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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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Specialty Food Foundation Announces Embrace Hunger Relief Day

The Specialty Food Foundation is staging its first-ever volunteer event, Embrace Hunger Relief Day. On October 10, 2014, specialty food professionals across the U.S. … Continue reading

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Pure Flavor Sends its Peppers into Outer Space

Pure Flavor is excited to announce that the company is providing greenhouse grown bell peppers for the crew members of the International Space Station … Continue reading

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Fresh and Value-Added Produce Show Dollar Sales Growth

Fresh and value-added produce experienced dollar gains in the second quarter of 2014, resulting in produce department average weekly dollar sales increases by 4.5 … Continue reading

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Specialty Food Association Adds New Retailer Network Committee Members

The Specialty Food Association announces the election of four members to its Retailer Network Committee. Those serving on the committee are members of the … Continue reading

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Albertsons, Safeway Name Senior Leadership Team

Albertsons and Safeway announced the new senior leadership team and division leaders  for the combined company that will take effect upon the closing of … Continue reading

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NGA Looking to Restore Traditional Work Week

The National Grocers Association (NGA) joined with several organizations representing hundreds of thousands of employers and tens of millions of employees to launch the … Continue reading

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A Dynamic Duo: The Quaker Oats Man and the Milk Mustache

For the first time since 1877, the Quaker Oats Man, affectionately known as Larry, is donning a new accessory – the iconic Milk Mustache. … Continue reading

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A&P Partners with Wells Fargo to Refinance Its Credit Facilities

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P) announced that it completed the refinancing of its existing senior debt on terms favorable to … Continue reading

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Organic Consumers Kicks Off ‘Factory Farm Free Friday’ Campaign

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has launched a “Factory Farm Free Friday” pledge, calling on consumers to boycott meat, eggs and dairy from factory … Continue reading

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Food Lion to Feed Families in Need

Food Lion is partnering with its customers to help solve hunger by launching specially marked Food Lion Feeds bagged apples for sale in its … Continue reading

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StarKist to Support the Wounded Warrior Project

StarKist is joining forces with Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) by pledging $100,000 in support of the non-profit organization’s mission to honor and empower our … Continue reading

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Armour Announces Partnership with STOMP Out Bullying

Just in time for the new school year, Armour, the maker of LunchMakers and BreakfastMakers, is joining forces with STOMP Out Bullying, the leading … Continue reading

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Hidden Villa Ranch Expands Specialty Production

Hidden Villa Ranch is addressing a major problem in the specialty egg industry by committing to add 600,000 birds over the next year for … Continue reading

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PMA Fresh Summit Welcomes University Students

More than 40 students from 13 universities will join 20,000+ fresh produce and floral industry members in Anaheim, California this October for the PMA … Continue reading

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Online Marketplace Launched to Advance Retail Industry Innovation

The Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART) and the National Grocers Association (NGA) announced an online platform for the supermarket industry. The CART … Continue reading

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Toolkit Helps Grocery Retailers Promote Beef

The Beef Checkoff is offering a new toolkit to help supermarket retailers and their on-staff registered dietitians make their store a health and wellness … Continue reading

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Mariano’s Opens Latest Location

This month, Roundy’s opened a branch of its Mariano’s Fresh Market banner in Oak Lawn. Located at 11000 S. Cicero Avenue, near the corner … Continue reading

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Kellogg Returns Kashi Brands to Stand-Alone Business

The Kellogg Company is returning Kashi and its family of brands – Kashi, Bear Naked and Stretch Island Fruit Co. – to its roots, delivering … Continue reading

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