufacturers and retailers to focus on their mutual consumer and quickly respond to changes in the marketplace.”

“3 Ways to Improve Green Business Rankings” –

*Samantha Buechner and Michael Ellis propose some changes for Newsweek’s annual U.S. and global Green Rankings.

Notable posts from various General Mills communities:

“Flatbread to “Glam” bread: Artichokes are a Girl’s Best Friend” – Tablespoon

*Gabi Moskowitz, a Tablespoon blogger in San Francisco, shares some Marilyn Monroe nostalgia and a recipe for artichoke flatbread with garlic and lemon.

“Mindful Grocery Shopping” – The Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition blog

*Adalia Espinosa writes about Facts Up Front, the fact-based nutrition labeling system that was announced by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Food Marketing Institute.

“Winter gardening, part 1: How to tuck your garden in for a long winter’s nap” – Valley Report (Green Giant)

*If you live in an area that gets cold over the winter, these tips from Green Giant will help you prepare your garden for it.

Editor’s note: Is there a blog we should be reading, and including on this weekly list?

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