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  • ICYMI: Top Stories From April

    George Hajjar

    The most-read SFA News Daily articles in April covered topics like legislation around the use of food additives, corporate restructuring, and recognition for the hard work that industry stakeholders put into their passions. In case you missed it, the following were the most popular articles last month.

    1. California May Ban Five Food Additives

    California may become the first state to ban the sale, manufacturing, and distribution of foods that contain the following chemicals linked to increased cancer risk, reproductive harm, and behavior issues: red dye number 3, titanium dioxide, potassium bromate, bromated vegetable oil, and propylparaben.

    2. Whole Foods Plans Layoffs, Restructure

    The memo said that the Amazon-owned grocer will operate across six regions, down from its current presence in nine. Among those laid off are three regional presidents.

    3. Trader Joe’s Tops Most-Loved Brand List on Yelp

    Grocery retailer Trader Joe’s topped Yelp’s first-ever list of the 50 most loved brands in the U.S., followed by bakery franchise Nothing Bundt Cakes, and bubble tea specialist Kung Fu Tea.

    4. SFA Announces 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners, Hall of Fame Inductees

    Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are widely recognized as having grown the industry, improved the Association, inspired companies, and nurtured individuals.

    5. Boxed Files for Bankruptcy

    Boxed revealed that it, along with its subsidiaries, has initiated voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings. The company also announced it is looking to sell Spresso, its software business.

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