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Southern California Food Banks to Share Bounty from PMA

Produce suppliers from across the United States and around the world donated an estimated 231,165 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables to the Second … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Begins Annual Believe in Heroes Promotion to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Weis Markets announced the launch of its second annual Believe in Heroes promotion to benefit Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), an organization that raises awareness … Continue reading

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Strongbow Hard Cider

HEINEKEN USA IS ADDING STRONGBOW HARD CIDER TO ITS PORTFOLIO BEGINNING JAN. 1. According to Heineken officials, the Strongbow brand will further complement the … Continue reading

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Ahold USA recognized by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Leading Green Power Purchases

Ahold USA announced that is has again been named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) list of the largest green power purchases. As … Continue reading

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Butterball Partners with Brands for Gold Standard Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving Butterball is helping holiday cooks give this year’s celebration the golden touch by partnering with brands often included in the feast. In … Continue reading

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Pure Hot House Foods Launches Fresh Kits

Pure Hot House Foods recently launched its Pure Flavor Fresh Kits. Designed to be convenient and affordable, Salsa, Caprese and Guacamole are the first … Continue reading

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Gourmet Trading Company Honors Former CEO and President

“We felt that the internet was a good avenue to reach all the people who Chris had an impact on throughout the world. The … Continue reading

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Independent Grocers Embrace Online Shopping Trends

Unified Grocers announced that it is offering independent retailers an exclusive “eShop-Rewards” program that allows consumers to earn points toward a $25 prepaid Visa … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Kicks Off Holiday Food Drive For Needy

Stater Bros. Supermarkets, in conjunction with its charitable arm Stater Bros. Charities, will be “Harvesting Hope” in Southern California communities.  The 4th Annual “Harvesting … Continue reading

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Formation of New Sprout Alliance for Safety and Science Announced

A group of sprout growers from across the United States have joined together to form the Sprout Alliance for Safety and Science, a new … Continue reading

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Package Containers, Inc. Donates 25,000 Box Tops for Education to Chicago Suburban Middle School

When Mary Pytko’s name was read over the convention center sound system at the 2011 PMA Fresh Summit Trade Show as the winner of … Continue reading

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United Fresh Announces 2013 Dates for Produce Inspection Training Program

The United Fresh Foundation, through the Center for Food Safety & Quality, will conduct three installments of its popular Produce Inspection Training Program in … Continue reading

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Southern California Food Banks to Share Bounty “Harvested” from Produce Industry’s Largest U.S. Trade Show

Produce suppliers from across the United States and around the world donated an estimated 231,165 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables to the Second … Continue reading

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IDDBA FSCRP Deadline is February 1

The next application deadline for the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program is February 1, 2013, for training completed Nov. 1 … Continue reading

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NGA Fights for Competition, Transparency and Fairness

NGA and nine other named plaintiffs were joined by a growing community of merchants in filing objections with the U.S. District Court for the … Continue reading

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Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. Partners with Toyota Tsusho Corp.

Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. has signed an agreement with Toyota Tsusho Corp., a global supplier of Bio-PET resin (bio-based polyethylene terephthalate), to become the … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Kicks Off its Holiday Fundraising Drive to Help Fight Hunger

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company announced today that its 23rd annual Food for Friends program will kick-off on Friday, November 2nd and will … Continue reading

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Tyson Promotion Offers Consumers a Chance to Win a Trip to the Big Game

Boneless wings are a football fan favorite, and the “Dig Deep” promotion offers savings on game-day party favorites, featuring a coupon for $2.50 off … Continue reading

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IDDBA’s consumer shopping research says variety plays a key role in the deli/ bakery

A key finding of the new report, Consumer Shopping Dynamics: The Decision Tree, from the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) is that variety is an … Continue reading

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Nielsen: U.S. Consumer Confidence Second Highest Since 2008

U.S. consumer confidence in Q3 improved three index points to 90, the second highest U.S index score in four years, while more than 80 … Continue reading

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Anaheim Hosts Largest U.S. Gathering of the Global Fresh Produce Industry

In the midst of a growing wave of public policy and consumer preference emphasizing healthful, high-quality food choices, the world’s fresh produce assembled in … Continue reading

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Green Giant Fresh Unveils New Marketing Tools

Green Giant Fresh announced the launch of their new website found at www.greengiantfresh.com, as well as a new mobile site, product sell sheets and … Continue reading

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Association Perspective: Mark Deuschle, GMDC

GMDC’s vice president and chief marketing officer discusses taking the “general” out of general merchandise. Grocery Headquarters: How important is general merchandise in terms … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… Steve Ward

The national accounts manager for Heineken USA says the upscale segment of the beer category is driving growth. Grocery Headquarters: What is the state … Continue reading

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Premium Private Label Groceries Trump Frugal Fatigue

Private label food and beverage dollar sales topped $98 billion in 2011 to account for 17.6% of total food and beverage retail sales, according … Continue reading

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