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Overstock Farmers Market Joins the Marketplace

Overstock.com announces the launch of the Ocerstock Farmers Market, a section within the Overstock website. This market of hand-picked products offer customers throughout the U.S. access … Continue reading

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Canadian Co-ops Join Half Your Plate Program

Canadians will soon find Half Your Plate retail branding in their local co-op store. The 225 stores in the Co-operative Retailing System will be … Continue reading

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WP Rawl Expands Growing Capacity

WP Rawl announced this week that they have started expansion of their growing operations in Bunnell, Fla. The acreage of the Florida operation will … Continue reading

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Index Launches with New Seasons Market to Provide End-to-End Security and an Enhanced Customer Experience

Index, a retail software company that brings the personalization and measurement of online commerce to the offline world, announced that it is deploying across … Continue reading

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Mars Chocolate Site in Topeka Achieves Leed Gold Certification

Mars Chocolate North America announced that its new manufacturing facility in Topeka, Kan., has earned LEED Gold certification—an internationally accepted benchmark for designing, constructing and … Continue reading

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Patrick Spear Named President of GMDC

Patrick Spear has been named President of GMDC, the 44 year-old trade association, effective November 1, 2014. Commenting on the addition of Spear to … Continue reading

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SQF Quality Achievement Award Winners Announced

The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) announced the SQF Quality Achievement Awards at their 2014 International Conference in Orlando, Florida.  These seven awards recognize … Continue reading

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GMA Honors Michael Rosen with Excellence in Government Affairs Award

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) announced that Michael E. Rosen, president and CEO of the Food Industry Alliance of New York State (FIA), is … Continue reading

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SIAL Paris confirms that happiness is on the plate

Just one hour before the doors of the trade fair closed, SIAL Paris passed its stated objective of 150,000 visitors for a five-day show … Continue reading

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FMI Foundation Awards 10 College Scholarships

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation has awarded scholarships to 10 food and animal science majors for their academic pursuits to improve food safety … Continue reading

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Packaged Facts: Online Grocery Sales Will Near $100 Billion by 2019

Online grocery shopping is currently one of the smallest segments for food and beverage sales, but this rapidly changing business is poised for tremendous … Continue reading

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ADUSA Announces Integration with Mettler Toledo

Omni-channel solution provider ADUSA announced that it has developed integrative capabilities with Mettler Toledo retail scale product lines in a way that is designed … Continue reading

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PBH Research Looks at Shoppers’ Attitudes and Beliefs

As part of its dedication to promoting healthy eating habits, Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) conducts regular consumer surveys to identify psychosocial factors associated with … Continue reading

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RW Garcia Adds Manufacturing Facility to Meet Demand

RW Garcia, a family-owned and -operated maker of artisan and all-natural corn-based snacks, has opened a new 63,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Las Vegas. … Continue reading

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Study Reinforces Nutritional Benefits of Frozen Produce

The Frozen Food Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering scientific research, public awareness and education regarding the nutritional value of frozen foods, partnered … Continue reading

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FMI and Technomic Forge Alliance on Fresh Foods

Food Marketing Institute (FMI), a leader in fresh food insights representing the nation’s food retailers and Technomic, a research and consulting firm in the … Continue reading

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Specialty Food Association Launches Redesigned Website

The Specialty Food Association has unveiled a redesigned website, specialtyfood.com, with new features that will help food producers and buyers conduct business more easily … Continue reading

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Midpoint Enterprises Announces the Launch of True Dairy Flavors Division

Midpoint Enterprises announced the launch of their latest division, True Dairy Flavors which provides flavor concentrates to dairies and retailers involved in the production … Continue reading

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Food Trends for 2015

Sterling-Rice Group has identified its top ten food trends that will stand out on restaurant menus, expand onto grocery shelves, and attract consumer attention … Continue reading

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NCGA Donates to California Certified Organic Farmers

The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) has provided a $10,000 contribution to The Bricmont Fund, which is part of the non-profit  California Certified Organic Farmers … Continue reading

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Georgia-Pacific on Path for SQF Certification

Georgia-Pacific Corrugated, a manufacturer and marketer of corrugated packaging materials, is on a path to achieve Safe Quality Food or SQF certification in all … Continue reading

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PMA Fresh Summit Exhibitors Donate to Orange County

Exhibitors from the PMA Fresh Summit donated 217,667 pounds of produce to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County at the end of … Continue reading

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Consumers Spending More on Premium and Healthy Pet Food Products

Driven by increased focus on pet health and the powerful role in pet owner lives of the human-animal bond, U.S. sales of pet food … Continue reading

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Kroger named Employer of the Year by Ohio Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities

The Kroger Co. was named Employer of the Year by the Ohio Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities for significantly contributing to employment opportunities … Continue reading

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FDA to Help Ensure Proper Labeling of Seafood Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has developed an online learning module to help the seafood industry, retailers, and state regulators ensure the proper … Continue reading

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