Transilvania European Food Store owner Dorina Holban doesn’t mind going in the red for her customers, especially if it means it’ll bring a “sparkle in their eyes.”

There are no vampires lurking inside this market. But there isa vast spread of spices, dairy products and salami from the Balkans, a region of eastern Europe. The biggest hits are products that customers remember from their childhood, said Holban, who came to the United States from Romania more than two decades ago and has lived in the Coachella Valley for 10 years.

There’s Smoki, which is a puffed peanut snack,

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Even as Europe’s economic outlook is rapidly improving, European Central Bank policymakers decided on Thursday to maintain their “very accommodative” monetary stance.

Governments are lifting lockdown restrictions and the vaccine rollout has sped up, which has led to a bounce in the services industry and “ongoing dynamism” in manufacturing, Christine Lagarde, president of the central bank, told reporters at a news conference in Frankfurt.

“We expect economic activity to accelerate in the second half of this year as further containment measures are lifted,” she said.

But Ms. Lagarde stressed thatlots of support was still needed and that policymakers were giving

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Aisles Abroad is a monthly feature that examines notable grocery initiatives outside the U.S.

When Swiss food retailer Migros was making plans for a combination supermarket and food hall in the heart of Switzerland’s largest city, the company made design flexibility a top priority.

The store, which debuted in early April just steps from Zurich’s central railroad station and is known as Bridge, features an array of prepared foods from local purveyors along with a curated selection of packaged goods and other foods. But while Migros had clear ideas about what would prove popular with shoppers based on decades of

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Bengaluru based firm CropIn on Tuesday announced that it has joined the newly formed European Carbon + Farming Coalition, an initiative by the World Economic Forum to achieve carbon neutrality goals of the European Green Deal.

With agriculture said to be responsible for 10% of the global greenhouse gas emission in Europe, CropIn hopes to take a farmer-centric approach to tackle the problem. The company will come up with climate-smart agriculture practices, identifying roadblocks to adoption, and designing solutions with economic, practical and ecological benefits to the farmers, CropIn said in a statement.

“Digital and data-driven platforms are key enablers

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Some products have gone through an English port without the necessary controls, according to the Food Standards Agency’s chief executive.

Emily Miles said the items came through the European Union to Great Britain from non-EU countries without checks since the start of this year.

“There have been a small number of imports that have come through Dover which is not a recognized border control post for sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) products and so the correct checks have not taken place on those imports. As far as we are aware there has been no evidence of risk to animal or public

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The Made Green in Italy label is not new, but as consumer demand for environmentally friendly products increases, the scheme is more relevant than ever.

According to the European Commission, greenwashing – whereby an organisation attempts to persuade the public its products, aims and policies are more environmentally friendly than they are – is on the rise.  

A recent investigation​ undertaken by the International Consumer Protection Enforcement Network (ICPEN) revealed that four in 10 websites appear to be using greenwashing tactics.

These include vague claims and unclear language, including terms such as ‘eco’ or ‘sustainable’ without adequate evidence. Brands may

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