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Retail executive of the year

The center store gets a makeover under the direction of Shawne Murphy Johnson, Supervalu’s group vice president of brand strategy and marketing. By John … Continue reading

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Pennington Quality Market Wins First Prize in New Jersey Peach Promotion Council Display Contest

Mike Oliver, the produce manager for Pennington Quality Market, Pennington, N.J., was awarded first prize from the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council (PPC) for … Continue reading

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IPC’s Retail Display Contest to Award $150,000 in Cash and Prizes

It’s time for the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) 21st annual Potato Lover’s Month Retail Display Contest. This February the IPC’s longest-running promotion will offer … Continue reading

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Seafood Tortas by Inland Market Premium Foods

Just in time for the 2011 Holiday Season, Inland Market Premium foods is introducing a line of ready-to-serve, consumer friendly seafood dips that are … Continue reading

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San Miguel Cut ‘n Clean Greens Kits

San Miguel Produce has introduced two Cut `n Clean Greens, ready-to-cook “cooking greens kits,” making it easy for home cooks to add southern-style comfort … Continue reading

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Frieda’s Inc. Now Exclusive Marketer of MOAB Superfruit Juice Blends

Frieda’s Specialty Produce has signed a multi-year exclusive sales and distribution agreement with MOAB Superfruit Juice Blends. The MOAB line of pure fruit juices … Continue reading

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Tyson Foods and Joyful Noise Team Up

Tyson Foods, based in Springdale, Ark., will launch a new holiday promotion with the release of the movie Joyful Noise, hitting theaters January 13, 2012. … Continue reading

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New Supermarket Association of Japan Trade Show To Be Biggest Yet

New Supermarket Association of Japan (NSAJ) is expecting its 2012 Supermarket Trade Show from February 1–3, 2012 in Tokyo to be the biggest yet. … Continue reading

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Potandon Wraps up its Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Potandon Produce headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho, completed its 2011 Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) campaign in conjunction with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). … Continue reading

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Chilean Blueberry Committee Launches “Media Blitz” Focused on U.S. Retail

The Chilean Blueberry Committee (CBC) has launched a promotional campaign to support sales and consumption of fresh blueberries from Chile during the winter months … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets Raises Almost $5,500 for Breast Cancer

United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos United locations raised nearly $5,500 for the fight against breast cancer during the company’s annual “Who Do You … Continue reading

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Blount Fine Foods Acquires Cape Cod Chowder Company

Blount Fine Foods, a manufacturer of hand-crafted artisan soups and gourmet dips, sauces and salads, has acquired the Cape Cod Chowder Company of Marion, … Continue reading

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UNFI Achieves LEED Gold Certification for Distribution Center

United Natural Foods has received LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (“USGBC”) for its Lancaster, Texas distribution center.  Demonstrating a long … Continue reading

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Retail Coffee Sales Jump 17% to $7 Billion

Retail sales of coffee reached $7.3 billion in 2011, an increase of nearly 17% over 2010, according to “Coffee and Ready-to-Drink Coffee in the … Continue reading

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P&G Beauty & Grooming Launches StyleUnited Website

P&G Beauty & Grooming announced the launch of StyleUnited (www.styleunited.com), a personalized site that brings beauty and fashion together for a total style source. … Continue reading

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Consumers’ Demand for Premium Produce Offerings Spur Increase in Sales

Supermarket produce dollar sales rose nearly six percent since this time last year, driven by higher average retail prices.  The increase in dollar sales … Continue reading

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Wegmans Announces Plans to Build Store in Newton, MA

Wegmans Food Markets has announced that it will be part of the Chestnut Hill Square development on Route 9 (Boylston Street), directly across from … Continue reading

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Q&A with Jim Ethridge, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Jim Ethridge, executive director of channel marketing for National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, which manages retail-marketing programs for the Beef Checkoff, talks to Grocery Headquarters about … Continue reading

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The Midwest Produce Conference will debut in Chicago

The Midwest Produce Conference & Expo, a new trade event for the produce industry launched by The Packer, will come to Chicago from August … Continue reading

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Cargill donates $50,000 to Salvation Army of Wichita

In addition to Santa’s sleigh, refrigerated tractor-trailer rigs will soon be arriving in Wichita, Kan., filled with 3,000 turkeys for the Salvation Army of … Continue reading

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Dole’s Garden Kit

Dole Food Company is launching a new DOLE Garden Kit. Just in time for the holidays, the Garden Kit includes 12 seed varieties, including … Continue reading

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Dole and Standard Fruit Company Recognized by Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce

The Costa Rican–American Chamber of Commerce has recognized Standard Fruit Company de Costa Rica S.A., a division of Dole Food Company in Costa Rica, … Continue reading

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HY-Vee Offers Mobile App

Hy-Vee shoppers can now use their mobile phones to locate products, make shopping lists, check sale prices and more, thanks to the company’s new … Continue reading

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Safeway Helps Customers Turn Holiday Hectic to Happy Without Breaking the Budget

A recent survey by Safeway revealed that 75 percent of women find perfecting their holiday decor and meal menus was among the most demanding … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU Announces Partnership with the “Better Buildings Challenge”

SUPERVALU INC., one of the nation’s largest grocery retailers and wholesalers, announced that it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, … Continue reading

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