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C.H. Robinson Recognized for Workplace Giving Campaign

C.H. Robinson received the Community Impact Award in the Workplace Giving Campaign category from Minnesota Business magazine. The honor recognizes a successful volunteer or employee-giving campaign … Continue reading

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Study Shows No Increased Cancer Incidence from Conventional Foods

A peer reviewed study conducted by Oxford University and published in the British Journal of Cancer found that there was no difference in cancer … Continue reading

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FMI and Matrix Group Launch Video on the Rise of Supermarket RDs

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Matrix Group, a digital agency specializing in web design, development and e-marketing, released of a new animated video as … Continue reading

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Specialty Food Sales Break Records

Americans have a growing appetite for specialty food. U.S. sales of specialty food and beverages reached $88.3 billion in 2013, a record high for … Continue reading

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Amalgamated Food Brokerage is Named Broker of the Year

Amalgamated Food Brokerage has been named 2013 Broker of the Year by Lantmannen Unibake USA. The Arizona-based broker received the honor for the second … Continue reading

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National Mango Board is Hosting a Ripening Webinar for Retailers

The National Mango Board (NMB) in conjunction with the University of California, Davis (Department of Plant Science) will be hosting a free Mango Ripening … Continue reading

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Spreading the Wealth: Mintel Analyzes the Growth of Nut-Based Spreads

With an influx of new products in recent years, including Nutella, the $3.9 billion nut-based and sweet spread category grew 34% from 2008-13, Mintel … Continue reading

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Brookshire Grocery Implements ADC’s P-Cubed In-Store Fresh Production Planner

Brookshire Grocery Company, a 150 store chain based in Tyler, Texas has completed rollout of ADC’s P-Cubed In-Store Fresh Production Planning module in all … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Acquires Four New Frontiers Natural Marketplace Stores

New Frontiers Natural Marketplace and Whole Foods Market announced that Whole Foods Market will purchase four stores from New Frontiers. The stores average 22,000 … Continue reading

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United Family Takes a Bite Out of Hunger

For the third year in a row, United Family stores will help serve the hungry in their local communities by donating more than 30,000 … Continue reading

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Sesame Workshop-PMA Initiative Encourages ‘Brighter Eating’

Sesame Workshop and Produce Marketing Association have unveiled a national movement that applies the strength and influence of the Sesame Street brand and its … Continue reading

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Research Looks at Natural vs. Organic Fresh Meat Shoppers

Midan Marketing’s consumer research study, “Today’s Natural vs. Organic Fresh Meat Consumer,” takes an in-depth look at the consumers purchasing natural and organic fresh … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Expands Private Brands Coffee Program

Weis Markets has expanded its private brand coffee program, now offering premium Weis Five Star and brand equivalent Weis Quality labels. The whole bean … Continue reading

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Consumers Overwhelmingly Reject In-Store Tracking by Retailers

New technologies now allow retailers to use cellphone signals to track shoppers as they move around the store. The practice is controversial—last month, the … Continue reading

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Guiding Stars Awarded U.S. Patent for its Food Nutrition Database System

Guiding Stars, an independent nutrition guidance program, has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,626,796 for its food nutrition database and operating system that is … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports Releases Supermarket Ratings

When it comes to supermarkets, biggest isn’t always best. In Consumer Reports’ latest survey, Wegmans, Trader Joe’s, Publix, Costco and Sprouts earned the highest … Continue reading

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Instacart Rolls Out Grocery Delivery Service in NYC

Instacart, the service that can deliver groceries from multiple local stores within an hour, announced that it has expanded its service to New York … Continue reading

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FreshDirect Names Spelt Right Foods as “Next Big Food Thing” Champion

Spelt Right Foods has been crowned the Grand Prize winner in FreshDirect’s Next Big Food Thing contest, a crowd funding contest launched by FreshDirect in collaboration … Continue reading

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Unified’s Market Centre Launches Website

Market Centre, a subsidiary company of Unified Grocers, has launched a new website (market-centre.com) dedicated to showcasing its wide array of products and resources.  … Continue reading

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Alimentaria to Kick Off its Culinary Show

Alimentaria, an agri-food industry trade fair in Spain, attracts buyers from the five continents providing the 3,800 participating companies business and export opportunities. It … Continue reading

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United Fresh’s Retail Produce Marketing & Merchandising Conference to Focus on Brand Differentiation

Brand strategist Al Ries will keynote this year’s United Fresh Retail Produce Marketing & Merchandising Conference, June 12-13, immediately following United Fresh 2014 in … Continue reading

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Apply Now for Food Safety and Auditing Scholarships from the FMI Foundation

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2014/2015 academic year from students currently enrolled in food and agricultural … Continue reading

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Court Invalidates New Rules on Vidalia Sweet Onion Ship Date

On March 19, 2014, Judge Cynthia D. Wright of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit of the Superior Court of Fulton County ruled in favor of … Continue reading

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How the CPMA Convention and Trade Show is Shaping Up

CPMA’s 89th Annual Convention & Trade Show is less than two weeks away. Taking place in Vancouver from April 2-4, the show highlights what attendees … Continue reading

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Atalanta Takes Honors at Cheese Contest

The World Championship Cheese Contest crowned a new king last week; the bi-annual competition held in Wisconsin named the Original Schweizer Rohmilch Emmentaler the … Continue reading

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