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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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Paramount Citrus Honored by United Fresh

The United Fresh Produce Association honored Paramount Citrus as the Produce Industry Advocate of the Year earlier this week at The Washington Conference. Paramount … Continue reading

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Organic Alley Pavilion at Boulder Green Streets Festival to Highlight Natural and Organic Brands

On Sunday, September 14 no cars or other motorized vehicles will be allowed in the heart of downtown Boulder’s Pearl Street. Instead, Boulder will … Continue reading

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Eckrich’s 120th Anniversary Honors Military Veterans and Families

Founded in 1894, Eckrich is celebrating its 120th anniversary. In honor of the anniversary, Eckrich will give back to 120 of America’s military families. … Continue reading

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Whole Foods, Instacart Partner to Offer One-hour Delivery in 15 Major Cities

Whole Foods Market and one-hour grocery delivery service Instacart announced a new partnership that enables customers to have Whole Foods Market products delivered in … Continue reading

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Driscoll’s Awards Grant to Whole Kids Foundation

Driscoll’s has awarded a $10,000.00 grant to Whole Kids Foundation as part of its school garden grant program. This grant will support five new … Continue reading

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Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus When it Comes to Grocery Shopping

Men and women think differently as author John Gray famously points out in his best-seller, “Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus,” and … Continue reading

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NFRA’s Golden Penguin Awards

The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) recently held its 12th annual Golden Penguin Awards Competition to recognize the best merchandising efforts in … Continue reading

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Brookshire Grocery Co. Earns GreenChill Achievement Award

For its commitment to environmental stewardship, Tyler, Texas-based regional retailer Brookshire Grocery Co. has been named a recipient of the 2013 Superior Goal Achievement … Continue reading

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NCA Opens Nomination Period for the 2015 Confectionery Leadership Awards

The National Confectioners Association has opened the nomination period for the 2015 Confectionery Leadership Awards which allow NCA manufacturers and brokers to recognize trade customers who … Continue reading

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