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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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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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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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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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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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The Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food Honored with Ninth Consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR Award

SALISBURY, N.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food with a ninth … 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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Are Americans willing to pay more green to get more green?

Chicago -According to Mintel’s latest report on green living, the environment remains a concern for the majority of Americans. More than one-third (35%) of … Continue reading

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Wakeferns Expands Wholesale Agreement with Gristedes Markets

KEASBEY, N.J. – Wakefern Food Corp. announced that it will now include grocery products and consumer-packaged goods in its wholesale agreement with New York … Continue reading

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Associations Recognized for Long Commitment to Consumer Food Safety Education

Seven associations were recognized for more than 10 years of participation and $2.5 million in cumulative contributions to the nonprofit US Partnership for Food … Continue reading

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United Fresh Sees Increase in Total Produce Volume

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The volume of fresh fruits and vegetables purchased by American grocery shoppers increased over the past year, according to the United … Continue reading

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United Way recognizes General Mills, with national award

ALEXANDRIA, VA United Way recognized General Mills, Inc. with three Summit Awards-one of United Way’s highest national honors-for its unwavering commitment to communities as … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie announces food recovery program

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(Business Wire)– Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:WINN) announced the complete roll out of its Food Recovery Program, which provides perishable items to local Feeding … Continue reading

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Target Selects DemandTec for Assortment Optimization

SAN MATEO, Calif. – DemandTec, Inc. a leading provider of on-demand optimization solutions for retailers and consumer products manufacturers, announced that Target Corporation, the … Continue reading

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FDA Seeks Permanent Injunction Against Louisiana Sprout Grower

SILVER SPRING, Md.,/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Department of Justice, in an action initiated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is seeking a permanent injunction … Continue reading

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P&G Future Friendly Unveiled

More and more Americans want to “go green,” and Procter & Gamble is going to help them. The Cincinnati-based company announced the U.S. expansion … Continue reading

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United Fresh Announces New Product Award Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Twenty-nine of the top new products in the produce industry will compete in six categories for the title of Best New … Continue reading

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