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Duda Farm Fresh Foods Ups Convenience in the Celery Category

Duda Farm Fresh Foods is reinventing celery.  At the PMA Foodservice Expo this year, the company will share how it is recreating this kitchen … Continue reading

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Hormel Foods to Acquire Maker of Muscle Milk Sports Nutrition Products

Hormel Foods Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CytoSport Holdings, maker of Muscle Milk products. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, … Continue reading

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sofi Award Winners Announced at Summer Fancy Food Show

The winners of the 2014 sofi Awards for the outstanding specialty foods and beverages of the year were announced at a red-carpet ceremony at … Continue reading

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CVS/pharmacy Launches New Gold Emblem Abound Line of Snacks

CVS/pharmacy has launched Gold Emblem Abound. Rolling out immediately, CVS/pharmacy is introducing the new brand of snack products which includes more than 40 wholesome … Continue reading

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Snyder’s-Lance Completes Divestiture of Private Brands

Snyder’s-Lance announced the completion of the sale of its Private Brands business, along with two manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, to Shearer’s Foods, a … Continue reading

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Aversion to GMOs Becoming Driving Factor to Buying Organic, OTA Reports

Of all the thoughts that race through the mind of a mom or dad as they do the weekly grocery shopping and decide whether … Continue reading

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Understanding the Evolution of Customer Engagement

According to new research from ACCENT Marketing, the key to a successful customer engagement strategy on social media is to understand how Facebook, Twitter … Continue reading

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Consumers’ Favorite Gas Stations Are Grocery Stores, Wholesale Clubs

Consumers prefer to fill up their gas tanks at grocery stores and wholesale clubs rather than at traditional gas stations, according to a study … Continue reading

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Safeway Receives National Animal Welfare Award

Safeway received the Henry Spira Humane Corporate Progress Award from The Humane Society of the United States. The grocery chain earned the award for … Continue reading

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FMI Gold Plate Awards Highlights Food Retail Mealtime Programs

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is proud to recognize our retailer and wholesaler members who are helping their customers easily make family mealtime a … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Donates to Together in Education Schools

Harris Teeter announced it is donating $675,153.97 to schools this month through Together in Education (TIE), Harris Teeter’s fundraising program for schools in its … Continue reading

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IRI Report Finds “Golden Opportunity” with Boomers and Seniors

Accounting for more than 50 percent of CPG spending, the baby boomer/senior market spent more than $200 billion across shopping channels in the last … Continue reading

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Pure Flavor’s Support for Healthier Living Earns Awards

In an effort to promote healthy living, Pure Flavor sponsored the Leamington Triathlon and Kids of Steel Triathlon this past weekend. This sponsorship is an … Continue reading

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National Mango Board Mango Bin Program: Back for Another Year

The National Mango Board (NMB) Mango Bin Program is back by popular demand.  In 2013, the NMB introduced high graphic, freestanding mango display bins … Continue reading

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New GS1 US Initiative Aims to Address Supply Chain and Regulatory Challenges

A new Retail Grocery Initiative facilitated by GS1 US aims to address industry challenges with broad adoption and implementation of GS1 Standards, the most widely used … Continue reading

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New Survey Finds Pet Parents Are Seeking Whole Pet Health Solutions at Grocery

Grocery aisles are filled with all sorts of premium options, from gluten-free products to natural and specialty foods. But pet parents who want those … Continue reading

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United Fresh and NACS Announce Partnership

United Fresh Produce Association and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) have announced a new partnership to significantly increase the sales of fresh … Continue reading

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In With the Old: Chia Seeds and Prickly Pears Find New Life as Ancient Superfoods

The rediscovery of ancient foods like quinoa has now opened the door for other forgotten plants to go global. The prickly pear cactus and … Continue reading

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NJ Peach Buyers Guide Now Available

The 2014 edition of the New Jersey Peach Buyers Guide is now available from the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council. This year’s guide is … Continue reading

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GMDC Introduces Its New Website

The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has completely revamped its public facing website www.gmdc.org, to add more responsive features, modern designs and user-friendly aspects … Continue reading

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Report Reveals Health & Wellness Remains Top Marketplace Priority

Acosta Sales & Marketing, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, released Health & Wellness 360°, a comprehensive report dedicated … Continue reading

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“Do Some Good With Hood” and Support The Great American Milk Drive

HP Hood, the New England-based dairy brand has announced its “Do Some Good With Hood” program in support of The Great American Milk Drive, … Continue reading

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The Institute of Packaging Professionals Honors Clear Lam Packaging

Clear Lam Packaging has won a 2014 AmeriStar Award for its Fisher Roasted Party Peanuts PrimaPak package from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP), … Continue reading

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United Fresh 2014 Donates More than 40,000 Pounds of Fresh Produce

United Fresh donated 40,109 lbs. of fresh produce and 1,183 lbs. of assorted dry food to the Greater Chicago Food Depository at the conclusion … Continue reading

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FMI Partners with Greater Chicago Food Depository During Trade Show

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) teamed up with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to support local hunger relief during its annual show, FMI Connect … Continue reading

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