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USA: Denver Buffalo Company changes name to New West Foods reflecting diversified gourmet product line

27 Sep 2000

Denver Buffalo Company, the world's largest marketer of buffalo (bison) meat is changing its name to New West Foods. The reason? Earlier this year, the company expanded its product line by acquiring Game Colorado, a full line of wholesale wild game products ranging from alligator, snapping turtle and rabbit to rattlesnake, quail and ostrich. This makes New West Foods the largest wholesaler/marketer of Buffalo and Specialty Game meats to the foodservice, retail, and consumer/e-commerce markets."Now that we have added a diversified line of gourmet wild game products to our business, it makes sense to change the company name to one that is representative of all the products we offer," says New West Foods owner and CEO Will McFarlane. "We feel the name New West Foods accurately reflects our growing business."The company's name change does not affect the name of nationally known Denver Buffalo Company Restaurant and Trading Post, located on Lincoln Street in Denver. The restaurant, a Denver landmark, will retain the Denver Buffalo Company name, as will its sister restaurant, the Buffalo Restaurant and Bar in Idaho Springs, Colo. The two restaurants will now have menus featuring additional wild game items. In addition, New West Foods will continue to use the Denver Buffalo Company brand name for its buffalo product.

USA: Albertsons.com takes grocery solutions down new avenues

20 Sep 2000

The word is spreading, and so is the service area: Albertsons.com has extended its delivery service out across five new zip codes, reminding customers again that creative grocery solutions aren't limited to just their neighborhood stores. New zip codes in Sammamish, Issaquah, Puyallup, Everett and Ravensdale have been added to the list of areas serviced, which now totals 95. Albertsons.com offers consumers the same wide variety of perishable and non-perishable grocery items at low prices offered at any of the 57 Seattle-area brick-and-mortar stores, complemented by an assortment of special prices and lifestyle tips, like Healthy Eating advice from registered dieticians and Quick Fixin' Ideas, that are not available off-line. By expanding the delivery area, the online grocer aims to satisfy the growing number of people living outside the urban center. "We understand that people are getting busier and we are making the extra effort to be at their doorstep," said Jenny Enochson, corporate manager of community relations for Albertsons.com. "Our delivery drivers are going the distance to meet customers where they are and area coverage is expanding accordingly." Albertson's opened its first grocery store in 1939. Founder Joe Albertson changed the rules in the grocery business by introducing then unheard of services like a scratch bakery, magazine racks and homemade ice cream. The operation of his first store was based on the principles of providing high quality, good value and excellent service to every customer. Sixty years later, those same principles continue to guide the operation of every Albertson store. Albertson's Inc. is one of the largest retail food and drug chains in the United States. Based in Boise, Idaho, the Company currently operates almost 2,500 retail stores in 36 states across the United States. Editor's Note: See list of Albertsons.com delivery zip codes below.

USA: Albertson's, Inc. Announces Preliminary Second Quarter Results for Fiscal 2000

23 Aug 2000

Albertson's, Inc. (NYSE:ABS - news) today announced preliminary results for its second quarter of fiscal 2000, which ended August 3, 2000. The Company reported that due to lower than projected comparable store sales increases and higher than projected operating expenses the Company expects to report diluted earnings per share of approximately $0.

USA: Avoid Getting Sick from Barbecue Blunders

21 Jun 2000

It's barbecue season and one in four people will get sick from contaminated food this summer, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control. Every year 76 million people suffer from food born illnesses (5,000 of which result in death) which could have been avoided through proper food handling. "Food can easily become contaminated with bacteria and parasites when handled improperly," said Albertson's Nutrition Specialist Micheline Hansen, R.D. "Whether you're barbecuing or even picnicking at the park, beach or on a boat there are precautions that should be taken to ensure that the food you eat is safe."

USA: Albertsons.com Announces New Pick-up Service

8 Jun 2000

Grocery cyber shopping just got fresher. Albertsons.com today launched its new in-store pick-up service at 36 Albertson's stores throughout Western Washington.The service makes the brick-and-mortar grocer the first to offer online shoppers the convenience of picking up pre-paid groceries at dozens of neighborhood retail locations, adding value and variety to the online shopping experience.Shoppers simply visit

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