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Eataly Opens Its Second U.S. Location in Chicago

Eataly, the Italian food and wine marketplace, opened its second U.S. outpost on December 2, 2013 at 4 PM. Just as every other Eataly … Continue reading

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Kontos Foods to Donate a Portion of Pastry Sales to Food Banks

Kontos Foods announced that for the 2013 holiday season it will donate a portion of its retail pastry sales at select retailers to food banks. … Continue reading

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Eggo Waffles Iron Out Cleaner, Greener Energy Source

Kellogg Company’s Eggo bakery in San Jose, Calif., recently installed fuel cell technology that generates enough clean, reliable energy to produce approximately half of … Continue reading

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Ahold USA Announces New CFO

Ahold USA announced today that, after nearly five years as Ahold USA’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, Paula Price has decided to … Continue reading

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Winter Fancy Food Show to Feature Extensive Seminar Program

The Specialty Food Association announces a full menu of seminars and workshops for its Winter Fancy Food Show designed for all levels of expertise … Continue reading

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FMI Initiates 2013 Community Outreach Award Program

To recognize and honor the food retail industry’s role as neighborhood partners in service initiatives, Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is now accepting nominations for … Continue reading

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Safeway Announces Sale of 11 Dominick’s Stores to Roundy’s

Safeway announced it has reached a definitive agreement to sell 11 of its Dominick’s stores in the Chicago metropolitan area in a cash and lease assumption … Continue reading

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Big Y Campaign is Sacking Hunger

In a chain-wide effort to help the hungry within their local communities, all Big Y’s are participating in Sack Hunger – a large brown … Continue reading

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Giant Food Supports Third Annual Toys for Tots Partnership

Giant Food of Landover, Md. and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation are working together to support children in need this holiday season. Giant … Continue reading

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PMA’s Former President Bob Carey Passes Away

On Friday, November 29, PMA and the industry lost an iconic leader as former president Bob Carey died at age 82 in Delaware. Bob … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets Returns To Local Ownership

Tops Friendly Markets, a full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, has announced that the previously announced acquisition of Tops Holding II by … Continue reading

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Safeway Launches Holiday Campaign to Fight Hunger

Safeway has launched its Help Us End Hunger (Every Bag Counts) food drive to help make the holidays brighter for people who rely on … Continue reading

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Genetically Modified Foods Proposed as Trigger for Gluten Sensitivity

The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) has released a report proposing a link between genetically modified (GM) foods and gluten-related disorders. In the report, a … Continue reading

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After CEO Steps Down, Walmart Names Successor

Wal-Mart Stores has announced that its board of directors elected company veteran Doug McMillon, 47, to succeed Mike Duke, 63, as president and chief … Continue reading

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FPFC to Auction off Retailers for Charity

During their December 4, 2013 Holiday Luncheon, the Fresh Produce & Floral Council (FPFC) will be auctioning opportunities to meet retailers for lunch, dinner or … Continue reading

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Zico Beverages Joins the Coca-Cola Family

The Coca-Cola Company and ZICO Beverages announced that Coca-Cola has acquired the outstanding ownership stake in ZICO. The move completes the transaction which began … Continue reading

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The Maschhoffs to Acquire GNP Company

The Maschhoffs, a family-owned pork production company in North America, and GNP Company, a Midwest provider of chicken under the Gold’n Plump, Just BARE and … Continue reading

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Nearly 75 Percent of Consumers Use a Smartphone while Shopping

Consumers go everywhere and can do just about everything on their smartphones, and shopping is no exception. According to the new Connected Intelligence Shopping … Continue reading

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NGA and GMDC to Feature GM/HBW Product Showcase at the 2014 NGA Show

The Global Market Development Center, (GMDC, www.gmdc.org) and The National Grocers Association (NGA, www.nationalgrocers.org) are introducing the GMDC Showcase at the 2014 NGA Show, to … Continue reading

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Viva Tierra Organic Recognized for Work with Disabled Youths

Viva Tierra Organic has been nominated by Washington Vocational Services for an award from the Washington Sate Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment … Continue reading

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Produce Family Launches New Website to Define Allied Services

Sister companies Fruit Dynamics and Gaarde Foodsource have recently redesigned and launched their company websites to promote and clarify their company services that include raw … Continue reading

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Specialty Food Association Accepts New Members

The Specialty Food Association announces that 152 companies have been accepted for membership, including makers of ghost chili sea salt, bacon brittle, burrata and … Continue reading

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SpartanNash Awarded A $2.75 Million Michigan Strategic Fund Grant

SpartanNash Company announced that its corporate headquarters will be located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and the company will retain a strong regional presence in … Continue reading

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Roche Bros. Named Among “Top Places to Work 2013” in Massachusetts

Roche Bros. was named as a top employer by the Boston Globe as part of its Top Places to Work for 2013 – ranking … Continue reading

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