Choosing foods with the best nutritional value can happen almost anywhere. Here are some examples of places where you can find the Guiding Stars program.
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG). The company strives to deliver quality products, low prices and great service to customers in 10 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states.
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, is a subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. The stores offer good prices and value, top-quality fresh foods supported by daily deliveries and friendly, efficient service. Hannaford developed the Guiding Stars System in 2006 with the help of a scientific advisory panel.
HAC, Inc., serves Oklahoma and Haysville, KS, under the banners of Homeland, Country Mart and United Supermarkets. Their corporate headquarters is located in Oklahoma City. The company is the second largest grocery retailer in the state of Oklahoma and the largest traditional grocery store operator in the state.
Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada’s largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw is one of the largest private sector employers in Canada.
Since their 1988 opening Major Market has partnered with many local produce growers in Southern California to bring the freshest quality produce along with organics to their customers. While offering huge varieties of groceries, top notch meat and seafood, bakery and take-home foods, they stay competitive and service oriented giving them an edge over other supermarkets. Never waiting in line to get your groceries is as important to them as it is to their customers.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, and serving Indiana and Ohio, Marsh has the distinction of being the first grocery store in the world to use electronic scanners to ring up purchases. Since its foundation in 1931 in Muncie, Indiana, Marsh weather the Great Depression and has gone on to be an industry leader in adopting new technologies.
Sweetbay Supermarket offers outstanding value, quality and variety, routinely partnering with Florida growers to bring shoppers the freshest food available in the state. Sweetbay Supermarket was launched in November 2004 in Largo and is headquartered in Tampa. Sweetbay is a Florida subsidiary of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG).
Aurora Information Systems offers consulting, software development and support for food service management systems. Their flagship product, FoodPro(R), is a full-service software application addressing all functional areas of the food service business including forecasting and precosting, menu planning, food purchasing, production and inventory control, catering, nutritive analysis, point-of-sale interface, post cost reporting and financial analysis.
Bates is a leading private, highly selective, residential college devoted to undergraduate study in the traditional disciplines of the liberal arts and sciences as well as in emerging interdisciplinary programs. Bates’ campus is in Lewiston, Maine, and its academic activities reach worldwide.
Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. employs more than 4,800 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries. IDEXX is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.
The University of North Dakota is the state’s most comprehensive intensive research university and the primary center for professional and educational training. Founded by the Dakota Territorial Assembly in 1883, UND has remained a university with a strong liberal arts foundation surrounded by a variety of professional and specialized programs. UND is one of 47 public universities in the nation with both accredited graduate schools of law and medicine. UND enrolls over 13,000 students in 217 fields of study from baccalaureate through doctoral and professional degrees.
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center’s mission is to improve the health of the people and communities served. The center offers more than 80 inpatient and outpatient services and 22 specialty clinics ranging from allergy to urology. The hospital employs more than 450 people from 54 different communities in northwest Iowa and was ranked 17th nationally in Modern Healthcare’s Top 100 “Best Places to Work in Healthcare.”
Eastern Maine Health System is committed to helping the residents of the communities we serve have access to quality healthcare. EMHS serves communities from Greenville to Blue Hill and Waterville to Presque Isle in Maine. EMHS members include The Acadia Hospital, Affiliated Healthcare Systems, The Aroostook Medical Center, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Charles A Dean Memorial Hospital, Eastern Maine HomeCare, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Healthcare Charities, Inland Hospital, Rosscare and Sebasticook Valley Health.
Hackensack University Medical Center, founded in 1888, is a non-profit teaching and research hospital dedicated to the improvement of patient care. Repeatedly recognized by multiple organizations as being one of the best hospitals in the U.S., Hackensack UMC is particularly honored for its excellence in cardiac care, cancer treatment, and it’s outstanding children’s hospital.
Health Quest System serves the medical needs of the Mid-Hudson Valley through a partnership of three hospitals: Northern Dutchess Hospital (Rhinebeck, NY), Putnam Hospital Center (Carmel, NY) and Vassar Brothers Medical Center (Poughkeepsie, NY). The HQ system also works with local specialized practices and care centers to provide a smooth and supportive continuum of care for patients and their families.
Overlook Medical Center, part of the Atlantic Health System, is a recognized leader in comprehensive stroke care and neuroscience services. It was the first hospital in the northeast to use the CyberKnife robotic, image-guided technology. Overlook has received excellent rankings for its work with gastroenterology, nephrology and pulmonology.
Sebasticook Valley Hospital (SVH) is a progressive Joint Commission accredited 25-bed critical access hospital in Pittsfield, Maine. It was established in 1963 by a group of community leaders. The hospital is an integral member of the communities it serves.
Virginia Mason Medical Center, serving the greater Seattle area, is a recognized leader in quality health care. Their extensive network of healthcare providers has been repeatedly honored for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, the American Medical Group Association, Healthgrades and the Leapfrog Group.
Brewster Academy is an international leader in independent secondary education and is widely recognized for its success in using advanced learning and information technologies to accelerate student growth in a vigorous college preparatory environment. Brewster provides its 357 students (grades 9-12 and postgraduate) with a personalized curriculum based on individual mastery and best-teaching practices in a sophisticated, technology-rich learning environment. The Academy is accredited as a secondary school by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc.
Serving the towns of Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Harpswell and Topsham, Maine SAD 75 is dedicated to creating a community of fluent learners, critical thinkers and creative contributors. SAD 75 is the seventh largest school district in the state of Maine and is the second largest district geographically and strives to partner with colleges and their community to offer their students non-traditional and powerful learning experiences that will pave their students way to a bright future.
Hillside Middle School is located in Manchester, New Hampshire and has a population of approximately 870 students in grades 6 through 8. Hillside serves a range of students. Thirty-one native languages are represented in the school.
Associated Wholesale Grocers is a retailer-owned cooperative serving over 1900 retail member stores with a complete assortment of grocery, fresh meat, fresh produce, specialty foods, health care, and general merchandise items. Through an extensive distribution network and eight distribution centers, AWG and its subsidiaries deliver to over 2500 retail outlets in 24 states.
Unified Grocers has grown from it’s origins in a 1915 purchasing cooperative to become the largest retailer-owned wholesale grocery cooperative in the western United States. They are dedicated to creating positive changes in the communities where they do business, partnering with organizations such as City of Hope and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Krames StayWell was established in 2011 when Krames Patient Education and StayWell Custom Communications united to become the largest provider of interactive, print and mobile patient education solutions, consumer health information, and population health management communications in the country.
Midcentury Media, a New York-based company is building the premier in-store mobile shopping assistant to help consumers decide where to shop and what to buy. MCM’s iPhone application, Shopper, has consistently been a top seller in the lifestyle category of the iTunes App Store, where it continues to delight consumers with a simple and intuitive interface.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all New Yorkers through education, service and governance.
Pine State Trading Co. has been family owned and operated since 1941. They are New England’s leader in the marketing and distribution of convenience and beverage products. They are committed to investing in the people and the technology necessary to consistently deliver quality consumer products and services.
Since 2007, shines & jecker laboratories has been a full-service web design and development company and have been a core part of developing the Guiding Stars web presence. Their goal is to help businesses and non-profits build, manage, and grow their online presence. Their philosophy is that web technology should be efficient and accessible to everyone.
Since 1982, Solutran has provided a full range of treasury management solutions to the nation’s top corporations and state governments. Solutran’s services span the payment spectrum, from paper check processing and conversion to fully electronic payments and WIC processing. Their mission is to manage the flow of financial transactions for clients who issue or receive high volumes of payments.
Wellness Layers is a leading provider of branded web and mobile portal ecosystems. They offer special platform editions for the healthcare, nutrition and diet, fitness, pharma and social ecommerce markets. Their mission is to help each of their clients transfer their products, services and brands into the online and mobile realm without losing their brand messaging in translation.