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Josie’s Organics Receives “Best” Rating from Whole Foods Market

Braga Fresh Family Farms announced that its Josie’s Organics line of fresh vegetables has earned a Best rating under Whole Foods Market’s Responsibly Grown … Continue reading

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Specialty Food Association Honored for Anti-Hunger Work

The Specialty Food Association has been awarded a Power of A Gold Award from the American Society of Association Executives for its work to … Continue reading

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Jim Cade Joins Ruan As Vice President of Fleet Services

Jim Cade has joined Ruan as vice president of fleet services. In his role, Cade will lead Ruan’s maintenance, fuel management, procurement, asset management … Continue reading

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Ahold USA Joins the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program

Ahold USA became the first of America’s major grocers to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (CIW) Fair Food Program, the widely-acclaimed partnership to … Continue reading

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No Gluten? No Problem Say Consumers

The majority of U.S. consumers take note of the nutritional content and/or ingredients in the groceries they buy, according to market research publisher Packaged … Continue reading

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Associated Food Stores Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Salt Lake City-based grocery wholesaler Associated Food Stores recently celebrated its milestone 75th anniversary and is committed to strengthening the grocery experience for independent … Continue reading

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Little Potato Company Targets Tots with Taters

The Little Potato Company has launched a program to provide tools and tips to make it easier for parents to cook with their kids, … Continue reading

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Kings Teams with Zaro’s in Bakery Department Expansion

Zaro’s Family Bakery, a fourth-generation family-owned and operated business located in the New York Metropolitan area, is expanding their sales to Kings Foods Markets, … Continue reading

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Rainbow Light President Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Linda Kahler, president of Rainbow Light, was presented with Nutrition Business Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Nutrition Business Journal’s (NBJ) 18th annual NBJ Summit … Continue reading

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Celestial Seasonings Receives Non-GMO Project Verification for Teas

Nine Celestial Seasonings teas–including Sleepytime Herbal Tea, the all-time bestselling item in the Specialty Tea category–have received Non-GMO Project Verification. The verification is the … Continue reading

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Men Assuming Greater Role as Primary Grocery Shoppers

Shifting household dynamics are changing the way Americans shop for groceries. Most notably is the diversification of the primary store shopper with moms no … Continue reading

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Canadian Produce Marketing Association and Canadian Horticultural Council Applaud NDP Commitment to Payment Protection for Produce Sellers

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) applaud the commitment made by NDP leader Thomas Mulcair to introduce payment … Continue reading

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Campbell Plans to Change Recipes and Grow Organic Offerings

Campbell Soup Company has revealed its key strategic imperatives. Led by president and chief executive officer Denise Morrison, executives outlined important actions the company … Continue reading

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Braga Fresh Adds Joe Pulido to Farming & Harvesting Operations

Braga Fresh Family Farms announces they have hired Joe Pulido as farming and harvesting manager.  The most recent addition to their expanding team of … Continue reading

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Q2 5% sales increase reported by long-term eat brighter! participants

Quarterly research surveys administered by Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Research Center show positive results for eat brighter! sales in Q2, including a 3% average increase … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets Invests in Store Renovations; Celebrates Re-openings

Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, announced a $3.4 million total investment in … Continue reading

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Hershey Names New Chief Marketing Officer

Peter Horst will join The Hershey Company as senior vice president, chief marketing officer, effective July 27. Horst joins Hershey from Capital One Financial … Continue reading

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PLMA Survey Shows Store Brands Offer Savings on Organic, Gluten-Free and Special Needs Products

Consumers trying to maintain or improve their health are increasingly seeking specialty food and non-food alternatives. Whether they are organic, gluten-free, dye-free or lactose-free, … Continue reading

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Alto-Shaam Achieves Energy Star Rating

Alto-Shaam has announced that several of its CT PROformance and CT Classic Combitherm ovens have earned an ENERGY STAR rating from the Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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Healthy Retail 2015 Conference Set

Informa Exhibitions has opened registration for the Healthy Retail Conference & Expo to be held October 29-30 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort. Attendees … Continue reading

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Packaged Facts: 57% of Consumers Regularly Buy Healthier Meat

Barbecue season is here, and the air most summer weekends is almost inevitably aromatic with all manner of charred meat. But the question is, … Continue reading

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Mars Chocolate Grows U.S. Footprint in Kansas

Mars Chocolate North America has made plans to invest an additional $100 million in its Topeka, Kan., site, breaking ground on a new state-of-the-art … Continue reading

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Younger Adults are Main Drivers of Fresh Food Consumption—NPD Group

Turns out that Americans are eating their fruits and vegetables as well as other fresh foods and beverages, reports The NPD Group, a leading … Continue reading

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Willard Bishop Delivers Comprehensive Study of Online Grocery Shopping

Willard Bishop released its 2015 eCommerce SuperStudy, highlighting opportunities in online grocery shopping.  Key insights include a list of top tier CPG manufacturers that … Continue reading

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Titan Farms: Enjoying Excellent Peach Season in South Carolina

Titan Farms gave an update on this year’s peach crop at the midway point of the season. As the company heads into August, which … Continue reading

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