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Shaping the Marketplace with Social Media, Mintel Names Top Trends

Mintel has offered up its latest social media trends update from social media analysts Gabi Lieberman and Lizz Martinez. They have singled out the top five trends in … Continue reading

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Produce for Better Health Foundation Keeps it Fresh at Annual Conference

Produce for Better Health Foundation’s 2014 annual conference, The Consumer Connection in Scottsdale, Ariz. saw a record number of participants, Foundation officials say.  The conference, held … Continue reading

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Cronut Creator Dominique Ansel to Host 2014 sofi Awards

The Specialty Food Association has announced acclaimed pastry chef Dominique Ansel will host this year’s sofi Awards at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. He … Continue reading

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New Meijer Digital Shopping Tool App Helps Customers Track Savings

Meijer has announced added features to its mPerks program that allows customers to store digital receipts from purchases in a single place and details … Continue reading

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Kellogg Company Named A World’s Most Ethical Company

Kellogg Company has once again been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute, an independent research center promoting best … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU Announces Plans for Streamlined Independent Business Operation

SUPERVALU has announced plans for a streamlined independent business organization. As part of the new structure, SUPERVALU’s independent business will consolidate from three regions … Continue reading

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Mrs. Green’s Natural Market Announces Expansion Plans for 2014

Mrs. Green’s Natural Market has announced large-scale expansion plans for 2014. The neighborhood store plans to open over 20 new locations this year across … Continue reading

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New Study Examines the Impact of Online Product Reviews on Female Shoppers

Interactions, a global supplier of retail services and product demonstrations for retailers and brands, has released Retail Perceptions, a survey that reveals insights from consumers … Continue reading

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mpXML Becomes the GS1 US Meat and Poultry Workgroup

The Meat and Poultry Business-to-Business Data Standards Organization, also known as mpXML, has been integrated into the GS1 US Meat and Poultry Workgroup. Former … Continue reading

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VOC Names Grower and Ambassador of the Year

This year the Vidalia Onion Committee (VOC) announced the Grower of the Year and the first-time Ambassador Award during their annual banquet in February. Approximately … Continue reading

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Colorado Supreme Court OKs Statewide GMO Labeling Ballot Title

In overturning a challenge by mainstream biotech, pesticide and grocery interests to a statewide GMO labeling ballot initiative, the Colorado State Supreme Court has affirmed the … Continue reading

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Big Y Foods Receives National Recognition for its Support of Youth Success

Big Y Foods is receiving national recognition from the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) for its support of the YMCA of Greater Springfield’s Y-AIM program. … Continue reading

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Consumers Want More Protein in Their Diets

The majority of U.S. consumers (78 percent) agree that protein contributes to a healthy diet and more than half of adults say they want … Continue reading

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Ready Pac Offers Behind-the-Scenes Education

Ready Pac Foods provided a hands-on experience of its Swedesboro, N.J., fresh-cut processing facility to FoodCorps New Jersey, an organization that works to improve … Continue reading

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Dole Partners with Celiac Disease Foundation to Promote Awareness

Dole Packaged Foods announced that they are a proud sponsor of Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to driving early diagnosis … Continue reading

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Katie’s Krops to be Featured by Emmy-Award Winning Filmmaker

Katie’s Krops’ founder, Katie Stagliano, is one of three individuals featured in the stunning new documentary directed by Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Jesse Roesler. The … Continue reading

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Seafood Industry Moves Toward Goal for National Public Health Campaign

A major, grassroots initiative proposed to help solve America’s public health crisis is moving closer to becoming a reality, the Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) … Continue reading

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Del Monte Foods Joins the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Del Monte Foods has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady … Continue reading

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United Fresh Launches Spring Fresh Impact Tour

United Fresh will kick off its 2014 “Now Boarding for Chicago” Spring Fresh Impact Tour with town halls and member visits in 10 states … Continue reading

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Special Events Featured atSeafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America

The 33rd edition of Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing America will offer a series a special events to the thousands of seafood … Continue reading

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NCA Industry Awards honor Dean Spangler, Katherine Clark

During its State of the Industry Conference in Miami last week, the National Confectioners Association honored Dean Spangler, chairman of Spangler Candy Company, and … Continue reading

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Fresh Produce Sales Up in 2013

United Fresh Produce Association released the 2013 Year in Review edition of the FreshFacts on Retail report, which examines overall retail trends in produce … Continue reading

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Food Marketing Institute and Retail Dietitians Business Alliance Launch Employers Tool Kit

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance (RDBA) launched an online interactive tool kit to help retail employers better understand … Continue reading

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IRI Announces Most Successful Consumer Packaged Goods Brands of 2013

Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), announced the most successful consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands in its 2013 New Product Pacesetters report. With 190,000 new UPCs … Continue reading

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