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Top 10 Specialty Food Trends Predicted for 2015

Consumers will seek more from their specialty food in 2015, whether stronger flavors, alternative sweeteners, or snacks made with everything from plant-based meat to … Continue reading

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Tops Markets Converts Distribution Fleet to Natural Gas

Tops Friendly Markets announced a partnership with Ryder to replace its existing 55 tractors with ones that are compatible with compressed natural gas (CNG). … Continue reading

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John Ruan III Announces Steve Chapman’s Retirement from Ruan

Ruan executive chairman John Ruan III announced that after more than five years as chief executive officer of Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Steve Chapman … Continue reading

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C.H. Robinson to Acquire Freightquote

C.H. Robinson has reached an agreement to acquire Freightquote.com for $365 million in cash. The agreement is subject to certain customary closing conditions, including … Continue reading

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IDDBA Seeks Decorators for Cake Decorating Challenge

The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association’s (IDDBA) 20th annual Cake Decorating Challenge will be a featured event at the annual Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar and Expo, to be … Continue reading

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Duff Goldman to Emcee NGA Best Bagger Championship

Food Network star, Duff Goldman will emcee the 2015 National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger Championship, sponsored by PepsiCo, and held at The NGA … Continue reading

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Brookshire’s, Kellogg Donate Milk to Food Banks

Brookshire’s and Kellogg recently teamed up to donate $10,000 worth of milk to Feeding America member food banks that serve communities in Texas, Louisiana … Continue reading

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Spork Foods Celebrity Chefs Set to Take Center Stage at New York Produce Show and Conference

Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella – the nation’s second largest pistachio processor and maker of Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites – announces that brand … Continue reading

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Canadian Produce Industry has successful meetings on Parliament Hill

On November 18 and 19, industry leaders representing the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) met with over 40 Parliamentarians … Continue reading

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McCormick Culminates Its 125th Anniversary With a $1.25 Million Donation to United Way Worldwide

McCormick & Company, a global flavor company, announced the culmination of its 125th anniversary celebration, Flavor of Together, a year-long storytelling initiative that celebrates the role … Continue reading

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NEPC Announces New Venue

The New England Produce Council has announced a new venue for its 2015 Produce and Floral Expo. The NEPC welcomes the industry to NEPC … Continue reading

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Produce for Better Health Welcomes Ambassadors

The PBH Ambassador program started just over a year ago, and has since generated both increased interest and new Ambassadors. A PBH Ambassador is … Continue reading

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Land O’Frost Celebrates Partnership with JDRF During National Diabetes Awareness Month in November

In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Land O’Frost, a brand of pre-sliced, pre-packaged lunchmeats and a producer of specialty sausage products, announced the results … Continue reading

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C.H. Robinson Collaborates in Twin Cities Food Fight

C.H. Robinson has teamed up with Twin Cities NBC affiliate KARE 11 to create a one-day food and fund drive called the KARE 11 … Continue reading

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Food Lion Feeds Launches “Holidays Without Hunger” Campaign

This holiday season, Food Lion is partnering with customers in its more than 1,100 stores, Nov. 19 – Dec. 23, to help solve hunger … Continue reading

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Del Monte Fresh Produce Opens Toronto Facility

Del Monte Fresh Produce announced that its first state-of-the-art Canadian distribution center, that opened in January this year, is now being complemented by the … Continue reading

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Chicken of the Sea Donates One Million Meals to Feeding America

To help punctuate a Centennial year during which it donated $1 million in Pay it Forward awards to charitable organizations nationwide, Chicken of the Sea is … Continue reading

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GloriAnn Contributes Nearly $40,000 in Charitable Donations

As the holiday season approaches, GloriAnn Farms and partner Five Crowns Marketing are getting into the giving spirit. After two months of promotions, GloriAnn … Continue reading

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FMI and SJU Peck Fellow Study Scans Perceptions among Grocery App Users

A new study has found that the more active a shopper is with social media, the less likely it is that shopper will use … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Foods Surge

It seems these days, grocery shelves are exploding with gluten-free choices, due in large part to greater awareness of a gluten-free diet as a … Continue reading

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Next Edition of PLMALive Reports on the E-Commerce Strategies of Major Retailers and Grocery Store Trends

From e-commerce to grocery store spending trends, the next edition of PLMALive features topical reports from regular contributors, David Merrefield, Brad Edmondson, Christopher Durham, … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Receives Market Maker of the Year Award

Whole Foods Market received the 2014 Market Maker of the Year Award during the Third Annual Start Something Champions Gala hosted by Jersey City … Continue reading

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Food Lion Unveils New Shopping Experience in 45 N.C. Stores

Food Lion has unveiled a new, easier shopping experience for customers in 45 stores in the greater Greenville, New Bern and Jacksonville, N.C., market. … Continue reading

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Ralphs Grocery Company to Hire 1,200 New Employees Across Southern California

Ralphs Grocery Company announced this week that it is hiring to fill an estimated 1,200 permanent positions at its stores in Southern California. Ralphs … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Pledges to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 20% by 2020

In conjunction with America Recycles Day on November 15, Weis Markets and its 18000 associates are pledging to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions … Continue reading

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