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NCA Industry Awards honor Dean Spangler, Katherine Clark

During its State of the Industry Conference in Miami last week, the National Confectioners Association honored Dean Spangler, chairman of Spangler Candy Company, and … Continue reading

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Fresh Produce Sales Up in 2013

United Fresh Produce Association released the 2013 Year in Review edition of the FreshFacts on Retail report, which examines overall retail trends in produce … Continue reading

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Food Marketing Institute and Retail Dietitians Business Alliance Launch Employers Tool Kit

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance (RDBA) launched an online interactive tool kit to help retail employers better understand … Continue reading

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IRI Announces Most Successful Consumer Packaged Goods Brands of 2013

Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), announced the most successful consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands in its 2013 New Product Pacesetters report. With 190,000 new UPCs … Continue reading

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Birds Eye, Disney to Promote Healthy Eating Directly to Kids

Birds Eye frozen vegetables, owned by Pinnacle Foods, announced they will team up with Disney to work to increase the number of kids consuming … Continue reading

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Seafood Expo North America to Set a Record Year

Diversified Communications, producer of Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing North America, has announced that this year’s edition is about to set records … Continue reading

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United Fresh Now Accepting “Women in Produce” Nominations

United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations to help select an honoree to speak at the annual Reception Honoring Women in Produce, Thursday, … Continue reading

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Chiquita Brands Combines with Fyffes

Chiquita Brands and Fyffes announced today that the Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which Chiquita will … Continue reading

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Brown-Forman Corporation Appoints Director of Grocery Channel

Brown-Forman Corporation announces the appointment of Terrence Cashaw as Director of Grocery Channel. In this role, Cashaw is responsible for developing and leading channel … Continue reading

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Millennials More Willing to Share Personal Info with Brands

With consumer privacy at the forefront of the nation’s collective consciousness given the recent Target data breach and ongoing NSA spying scandal, new Mintel … Continue reading

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2014 Seafood Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

The Seafood Excellence Awards – the best new products competition held in conjunction with Seafood Expo North America, formerly the International Boston Seafood Show … Continue reading

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Safeway and Albertsons Announce Definitive Merger Agreement

Safeway and Albertsons announced a definitive agreement under which AB Acquisition will acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway. The merger agreement was unanimously approved … Continue reading

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Food Lion Names 2013 Store Manager of the Year

Food Lion has named Antoine Grant its 2013 Store Manager of the Year. Grant, who is the store manager of the Food Lion located … Continue reading

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Blount Expands its Legal Sea Foods Branded Soup Offerings

Blount Fine Foods announced a new line of premium seafood soups and chowders now available in a 32-ounce retail cup under the Legal Sea … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets Opens Next-Generation Store in Amarillo

United Supermarkets cut the ribbon today on the flagship of its next-generation United stores, located at 3552 South Soncy Rd. in Amarillo. The ceremony … Continue reading

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Calvin Johnston Named CEO of Candle-lite

CL Products Intl. announced the appointment of Calvin Johnston as the new CEO of Candle-lite. Candle-lite, a marketer, manufacturer and distributor of candles and … Continue reading

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Non-GMO Trumps Organic in 2014 Market LOHAS MamboTrack Survey

Non-GMO topped organic as a driving factor in brand choice in the 2014 Market LOHAS (Lifestyle Of Health And Sustainability) Mambo Sprouts Marketing Annual … Continue reading

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National Restaurant Association Announces 2014 FABI Award Recipients

The National Restaurant Association announced the recipients of the Food and Beverage Innovations (FABI) Awards, which recognize progressive food and beverage innovations that will make … Continue reading

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C.H. Robinson Earns John Deere Recognition

C.H. Robinson has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2013 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. This is the second year in … Continue reading

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Michigan Grocers Association Elects Officers

Michigan Grocers Association (MGA) announces that the Board of Directors elected the following officers. “These leaders bring to MGA great experience, energy, and the … Continue reading

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Del Monte Fresh Produce Expands its Tomato and Vegetable Program

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. announced that one of its North America subsidiaries acquired approximately 2,620 acres of agricultural production land located Northwest of … Continue reading

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FreshDirect Welcomes Jodi Kahn as Chief Consumer Officer

FreshDirect announced that it has named Jodi Kahn Chief Consumer Officer. In this role, Kahn will be charged with transforming all consumer-facing marketing, including … Continue reading

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Bumble Bee Foods to Deliver Sashimi-quality Frozen Tuna

North America seafood company Bumble Bee Foods has announced a partnership with tuna catcher and processor, Sapmer. The partnership will result in Bumble Bee … Continue reading

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Facts Up Front Launches Consumer Education Campaign to Drive Awareness and Increase Nutrition Knowledge

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) unveiled its national consumer education campaign to bolster awareness and understanding of Facts … Continue reading

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Gourmet Trading Company Working with FoodLink

FoodLink announced that Gourmet Trading Company, the largest distributor of fresh asparagus in North America, will implement the company’s produce traceability (PTI) solution on … Continue reading

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