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ICYMI: Top Stories From March

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The most popular articles with SFA News Daily readers in March focused on the tragic chocolate factory explosion in Pennsylvania, changes to grocers that impact their communities, and a company founder countersuing over wrongful termination. In case you missed it, the following were the top most read stories last month.

1. Death Toll From Chocolate Factory Explosion Climbs

Fatalities resulting from an explosion at the R.M. Palmer Company chocolate factory in West Reading, Pennsylvania on March 24, reached seven.

2. Combined Kroger-Albertsons Could Change How Americans Shop

If the proposed merger of Kroger and Albertsons is approved, the combined entity could redefine what consumers buy at the grocery store.

3. Food Brands Affected By Silicon Valley Bank Crash

Silicon Valley Bank, an institution with assets and liabilities totaling over $200 billion, crashed on March 10. Although the bank mostly catered to venture capitalist firms, many food and beverage startups and small brands also felt the ripple effects of its fall.

4. Schinner Files Countersuit Alleging Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

Miyoko Schinner, the founder of Miyoko’s Creamery who was ousted as CEO last year, filed a countersuit against the company alleging gender discrimination, wrongful termination, and other charges.

5. Green Zebra Grocery Closed

Green Zebra Grocery, the three-unit retailer in Portland, Oregon, offering healthy, grab-and-go prepared foods and CPG products in a convenience-store format, shut its doors on March 22.

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