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Food Safety Still an Issue but Consumers’ Concern has Decreased

  NEW YORK, April 27, 2010 – According to Deloitte’s 2010 Consumer Food Safety Survey, while nine out of ten (90 percent) consumers believe … Continue reading

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U.S. Organic Product Sales Reach $26.6 Billion in 2009

GREENFIELD, Mass.- U.S. sales of organic products continued to grow during 2009 despite the distressed state of the economy, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) … Continue reading

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Madison Hy-Vee earns LEED Gold certification

WEST DES MOINES, IA - The new Hy-Vee supermarket in Madison, WI has been awarded the prestigious LEEDGold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU Makes Changes to Board of Directors

  MINNEAPOLIS, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) –SUPERVALU INC. announced today that, after a deliberative review, it is making changes to the size and composition of … Continue reading

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PepsiCo introduces recycling initiative

Purchase, NY – 2010 - PepsiCo and Waste Management, Inc, announced a multi-year partnership in support of the Dream Machine recycling initiative designed around PepsiCo’s goal of increasing the U.S. … Continue reading

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New Product Awards Announced at United Fresh 2010

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Attendees to United Fresh 2010 cast their votes and recognized the winners of the 2010 United Fresh Produce Association New … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Makes Healthy Eating Affordable and Simple

(QUINCY, MASS.) 2010 – A healthy diet is a key ingredient to overall wellness.  According to a Nielson study released earlier this month, most … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Commits to Reduce Energy Consumption By 25 by 2015

AUSTIN, Texas - Whole Foods Market announced it is strengthening efforts to reduce energy consumption at all stores by 25 percent per square foot by … Continue reading

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NEW to honor Delhaize America for diversity leadership

CHICAGO – Delhaize America has been recognized for its diversity leadership by the Network of Executive Women, the consumer products and retail industry’s largest … Continue reading

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Publix store receives Gold LEED certification

LAKELAND, Fla. – Through a collaboration with North American Properties, Publix announced its first Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified store … Continue reading

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Unified Grocers Extends Lease for Existing Seattle Distribution Center

Unified Grocers announced that it has reached an agreement with Sabey Corporation, enabling the company to continue to operate its wholesale grocery distribution business … Continue reading

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General Mills to Further Reduce Sodium Across Portfolio

General Mills is accelerating its goals to reduce sodium by 20 percent across multiple product categories by 2015.  The commitment was announced in the … Continue reading

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Leaders from USDA, Produce Industry Headline Sustainability Conference to Follow United Fresh 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Fresh Foundation’s Center for Global Produce Sustainability will host an exploration of the increasingly important topic of sustainability in … Continue reading

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Meijer To Offer Free Generic Diabetes Medicine

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. /PRNewswire/ — With diabetes affecting the lives of millions of people throughout the Midwest, Meijer announced plans today to begin offering … Continue reading

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Low- and No-Sodium Foods and Beverages Emerge as Major Culinary Trend

New York, American consumer awareness of the benefits of reducing salt (sodium chloride) and sodium in their diet has reached a nationwide crescendo, making … Continue reading

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Produce For Better Health Foundation Announces Role Models & Champions

Hockessin, Del. - Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) has named 14 Role Models and four Champions for their extraordinary support of the Fruits & … Continue reading

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Kroger Encourages Customers to Use Fewer Plastic Bags

CINCINNATI, Ohio, – As Earth Day approaches, The Kroger Co. is inviting customers to Design a Reusable Shopping Bag through its annual online contest. … Continue reading

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Kroger Endorses Rapid Recall Exchange

CINCINNATI, Ohio, – The Kroger Co. announced its endorsement of the Rapid Recall Exchange, an online service that standardizes and accelerates food and product … Continue reading

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Walgreens Completes Duane Reade Acquisition

DEERFIELD, Ill., Walgreen Co. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. The transaction includes all 258 Duane Reade stores … Continue reading

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Pemmican launches new website

TAYLOR, MICH. – MARFOOD USA, INC. announced today that the company is launching its new Pemmican website with an instant win online promotion that … Continue reading

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PMA Pledges $250,000 To PBH

Wilmington, Del. - Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced they are increasing their contribution commitment to Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) with a $250,000 … Continue reading

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ConAgra Foods To Significantly Reduce Waste By 2015

OMAHA, Neb., – ConAgra Foods, Inc., announced five aggressive sustainability goals to be achieved by 2015. The goals build on the company’s sustainability accomplishments, … Continue reading

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FDA Leadership to Headline United Fresh 2010 Food Safety Demo Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three officers from the Food and Drug Administration will join United Fresh Produce Association members and guests in the inaugural Food … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU and Remke Markets Announce Sale of bigg’s Stores

ERLANGER, KY, 2010 – SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) and Remke Markets announced that they have entered into an agreement for the transfer of ownership of … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets To Sell Five Recently Acquired Stores To Giant Eagle

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

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