Kroger Uses Infrared Cameras To Cut Customer Wait Times

June 21, 2013 at 9:50 AM | Posted in Food | 1 Comment
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Kroger turned to high-tech infrared cameras to improve its customers’ wait times.KROGER

As described by the Wall Street Journal, these cameras are constantly monitoring and tracking the customers waiting to check out, then determining the optimal number of registers that need to be running in 30-minute increments. The software displays the suggested cashier usage on a monitor, allowing supervisors to deploy staff accordingly.
And the supermarket chain says it’s worked, with average wait times down to only 26 seconds from four minutes in 2010. The company also says data from the camera tests found that “express” lanes were clogging up in the morning and at lunch, when customers were buying only a few items at a time. Using this info, the chain opened up an additional 2,000 express lanes in its stores.
“The technology enabled us to execute at the front of the store without that additional (labor) expense,” explains Kroger’s Sr. VP of retail operations to the Journal.”It’s remarkable that we’ve been able to improve execution as much as we have without a big price tag.”
The system is being used in about 95% of Kroger stores in the U.S.

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

July 26, 2011 at 10:03 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb, snacks | Leave a comment
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Another interesting article from  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com This one on everyone’s favorite Snacks! I’ll be showing one of the top rated ones each day.So if your going to snack make it one of these. Hope you find it interesting.

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

by Marsha McCulloch, R.D., L.D., and Laura Marzen, R.D., L.D.
Stomach grumbling or blood glucose a bit low? Reach for one of our top 25 consumer-tasted and dietitian-approved snacks. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks, and a panel of taste-testers (including people with diabetes) ranked the treats. From chips and dip to cookies and popcorn, see which snacks were awarded the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

How These Snacks Made the List

Selecting smart between-meal munchies is simple if you’re satisfied with a basic banana or apple. But sometimes our taste buds scream for something a little more fun and flavorful.

How we chose the best snacks:
1. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks in 25 different categories.
2. In a rigorous taste test, an average of 50 people, including people with diabetes, sampled each snack (with the brand concealed), picking the best among three choices in each category.
3. Based on their ratings, we’ve awarded the top 25 snacks the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

Read on to see all the winners and honorable mentions. At the end, get a FREE two-page guide featuring the winners that you can print at home!

Best Tortilla Chips

Winner: Plocky’s Original Three Grain Tortilla Chips (plockys.com)

Why it won: These crisp and hearty tortilla chips are perfect alone, paired with your favorite salsa, or dipped in guacamole. Plus, they’re made of 84 percent whole grains from non-genetically-modified corn, wheat, and brown rice.

Taste-tester’s quote: “This chip has a hint of sweetness that makes it unique.”

Nutrition facts per 1 ounce (about 7-10 chips):

* 129 cal.
* 24 g carb.
* 4 g total fat (0 g sat. fat)
* 2 g pro.
* 90 mg sodium
* 2 g fiber

Honorable mention:

* Tostitos Natural Yellow Corn Chips
* Garden of Eatin’ Blue Chips

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/top-diabetic-snacks/?page=1

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

July 21, 2011 at 10:37 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb, snacks | Leave a comment
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Another interesting article from  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com This one on everyone’s favorite Snacks! I’ll be showing one of the top rated ones each day.So if your going to snack make it one of these. Hope you find it interesting.

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

by Marsha McCulloch, R.D., L.D., and Laura Marzen, R.D., L.D.
Stomach grumbling or blood glucose a bit low? Reach for one of our top 25 consumer-tasted and dietitian-approved snacks. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks, and a panel of taste-testers (including people with diabetes) ranked the treats. From chips and dip to cookies and popcorn, see which snacks were awarded the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

How These Snacks Made the List

Selecting smart between-meal munchies is simple if you’re satisfied with a basic banana or apple. But sometimes our taste buds scream for something a little more fun and flavorful.

How we chose the best snacks:
1. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks in 25 different categories.
2. In a rigorous taste test, an average of 50 people, including people with diabetes, sampled each snack (with the brand concealed), picking the best among three choices in each category.
3. Based on their ratings, we’ve awarded the top 25 snacks the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

Read on to see all the winners and honorable mentions. At the end, get a FREE two-page guide featuring the winners that you can print at home!

Best Puffed Crisps

Winner: Genisoy Soy Crisps, Rich Cheddar Cheese (genisoy.com)

Why it won: These cheesy crisps have a really satisfying crunch, making a tasty snack or a perfect partner for your favorite grab-and-go lunch. Plus, with 14 percent of your daily protein needs per serving, these crisps are anything but wimpy.

Taste-tester’s quote: “I love the cheese flavor and the large portion size.”

Nutrition facts per 17 crisps:

* 120 cal.
* 13 g carb.
* 4.5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat)
* 7 g pro.
* 190 mg sodium
* 2 g fiber

Honorable mention:

* Quaker Rice Cakes, Chocolate Crunch
* Extend Crisps, Cinnamon

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/top-diabetic-snacks/?page=1

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

July 19, 2011 at 9:57 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb, snacks | Leave a comment
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Another interesting article from  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com This one on everyone’s favorite Snacks! I’ll be showing one of the top rated ones each day.So if your going to snack make it one of these. Hope you find it interesting.

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

by Marsha McCulloch, R.D., L.D., and Laura Marzen, R.D., L.D.
Stomach grumbling or blood glucose a bit low? Reach for one of our top 25 consumer-tasted and dietitian-approved snacks. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks, and a panel of taste-testers (including people with diabetes) ranked the treats. From chips and dip to cookies and popcorn, see which snacks were awarded the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

How These Snacks Made the List

Selecting smart between-meal munchies is simple if you’re satisfied with a basic banana or apple. But sometimes our taste buds scream for something a little more fun and flavorful.

How we chose the best snacks:
1. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks in 25 different categories.
2. In a rigorous taste test, an average of 50 people, including people with diabetes, sampled each snack (with the brand concealed), picking the best among three choices in each category.
3. Based on their ratings, we’ve awarded the top 25 snacks the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

Read on to see all the winners and honorable mentions. At the end, get a FREE two-page guide featuring the winners that you can print at home!

Best Potato Chips

Winner: Kettle Baked Potato Chips, Hickory Honey Barbeque (kettlefoods.com)

Why it won: Bold crunch and natural hickory smoke flavor fill each bite of these low-fat, gluten-free potato chips. Plus, each serving provides 15 percent of your daily vitamin C needs and is a good source of heart-healthy potassium.

Taste-tester’s quote: “Good crunch; great flavor. And I normally don’t care for barbecue chips!”

Nutrition facts per 1 ounce (about 20 chips):

* 120 cal.
* 21 g carb.
* 3 g total fat (0.5 g sat. fat)
* 3 g pro.
* 160 mg sodium
* 2 g fiber

Honorable mention:

* Corazonas Italiano 4 Cheese
* Kettle Baked Potato Chips, Lightly Salted

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/top-diabetic-snacks/?page=1

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

July 18, 2011 at 10:27 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb, snacks | Leave a comment
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Another interesting article from  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com This one on everyone’s favorite Snacks! I’ll be showing one of the top rated ones each day.So if your going to snack make it one of these. Hope you find it interesting.

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

by Marsha McCulloch, R.D., L.D., and Laura Marzen, R.D., L.D.
Stomach grumbling or blood glucose a bit low? Reach for one of our top 25 consumer-tasted and dietitian-approved snacks. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks, and a panel of taste-testers (including people with diabetes) ranked the treats. From chips and dip to cookies and popcorn, see which snacks were awarded the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

How These Snacks Made the List

Selecting smart between-meal munchies is simple if you’re satisfied with a basic banana or apple. But sometimes our taste buds scream for something a little more fun and flavorful.

How we chose the best snacks:
1. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks in 25 different categories.
2. In a rigorous taste test, an average of 50 people, including people with diabetes, sampled each snack (with the brand concealed), picking the best among three choices in each category.
3. Based on their ratings, we’ve awarded the top 25 snacks the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

Read on to see all the winners and honorable mentions. At the end, get a FREE two-page guide featuring the winners that you can print at home!

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/top-diabetic-snacks/?page=1

Best Plain Yogurt

Winner: The Greek Gods Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt (greekgodsyogurt.com)

Why it won: Don’t brush off plain yogurt until you’ve tried this thick and creamy Greek-style version. Pair it with a serving of fresh fruit for a truly satisfying snack. Plus, a carton provides one-fourth of your daily calcium needs.

Taste-tester’s quote: “This has good flavor and even has a hint of sweetness.”

Nutrition facts per 6-ounce carton:

* 60 cal.
* 10 g carb.
* 0 g fat
* 6 g pro.
* 105 mg sodium
* 2 g fiber

Honorable mention:

* Stonyfield Farm Organic Lowfat Yogurt, Plain
* Fage Total 0% Greek Strained Yogurt

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/top-diabetic-snacks/?page=1

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

July 16, 2011 at 11:53 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb, snacks | Leave a comment
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Another interesting article from  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com This one on everyone’s favorite Snacks! I’ll be showing one of the top rated ones each day.So if your going to snack make it one of these. Hope you find it interesting.

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

by Marsha McCulloch, R.D., L.D., and Laura Marzen, R.D., L.D.
Stomach grumbling or blood glucose a bit low? Reach for one of our top 25 consumer-tasted and dietitian-approved snacks. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks, and a panel of taste-testers (including people with diabetes) ranked the treats. From chips and dip to cookies and popcorn, see which snacks were awarded the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

How These Snacks Made the List

Selecting smart between-meal munchies is simple if you’re satisfied with a basic banana or apple. But sometimes our taste buds scream for something a little more fun and flavorful.

How we chose the best snacks:
1. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks in 25 different categories.
2. In a rigorous taste test, an average of 50 people, including people with diabetes, sampled each snack (with the brand concealed), picking the best among three choices in each category.
3. Based on their ratings, we’ve awarded the top 25 snacks the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

Read on to see all the winners and honorable mentions. At the end, get a FREE two-page guide featuring the winners that you can print at home!

Best Nutrition Bar

Winner: Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats ‘N Honey (naturevalley.com)

Why it won: Each foil pouch holds two crunchy and sweet whole grain oat bars. Eat one to stay under 15 grams of carbohydrate. If they fit your carb allowance, two bars supply 16 grams of whole grain, which counts as one of your three daily recommended whole grain servings.

Taste-tester’s quote: “Crunchy, toasty, and buttery.”

Nutrition facts per 2 bars:

* 180 cal.
* 29 g carb.
* 6 g total fat (0.5 g sat. fat)
* 4 g pro.
* 160 mg sodium
* 2 g fiber

Honorable mention:

* Kashi TLC Cherry Dark Chocolate

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/top-diabetic-snacks/?page=1

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

July 14, 2011 at 11:28 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, fruits, low calorie, low carb, snacks | Leave a comment
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Another interesting article from  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com This one on everyone’s favorite Snacks! I’ll be showing one of the top rated ones each day.So if your going to snack make it one of these. Hope you find it interesting.

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

by Marsha McCulloch, R.D., L.D., and Laura Marzen, R.D., L.D.
Stomach grumbling or blood glucose a bit low? Reach for one of our top 25 consumer-tasted and dietitian-approved snacks. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks, and a panel of taste-testers (including people with diabetes) ranked the treats. From chips and dip to cookies and popcorn, see which snacks were awarded the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

How These Snacks Made the List

Selecting smart between-meal munchies is simple if you’re satisfied with a basic banana or apple. But sometimes our taste buds scream for something a little more fun and flavorful.

How we chose the best snacks:
1. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks in 25 different categories.
2. In a rigorous taste test, an average of 50 people, including people with diabetes, sampled each snack (with the brand concealed), picking the best among three choices in each category.
3. Based on their ratings, we’ve awarded the top 25 snacks the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

Read on to see all the winners and honorable mentions. At the end, get a FREE two-page guide featuring the winners that you can print at home!

Best Fruit Snack Packs

Winner: Del Monte Fruit Naturals No Sugar Added Peach Chunks (fruitundressed.com)

Why it won: Pick up these Splenda-sweetened peaches in the refrigerated produce section, and you’ll save 40 percent of the calories and sugar of peaches in extra light syrup. Plus, you get 100 percent of your daily vitamin C needs in just half a cup.

Taste-tester’s quote: “Surprisingly flavorful; almost like eating fresh peaches.”

Nutrition facts per 1/2 cup (half container):

* 40 cal.
* 12 g carb.
* 0 g fat
* 1 g pro.
* 0 mg sodium
* 2 g fiber

Honorable mention:

* Musselman’s Healthy Picks Blueberry Pomegranate Applesauce, No Sugar Added
* Dole Pineapple Tidbits in Pineapple Juice

 

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/top-diabetic-snacks/?page=1

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

July 12, 2011 at 10:52 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb, snacks | Leave a comment
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Another interesting article from  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com This one on everyone’s favorite Snacks! I’ll be showing one of the top rated ones each day.So if your going to snack make it one of these. Hope you find it interesting.

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

by Marsha McCulloch, R.D., L.D., and Laura Marzen, R.D., L.D.
Stomach grumbling or blood glucose a bit low? Reach for one of our top 25 consumer-tasted and dietitian-approved snacks. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks, and a panel of taste-testers (including people with diabetes) ranked the treats. From chips and dip to cookies and popcorn, see which snacks were awarded the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

How These Snacks Made the List

Selecting smart between-meal munchies is simple if you’re satisfied with a basic banana or apple. But sometimes our taste buds scream for something a little more fun and flavorful.

How we chose the best snacks:
1. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks in 25 different categories.
2. In a rigorous taste test, an average of 50 people, including people with diabetes, sampled each snack (with the brand concealed), picking the best among three choices in each category.
3. Based on their ratings, we’ve awarded the top 25 snacks the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

Read on to see all the winners and honorable mentions. At the end, get a FREE two-page guide featuring the winners that you can print at home!

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/top-diabetic-snacks/?page=1
Best Flavored Crackers

Winner: Triscuit Thin Crisps, Quattro Formaggio (triscuit.com)

Why it won: Romano, Parmesan, cheddar, and Asiago cheeses flavor these festive, triangle-shape crackers that feature a light and crisp woven texture. Plus, they’re baked with 100 percent whole grain wheat and are a good source of fiber.

Taste-tester’s quote: “Like the size; easy to eat.”

Nutrition facts per 15 crackers:

* 140 cal.
* 22 g carb.
* 4.5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat)
* 3 g pro.
* 160 mg sodium
* 3 g fiber

Honorable mention:

* Triscuit Whole Grain Wheat Crackers, Garden Herb Baked
* Kashi TLC Crackers, Mediterranean Bruschetta

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

July 11, 2011 at 12:58 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, low calorie, low carb, snacks | Leave a comment
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http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/top-diabetic-snacks/?page=1
Another interesting article from  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com This one on everyone’s favorite Snacks! I’ll be showing one of the top rated ones each day.So if your going to snack make it one of these. Hope you find it interesting.

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

by Marsha McCulloch, R.D., L.D., and Laura Marzen, R.D., L.D.
Stomach grumbling or blood glucose a bit low? Reach for one of our top 25 consumer-tasted and dietitian-approved snacks. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks, and a panel of taste-testers (including people with diabetes) ranked the treats. From chips and dip to cookies and popcorn, see which snacks were awarded the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

How These Snacks Made the List

Selecting smart between-meal munchies is simple if you’re satisfied with a basic banana or apple. But sometimes our taste buds scream for something a little more fun and flavorful.

How we chose the best snacks:
1. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks in 25 different categories.
2. In a rigorous taste test, an average of 50 people, including people with diabetes, sampled each snack (with the brand concealed), picking the best among three choices in each category.
3. Based on their ratings, we’ve awarded the top 25 snacks the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

Read on to see all the winners and honorable mentions. At the end, get a FREE two-page guide featuring the winners that you can print at home!

Best Flavored Yogurt

Winner: Dannon Activia Light Nonfat Yogurt, Raspberry (activia.us.com)

Why it won: This super creamy, fruity yogurt provides a good hit of sweetness in an easy-to-tote, portion-smart carton. Plus, each serving provides 12 percent of your daily fiber and 15 percent of your daily calcium needs.

Taste-tester’s quote: “This tastes the most like fresh fruit and has a little tang.”

Nutrition facts per 4-ounce carton:

* 70 cal.
* 13 g carb.
* 0 g fat
* 5 g pro.
* 75 mg sodium
* 3 g fiber

Honorable mention:

* Yoplait Light Fat Free, Strawberry
* Weight Watchers Strawberry

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/top-diabetic-snacks/?page=1

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

July 9, 2011 at 10:45 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, low calorie, low carb, nuts, snacks | Leave a comment
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Another interesting article from  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com This one on everyone’s favorite Snacks! I’ll be showing one of the top rated ones each day.So if your going to snack make it one of these. Hope you find it interesting.

Top 25 Diabetic Snacks

by Marsha McCulloch, R.D., L.D., and Laura Marzen, R.D., L.D.
Stomach grumbling or blood glucose a bit low? Reach for one of our top 25 consumer-tasted and dietitian-approved snacks. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks, and a panel of taste-testers (including people with diabetes) ranked the treats. From chips and dip to cookies and popcorn, see which snacks were awarded the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

How These Snacks Made the List

Selecting smart between-meal munchies is simple if you’re satisfied with a basic banana or apple. But sometimes our taste buds scream for something a little more fun and flavorful.

How we chose the best snacks:
1. Diabetic Living’s dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks in 25 different categories.
2. In a rigorous taste test, an average of 50 people, including people with diabetes, sampled each snack (with the brand concealed), picking the best among three choices in each category.
3. Based on their ratings, we’ve awarded the top 25 snacks the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.

Read on to see all the winners and honorable mentions. At the end, get a FREE two-page guide featuring the winners that you can print at home!

Best Sweet Trail Mix

Winner: Planters Harvest Dark Chocolate Forest Blend (planters.com)

Why it won: Get the best of both worlds with this delicious almond and dried cranberry trail mix. Not only will you satisfy your hunger, you’ll also satisfy your sweet tooth with the dark chocolate-covered almonds. Plus, a serving provides 15 percent of your daily vitamin E needs and a good dose of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

Taste-tester’s quote: “Very nice mixture of flavors and textures. And you can’t beat the chocolate!”

Nutrition facts per 1/4 cup:

* 170 cal.
* 18 g carb.
* 10 g total fat (2 g sat. fat)
* 4 g pro.
* 45 mg sodium
* 3 g fiber

Honorable mention:

* Good Sense Organic Raw Trail Mix
* Good Sense Trail Mix, Feel’N Healthy Mix


http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/top-diabetic-snacks/?page=1

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