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Food Marketing Institute Announces Support for SHIELD Act

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced its support for H.R. 845, the SHIELD Act. The bill, currently before the House Judiciary Committee, would establish … Continue reading

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Sweets & Snacks Expo Offers Early-Bird Registrants Chance to Win Free Hotel Stay

The National Confectioners Association (NCA) announced a promotion to encourage retailer attendance at its 16th annual Sweets & Snacks Expo May 21-23, 2013, at … Continue reading

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Hippity Hop Kandy Kakes are Back

The snack cake company, Tastykake, is announcing the release of its seasonal product, Coconut Hippity Hop Kandy Kakes. A spin-off from one of the bakery’s … Continue reading

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Ben & Jerry’s Joins Advocates Arguing for GMO Labeling

“Right to Know GMO” Campaign Highlights CT Effort to Label Genetically Modified Foods More than 200 residents from Connecticut gathered at the State Capital … Continue reading

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Burble and Friends Kids Club Coming to Roundy’s

Mighty Kids Media and Roundy’s Supermarkets have partnered to bring the Burble and Friends kids club to its stores. Burble the polar bear is … Continue reading

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PMA honors Kathleen Merrigan’s Work with the Fresh Produce Industry

Bryan Silbermann, president and CEO of Produce Marketing Association, issued the following statement in response to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement … Continue reading

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KIND Spices Up Award Winning Line of Snack Bars with the Addition of Two New Flavors

KIND Healthy Snacks (KIND) is kicking it up a notch (make that two notches, to be exact) with the unveil of its two newest flavors: … Continue reading

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Alef Sausage Adds Four All-natural Salami Products

Alef Sausage Co., producers of gourmet, European-style sausage and meat delicacies, is adding a new line of all-natural sausages to its assortment of products. … Continue reading

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Dole Bananas Wants Americans to Peel the Love

After years of encouraging Americans to grill, bake, mash, blend, spread and split bananas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, Dole is delivering a … Continue reading

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Freshway Foods Celebrates 25 Years

Freshway Foods celebrates their 25th anniversary with tremendous growth, positive change and a long-standing commitment to creating a clear value proposition. Started by co-owners … Continue reading

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A&P Under Contract for Sale of Select Real Estate Interests

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company announced that it is under contract for the sale of its real estate interests in a few … Continue reading

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FMI Argues USDA COOL Rule Increases Burdens on Food Retailers and Consumers

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Regulatory Counsel Erik Lieberman made the following statement today on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed rule that further … Continue reading

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Consumers and the Growing Quest for Fresh

U.S. consumers are on the hunt to put more greens on their tables at meal time—even if it means spending a little more cabbage. … Continue reading

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USDA Proposes to Amend Country of Origin Labeling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a proposed rule to modify the labeling provisions for muscle cut commodities covered under the Country … Continue reading

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Skuna Bay Implements Carbon Offsets for All Freight Emissions

Effective immediately, Skuna Bay Salmon will neutralize carbon emissions from all freight shipments with carbon offsets purchased through Terra Pass. Adopting this policy further  advances  Skuna  Bay’s commitment … Continue reading

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Merchandising Ideas to Watch for at IDDBA

The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) presents the Show & Sell Center (a 10,000 sq. ft. retail merchandising and idea center) at the association’s 49th … Continue reading

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Tops Markets To Carry Ground Beef Rich With Omega-3 Fatty Acids

TOPS Friendly Markets now offers shoppers a new option when it comes to supplementing their diets with omega-3 fatty acids. After 10 years of … Continue reading

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Alabama Gulf Seafood Summit Addresses the Future of the Industry

More than 100 attendees representing all segments of the seafood chain gathered at the first-ever Alabama Gulf Seafood Summit to explore how best to … Continue reading

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Fruit, Organics Post Strong Performance in Q4

Fresh produce made strong gains in Q4 of 2012 compared to the previous year, according to the latest edition of FreshFacts on Retail, the … Continue reading

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IFT Issues Food Product Tracing Report to FDA

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) released its report for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) focused on the outcomes of two pilot … Continue reading

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Industry Publishes New Cantaloupe Guidance

A new resource, The National Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for Cantaloupes and Netted Melons, is now available to help companies that grow, harvest, sort, … Continue reading

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Retailers Partner with United Fresh to Explore FSMA Impact

United Fresh and the California Grocers Association Education Foundation are presenting a webinar outlining the potential impact of the proposed Produce Safety Rule on … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Charity Golf Event on Tap

Since the beginning six years ago, the Stater Bros. Charities Dave Stockton Heroes Challenge has raised nearly $3 million for Southern California charities and … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI Report Recaps 2012 CPG Trends and Predicts Trends for 2013

Reverberations from the nation’s economic rollercoaster ride have been felt throughout the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry for several years now, and 2012 was … Continue reading

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United Launches 2013 Produce Industry Compensation Survey

The United Fresh Foundation, through its Center for Leadership Excellence, has launched its 2013 compensation survey for the fresh produce industry. The data collected … Continue reading

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