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Fresh Origins Products Receive Innovation Award

America’s grower of Microgreens and Edible Flowers, Fresh Origins was recently honored at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo receiving second place in the People’s … Continue reading

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Ruan Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Steve Chapman, Ruan Transportation Management Systems’ chief executive officer, has named Ben McLean president and chief operating officer of Ruan Transportation Management Systems. Since … Continue reading

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Northwest Pear Industry Releases Revised Crop Estimate

Representatives of the Northwest pear industry have officially updated their initial projections for the 2014 fresh pear crop yield: reports of a crop of … Continue reading

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MOM Brands Utah Facility Earns OSHA Award

MOM Brands was recently honored by the Utah Labor Commission Utah Occupational Safety and Health Division (Utah OSHA) for the worksite safety and health … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet and Workplace Health Conference

The Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency (OEMR) at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in collaboration with the PBS show, The Cooking Odyssey, … Continue reading

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Produce For Kids Partners with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Produce for Kids is teaming up with The Very Hungry Caterpillar for its third annual Healthy Families, Helping Kids campaign this fall. The campaign, … Continue reading

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Tozer Seeds to Exclusively Grow Kalettes

Tozer Seeds has entered into exclusive marketing agreements with six companies to grow and market Kalettes, the kale and brussels sprouts hybrid. The companies … Continue reading

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Strauss Free-Raised American Grass-Fed Beef Increases Distribution

Strauss Brands and Publix Supermarkets has partnered to offer customers Strauss Free Raised grass fed and finished beef exclusively at over 1,000 Publix stores … Continue reading

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Potandon Produce Takes the ALS Challenge

Potandon Produce is stepping up to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and make a donation to the ALS Association. Steve Ottum, COO at … Continue reading

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Blurred Lines Between Meal and Snack Foods Will Drive Growth of Better-For-You Snack Foods

U.S. consumers are eating traditional snack foods, particularly snacks with a perceived health benefit, in between and at meals, and this behavior will drive … Continue reading

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GMA Recognizes Retired Walmart CEO Mike Duke with Hall of Achievement Award

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) presented retired Walmart President and CEO Mike Duke with its 2014 Hall of Achievement Award before more than 400 … Continue reading

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GMA Honors Big Heart Pet Brands and PepsiCo with CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and its Advisory Council awarded Big Heart Pet Brands and PepsiCo, Inc. with the 2014 CPG Awards for Innovation … Continue reading

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H-E-B Honored with Political Advocacy Award at NACDS Total Store Expo

Two industry retailers were honored for their political advocacy and grassroots support at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Political Involvement Reception during … Continue reading

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GMDC Whitepaper Focuses On Spring and Summer Seasonal Strategies

The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) and its Educational Leadership Council have released the “Seasonal Best Practices, for the New World of Shopping: Part … Continue reading

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Kraft, McDonald’s Bringing McCafé to Retail

McDonald’s and Kraft will be giving coffee lovers across America another reason to enjoy the morning. The two companies announced a collaboration to expand … Continue reading

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Consumers View of Preservatives in Processed Meats

In a side-by-side comparison of ingredient legends for deli-style turkey breast, consumers preferred the shorter list of ingredients featuring propionic acid (57%) versus the … Continue reading

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One in Three Shoppers Will Not Shop This Back-to-School Season

An ongoing shopper behavior study conducted by The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research shows that retailers will continue to see the number of back-to-school … Continue reading

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Food Gifts for Personal Enjoyment

Food gifting was once almost exclusively the domain of major holidays, birthdays, and graduations, but modern food gifters are finding reasons to not only … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter, Colgate-Palmolive Donate Four Starlight Tablets to MUSC Children’s Hospital

Harris Teeter and Colgate-Palmolive donated four Starlight Children’s Foundation Tablets to MUSC Children’s Hospital, as well as various items, which appeared on MUSC’s Starlight … Continue reading

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NGA Requests Extension on FSIS Meat-Grinding Rule

The National Grocers Association (NGA), along with the American Meat Institute and the North American Meat Association, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Cascades Announces Strategic Expansion

Cascades announces the installation of a new tissue converting facility in Wagram, North Carolina. This investment will reorganize and expand the Company’s converting activities in … Continue reading

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USDA Raises Awareness for Citrus Health

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a Save Our Citrus, Move It AND Lose It campaign to raise awareness in citrus-producing states … 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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Big Lots Expands Food Line-up

Big Lots announced that it has rolled out a new look for its food department with expanded food selections in all of its 1,491 … Continue reading

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The National Mango Board to Host Mango Ripening Webinar

The National Mango Board (NMB) will be hosting a free Mango Ripening Webinar on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 4 p.m. EDT for a … Continue reading

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