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Global Sustainability Summit: The Next Level in Sustainability

What are you doing to strengthen your sustainability efforts—now, and for the future? Are you ready for the next wave of consumers who demand … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Increases Starting Hourly Rate

Weis Markets will increase its starting hourly rate for newly hired Weis Markets’ associates to $9 an hour on August 2. On this date, … Continue reading

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Meijer Acquires Aureus Health Services

Meijer has signed an agreement to acquire Aureus Health Services, a national specialty pharmacy and health services company based in Pittsburgh, Pa. and a … Continue reading

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May 21 is Now “National Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day”

Now there’s yet another reason to peel that banana, sprinkle some extra berries on your cereal and toss more spinach and cauliflower in your … Continue reading

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“Taste” Messaging Most Compelling to Shoppers Purchasing Avocados

The Hass Avocado Board recently conducted a consumer insight study, Engaging and Influencing Shoppers at Shelf, which tested 20 different messages intended for use on … Continue reading

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Beech-Nut to Reveal Exact Ingredient Amounts

Beech-Nut Nutrition Company announced that it has listed the percentage of each ingredient for all of its jars and pouches on its web site. … Continue reading

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Hannaford’s and Publix Earn Top Effort Scores in New Temkin Ratings

Based on a study of 10,000 U.S consumers, Hannaford’s and Publix took the top spots in the 2015 Temkin Effort Ratings, which rates how … Continue reading

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Top Natural and Organic Food Trends Meeting Consumer Needs

Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) has identified the top nine natural and organic food trends that illustrate growing consumer desires in the natural channel. The brand-building … Continue reading

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Seafood Nutrition Partnership Expands Public Health Education Effort to Eight Cities across the United States

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP), a non-profit whose mission is to educate Americans about the critical health and nutritional benefits of seafood, announced it … Continue reading

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Kings Food Markets Announces the Return of its Just Picked Promise Program

Kings Food Markets will bring back its exclusive 24 Hour Just Picked Promise this summer, beginning on Friday, May 22. The program is designed to bring … Continue reading

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West Point Market to Close

Is it the death knell for the Killer Brownies? West Point Market, the Akron, Ohio, nationally renowned, one-unit specialty store that invented the decadent … Continue reading

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ConAgra Grows Frozen Foods Business with Acquisition of Blake’s All Natural Foods

ConAgra Foods, Inc.  has acquired Blake’s All Natural Foods, a rapidly-growing, family-owned company which makes natural and organic frozen meals, including pot pies, casseroles, … Continue reading

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PMA expands strategic partnership with consumer-research expert The Hartman Group

To provide critical insights into consumer behaviors driving fresh fruit and vegetable sales, Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has expanded its strategic partnership with The … Continue reading

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The United Family of Stores and Guests Contribute $60,000 to Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort

Guests of The United Family stores in West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and New Mexico contributed $44,892 to relief efforts for victims of the recent earthquakes … Continue reading

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The United Family Honors Outstanding Team Members at 10th Annual Leadership Awards Dinner

The United Family, which operates United Supermarkets, Market Street, Albertsons Market and Amigos locations in Dallas-Fort Worth, West Texas and New Mexico, recently recognized its … Continue reading

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A Wegmans Grows in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation announced redevelopment plans for Admirals Row that will bring a long-anticipated supermarket, new manufacturing space and a brand … Continue reading

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Organic Sector Petitions USDA for Organic Check-off

In a groundbreaking move for the nation’s organic sector, the Organic Trade Association (OTA), in collaboration with the GRO Organic Core Committee, on Tuesday … Continue reading

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45 Finalists Demonstrate Innovation in Fresh Produce

United Fresh announces a record 45 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2015 New Product Awards. This … Continue reading

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Karen Caplan to Be Honored at 2015 Reception Honoring Women in Produce

Karen Caplan, president & CEO at Frieda’s, headquartered in Los Alamitos, Calif., and the first female chairperson of the United Fresh Board of Directors, … Continue reading

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FirstFruits donates over 330,000 Pounds of Apples to Food Banks

FirstFruits Marketing of Washington (FirstFruits) ends its fifth annual Take a Bite Out of Hunger program at select retailers with a collective donation of 330,000 … Continue reading

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Five Consumer Trends Shaping the Future of Food

Sluggish restaurant traffic growth and stalled sales in the center aisles at grocery stores are evidence that U.S. consumers’ eating behaviors are evolving.  The … Continue reading

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Schnucks Invests in New Distribution Center

Schnuck Markets has announced that this summer construction will begin on a new estimated $100 million, state-of-the-art distribution center at NorthPark in Kinloch in … Continue reading

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SnackWell’s To Remove Several Ingredients From Its Products

SnackWell’s announced a commitment to reformulating its products which will now be made without high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oil, artificial flavors or … Continue reading

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Food Lion Feeds Kicks Off Annual ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive

Food Lion Feeds has partnered with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), the United States Postal Service and food banks in Delaware, Maryland, … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Launches Seventh Annual Paws For Pets Program

Weis Markets announces the launch of its seventh annual Paws for Pets program, a company-wide initiative that collects monetary donations, pet food and supplies … Continue reading

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