Why drug stores lock up their products behind plastic cases

Most of the products on the drug store shelf are behind lock and key, even everyday items such as deodorant, toothpaste, candy, dish detergent, soap and aluminum foil. Manufacturers that supply lock cases and devices to chain stores have seen their businesses boom. Locking up their shelves is a lastContinue Reading

Black-owned stores work to end D.C.'s food deserts

Comment on this story Comment When Mary Blackford became a vegetarian seven years ago, she spent hundreds of dollars in cab fares traveling out of the Benning Ridge neighborhood in Ward 7 to find fresh fruits and vegetables. Amanda Stephenson had a similar story — when the D.C. Ward 8Continue Reading

A sign at the Nut & Candy Depot in New Castle warns customers about the store's new carryout bag policy.

With the amended plastic bag ban taking effect Friday, many more retailers and their customers will need to adjust the way they conduct business. Other than restaurants, all businesses – including those not previously subject to the plastic bag ban – will be prohibited from distributing plastic carryout bags. Customers of these businessesContinue Reading

Yum China Launches First KFC Green Pioneer Stores in Hangzhou and Beijing

“We are committed to driving meaningful change and pioneering in the restaurant industry towards net-zero emissions. Building Green Pioneer Stores is an important part of our journey,” said Joey Wat, CEO of Yum China. “We will continue to explore utilization of innovative technologies in restaurant construction and operations to promoteContinue Reading

Adaption and reliability of the Nutrition Environment Measures for stores (NEMS-S) instrument for use in urban areas of Chile | BMC Public Health

This work constitutes the first version of a tool to measure the food environment in Chile, adapted from the original NEMS-S to Chilean context, to assess the food availability. Similarly, the eating and cultural context of the country was also considered. NEMS-S is considered an environmental audit tool, based onContinue Reading