Author Archives: Elizabeth Louise Hatt

About Elizabeth Louise Hatt

Eliz­a­beth joined the GHQ team in Octo­ber 2010 to indulge her pas­sion for writ­ing, ask­ing ques­tions, eat­ing exor­bi­tant amounts of food and meet­ing indus­try celebri­ties, such as the Dough­boy. When ELH isn’t bring­ing you the lat­est news from the fresh cat­e­gories, she likes to bake cup­cakes, ram­ble on her blog, smother her cat with affec­tion, snow­board trails too advanced for her skills and run long dis­tances. Oh, and eat! She eats a lot, mostly cheese!

FMI Community Outreach Awards Honor Food Retailers

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced the four winners of its 2014 Community Outreach Awards. The awards recognize the creative, charitable programs established and … Continue reading

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Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites Sponsors Griffith Park Run

Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, the maker of Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites, is excited to be an official sponsor of the first annual … Continue reading

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PepsiCo “Game Day Grub Match” Finalists Selected

PepsiCo has announced the finalists for the “Game Day Grub Match,” a culinary competition in search of the next great Super Bowl party dish: … Continue reading

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WP Rawl Expands its Greens Production Lines

WP Rawl, in a continued commitment to growing the leafy greens category, is upgrading its greens’ production lines at its Pelion, S.C. headquarters. The updates … Continue reading

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Heritage Reserve Navel Oranges Return in February

LoBue Citrus’ Heritage Reserve Navel Oranges will return in February for a limited time. “The flavor of Heritage Reserve Navel Oranges is unsurpassed by … Continue reading

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Avocados from Mexico Keeps Momentum with Fanwich

Avocados from Mexico (AFM) aims to keep avocado consumption strong following the Big Game with its Fanwich campaign. Launching nationwide and running from Feb. 2 … Continue reading

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Grillman’s Partners with Florida State Seminoles

Grillman’s has announced a partnership with Florida State University. The partnership begins with the 2015 baseball season and lasts for three years. Grillman’s is the newest … Continue reading

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Opal Apples Launch to the International Space Station

The Opal apple had the honor of being sent up to the International Space Station. The news came last fall when The Johnson Space … Continue reading

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Georgia Growers Association Relaunches Food Safety Program

The Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) is relaunching its longstanding, leading initiative for the statewide produce industry that creates, updates and implements … Continue reading

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BelGioioso Offers a Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Snack

BelGioioso launched a new cheesey snack – Fresh Mozzarella Snacking Cheese. At only 70 calories, the individual packages of award winning cheese are described … Continue reading

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Earthbound Farm Launches Magazine-Style Website

The organic produce company Earthbound Farm launched a redesigned, food-forward website with original photography and a rigorous publishing schedule optimized for all viewing devices. The site features … Continue reading

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IDDBA Expands Training with Cake-Decorating Courses

The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA), a nonprofit membership organization serving the dairy, deli, bakery, cheese and supermarket foodservice industries, continues to expand its mobile and … Continue reading

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Heineken Doubles Down Investment on Slim Can

Heineken announces it is doubling its investment in the growing slim can format category segment in 2015; the company currently offers an 8.5-ounce slim can. … Continue reading

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Nualight Launches Arc LED High Bay Solution

Nualight has announced the launch of an ultra-light LED high bay solution with smarter design for large-scale industrial and retail applications. The design of Nualight’s … Continue reading

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Half Your Plate Program Reaches Canadian Consumers

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association and its partners are launching the healthy eating initiative, Half Your Plate, across Canada this week. Half Your Plate … Continue reading

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Sweet Tickets Winners Learn from the Cake Boss

In October, six lucky bakers flew to Lackawanna, N.J. to meet Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss. Part of the Sweet Ticket promotion, the six winners … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Joins Weight Watchers Baked Goods

Oatmeal is the latest to join Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods line. The two varieties—Blueberry Almond Oatmeal Bakes and Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Bakes—each contain 130 … Continue reading

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Pear Bureau Northwest Announces 2015 Display Contest

Pear Bureau Northwest is introducing a nationwide display contest open to retailers of all sizes in the U.S. and Canada beginning January 15, 2015. … Continue reading

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The 2015 Bta. Will Focus on Food Technology of the Future

The 2015 Bta. show (International Food and Beverage Machinery, Technology and Ingredients Exhibition) in Barcelona will make innovation the focus of its next edition, … Continue reading

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NatureSweet SunBursts Kicks Off its MVP Promo

NatureSweet Tomatoes is kicking off the New Year with the return of the NatureSweet SunBursts MVP retail promotion across the United States. Designed to aid … Continue reading

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The USDA Lifts Restrictions on Irish Beef

The U.S. is re-opening its doors to beef exports from the European Union after more than 15 years, according to a recent announcement from the … Continue reading

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Smithfield: Vast Majority of Sows Out of Gestation Crates

Smithfield Foods has announced that it made even more progress in moving away from controversial gestation crates, with 71.4% of its company-owned sows now … Continue reading

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Sakata Seed Introduces Two LSL Melons

Sakata Seed America is introducing two LSL melon varieties, Infinite Gold and Timeless Gold. These highly-anticipated LSL melons have been bred for firm flesh … Continue reading

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Teenage Entrepreneur Launches Cold-Pressed Juice Line

The better-for-you beverage brand CRUDE introduces its first two ready-to-drink juice products this month. It was founded on the belief that good juice comes … Continue reading

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