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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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U.S. Apple Association’s New Leader for a New Year

James “Jim” Bair will join U.S. Apple Association (USApple) in January as the nonprofit organization’s president and CEO. Bair comes to the association from … Continue reading

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CPG Companies Have Opportunity to Transform IT Strategy

A large proportion of consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are following a less than optimal approach in their information technology strategies, according to a … Continue reading

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Daymon Worldwide, Hartman Group Form Strategic Alliance

Daymon Worldwide, a global leader in retail private brand building, experiential consumer marketing and innovative retail-driven services, and The Hartman Group, Inc., a leading … Continue reading

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Lawrence Foods Recognized for 2013 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award

Lawrence Foods was presented with an Honorable Mention for the 2013 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award by John Mulrow, Business/Industrial Sustainability Specialist, ISTC, at the … Continue reading

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FDA Starts Process to Cut Back Antibiotic Overuse in Livestock

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is implementing plans to help phase out the use of antibiotics, medically important to fighting disease in humans, for … Continue reading

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USMC Toys for Tots Receives $53,624 from Stater Bros. Charities

For the ninth year in a row, Stater Bros. has donated to the Toys for Tots Program.  Stater Bros. Charities, the charitable arm of … Continue reading

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Sociologist Marianne Cooper to Keynote Women’s Leadership Breakfast Program

The American Wholesale Marketers Association (AWMA) announced that sociologist and women’s work expert Marianne Cooper will be the keynote speaker at the AWMA Women’s … Continue reading

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Winter Fancy Food Show Keynote Announced

Neil Grimmer, co-founder and president of Plum Organics, a fast-growing producer of organic foods for babies, toddlers and children, will be the keynote speaker … Continue reading

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Price Chopper Recognized by American Pharmacists Association

Price Chopper Supermarkets was one of 25 pharmacy operators – only two of which were supermarkets – to receive national recognition from the American … Continue reading

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Wakefern Supports Deborah Heart and Lung Center with $1 Million Donation

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting those served by the Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Wakefern Food Corp. presented a $1 million … Continue reading

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ShopRite of Morristown gets Customers Cooking

ShopRite of Greater Morristown unveiled its Village Food Garden Culinary Center this month, offering home cooks and culinarians of all skill levels a chance … Continue reading

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Safeway Earns Top Marks in 2014 Corporate Equality Index

Safeway received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies … Continue reading

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FMI and ReposiTrak Partner to Provide Food Safety Traceability Platform for Food Retailers

ReposiTrak, a food and drug safety solution backed by retail technology experts Park City Group and international food safety and health consultants Leavitt Partners, … Continue reading

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NGA Sells Out Increased EXPO Floor for 2014 NGA Show

The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced that the 2014 NGA Show EXPO floor, which was increased by 45 percent, has sold out.  The 2014 … Continue reading

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Positive Signs for Housewares Industry—NPD Group

The NPD Group, reports that US sales of non-electric housewares reached $5.6 billion in the 12 months ending September 2013. While this is a … Continue reading

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Lagers Lead with Beer Drinkers, According to New Survey from Anheuser-Busch

This National Lager Day, Dec. 10, Anheuser-Busch will raise a toast to America’s most preferred style of beer, and for good reason. With ever-increasing … Continue reading

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FMI Announces Douglas Baker as Vice President of Private Brands

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has announced Douglas E. Baker as its vice president of private brands. A recognized leader with nearly three decades of … Continue reading

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Hass Avocado Board Study Researches Shoppers’ Path-to-Purchase of Avocados

The avocado category continues to deliver impressive retail growth. Last year, retail volume exceeded 1.1 billion units and retail sales topped $1.2 billion. Hass … Continue reading

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Potandon Produce Announces Key Employee Promotions

Potandon Produce has announced the promotion of two veteran employees, Ralph Schwartz and Barbara Keckler. Ralph Schwartz, a 12 year employee of Potandon Produce … Continue reading

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Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Post Gains for the Third Quarter of 2013

Fruits and vegetables posted gains in dollar sales this quarter compared to last year’s figures. The majority of fruit and vegetable categories also maintained … Continue reading

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Digital Commerce Remains a Largely Untapped Opportunity For CPG Companies, Deloitte Says

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are underestimating the e-commerce channel’s growth potential and consequently may be missing out on a substantial market opportunity, according … Continue reading

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Study From Daymon Worldwide Gets Inside the Heads of Male Shoppers

Global retail branding and sourcing partner Daymon Worldwide released the results of its national “Men on a Mission” study, revealing six types of male … Continue reading

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Sial Canada Returns to Montreal

SIAL Canada, the International Food and Beverage tradeshow in North America, is back in Montreal, April 2 to 4 2014, for the 11th edition … Continue reading

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