Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

FMI’s New Resource: Making the Business Case for Sustainability

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announces the release of a new sustainability resource to assist food retailers in defining, communicating and engaging senior executives.  Making … Continue reading

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Ocean Mist Farms Adds Baby Broccoli

Ocean Mist Farms welcomes a new commodity to its family of more than 30 fresh vegetables: Baby Broccoli. The company is offering a year-round … Continue reading

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Hollandia Produce Scores 100% on Primus GFS Certification Audit

Hollandia Produce, grower and shipper of Live Gourmet and Grower Pete’s brands of living lettuce and leafy greens, has earned a perfect score on … Continue reading

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Store Brand Growth Continues

The release of PLMA’s 2014 Annual Private Label Yearbook shows that store brands have extended their multiyear period of growth, setting new share records … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Charities Raise Money to Fight Heart Disease and Stroke

This year, Stater Bros. Charities exceeded its goal by raising an all-time record of $543,488 for the fight against heart disease and stroke, the … Continue reading

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Sustainable Food Trade Association Members are “Greening” the Supply Chain

According to the Sustainable Food Trade Association’s (SFTA) second annual Member Sustainability Progress Report, the organic food industry is taking strides to reduce its footprint in … Continue reading

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Macfrut 2014 will Focus on Internationalization

After the positive results achieved in 2013, Macfrut, an international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable supply chain to be held in Cesena … Continue reading

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Hillshire Brands Acquires Van’s Natural Foods for $165 Million

The Hillshire Brands Company and Catterton Partners, the consumer-focused private equity firm, announced that Hillshire Brands has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Catterton … Continue reading

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Chilean Honeycrisp Ready for Spring Sales

Key retailers have a first chance to get their hands on the Chilean Honeycrisp apple. Available the last week of April from Honeybear Marketing, … Continue reading

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NatureSweet Launches Ready-to-Eat Snack Tomatoes

NatureSweet has introduced a line of specially grown microproduce: NatureSweet Cherriots Tomatoes. The packaged, bite-sized tomatoes filled with flavor, meet the growing demand for … Continue reading

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Hidden Villa Ranch Expands Specialty Egg Production

Hidden Villa Ranch is committing to add 600,000 birds over the next year for production across the country to avoid shorting on specialty cage-free, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Program Celebrates 20 Years & 2014 Graduates

With its 2014 graduating class, the Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker program celebrates 20 years of providing the nation’s only advanced training course of its kind … Continue reading

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Chicken of the Sea Mermaid is Finally Named

The mermaid has left a memorable mark on pantry shelves and lunch and dinner tables for six decades, but she somehow remained anonymous since … Continue reading

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CMI Celebrates Earth Day with Tree Giveaway

CMI is celebrating Earth Day over a weeklong period in April by giving away fruit trees to their social media fans. Leading up to … Continue reading

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Mart Cart Launches Heavy Duty Cart

Mart Cart, a product line of Assembled Products Corporation, announces its latest offering in the world of mobile shopping carts – the Ultima. This … Continue reading

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The Idaho Potato Truck Goes on Tour with AHA

The Great Big Idaho Potato Truck is back on the road for its third consecutive cross-country tour with a new message for women: Take … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter to Offer Yearly Online Shopping Payment Option

Harris Teeter has announced a new yearly payment option in celebration of the company’s 150th Express Lane Online Shopping location which opened last week at … Continue reading

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USApple Takes Home Four Medals

It was a big night for U.S. Apple Association (USApple) on April 9 at the National Agri-Marketing Association’s (NAMA) 2014 Best of NAMA awards … Continue reading

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Luvo Signs On to Sponsor the Bronx Bombers

Luvo, the lifestyle food brand, announced that they have signed a comprehensive sponsorship with the New York Yankees.  Derek Jeter, Luvo’s brand development officer/partner, … Continue reading

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GMA Calls VT GMO Labeling Law “Step in the Wrong Direction”

The Grocery Manufacturers Association has issued the following statement in response to the movement of HB 112, a bill that would require mandatory labeling … Continue reading

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Hormel Foods Introduces Hormel Compleats Breakfast

To address the needs of time-starved consumers, Hormel Foods has introduced Hormel Compleats breakfast, a line of convenient, hearty breakfast meals ready in just 60 seconds. … Continue reading

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Grocery Retailers Grow with Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware, the hardware cooperative, has plans to open 750 new independently owned stores domestically over the next five years, company officials announce. Ace’s … Continue reading

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Organic Consumers Association Issues Statement on Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law

By a vote of 28 to two, the Vermont state senate passed H.112, a bill to require mandatory labeling of foods sold in Vermont that … Continue reading

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Post Holdings Set to Acquire Michael Foods

Michael Foods announced that Post Holdings  intends to acquire the company and its related entities for $2.45 billion. The acquisition is expected to be … Continue reading

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Hot and Cold Breakfast Cereals are Heating Up, Packaged Facts Reports

“Cold and Hot Breakfast Cereals in the U.S.,” a new report from Packaged Facts, assesses the obstacles facing U.S. marketers of cold, or ready-to-eat, … Continue reading

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