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SQF to Require Unannounced Audits

The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a division of the Food Marketing Institute, announced the incorporation of an unannounced audit protocol to be included … Continue reading

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USDA Moves to Allow Certain Imports Spain and Morocco

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has issued separate final rules that, effective Jan. 30, will allow the importation of … Continue reading

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Supervalu Unveiled Natural Gas Powered Truck Fleet

Supervalu’s products are now arriving at grocery store shelves across the Eastern region with a much smaller carbon footprint, thanks to the recent addition … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Commits $25 Million to Local Growers, Producers and Food Artisans

Whole Foods Market announced that its Local Producer Loan Program has reached the initial goal of funding $10 million in low-interest loans to local … Continue reading

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IRI Report Finds Opportunity for Private Label and National Brand Marketers to Combine Strengths

About one year ago, Information Resources Inc. (IRI) predicted that private label in the United States had hit a proverbial glass ceiling. This prediction … Continue reading

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Research Shows Apple Category Volume Growth

Supermarket performance data for November released this week shows apple volume in supermarkets increased by 2.5%. Volume gains were supported by falling retail prices, … Continue reading

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NGA Ramps Up Advocacy Efforts through Launch of Online Political Action Center

In an effort to increase a strong, unified voice of the independent grocery sector on Capitol Hill, the National Grocers Association (NGA) has officially … Continue reading

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Roundy’s Launches New Nutrition Labeling Program for 2014

No added sugars. Low sodium. Whole grain. Heart healthy. When grocery shopping, many of us recognize these phrases, but how can consumers be certain … Continue reading

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Calling Retailers: 23rd Annual IPC Retail Display Contest Will Award $150,000 in Prizes

Want to keep potato sales up this winter? Get creative – it can also win you a lot of great prizes in the Idaho … Continue reading

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Fighting Childhood Obesity Among 2013′s Top Food News

Hunter Public Relations’ 11th annual Food News Study, in partnership with Libran Research & Consulting, polled 1,000 American adults in a quantitative online survey. … Continue reading

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Two Foodservice Equipment Industry Brands Unite

Henny Penny, a foodservice equipment solution provide and the inventor of the first  commercial pressure fryer, announced that it has agreed to acquire Wood … Continue reading

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Safeway Progresses in Eliminating Pig Cages from Supply Chain

Safeway announced that it has begun eliminating gestation crates from its pork supply. Gestation crates are cages used to confine breeding pigs so restrictively, … Continue reading

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Most Consumers are Concerned about Genetically-Modified Foods

More than half of U.S. consumers express some level of concern about genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), but when asked to describe GMOs, many primary grocery … Continue reading

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Matrix Group and FMI Help Get the Facts Straight

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Matrix Group, a leading web design, development and e-marketing agency in the Washington D.C. area, announce the release of … Continue reading

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Crunch Pak Encourage the Magic of Healthy Living

This fall Crunch Pak joined with Radio Disney Indianapolis to reach active and engaged families through “TRYit!” events hosted at local Kroger stores in … Continue reading

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Mangover Nominated for PR Campaign of the Year Award

The National Mango Board’s (NMB) Mangover campaign has been named one of the five finalists for PRWeek’s 2014 Product Brand Development Campaign of the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Tops U.S. Award Winners at World Cheese Awards

Wisconsin cheesemakers claimed 24 cheese honors at the recent World Cheese Awards in the United Kingdom, leading all U.S. states that entered the international … Continue reading

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Wahl Clipper Announces Program to Support ‘Hair-Raising’ Phenomenon

Wahl is rewarding those who use their head…for good.  The company announces Cuts for a Cause, a new program to support the growing number … Continue reading

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Retail Stars to be Honored at United Fresh 2014

The United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations for the 2014 United Fresh Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. The program will honor 25 … Continue reading

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WhiteWave Foods Acquires Earthbound Farm

The WhiteWave Foods Co. of Denver, Colo., has agreed to acquire Earthbound Farm, a major organic food brands. for approximately $600 million. Earthbound Farm … Continue reading

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Pharmacists Rank Second in Gallup Integrity Survey

Gallup’s annual Honesty and Integrity survey reveals that pharmacists are ranked in the top three for the 11th consecutive year.  Pharmacists ranked second – … Continue reading

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Crowded Stores Lead Consumers to Think and Behave Differently

Recent research in the American Marketing Association‘s Journal of Marketing Research finds that, as the environment becomes more socially crowded, consumers show an increased … Continue reading

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Safeway Enhances Website for Visually Impaired

Safeway announced a comprehensive initiative to make its online grocery shopping website more accessible and usable for Safeway shoppers with visual impairments.  The site … Continue reading

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Brookshire Grocery Co.’s Adds LED Lighting

Regional grocery chain Brookshire Grocery Co. has made huge sustainability improvements in its Tyler, Texas-based distribution warehouses with the recent introduction of LED lights … Continue reading

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Young Men Bring Strong Growth to the Skincare Category, Mintel Reports

Men might not like to admit that they have a skin care regime, but according to new research from Mintel, consumers can expect to see … Continue reading

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