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Stop & Shop to Raise Awareness for Child Hunger

As part of its ongoing mission to fight hunger in the local communities it serves, the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is teaming up … Continue reading

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Kimberly-Clark Recognized for Innovation

Kimberly-Clark’s Scott 24 Hour Sanitizing Spray and Huggies Gender Specific Diapers have been named among the most innovative new products of the year at … Continue reading

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Produce for Kids Launches 12th Annual Get Healthy, Give Hope Campaign

Across the country, shoppers can stock up on fresh produce and help raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local children’s charities … Continue reading

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Jarron Springer Receives FMI’s 2014 MacManus Award

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) presented its state-focused public affairs award, the Donald H. MacManus Association Executive Award, to Jarron Springer, past president of the … Continue reading

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NGA Honors Brandon Scholz with NGA Association Leadership Award

Brandon Scholz, President and CEO of the Wisconsin Grocers Association (WGA) was presented the National Grocers Association (NGA) Association Leadership Award for his dedication … Continue reading

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United Fresh Women in Produce Reception to Honor Teri Miller

Teri Miller, produce category manager at Delhaize America, headquartered in Salisbury, North Carolina, will be the honoree and featured speaker at the United Fresh … Continue reading

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Mars Moves Toward Carbon Neutral Operations with Wind Farm

Mars, Incorporated, in partnership with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, announced an agreement on a new 200MW wind farm that will generate 100% of the … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Launches 6th Annual Paws For Pets Program

Weis Markets announced the launch of its sixth annual Paws for Pets program, a company-wide initiative that collects monetary donations, pet food and supplies … Continue reading

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Study Finds Lean Pork Can Be Included in DASH Eating Plan

Adults following the well-documented DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan to help lower blood pressure can also include nutrient-rich lean pork as … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Honors 2014 Supplier Award Winners

Whole Foods Market has revealed the winners of its annual Supplier Awards, the company’s highest honors for producer partners that embody its mission and core … Continue reading

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Value tops list of Millennials’ shopping priorities, says new PLMA study

A new nationwide study from PLMA for the first time casts significant light on the grocery shopping patterns of the Millennials, the 100 million … Continue reading

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Survey Reveals Consumers Underestimate Meat and Poultry Nutrition Benefits

Most consumers don’t fully recognize the unique nutrition benefits that meat and poultry offer, according to a recent survey conducted online by Harris Poll … Continue reading

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ASMI Announces Responsible Fisheries Management Program Improvements

To continue to provide the highest assurance of responsible fisheries management of Alaska’s fisheries, the Board of Directors of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute … Continue reading

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Kroger Certifies 500th ENERGY STAR Store

The Kroger Co. announced that its Fry’s Marketplace located on West Bell Road and I-17 in Phoenix is the Kroger family of store’s 500th … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Meets Requirements of USDA Certified Very Tender Program

Harris Teeter now offers U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Very Tender beef. Harris Teeter began labeling its Reserve Angus beef brand with the … Continue reading

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FDA Proposes to Extend Its Tobacco Authority

As part of its implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act signed by the President in 2009, the U.S. Food and … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Grows Sustainability Efforts

In honor of Earth Day, Weis Markets celebrates its sustainability achievements that have helped lessen its impact on the environment. Since 2008, Weis has … Continue reading

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FMI’s New Resource: Making the Business Case for Sustainability

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announces the release of a new sustainability resource to assist food retailers in defining, communicating and engaging senior executives.  Making … Continue reading

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Hollandia Produce Scores 100% on Primus GFS Certification Audit

Hollandia Produce, grower and shipper of Live Gourmet and Grower Pete’s brands of living lettuce and leafy greens, has earned a perfect score on … Continue reading

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Store Brand Growth Continues

The release of PLMA’s 2014 Annual Private Label Yearbook shows that store brands have extended their multiyear period of growth, setting new share records … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Charities Raise Money to Fight Heart Disease and Stroke

This year, Stater Bros. Charities exceeded its goal by raising an all-time record of $543,488 for the fight against heart disease and stroke, the … Continue reading

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Sustainable Food Trade Association Members are “Greening” the Supply Chain

According to the Sustainable Food Trade Association’s (SFTA) second annual Member Sustainability Progress Report, the organic food industry is taking strides to reduce its footprint in … Continue reading

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Macfrut 2014 will Focus on Internationalization

After the positive results achieved in 2013, Macfrut, an international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable supply chain to be held in Cesena … Continue reading

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Hidden Villa Ranch Expands Specialty Egg Production

Hidden Villa Ranch is committing to add 600,000 birds over the next year for production across the country to avoid shorting on specialty cage-free, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Program Celebrates 20 Years & 2014 Graduates

With its 2014 graduating class, the Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker program celebrates 20 years of providing the nation’s only advanced training course of its kind … Continue reading

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