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  • Kroger announced that unionized employees in Roanoke, Virginia, as well as Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, have approved new contract agreements. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that “in response to surging demand for gluten-free products, many manufacturers have tinkered with recipes for traditional foods. But celiacs aren't the only ones benefiting from the growing market. Some people who aren't celiacs have adopted gluten-free diets to lose weight, and some parents believe steering clear of gluten helps their autistic children. Others believe a gluten-free diet gives people more energy. And gluten-free diets have been used for years to treat certain painful skin conditions, including dermatitis herpetiformis.”

  • Bankrupt Buehler Foods of Jasper, Indiana, said that it would submit a reorganization plan by November 15. A plan originally was due in August, but the company got an extension from the bankruptcy court.

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