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Walmart Leverages Global Scale to Lower Costs of Goods, Accelerate Speed to Market, Improve Quality of Products

BENTONVILLE, Ark., PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced today a number of related events that position the company to leverage its global scale to … Continue reading

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Target Launches Giada De Laurentiis for Target Kitchen Gear and Specialty Food Collection

MINNEAPOLIS (January 2010) – This winter, Target launches Giada De Laurentiis for Target, an exclusive line of affordable cookware products and specialty food items … Continue reading

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IRI Analyzes 15 Years of New Product Pacesetter Products

CHICAGO, Jan. 26, 2010 – A special edition of IRI Times & Trends, “15 Years of New Product Pacesetters: Excellence in Innovation Drives CPG … Continue reading

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Nielsen: Nine Out of Ten U.S. Consumers to Watch Super Bowl at Home

  SCHAUMBURG, IL, February 1, 2010 – The great majority of U.S. households — 9 out of 10 – say they will be watching … Continue reading

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Target Eliminates Farmed Salmon From All Target Stores

MINNEAPOLIS – Target today announces that it has eliminated all farmed salmon from its fresh, frozen, and smoked seafood offerings in Target stores nationwide. … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets Acquisition of Penn Traffic Assets Approved By Court

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -Tops Friendly Markets, the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania, today announced … Continue reading

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Expert Panel Reviews Scientific Information On Saturated Fats

CHICAGO, IL, [January 25, 2010] – A multidisciplinary panel of nutrition and clinical experts convened in late 2008 to review the science around possible … Continue reading

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Health Starts Here Launches At Whole Foods Market

AUSTIN, Texas. – To help shoppers and Team Members who want to improve their health easily and naturally, Whole Foods Market, a leader in … Continue reading

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Food & drink product launches decline during 2009 recession

Chicago (January 26, 2010)—The economic slump paid its toll on US food and drink manufacturers in 2009, according to a recent review of Mintel’s … Continue reading

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GMA Urges Senate to Vote on Food Safety Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a joint letter to Senate Leadership, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and 17 other organizations today urged the Senate to … Continue reading

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Catalina Marketing’s Weight-Management Study Profiles Shopping Habits of Health-Conscious Consumers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Catalina Marketing, which powers the Pointer Media Network, one of the world’s largest print media and consumer-driven marketing vehicles, released … Continue reading

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Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions To Offer Specialty Pharmacy Services

WEST DES MOINES, IA – A leading retail pharmacy chain has teamed with one of the nation’s largest privately-owned specialty pharmacies to form a … Continue reading

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Schnucks Pharmacies to Offer Free Prescription Prenatal Vitamins

ST. LOUIS – Approximately 3,000 babies in the U.S. are born with brain/spinal cord defects each year.  According to the March of Dimes, 70 … Continue reading

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Delhaize Group Announces New U.S. Structure to Streamline Support Functions for U.S. Banners

SCARBOROUGH, Maine; SALISBURY, N.C.; and TAMPA, Fla., — Delhaize Group today announced a new organizational structure for its U.S. operations focused on creating a … Continue reading

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Food Lion Banners and Bottom Dollar Food Donate to Haiti Earthquake Relief

SALISBURY, N.C. – Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys, Reid’s and Bottom Dollar Food announced today a $50,000 American Red Cross donation to assist victims of … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets Bid To Acquire Penn Traffic

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -Tops Friendly Markets, the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania, today announced … Continue reading

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Albertsons Launches Albertsons Wellbeing Online Community

FULLERTON, Calif., Jan 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Albertsons, a SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) company, today launched a new online community, AlbertsonsWellbeing.com, that will provide … Continue reading

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7-Eleven, Inc. Climbs to No. 3 Spot In Entrepreneur Magazine’s 31st Annual Franchise 500

Dallas (Vocus/PRWEB ) January 12, 2010 — 7-Eleven, Inc. has earned the No. 3 spot on Entrepreneur magazine annual Franchise 500®, which ranks top … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Launches Premium Vodka

Bentonville, AR – Sam’s Club introduces a first this month in 241 locations with the addition of a private label Member’s Mark ultra premium … Continue reading

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FDA Ends Maryland Seafood Processor’s Pattern of Sanitary Violations

The FDA today announced that a Maryland seafood processor delivering fresh, frozen, and ready-to-eat seafood in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., … Continue reading

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Marsh Partners with Spire

Indianapolis, Ind.—In an effort to become a consumer centric retailer in everything they do, Marsh Supermarkets has partnered with analytic services firm Spire to … Continue reading

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The Organic Trade Association opens its first D.C. office

Washington, D.C. -  The Organic Trade Association (OTA), headquartered in Greenfield, Massachusetts, has opened its first Washington, D.C., office in the Hall of the States … Continue reading

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Spartan Stores Continues Supply Chain Optimization Strategy

As part of its ongoing distribution network optimization efforts, Spartan Stores, Inc. announced that it plans to operate all supply chain activities from its … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Announces Agreement to Sell Pizza Business to Nestle

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Kraft Foods today announced that, after several months of discussions, it has agreed to sell the assets of … Continue reading

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FDA Takes Action Against New Jersey Cheese Manufacturer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced intentions to ask a federal court to shut down a New Jersey cheese manufacturer with an … Continue reading

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