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GS1 Connect 2015 Keynote Speakers Announced

Three keynote speakers will headline the 15th annual GS1 Connect 2015 conference themed “Innovate. Collaborate. Transform.” Hosted by GS1 US, the conference will take place … Continue reading

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Natural Products Expo West Sustainable Seminar Focuses on Achieving Harmony Among Unlikely Partners

Organic & Natural Health Association (Organic & Natural) in partnership with The Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR) and Aker BioMarine will host a seminar … Continue reading

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Albertsons and Safeway Receive U.S. FTC Clearance for Proposed Merger

AB Acquisition LLC and Safeway Inc. announced that they have received clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the companies’ proposed merger … Continue reading

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Yummy.com Expands its On-Demand Grocery Delivery

Yummy.com, a multi-channel grocery retailer that offers on-demand grocery delivery, is opening of its fifth fulfillment center in the Los Angeles area, as well as … Continue reading

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Produce for Better Health Foundation Announces Retail Honorees

In support of its mission to increase the consumption of fruit and vegetables, Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) announces the 20 Fruits & … Continue reading

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PMA Foundation announces 2014 Tip Murphy Scholarship recipients

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Foundation for Industry Talent has announced the fourth annual Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence recipients for 2014. Steven … Continue reading

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GMDC Announces Changes to Its Board of Directors

The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has announced changes made to its Board of Directors, to include the appointment of Dewayne Rabon, Bi-Lo Holdings … Continue reading

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FMI Foundation Proclaims September 2015 National Family Meals Month

 The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation announced a September marketing initiative with the nation’s grocers aimed at highlighting food retailers’ unique family meal programs … Continue reading

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MOM Brands Signs Definitive Agreement for Sale of Company to Post Holdings

MOM Brands today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of the company to Post Holdings in a transaction … Continue reading

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Southeast Regional Grocer Adopts ReposiTrak

ReposiTrak, the provider of Compliance Management and Track & Trace solutions for food safety exclusively endorsed by FMI and ROFDA, announces that W. Lee Flowers … Continue reading

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FMI Community Outreach Awards Honor Food Retailers

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced the four winners of its 2014 Community Outreach Awards. The awards recognize the creative, charitable programs established and … Continue reading

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IRI Report Finds National and Private Brands Searching for Firm Footing and Consistent Growth

There is no question that private label products became more popular as consumers looked for new ways to save on everyday purchases during the … Continue reading

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IDDBA Expands Training with Cake-Decorating Courses

The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA), a nonprofit membership organization serving the dairy, deli, bakery, cheese and supermarket foodservice industries, continues to expand its mobile and … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Food Retail Market Continues to Grow

The gluten-free market is cementing its staying power as more than a mere dietary fad and continues to make national headlines, including a recent … Continue reading

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Price Chopper Supermarkets Launches Specialty Pharmacy Program

Price Chopper Supermarkets announces the launch of its new specialty pharmacy program, which expands pharmacy services in an effort to provide more convenient and … Continue reading

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Grocery Store Chefs to Compete in 2015 Supermarket Chef Showdown

Fifteen top grocery store chefs from around the country will compete to be named the Grand Champion of the 2015 Supermarket Chef Showdown during … Continue reading

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Top 5 Food Trends Announced at Winter Fancy Food Show

A panel of food trend experts have nibbled their way through the largest Winter Fancy Food Show in its 40-year history to identify the … Continue reading

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Marsh Supermarkets Partners with inMarket for World’s First Apple Watch iBeacon Experience

Marsh Supermarkets and inMarket announced the deployment of a closed-loop iBeacon platform enabling shoppers with Smartphones and Apple Watch to have their favorite apps come … Continue reading

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Trend Toward Natural, Organic Products Strengthening Frozen Food Market—Packaged Facts

With “fresh” and “healthy” emerging as food industry buzz words, it’s easy to wonder if frozen foods—which almost inherently fail conjure connotations associated with … Continue reading

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Kroger Stores Receive ENERGY STAR Certification

Forty-one Michigan Kroger stores received ENERGY STAR certification during 2014, verifying the division’s commitment to reduce energy consumption and related costs. Kroger’s Ypsilanti store, … Continue reading

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Shaw’s and Star Market “Spirit of Giving” Food Drive Provides Meals to Food Insecure

Shaw’s and Star Market customers put their fellow neighbors first this past holiday season by donating more than 259,000 pounds of food  to more than … Continue reading

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Half Your Plate Program Reaches Canadian Consumers

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association and its partners are launching the healthy eating initiative, Half Your Plate, across Canada this week. Half Your Plate … Continue reading

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Big Y Donates Food to Local Communities

In a chain-wide effort to help the hungry within their local communities, Big Y’s 5th annual Sack Hunger/Care To Share Program brought 19,238 bags … Continue reading

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Three Stop & Shop Stores Receive LEED Silver Certifications

The Stop and Shop Supermarket Co. and its parent company Ahold USA recently achieved another milestone in their commitment to building greener sustainable stores. … Continue reading

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