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Food and Drink Trends for 2015

Mintel, a leading market research agency, released the five key trends set to impact the US food and drink market in 2015. Utilizing research, data … Continue reading

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Key Trends Shaping the U.S. Pet Industry

With sales reaching $73 billion in 2014, the U.S. pet products and services market is continuing its upward trajectory on the strength of several … Continue reading

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Nominations are Open for the Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards

United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program, sponsored by PRO*ACT. This program is an opportunity … Continue reading

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Sales of Local Foods Reaches $12 Billion—Packaged Facts

Like organic products before them, locally produced foods are stepping out of the shadow of their once “quirky niche” designation to claim a much … Continue reading

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JICC Urges Retailers to Prepare for Retirement of Coupon Barcodes

 The Joint Industry Coupon Committee (JICC) urged retailers to prepare for the retirement of UPC Prefix 5 coupon barcodes from manufacturer coupons.  These symbols … Continue reading

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NCA’s 2015 Sweets & Snacks Expo Registration is Now Open

Registration has opened for the 2015 Sweets & Snacks Expo, which is scheduled to be held on May 19-21, 2015, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Sponsored … Continue reading

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MARTIN’S Supports 2015 UCI Road World Championships

Richmond 2015, the organizer of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, welcomes MARTIN’S Food Markets to its team of major corporate partners for the nine-day cycling … Continue reading

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True Source Honey Applauds Seizure of Illegal Honey

The True Source Honey Certification Program applauds special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, and officers with U.S. Customs and … Continue reading

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Packaged Facts: Sales of Local Foods Reaches $12 Billion

Like organic products before them, locally produced foods are stepping out of the shadow of their once “quirky niche” designation to claim a much … Continue reading

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GS1 Connect 2015 Keynote Speakers Announced

Three keynote speakers will headline the 15th annual GS1 Connect 2015 conference themed “Innovate. Collaborate. Transform.” Hosted by GS1 US, the conference will take place … Continue reading

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Natural Products Expo West Sustainable Seminar Focuses on Achieving Harmony Among Unlikely Partners

Organic & Natural Health Association (Organic & Natural) in partnership with The Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR) and Aker BioMarine will host a seminar … Continue reading

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Albertsons and Safeway Receive U.S. FTC Clearance for Proposed Merger

AB Acquisition LLC and Safeway Inc. announced that they have received clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the companies’ proposed merger … Continue reading

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Yummy.com Expands its On-Demand Grocery Delivery

Yummy.com, a multi-channel grocery retailer that offers on-demand grocery delivery, is opening of its fifth fulfillment center in the Los Angeles area, as well as … Continue reading

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Produce for Better Health Foundation Announces Retail Honorees

In support of its mission to increase the consumption of fruit and vegetables, Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) announces the 20 Fruits & … Continue reading

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PMA Foundation announces 2014 Tip Murphy Scholarship recipients

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Foundation for Industry Talent has announced the fourth annual Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence recipients for 2014. Steven … Continue reading

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GMDC Announces Changes to Its Board of Directors

The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has announced changes made to its Board of Directors, to include the appointment of Dewayne Rabon, Bi-Lo Holdings … Continue reading

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FMI Foundation Proclaims September 2015 National Family Meals Month

 The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation announced a September marketing initiative with the nation’s grocers aimed at highlighting food retailers’ unique family meal programs … Continue reading

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MOM Brands Signs Definitive Agreement for Sale of Company to Post Holdings

MOM Brands today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of the company to Post Holdings in a transaction … Continue reading

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Southeast Regional Grocer Adopts ReposiTrak

ReposiTrak, the provider of Compliance Management and Track & Trace solutions for food safety exclusively endorsed by FMI and ROFDA, announces that W. Lee Flowers … Continue reading

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FMI Community Outreach Awards Honor Food Retailers

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced the four winners of its 2014 Community Outreach Awards. The awards recognize the creative, charitable programs established and … Continue reading

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IRI Report Finds National and Private Brands Searching for Firm Footing and Consistent Growth

There is no question that private label products became more popular as consumers looked for new ways to save on everyday purchases during the … Continue reading

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IDDBA Expands Training with Cake-Decorating Courses

The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA), a nonprofit membership organization serving the dairy, deli, bakery, cheese and supermarket foodservice industries, continues to expand its mobile and … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Food Retail Market Continues to Grow

The gluten-free market is cementing its staying power as more than a mere dietary fad and continues to make national headlines, including a recent … Continue reading

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Price Chopper Supermarkets Launches Specialty Pharmacy Program

Price Chopper Supermarkets announces the launch of its new specialty pharmacy program, which expands pharmacy services in an effort to provide more convenient and … Continue reading

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