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Expanded bottle bill might improve glass recycling but add headaches and costs

(Provided by New York Wine & Grape Foundation)

A proposed law that would extend New York’s bottle bill to wine and liquor bottles could increase recycling of glass significantly and create a cleaner stream of recycled glass, potentially making it easier to find end users in a tight ...

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Proposed liquor law change would enable movie theaters to sell craft beer

The Little Theatre and other movie theaters would be able to sell alcohol beverages to moviegoers under a proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Provided)

Two companies with movie theaters in Brooklyn and Yonkers offer full meals — with alcohol — for customers to consume while they watch their movies. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a chain based based in Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema are ...

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Muslim man sues Little Caesars over pizza labeled ‘halal’

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A Muslim man who says Little Caesars served him a pizza with pepperoni made with pork has filed a lawsuit seeking $100 million from the restaurant chain. The Detroit Free Press reports ( ) that the ...

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Court denies appeal for egg executives in salmonella case

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A father and son whose Iowa-based egg production company caused a massive 2010 salmonella outbreak cannot further appeal their sentences for misdemeanor food safety violations, according to the U.S. Supreme Court. The highest U.S. court ...

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Wegmans raises record $1.8M in hunger relief drive

A record $1.84 million was raised by customers at 51 Wegmans Food Market stores during the company’s fall 2015 hunger relief checkout scanning campaign, officials said Tuesday. The campaign, known regionally as Check Out Hunger, Care About Hunger, or Food ...

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Police: Father, son stole $41K worth of wings

SYRACUSE — Authorities say a father and son stole more than $40,000 worth of chicken wings from a New York restaurant where they worked and sold them on the street or to other businesses. The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says ...

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Wegmans joins state to offer holiday meals

Wegmans is one of several business that will team up with the state in a public-private partnership to deliver holiday meals this week to more than 35,000 people. Walmart, the National Supermarket Association, the Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and FreshDirect are ...

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Bonus day at the Market


Rochester’s Public Market at 280 N. Union St. has been supplying Thanksgiving shoppers for more than a century, and anyone looking to augment the groaning board has an extra day Wednesday to do so. Because the market is closed on ...

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Schumer wants FDA review of caffeinated peanut butter

ALBANY — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants the Food and Drug Administration to investigate a new caffeinated peanut butter that targets the athletic and fitness market. It’s called “STEEM Peanut Butter,” and was launched by three friends in Massachusetts last ...

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Jury to settle bitter battle between sweeteners


Big Sugar and Big Corn face off in court this week in a bitter, multibillion-dollar battle of sweeteners that boils down to a mix of science, semantics and marketing. Jurors in the case between sugar processors and corn manufacturers will ...

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Schmaltz Brewing partners with Rochester distributor

 Shmaltz Brewing Co. is forming a new partnership with Lake Beverage Corp. to distribute its products in New York state. The latest addition to Shmaltz’s team of distributors across the country, Lake Beverage,enhances the regional retail presence and draft availability ...

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Tops Friendly Markets names Persons COO, president

  As part of a long-term leadership strategy, Tops Friendly Markets has named John Persons, long-time Tops associate and executive, as president and chief operating officer while Frank Curci will continue to actively serve as Tops chief executive officer and ...

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