Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

General Mills Methuen warehouse is company’s first solar powered U.S. facility

  METHUEN, MASS. (JULY 23, 2010) – Advancing General Mills’ commitment to renewable energy, the company today announced a major solar energy initiative at … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Hosts Nationwide Open House

BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sam’s Club is hosting an open house beginning Friday, August 6 through Sunday, August 8 for members and … Continue reading

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Consumers Trade Down from Restaurant Meals in Favor of Fresh Prepared Foods

New York, July 22 2010 – By most accounts, Americans slowed their spending on consumer products as a result of the economic downturn. However, … Continue reading

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People Want Real-Time Information to Make Smarter Food Purchases

BEVERLY, Mass. – July 22, 2010 – As smartphone adoption continues to increase, people expect mobile devices to improve their everyday lives – right … Continue reading

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Lance and Snyder’s of Hanover Announce Merger

Charlotte, North Carolina and Hanover, Pennsylvania, July 22, 2010 – Lance, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNCE) (“Lance”) and Snyder’s of Hanover, Inc. (“Snyder’s”) today announced they have … Continue reading

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“Stronger, Better Bi-Lo” Concept Unveiled at Newly Remodeled Store

GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 26, 2010) – BI-LO marked the manifestation of the company’s efforts to re-engineer its stores over the last 13 months as … Continue reading

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National Retail Federation Foundation To Provide Retailers With Access To PCI DSS On-Demand eLearning For Payment Card Security And Compliance

New York, New York, (July 20, 2010) –VigiTrust today announced it will partner with the NRF Foundation, the research and education arm of the … Continue reading

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Alcohol manufacturers drink in profits from at-home consumption, reports Mintel

Chicago (July, 2010)-Mintel research finds that more consumers are throwing back their glasses at home, instead of in bars or restaurants. Among alcohol drinkers, … Continue reading

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Back-To-School Blues Expected To End For Retailers

NEW YORK (July, 2010) – With the 2009-2010 academic year having recently ended for some 76 million children and adults enrolled in the nation’s … Continue reading

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America’s More Matters Pledge Toolkit Now Available Online from Produce for Better Health Foundation

Hockessin, Del. – The marketing toolkit for America‘s More Matters Pledge: Fruits & Veggies . . . Today and Every Day! is now available … Continue reading

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Target Partners with Kraft Foods and Procter & Gamble to Combat Childhood Hunger and Support Academic Achievement

MINNEAPOLIS (July, 2010) – Target announced its continued support to help end childhood hunger and support K-12 education by partnering with Kraft Foods and … Continue reading

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The Grocers Supply Co., Inc. Joins Topco Associates LLC

HOUSTON, July 12, 2010 – The Grocers Supply Co., Inc., announced today that it has become a member of Topco Associates LLC and will … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Programs Cut Manufacturing Waste by 30% in Four Years

NORTHFIELD, Ill. (July, 2010)  - Whether people call it garbage, rubbish, trash or junk – everyone creates waste. And no matter what it’s called, too much … Continue reading

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New Law in California to Help All Supermarkets in the State Go Cage-Free

(July 2010)- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed landmark legislation that protects animal welfare and food safety. The new law requires that shelled (whole) eggs sold … Continue reading

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The A&P Family of Supermarkets Debuts Text, Give, Save Campaign to Benefit The Children’s Miracle Network

MONTVALE, N.J., 2010 – In a unique new promotion designed to “give back” while “getting back,” The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. … Continue reading

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United Fresh to Donate Salad Bars to New Orleans Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Schools throughout New Orleans will be the beneficiaries this fall as the United Fresh Produce Association has announced that it will … Continue reading

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Unilever commits to sustainable sourcing of paper packaging

Unilever published its sustainable paper and board packaging sourcing policy as part of its commitment to double the size of the business while reducing … Continue reading

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CVS Distributing Free Health and Nutrition Guide in Stores

WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 7 /PRNewswire/ — As part of their ongoing partnership to help Americans improve their health and curb the onset of chronic … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Announces New Guidelines for Organic Personal Care Products

Whole Foods Market announced that all personal care products and cosmetics making an “organic” claim sold in its U.S. stores must be third-party certified … Continue reading

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Albertsons Activates Solar Power at Three California Stores

Albertsons, a SUPERVALU INC. company, and SunEdison, a solar energy services provider, announced the activation of rooftop solar power systems at three Albertsons grocery … Continue reading

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Behaviors of Families with Overweight/Obese Children Differ Little from Those with Healthy Weight Children

CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, D.C.  – SymphonyIRI Group, Inc., formerly named Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced today new research … Continue reading

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Reasor’s installs PepsiCo Dream Machine recycling system

Reasor’s is the first grocery chain in the nation to have the PepsiCo Dream Machine installed in stores. The Dream Machine is the first … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Tests Online Small Business Loan Program for Main Street

Bentonville, AR—July 6, 2010— Existing small business owners and entrepreneurs with hopes of starting up continue to seek access to capital in the form of … Continue reading

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Nonfood Talk: A new soapbox?

A fledgling e-commerce site is eyeing the health and beauty care category. Traditional retailers need to pay attention and initiate some strategies to fight … Continue reading

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Safe & sound

A vast array of safety and security measures ensures our food supply is the safest it’s ever been. By Richard Turcsik Face it. The … Continue reading

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