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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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Shaping the Marketplace with Social Media, Mintel Names Top Trends

Mintel has offered up its latest social media trends update from social media analysts Gabi Lieberman and Lizz Martinez. They have singled out the top five trends in … Continue reading

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Produce for Better Health Foundation Keeps it Fresh at Annual Conference

Produce for Better Health Foundation’s 2014 annual conference, The Consumer Connection in Scottsdale, Ariz. saw a record number of participants, Foundation officials say.  The conference, held … Continue reading

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Cronut Creator Dominique Ansel to Host 2014 sofi Awards

The Specialty Food Association has announced acclaimed pastry chef Dominique Ansel will host this year’s sofi Awards at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. He … Continue reading

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New Meijer Digital Shopping Tool App Helps Customers Track Savings

Meijer has announced added features to its mPerks program that allows customers to store digital receipts from purchases in a single place and details … Continue reading

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Kellogg Company Named A World’s Most Ethical Company

Kellogg Company has once again been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute, an independent research center promoting best … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU Announces Plans for Streamlined Independent Business Operation

SUPERVALU has announced plans for a streamlined independent business organization. As part of the new structure, SUPERVALU’s independent business will consolidate from three regions … Continue reading

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Mrs. Green’s Natural Market Announces Expansion Plans for 2014

Mrs. Green’s Natural Market has announced large-scale expansion plans for 2014. The neighborhood store plans to open over 20 new locations this year across … Continue reading

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New Study Examines the Impact of Online Product Reviews on Female Shoppers

Interactions, a global supplier of retail services and product demonstrations for retailers and brands, has released Retail Perceptions, a survey that reveals insights from consumers … Continue reading

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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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