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National Mango Board Appeals to the Processed Mango Industry

The National Mango Board (NMB) will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 4 p.m. EDT for a closer look … Continue reading

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Produce for Better Health Foundation Offers Marketing Research Grants

Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) announces the availability of up to $50,000 to fund market research grants. Eligible projects must address increasing fruit … Continue reading

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Chicken Consumption Up 17 Percent

More chickens are crossing the road and on to consumers’ plates, according to new research presented today at the National Chicken Council’s Chicken Marketing … Continue reading

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The Happy Egg Co. Expands into Southern Cali

The happy egg co. continues to grow and expand its operations with the addition of a new Riverside County packing and distribution location in … Continue reading

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Sunrain Varieties Increases Capacity

Sunrain Varieties has completed a series of capital improvements in their Idaho Falls, Idaho-based facilities. Two additional greenhouses were added to the Idaho Falls … Continue reading

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Harris Poll Highlights Traditional Grocery Stores

The 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend (EQ) study, which measures brand equity for more than 1,500 brands across 170 categories, finds traditional grocery store brands … Continue reading

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Growing Grocery Shopper Concern Over Food Waste

Global demand for food has never been higher, as populations skyrocket and developing areas of the world strive to feed their citizens. But in … Continue reading

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PepsiCo Foundation Invests $1.25 Million In School Health And Wellness Programs

The PepsiCo Foundation announced two grants geared towards improving the health and wellness of America’s kids through the power of physical activity and good … Continue reading

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Cargill Turkey Says No to Growth-Promoting Antibiotics

Cargill’s Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms are removing growth-promoting antibiotics from their turkeys across the independent farms they work with, without charging a … Continue reading

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Texas International Produce Association Promotes US/Mexico Border

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) has announced plans to host the inaugural VIVA Fresh Conference and Expo on March 26-28, 2015 at the … Continue reading

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Research Shows Fresh Avocado Enhances Absorption of Fat Soluble Nutrients

Recent research published in The Journal of Nutrition, says that consuming a whole fresh avocado with either an orange-colored tomato sauce or raw carrots … Continue reading

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Brands, Retailers Sign on to Support Fifth Annual Wounded Warrior Project Believe in Heroes Campaign

Acosta Sales & Marketing announced that more than 30 national leading consumer brands and 100 grocery retail banners have pledged to support this generation … Continue reading

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Millennial Consumers Lead Growth in Green Purchasing

While green products and services continue to be top-of-mind for Americans, Millennials are emerging as some of the most committed purchasers of sustainable products … Continue reading

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National Dairy Council and General Mills Foodservice Kick Off Fuel Up Breakfast Grant Program

General Mills Foodservice and National Dairy Council are partnering once again to help K-12 schools expand their breakfast programs by offering Fuel Up Breakfast … Continue reading

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Produce Industry Races to Sustain Talent at PMA Foodservice Conference

More than 300 produce and floral industry professionals will lace up for the annual PMA Foundation 5K Race for Talent in Monterey this July. … Continue reading

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Safeway Shares its Annual Sustainability Report

Safeway released its sixth annual sustainability report, informed by the Global Reporting Initiative G3 Guidelines. The online report, titled “Heart of Safeway,” highlights progress … Continue reading

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Canadian Government Funds Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister Gerry Ritz and Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel joined Canada Beef Chair Chuck MacLean and … Continue reading

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United Fresh to Honor Industry Champion in Washington

The United Fresh Produce Association will again honor one company as an outstanding advocate for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry this September at … Continue reading

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Texas Firm Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

HEB Meat Processing, a San Antonio, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 75,465 pounds of various fresh beef products because they may be contaminated with … Continue reading

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2014 SIAL Reports Record-Breaking Success

This May the 15th Edition of SIAL CHINA 2014 took place in Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Taking over the 96,200-square-meter exhibition area, 2,385 … Continue reading

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Food Flavor Trends Emphasize Fresh, Fast, and Healthy

Key trends and opportunities within the U.S. market for flavors center on ever-changing consumer preferences and recent ongoing and anticipated advances in food flavor … Continue reading

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Consumers Seek Gourmet Flavors and Snackable Indulgences

Few things are more American than baseball, blue jeans and apple pie, just so long as that apple pie isn’t frozen. While total retail … Continue reading

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N.J. PPC Helps Retailers Promote Peaches

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council (PPC) has produced an original video, available for the 2014 selling season, for produce retailers, wholesalers, shippers, distributors … Continue reading

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PMA Kicks Off 2014 Foodservice Conference With Field Tours

PMA Foodservice Conference attendees will get a fresh look at leading crops on an exclusive visit to some of Salinas Valley’s fields and facilities … Continue reading

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FMI Develops Introduction to Fishery Improvement Projects Guidelines

The Food Marketing Institute recently released its second seafood sustainability publication, Fishery Improvement Projects: How Retailers and the Supply Chain Advance Seafood Sustainability. This … Continue reading

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