Archive for the ‘Publix’ category

Where Did My Vegan Burgers Go?

March 12th, 2008

If you have read other posts here you know I regularly check my server statistics for search terms that lead visitors to this site.  I have noticed “Publix veggie burgers and vegan burgers pulled from shelves” or some variant a few times in the past weeks.  I noticed the last time I was at Publix that the vegan patties we get each week were on clearance.  This I found alarming as they are some of the best, unless you count Amy’s burgers at $4.50 a pack.   We took what few packs were left and asked the manager about the clearance and if they were discontinued.  He told me Publix does not clearance a Greenwise product unless they are going to be discontinued and directed me to contact corporate and let them know I wanted them to keep the product on the shelf.

After emailing Publix’s corporate office this is the reply I received:

Thank you for your email. We appreciate our customers taking the time to contact us.

The plant used by the manufacturer of our Publix Green Wise Frozen items has been sold.
We are currently sourcing a new supplier and have every desire to return these items to the shelf as quickly as possible; but we will be out of stock for an undetermined amount of time.

Again, thank you for taking the time to contact us. If we can be of any further assistance regarding this matter, please either call our Consumer Relations toll-free number at 1-800-242-1227, write us at the Publix Super Markets Corporate Office, PO Box 407, Lakeland, FL 33802, ATTN: Consumer Relations, or contact us at our website, publix.com

So, if you are looking for your Publix Greenwise Vegan or Veggie patties and/or burgers and can’t find them, they will return!

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Positive Vegan Article

February 22nd, 2008

I usually pickup a copy of the Greenwise magazine when I go to Publix on my grocery runs. I recently decided to get them mailed to me since I sometimes miss them and they occasionally have a good coupon or two inside. I received the newest issue yesterday and to my surprise there was an article titled “Vegetarian Juniors” in it. After reading this article I realized it could have been more aptly named “Vegan Juniors” as the mention of dairy and eggs was nowhere and the people mentioned were in fact vegan. It went on to say how infants and toddlers can thrive on a balanced vegan diet and even referenced doctors in the story. It is not easy to find positive articles discussing vegan diets for children

“In general, though, studies have shown that kids can thrive on a balanced plant-based diet. And research has found that no difference in average growth rates between vegetarian and nonvegetarian kids.”

The article goes on to suggest nutrition guidelines for a vegan or vegetarian child at different stages.

“For vegan toddlers, calorie-dense plant foods such as hummus, olives, dates and avocados may come in handy. Also, because toddlers are notoriously picky eaters, make sure your child is eating as wide a variety as possible of foods as possible.”

I was especially happy to see the term “vegan toddler”. The magazine is free and usually found at the entrance of the store. You can also subscribe here for free.

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