Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Sunflower/Sprouts Farmers Market Opens Second San Jose Store

Rapidly growing natural and organic foods retailer Sprouts Farmers Market will open its second San Jose location on Wednesday, August 1, at the Almaden … Continue reading

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Cargill Initiates Voluntary Recall of Ground Beef in Northeast

Cargill Beef, a business unit of Wichita-based Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, today announced an immediate Class I voluntary recall of approximately 29,339 pounds of … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Awarded LEED Green Building Certifications

Harris Teeter announced that three of its recent stores are now officially recognized as LEED-certified projects by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified … Continue reading

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Indianapolis Fruit to Host 25th Annual Vendor Showcase

Indianapolis Fruit Company is honored to welcome all of their customers and over 100 produce industry growers, shippers & vendors from around the world … Continue reading

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Food Retailers Offer Value to Consumers Struggling in a Challenged Economy

Recent reports predicting drought-related impact on food prices and what it means for grocery bills reinforce the ways in which food retailers are meeting … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets to Acquire 21 Supermarkets From GU Markets

Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in western New York, central New York, and northwestern Pennsylvania, announced that the company has entered … Continue reading

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Nualight Announces New Vivace Solutions for Serve-overs and Closed Multi-decks

Nualight has launched two new Vivace lighting solutions to improve color vibrancy in fresh food displays. Vivace is Nualight’s premium LED lighting color technology … Continue reading

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A&P’s Live Better Baby Club Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with Improved Diapers

The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P) announced that it has improved its line of America’s Choice diapers to be more comfortable … Continue reading

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Thirst quenchers and imported beer are favorites among Hispanic beverage consumers, reports Mintel

Hispanics are the fastest-growing consumer group in the U.S., with almost every consumer product vying for their attention and dollars. The alcoholic and non-alcoholic … Continue reading

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Fortune Fish Company to Acquire JDY Gourmet

Fortune Fish Company and JDY Gourmet announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Fortune Fish Company will acquire JDY … Continue reading

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Mountain Dew Launches First-Ever Global Campaign with “The Dark Knight Rises”

Mountain Dew announced that its partnership with Warner Bros.’ and Legendary Pictures’ summer blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises, which opens in theaters on July … Continue reading

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With Prepared Foods Market at $32 Billion, Supermarkets Aren’t Just for Groceries Anymore

Sales of prepared foods and ready-to-eat foods at retail will reach $32.45 billion in 2012, up 7.5% from 2011, according to Prepared Foods and … Continue reading

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Baloian Farms Expands Product Mix with a Value Priced Pepper Pack

Baloian Farms is introducing Oddbells, a value priced consumer pepper pack. Driven by an interest to find a market for their unique shaped, non-blocky … Continue reading

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Giant and Martin’s Customers Raise More Than $550,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Customers at GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets once again showed their overwhelming support for local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals through the … Continue reading

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United Fresh to Move Forward as Merger Talks End

Statement from David Krause, Chairman of the Board, and Ron Midyett, Chairman-Elect: “Based on input from many of our members, the United Fresh Board … Continue reading

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Costco Applauded for Calling on Pork Suppliers to Eliminate Controversial Pig Gestation Crates within 10 Years

The Humane Society of the United States welcomes the announcement by Costco—the nation’s second-largest food retailer—that the chain is calling on its pork suppliers … Continue reading

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Shoprite Announces Third Annual Fundraising Initiative to Benefit Veterans Groups Throughout New York State

ShopRite Supermarkets, which operates 31 ShopRite stores in New York and New Jersey, including recently opened locations in White Plains, Scarsdale, Niskayuna and Albany … Continue reading

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FirstFruits Marketing Receives Award

FirstFruits Marketing of Washington, LLC was recognized by the Association of Washington Business (AWB) as one of seven Washington employers, and the only in … Continue reading

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PMA Statement Regarding the PMA and UFPA merger

Mike O’Brien, co-chair of the joint task force leading Produce Marketing Association’s and United Fresh Produce Association’s merger discussions, today issued the following statement: … Continue reading

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Dole Goes Bananas for Northwest’s Largest Multi-Day Bike Ride

Dole is going bananas for Cascade Bicycle Club’s 33rd Annual Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic – to the delight of 10,000 riders. … Continue reading

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Frieda’s Receives Top Scores on Global Food Safety Initative Audit

Showcasing its ongoing commitment to food safety, Frieda’s, Inc. just announced they received a score of 99.72% in their Global Food Safety Initiative audit … Continue reading

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Prevention Magazine and Food Marketing Institute Reveal 20th Annual Shopping For Health Survey Results

Nutrition continues to drive decision making in supermarket aisles across the country, according to Shopping for Health 2012, the 20th in a yearly study … Continue reading

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National Pork Board Promotes Ease and Versatility of Pulled Pork

The National Pork Board launches its Pulled Pork is Perfect promotion this month, appealing to consumers’ needs for convenient, versatile meal options for the … Continue reading

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Lipman Acquires Packing House from Ace Tomato

Lipman has acquired a packing house from Manteca, California-based Ace Tomato Co., Inc., a tomato packer and fresh produce distributor. The newly acquired facility … Continue reading

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Marketers Could Be Wasting Millions Trying to Reach Baby Boomers

According to a recent national study monitoring the attitudes of Baby Boomers, marketers may be making fatal flaws in their assumptions about this large … Continue reading

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