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Winter Fancy Food Show Will Feature New Brands with Exclusive Pavilion

The latest hot products are waiting to be discovered at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco in a special pavilion devoted exclusively … Continue reading

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FMI Foundation Raises $800,000 and Bolsters Family Meals Campaign Commitment

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation recently hosted its third annual gala event, which celebrated the accomplishments and investments of the food retail industry … Continue reading

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Lucky’s Market Holds ‘Bacon Cutting’ to Open Columbia Store

Lucky’s Market will open its first natural and specialty grocery in Missouri on Jan. 15, at 111 S. Providence Road, just south of Broadway … Continue reading

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ALDI Teams Up with Registered Dietitians to Simplify Healthy Living for Shoppers

ALDI is aiming to empower shoppers to maintain their New Year resolutions with the new ALDI Advisory Council of registered dietitians. ALDI hopes to … Continue reading

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United Fresh Offers In-plant HACCP Program

This month, United Fresh is partnering with The University of Georgia on the GAPs/HACCP/HARPC workshop designed to establish an in-plant HACCP program for the … Continue reading

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SpartanNash Selects Symphony EYC G.O.L.D. Data Management

Symphony EYC, a global leader in delivering ROI for retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers using customer insights to drive execution, announced that Grand Rapid, Mich.-based … Continue reading

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Blueberry Demand on the Rise in U.S.

New research from the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) shows Americans are nearly twice as likely as they were nine years ago to buy … Continue reading

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United’s New Quarterly Report Offers Latest Trends in Fresh Produce for Foodservice

United Fresh is proud to launch Fresh Insights for Foodservice, a new quarterly report showcasing the latest trends in fresh produce use in foodservice … Continue reading

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IRI and SPINS Join Forces

Information Resources (IRI) and SPINS announced an expanded relationship focused on accelerating the growth of natural/organic and specialty products. The highly anticipated alliance will … Continue reading

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Schnuck Markets Announces Change in Leadership

Scott Schnuck, chairman and CEO of privately-held and family-owned grocery company Schnuck Markets, announced that after nearly eight years at the helm, he is … Continue reading

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Intelligent Checklist Platform Boosts Food Service Quality and Safety

Results from a recently completed case study released by the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART) and the National Grocers Association (NGA) show … Continue reading

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Study Shows Eating Half an Avocado Decreases Hunger

The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) has announced publication of a study that suggests adding one-half of a fresh avocado to a lunch may have … Continue reading

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Chicken of the Sea Donates to Philippines Typhoon Relief

To help in the relief efforts associated with Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Chicken of the Sea has donated $250,000 in packaged seafood. The … Continue reading

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Big Y Donates 126,000 Pounds of Food

In a chain-wide effort to help the hungry within their local communities, Big Y’s 4th annual Sack Hunger/Care To Share Program brought 15,741 bags … Continue reading

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Organic Trade Association Names New CEO

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has announced the appointment of a new CEO/Executive Director. Laura Batcha is the fourth executive director in the association’s 29-year … Continue reading

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InterBev and FMI to Co-Locate Premier Events

NürnbergMesse North America (NMNA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced the co-location of InterBev Beverage 2014 with FMI Connect: The Global Food Retail … Continue reading

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IGA Launches IGA Hometown Label Savers Marketing Program

IGA USA announced the launch of IGA Hometown Label Savers, a new community-based marketing program that encourages community non-profit organizations to collect IGA Exclusive … Continue reading

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In-Store Bakery Goods Market Exceeds $13 Billion

Despite comprising a relatively small percentage of perishable dollar sales at most retail stores, in-house bakeries are a thriving part of the U.S. food … Continue reading

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Specialty Food Association Honors Industry Leaders

The Specialty Food Association announces the winners of its second annual Leadership Awards honoring influential and innovative entrepreneurs who are transforming the way the … Continue reading

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Nominations a Chef for the 2014 Foodservice Awards Program

United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program, sponsored by PRO*ACT, a distributor of fresh … Continue reading

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Dazbog Coffee Partners with Tony’s Market

Dazbog Coffee Co., Colorado’s largest independent coffee company, is partnering with locally owned specialty food market, Tony’s Market. Dazbog Coffee is now offered at all four … Continue reading

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SQF Code Helps Facilities Meet Proposed Produce Safety Rule Requirements

The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) announced results from a recent initiative with The Acheson Group that compared the elements of SQF Level 2 … Continue reading

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Hy-Vee Strengthens Commitment to Seafood Sustainability

Hy-Vee announces the addition of a Responsible Sourcing Commitment to its comprehensive Seafood Procurement Policy. The policy and commitment were developed in partnership with … Continue reading

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Ralphs Pharmacies Providing Prescriptions at No Upfront Cost for Customers Enrolled in the Public Health Insurance Marketplace

Ralphs Grocery Company’s 88 in-store Pharmacies are providing up to a 30-day supply of certain prescriptions at no upfront cost to customers who have … Continue reading

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Ahold USA Opens 120th Pick-up Point

Ahold USA, in partnership with its retail divisions and its online food retailer Peapod, reached a number of key milestones by the end of … Continue reading

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