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mpXML Becomes the GS1 US Meat and Poultry Workgroup

The Meat and Poultry Business-to-Business Data Standards Organization, also known as mpXML, has been integrated into the GS1 US Meat and Poultry Workgroup. Former … Continue reading

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VOC Names Grower and Ambassador of the Year

This year the Vidalia Onion Committee (VOC) announced the Grower of the Year and the first-time Ambassador Award during their annual banquet in February. Approximately … Continue reading

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Colorado Supreme Court OKs Statewide GMO Labeling Ballot Title

In overturning a challenge by mainstream biotech, pesticide and grocery interests to a statewide GMO labeling ballot initiative, the Colorado State Supreme Court has affirmed the … Continue reading

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Big Y Foods Receives National Recognition for its Support of Youth Success

Big Y Foods is receiving national recognition from the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) for its support of the YMCA of Greater Springfield’s Y-AIM program. … Continue reading

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Consumers Want More Protein in Their Diets

The majority of U.S. consumers (78 percent) agree that protein contributes to a healthy diet and more than half of adults say they want … Continue reading

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Ready Pac Offers Behind-the-Scenes Education

Ready Pac Foods provided a hands-on experience of its Swedesboro, N.J., fresh-cut processing facility to FoodCorps New Jersey, an organization that works to improve … Continue reading

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Dole Partners with Celiac Disease Foundation to Promote Awareness

Dole Packaged Foods announced that they are a proud sponsor of Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to driving early diagnosis … Continue reading

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Katie’s Krops to be Featured by Emmy-Award Winning Filmmaker

Katie’s Krops’ founder, Katie Stagliano, is one of three individuals featured in the stunning new documentary directed by Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Jesse Roesler. The … Continue reading

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Seafood Industry Moves Toward Goal for National Public Health Campaign

A major, grassroots initiative proposed to help solve America’s public health crisis is moving closer to becoming a reality, the Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) … Continue reading

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Del Monte Foods Joins the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Del Monte Foods has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady … Continue reading

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United Fresh Launches Spring Fresh Impact Tour

United Fresh will kick off its 2014 “Now Boarding for Chicago” Spring Fresh Impact Tour with town halls and member visits in 10 states … Continue reading

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Special Events Featured atSeafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America

The 33rd edition of Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing America will offer a series a special events to the thousands of seafood … Continue reading

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NCA Industry Awards honor Dean Spangler, Katherine Clark

During its State of the Industry Conference in Miami last week, the National Confectioners Association honored Dean Spangler, chairman of Spangler Candy Company, and … Continue reading

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Fresh Produce Sales Up in 2013

United Fresh Produce Association released the 2013 Year in Review edition of the FreshFacts on Retail report, which examines overall retail trends in produce … Continue reading

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Food Marketing Institute and Retail Dietitians Business Alliance Launch Employers Tool Kit

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance (RDBA) launched an online interactive tool kit to help retail employers better understand … Continue reading

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IRI Announces Most Successful Consumer Packaged Goods Brands of 2013

Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), announced the most successful consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands in its 2013 New Product Pacesetters report. With 190,000 new UPCs … Continue reading

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Birds Eye, Disney to Promote Healthy Eating Directly to Kids

Birds Eye frozen vegetables, owned by Pinnacle Foods, announced they will team up with Disney to work to increase the number of kids consuming … Continue reading

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Seafood Expo North America to Set a Record Year

Diversified Communications, producer of Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing North America, has announced that this year’s edition is about to set records … Continue reading

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United Fresh Now Accepting “Women in Produce” Nominations

United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations to help select an honoree to speak at the annual Reception Honoring Women in Produce, Thursday, … Continue reading

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Chiquita Brands Combines with Fyffes

Chiquita Brands and Fyffes announced today that the Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which Chiquita will … Continue reading

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Brown-Forman Corporation Appoints Director of Grocery Channel

Brown-Forman Corporation announces the appointment of Terrence Cashaw as Director of Grocery Channel. In this role, Cashaw is responsible for developing and leading channel … Continue reading

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Millennials More Willing to Share Personal Info with Brands

With consumer privacy at the forefront of the nation’s collective consciousness given the recent Target data breach and ongoing NSA spying scandal, new Mintel … Continue reading

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2014 Seafood Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

The Seafood Excellence Awards – the best new products competition held in conjunction with Seafood Expo North America, formerly the International Boston Seafood Show … Continue reading

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Safeway and Albertsons Announce Definitive Merger Agreement

Safeway and Albertsons announced a definitive agreement under which AB Acquisition will acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway. The merger agreement was unanimously approved … Continue reading

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Food Lion Names 2013 Store Manager of the Year

Food Lion has named Antoine Grant its 2013 Store Manager of the Year. Grant, who is the store manager of the Food Lion located … Continue reading

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