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ICYMI: March’s Top Stories

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The most popular articles with SFA News Daily readers in March focused on a recall of cinnamon, changes to retailer operations, and the implications of a recent tragedy.

In case you missed it, the following were the most read stories in March.

1. FDA Recalls Lead-Tainted Cinnamon

Following a recent case of cinnamon-flavored applesauce that poisoned hundreds of American children with elevated lead levels, the FDA said it is taking additional precautions, including recommending a recall of various ground cinnamon products.

2. Target to Debut Paid Membership

On April 7, Target will reintroduce its Target Circle loyalty program with both free and paid membership options.

3. Dollar Tree Increases Price Cap

Discount grocer Dollar Tree has been gradually increasing the price ceiling of its products. Executive Chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling said recently that the new price cap on items will be $7, up from the $5 cap set last June.

4. Circana Announces Top 50 U.S. Restaurants

Circana released its 2024 Definitive U.S. Restaurant Ranking Report, offering insights into consumer habits, performance trends, and the top players in the industry.

5. Baltimore Bridge Collapse Signals Supply Chain Woes

Following the closure of the Port of Baltimore after a ruinous bridge collapse, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg warned of a “major and protracted impact to supply chains.” At least six people are presumed dead following the disaster.