Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Fresh Fruit Cuts Increases Efficiency and Volume with New Equipment

In preparation for the start of the California stone fruit season in early May, fresh cut peach and nectarine processor Fresh Fruit Cuts has … Continue reading

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Live Gourmet and Grower Pete’s Earn Third-Party Certification

Hollandia Produce, LPs’ Live Gourmet brand Living Upland Cress and Grower Pete’s Organic brand Living Watercress have been certified as Antioxidant-rich Superfoods based on … Continue reading

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Sesame Workshop-PMA Initiative Encourages ‘Brighter Eating’

Sesame Workshop and Produce Marketing Association have unveiled a national movement that applies the strength and influence of the Sesame Street brand and its … Continue reading

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Research Looks at Natural vs. Organic Fresh Meat Shoppers

Midan Marketing’s consumer research study, “Today’s Natural vs. Organic Fresh Meat Consumer,” takes an in-depth look at the consumers purchasing natural and organic fresh … Continue reading

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Ocean Mist Farms Launches Websites

Ocean Mist Farms rebuilt from the ground up in order to improve the online experience for all site visitors. The improvements include an … Continue reading

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Sunkist Shares its Family Stories

Sunkist Growers unveiled Sunkist Family Stories, a multimedia storytelling project dedicated to sharing the rich heritage of Sunkist growers through video and imagery.  Sunkist … Continue reading

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Pioneer Growers Launches Green Giant Sweet Corn Products

Pioneer Growers is launching two packaged sweet corn products to provide consumers with more convenience and value-added options in-store. This includes a tray package … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Expands Private Brands Coffee Program

Weis Markets has expanded its private brand coffee program, now offering premium Weis Five Star and brand equivalent Weis Quality labels. The whole bean … Continue reading

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Consumers Overwhelmingly Reject In-Store Tracking by Retailers

New technologies now allow retailers to use cellphone signals to track shoppers as they move around the store. The practice is controversial—last month, the … Continue reading

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Zero Zone Introduces the Crystal Merchandiser Freezer

The Zero Zone Crystal Merchandiser line of medium-temp reach-ins has now been expanded to include the new Crystal Merchandiser freezer. Carl Petersen, Marketing & … Continue reading

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Guiding Stars Awarded U.S. Patent for its Food Nutrition Database System

Guiding Stars, an independent nutrition guidance program, has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,626,796 for its food nutrition database and operating system that is … Continue reading

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Castor & Pollux Debuts New ORGANIX Jerky Chip Cookies for Dogs

Castor & Pollux Natural Petworks, maker of organic and natural pet products, expands its treat offerings with the launch of ORGANIX Jerky Chip Cookies.  … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports Releases Supermarket Ratings

When it comes to supermarkets, biggest isn’t always best. In Consumer Reports’ latest survey, Wegmans, Trader Joe’s, Publix, Costco and Sprouts earned the highest … Continue reading

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Instacart Rolls Out Grocery Delivery Service in NYC

Instacart, the service that can deliver groceries from multiple local stores within an hour, announced that it has expanded its service to New York … Continue reading

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FreshDirect Names Spelt Right Foods as “Next Big Food Thing” Champion

Spelt Right Foods has been crowned the Grand Prize winner in FreshDirect’s Next Big Food Thing contest, a crowd funding contest launched by FreshDirect in collaboration … Continue reading

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Rooibee Red Tea Introduces Ready-To-Drink Option For Kids

Rooibee Red Tea has announced the first of its off-spring with the birth of Rooibee Roo. Developed just for kids, the bottled tea offers the … Continue reading

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Unified’s Market Centre Launches Website

Market Centre, a subsidiary company of Unified Grocers, has launched a new website ( dedicated to showcasing its wide array of products and resources.  … Continue reading

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Alimentaria to Kick Off its Culinary Show

Alimentaria, an agri-food industry trade fair in Spain, attracts buyers from the five continents providing the 3,800 participating companies business and export opportunities. It … Continue reading

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Earth’s Care Products Launches Line of Natural OTC Remedies

Earth’s Care Natural Products, a California-based, family-owned manufacturer of topical therapeutic products announced that it has launched a line of over-the-counter (OTC) products with” … Continue reading

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Bob’s Red Mill Goes Gluten Free with its Scottish Oatmeal

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods has announced the availability its new Gluten Free Scottish Oatmeal, the latest gluten free porridge to join the company’s long line … Continue reading

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United Fresh’s Retail Produce Marketing & Merchandising Conference to Focus on Brand Differentiation

Brand strategist Al Ries will keynote this year’s United Fresh Retail Produce Marketing & Merchandising Conference, June 12-13, immediately following United Fresh 2014 in … Continue reading

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Dole Organic Wins First Place for Package Design

DOLE Salads organic line of salads has been honored in a prestigious packaging design competition for compelling graphics that “forge an emotional connection with … Continue reading

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Apply Now for Food Safety and Auditing Scholarships from the FMI Foundation

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2014/2015 academic year from students currently enrolled in food and agricultural … Continue reading

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Court Invalidates New Rules on Vidalia Sweet Onion Ship Date

On March 19, 2014, Judge Cynthia D. Wright of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit of the Superior Court of Fulton County ruled in favor of … Continue reading

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Tillamook Hits the Road with Trio of Mobile Sampling Tours

The Tillamook Cheese, Ice Cream and Yogurt Tours are hitting the road this month to bring its dairy products to fans and consumers across … Continue reading

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