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Weis Markets Grows Sustainability Efforts

In honor of Earth Day, Weis Markets celebrates its sustainability achievements that have helped lessen its impact on the environment. Since 2008, Weis has … Continue reading

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FMI’s New Resource: Making the Business Case for Sustainability

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announces the release of a new sustainability resource to assist food retailers in defining, communicating and engaging senior executives.  Making … Continue reading

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Hollandia Produce Scores 100% on Primus GFS Certification Audit

Hollandia Produce, grower and shipper of Live Gourmet and Grower Pete’s brands of living lettuce and leafy greens, has earned a perfect score on … Continue reading

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Store Brand Growth Continues

The release of PLMA’s 2014 Annual Private Label Yearbook shows that store brands have extended their multiyear period of growth, setting new share records … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Charities Raise Money to Fight Heart Disease and Stroke

This year, Stater Bros. Charities exceeded its goal by raising an all-time record of $543,488 for the fight against heart disease and stroke, the … Continue reading

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Sustainable Food Trade Association Members are “Greening” the Supply Chain

According to the Sustainable Food Trade Association’s (SFTA) second annual Member Sustainability Progress Report, the organic food industry is taking strides to reduce its footprint in … Continue reading

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Macfrut 2014 will Focus on Internationalization

After the positive results achieved in 2013, Macfrut, an international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable supply chain to be held in Cesena … Continue reading

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Hidden Villa Ranch Expands Specialty Egg Production

Hidden Villa Ranch is committing to add 600,000 birds over the next year for production across the country to avoid shorting on specialty cage-free, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Program Celebrates 20 Years & 2014 Graduates

With its 2014 graduating class, the Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker program celebrates 20 years of providing the nation’s only advanced training course of its kind … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter to Offer Yearly Online Shopping Payment Option

Harris Teeter has announced a new yearly payment option in celebration of the company’s 150th Express Lane Online Shopping location which opened last week at … Continue reading

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GMA Calls VT GMO Labeling Law “Step in the Wrong Direction”

The Grocery Manufacturers Association has issued the following statement in response to the movement of HB 112, a bill that would require mandatory labeling … Continue reading

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Grocery Retailers Grow with Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware, the hardware cooperative, has plans to open 750 new independently owned stores domestically over the next five years, company officials announce. Ace’s … Continue reading

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Organic Consumers Association Issues Statement on Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law

By a vote of 28 to two, the Vermont state senate passed H.112, a bill to require mandatory labeling of foods sold in Vermont that … Continue reading

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Post Holdings Set to Acquire Michael Foods

Michael Foods announced that Post Holdings  intends to acquire the company and its related entities for $2.45 billion. The acquisition is expected to be … Continue reading

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Hot and Cold Breakfast Cereals are Heating Up, Packaged Facts Reports

“Cold and Hot Breakfast Cereals in the U.S.,” a new report from Packaged Facts, assesses the obstacles facing U.S. marketers of cold, or ready-to-eat, … Continue reading

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F&S Produce Acheives SQF 2000 Level 3 for the 5th Year

F&S Produce Company once again achieved SQF 2000 Level 3, the highest level of SQF (Safe Quality Food) Certification, for its complete line of … Continue reading

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Giant and Martin’s Customers Donate $600,000 to Local Hunger Relief

Customers at Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets donated a record-breaking $607,035 at the checkout to support local hunger relief efforts through the … Continue reading

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Food Industry Alliance Publishes Toolkit for Reducing Food Waste

An alliance of food manufacturers, retailers and foodservice operators announced the release of a toolkit to help businesses in the food sector reduce the … Continue reading

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United Fresh Focuses on Employer Responsibilities Under the Affordable Care Act

United Fresh is offering a webinar to help produce industry employers prepare for compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The … Continue reading

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Supermarket Chef Showdown 25 Finalists to Compete Live at FMI Connect

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has announced the 25 finalists for the Supermarket Chef Showdown, the food retail industry’s competition for culinary talent. The finals, … Continue reading

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Ahold USA Hosts Nutrition Education Days

As part of its ongoing commitment to help customers achieve healthier lifestyles, Ahold USA recently hosted two nutrition education days on April 8 & … Continue reading

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Safeway Receives Military Officers Association of America’s Distinguished Service Award

Safeway was selected to receive the 2014 Military Officers Association of America’s (MOAA) Distinguished Service Award, which honors individuals or organizations for their strong … Continue reading

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Wegmans Builds Cheese Caves

Wegmans Food Markets will begin full operations at its Cheese Caves, a high-tech building that mimics the environments of famed cheese caves in Europe … Continue reading

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Seminole Tribe Acquires Majority Interest in Blue Lake Citrus

The Seminole Tribe of Florida announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Blue Lake Citrus Products. The deal positions Blue Lake Citrus … Continue reading

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Vote Now for Youth Make a Difference Initiative

FirstFruits Marketing has opened public voting for the youth-led projects which could become the next recipients of the Opal Youth Make a Difference Initiative. … Continue reading

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