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United Fresh Launches Floral Membership Category

The United Fresh Board of Directors voted at its meeting last month to create a new floral membership category in 2015 to enhance services … Continue reading

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Seafood Nutrition Partnership Launches Public Health Education Efforts

In conjunction with National Seafood Month, the Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP), launched two pilot public health education campaigns this week in Memphis, Tenn. and Indianapolis, Ind. … Continue reading

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Pink Ribbon Produce for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Through the month of October, Pink Ribbon Produce will continue its partnership with big names in the grocery industry to support the fight against … Continue reading

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HAB Will Take Health Professionals on an Educational Journey

Hass Avocado Board (HAB) will be sharing the latest from its nutrition research and marketing program with the thousands of attendees at the Academy of … Continue reading

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Walmart to Commitment to a Sustainable Food System

In front of hundreds of associates, suppliers and nonprofit organizations at its Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting, Walmart announced its commitment to create a more … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports: Consumers Unwittingly Equate “Natural” with No GMOs

Consumer Reports tested a wide variety of packaged-food items containing corn or soy – and found that genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are present … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Markets Receives EPA’s GreenChill Partnership Award

Stater Bros. Markets received the “Best Emissions Rate” Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GreenChill Partnership for having the lowest corporate-wide refrigerant … Continue reading

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Goya Foods Donates To Orphaned Children In Latin America

Goya Foods will donate $150,000 to the Maestro Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Marc Anthony and Henry Cardenas to support the housing … Continue reading

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Canada Loses Preferred access to the U.S. Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act

On October 1st, 2014 Canada lost preferred access to the United States Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA). At this point in time the Canadian … Continue reading

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Martha Stewart Keynotes PLMA’s Store Brands Reality Trade Show

The Private Label Manufacturers Association announced its slate of speakers and seminars for its 2014 “Store Brands Reality Trade Show,” to be held November … Continue reading

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Chore No More: Study Reveals Consumers Actually Enjoy Grocery Shopping

While American consumers have traditionally viewed grocery shopping as a mundane chore, new research from Acosta Sales & Marketing, a leading full-service sales and marketing … Continue reading

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Nominations Sought for Specialty Food Leadership Awards

The Specialty Food Association is seeking nominations for its 2015 Leadership Awards. The awards honor members of the Association who are leaders in the … Continue reading

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Atlantic Natural Foods Acquires Loma Linda Brand

Atlantic Natural Foods (ANF) announced the acquisition of the Loma Linda brand of canned shelf stable alternative meat analog products. ANF will also license … Continue reading

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Kraft Goes In Search of America’s Most Passionate Hockey Town

Kraft will celebrate the passion and unity of hockey communities like never before with the launch of Kraft Hockeyville 2015 on both sides of … Continue reading

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Convenient, Healthy and Creative/New Are Watchwords in the Branded Refrigerated Meals and Meat Market

Major trends in the category of branded refrigerated meals and meats products are centered on making products more convenient, healthier, and more creative or … Continue reading

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Schnucks Pharmacies to Offer Four Breast Cancer Medications for Only $9

As part of its new Women’s Wellness initiative, representatives of Schnucks Pharmacies announced that four different oral breast cancer medications (Letrozole, Megestrol, Anastrozole and … Continue reading

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J.D. Power Reports: Pharmacists and Staff Play Increasingly Important Roles in Customer Satisfaction

Pharmacist and staff interactions with customers are increasingly important drivers of satisfaction and share of wallet for both brick and mortar as well as … Continue reading

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Dollar Stores See Increase—NPD Group

Dollar store shopping visits were up 14 percent this past retail quarter (May 2014 – July 2014), in a brick-and-mortar market that was down … Continue reading

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NGA Presents U.S. Senators with Champion of Independent Grocers Award

The National Grocers Association recently presented U. S. Senators Roy Blunt from Missouri, John Boozman from Arkansas, and Mitch McConnell from Kentucky its Champion … Continue reading

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7,000 Families Took PFK’s Power Your Lunchbox Pledge

The Power Your Lunchbox Pledge by Produce for Kids, which ran from Aug. 11 through Sept. 15, encouraged families to pack healthier lunchboxes this … Continue reading

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Canadian Produce Industry Could Lose Preferential Status U.S. Markets

Canadian fresh fruit and vegetables suppliers will soon lose preferential status when exporting to the United States, if the Canadian government fails to follow … Continue reading

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C.H. Robinson Supports Nationwide Hunger Relief Efforts

C.H. Robinson and recently rebranded produce division, Robinson Fresh, utilized their strengths to support two important nationwide hunger-relief efforts. In recognition of a unique … Continue reading

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Kroger Headquarters Partners with Yoplait and Goes Pink

Kroger and Yoplait celebrate partnering together for the fifth year with the annual Sharing Courage campaign. Kroger representatives will illuminate its headquarters pink to … Continue reading

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Baltimore Businesses Encourage Kids to ‘eat brighter!’

Baltimore-area businesses are taking the lead in a national ‘eat brighter!’ movement to inspire young children and their families to eat more fresh produce. … Continue reading

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