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CHEP Enters New Partnership With Dole, ConAgra Foods

 Dole Fresh Fruit Company, a subsidiary of Dole Food Company the world’s largest producer and marketer of fresh produce, announced the signing of a … Continue reading

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The J. M. Smucker Company Acquires Leading Hispanic Brands From Rowland Coffee Roasters

ORRVILLE, Ohio, May 16, 2011 — The J. M. Smucker Company announced that it has completed an acquisition of the coffee brands and business … Continue reading

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ECRS Releases CATAPULT Loyalty Points Loyalty Solution for SMB Retailers

BOONE, N.C. — As part of its expanding Customer Relationship Management suite, ECR Software Corporation (ECRS) announced the release of CATAPULT Loyalty Points.  This … Continue reading

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Cosmetic and Skincare Market Showing Slow Improvements, Reports Mintel

While popular perception would have us believe that when times are tough, consumers use cosmetics to ‘put their best face forward,’ the cosmetic and … Continue reading

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U.S. EPA honors Sprouts Farmers Market in Westlake Village as Platinum – Level GreenChill Partner for Environmental Achievements

SAN FRANCISCO – At a community welcoming event held by Sprouts Farmer’s Market’s new store in Westlake, Calif., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill … Continue reading

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Retailers Navigate the Challenges of Unsure Economic Recovery

Food retailers are rising to the opportunities and challenges presented by America’s uneven economic recovery, according to data released today in the Food Marketing … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Expands Sustainability Goals to Build On Success

NORTHFIELD, Ill., May 12, 2011– Kraft Foods announced expanded sustainability goals and highlighted progress against its focus areas.  The company’s new goals – now … Continue reading

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A Legacy With Layers: The Vidalia Onion Museum is Officially Open

Tourists from around the globe can now learn about one of the most famous globes around: Georgia’s Vidalia onion.  The Vidalia Onion Committee recently … Continue reading

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Wakefern One of Top Ten Places to Work in New Jersey

Wakefern Food Corp. announced that it has been ranked in the top ten of NJBIZ magazine’s 2011 Best Places to Work in New Jersey.  … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market to Improve the Lives of Farm Animals

AUSTIN, Texas (May 10, 2011) – Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) today announced all fresh beef, pork and chicken sold in its U.S. stores … Continue reading

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Beech-Nut Pledges $750,000 in Product to Aid U.S. Storm Victims

TOWN OF AMSTERDAM, NY – To aid the tiniest survivors of April’s deadly tornado outbreak, Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation and its long time charitable partner, … Continue reading

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Recession Continues to Impact Shopper Attitudes at the Supermarket

DALLAS, TX – May 10, 2011 – Consumer confidence in food safety is at its highest point in seven years, with 88 percent of … Continue reading

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USDA Commodity Procurement Division Launches New Website

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Procurement Division has launched a website providing vendors and other interested parties streamlined … Continue reading

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Weis Markets to Reduce Out-of-Stocks

Weis Markets, a 164-store grocery chain based in Sunbury, Penn., plans to optimize its overall in-stock position and reduce excess inventory and out-of-stocks in … Continue reading

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Schnucks Takes a Stand for Food Quality and Safety

All consumers should have the information needed to make informed food choices, no matter where they shop. That is according to  Schnuck Markets, Inc.  … Continue reading

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United Fresh 2011 Attendees Honor Best New Products

  NEW ORLEANS, La. Attendees to the United Fresh Produce Association’s annual convention and expo in New Orleans cast their votes Wednesday and recognized … Continue reading

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FDA Issues First New Rules Under Food Safety Modernization Act

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced two new regulations that will help ensure the safety and security of foods in the United … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s University and UpLift Solutions Announce Food Desert Partnership

Consumers, community leaders and organizations will benefit from a new partnership between Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business and UpLift Solutions that aims … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets and Cargill Partner to Introduce Genuine Texas Beef

  It is said that “everything’s bigger in Texas,” and nothing is bigger than Texans’ love for their state and things that originate from … Continue reading

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Sunflower Farmers Market Launches New Interactive Website

Boulder, CO (05/02/11) – Sunflower Farmers Market, the rapidly expanding, value-priced natural and organic grocer known for “serious food at silly prices,” announced the … Continue reading

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Being at one with the Earth – there’s an app for that

  As influential leaders of industry, most of you are all too aware of the havoc irresponsible corporations can wreak on the environment. For … Continue reading

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Procter and Gamble Partners with Kroger to Support USO to Help American Troops and Their Families

ARLINGTON, Va., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Kroger and its family of stores have joined together to support the … Continue reading

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FDA Updates Seafood Guidance to Enhance Seafood Safety

FDA is announcing the availability of the 4th edition of the “Fish and Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance.”  This updated guidance contains FDA’s … Continue reading

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Target Joins EPA’s GreenChill Program

Target Corp. announced it is joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GreenChill program. This partnership will further Target’s efforts to reduce refrigeration emissions … Continue reading

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An Independent Voice: A fresh perspective

Young employees can provide valuable insights into your business practices. By Jane Olszeski Tortola Sometimes it is hard to gauge what is on the … Continue reading

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