Grocery-store operator Safeway Inc. and media company Warner Bros. on Wednesday said they will introduce a line of food products targeted at healthy eating featuring Looney Tunes characters ranging from Bugs Bunny to Daffy Duck.

Safeway said the products will be formulated based on the most recent dietary recommendations from several federal and state agencies, including the Dept. of Health and Human Services, the Department of Agriculture, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, as well as California's school nutrition guidelines.

The Eating Right Kids, line has more than 100 food items and drinks for children. Included in the line-up are breakfast foods, portable meals, dairy, snacks and beverages.

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"When our grocery suppliers bring price increases, we don't just accept them," says Pamela Kohn, Wal-Mart's general merchandise manager for perishables.

Size does have it's advantages and volume does give Wal-Mart an advantage when negotiating with vendors. I thought that this article in Fortune magazine would be of interest to our GroceryGuide.com visitors.

Wal-Mart has long been known for some great prices and with the current pressures on consumers they have enjoyed larger crowds of shoppers as they promote there low price message through increased media impressions.

To see how they do it and learn a new word: Locovore, read the rest of the story at CNN.

Customers throughout The Kroger Co.'s family of stores can now accumulate and redeem fuel discounts they earn by shopping at Kroger-owned stores at participating gas stations the retailer operates across the country.

Most of the fuel discount programs offered by Kroger and its family of stores reward customers with a minimum of 10 cents off per gallon of gas for every $100 they spend in a store. The fuel discount programs are available and transferable at Kroger stores nationwide under the following banners: Kroger, Baker's, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Gerbes, Hilander, Jay C, King Soopers, Owen's, Pay Less, QFC, Ralphs, Scott's, and Smith's stores.

Shoppers who use Kroger's 1-2-3 REWARDS(R) MasterCard can earn discounts up to 15 cents off per gallon of gas in participating markets.

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