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PBH Foundation Continues Support for Supermarkets with Grants

To continue the support of supermarkets and supermarket dietitians, PBH is offering $25,000 in total grant funding to support grocery store dietetics as a … Continue reading

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Grocery Study Reveals Consumer Favorites

 Trader Joe’s continues to deliver a grocery experience that leaves shoppers wanting more. A study of more than 6,200 consumers by Market Force Information, … Continue reading

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FMI to Launch Senior Merchandising Executive Forum at FMI Connect

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced the inception of new and original resource for senior merchandising executives throughout food retailing, the Senior Merchandising Executive … Continue reading

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Full Tilt Marketing Recognized for Excellence in Web Design

Full Tilt Marketing, a full service marketing agency specializing in fresh produce, was recently recognized for excellence in web design. The recognition comes for … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Pride Proposes to Acquire Hillshire Brands

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. has made a proposal to acquire The Hillshire Brands Company for $45.00 per share in cash, in a transaction valued at … Continue reading

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Nestea Splashes Back with Revival of the “Nestea Plunge”

Nestea officially announces the revival of the brand’s iconic “Nestea Plunge” with the new 2014 advertising campaign. This updated communication strategy is designed to … Continue reading

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PMA Launches Redesigned Website

In response to member feedback and as part of its new strategic plan implementation, Produce Marketing Association (PMA) unveiled its redesigned website, www.pma.com. With … Continue reading

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York Minis Win First Ever Sweets & Snacks Expo Best In Show

York Minis from The Hershey Co. won the inaugural Best In Show Award, part of the Sweets & Snacks Expo’s Most Innovative New Product … Continue reading

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UNFI Announces Agreement to Acquire Tony’s Fine Foods

United Natural Foods (UNFI) has announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the stock of Tony’s Fine Foods, … Continue reading

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Birchwood Foods Selects Midan Marketing as Marketing Partner

Midan Marketing, a full-service integrated marketing firm dedicated to the meat industry, announced that it has been selected to be the marketing partner for … Continue reading

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Certified Greenhouse Farmers’ Membership in Mexico Grows

Certified Greenhouse Farmers (CGF) presence in Mexico is growing again as the association welcomes Querétaro producers who have achieved certification though NSF International. CGF … Continue reading

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Albertson’s Secures Naming Rights to Boise State’s Stadium

Albertson’s has committed $12.5 million over 15 years to Boise State University for the naming rights to the school’s famous stadium. The agreement secures … Continue reading

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Dole Food Co. Announces Succession Planning/Organization Change

Dole Food Co. announced succession planning in two of its operating divisions, with successful internal candidates moving up into greater leadership roles. There are … Continue reading

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Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Announces Sustainability Award Winners

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy announces the winners of the third annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards on May 14, 2014, at a ceremony … Continue reading

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United Fresh 2014 New Product Award Finalists Announced

United Fresh announced a record 40 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2014 New Product Awards. This … Continue reading

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Jolly Time Pop Corn Celebrates 100 Years

JOLLY TIME Pop Corn turns 100 this October and is celebrating its birthday with fun initiatives, including a grassroots community awards program called Kernels of Kindness. JOLLY … Continue reading

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Bulk is Green Council Seeks Food Retailers

The Bulk is Green Council (BIG) has kicked off retailer recruitment for its fourth annual National Bulk Foods Week, scheduled this year to occur … Continue reading

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NFRA Refreshes Its Ice Cream & Novelties Promotion

We all scream for ice cream! At least 83% of American households love their ice cream, purchasing it at least once a year according … Continue reading

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Hormel Foods Releases 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report

Hormel Foods Corporation announced the release of its 2013 Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report, available online at www.hormelfoods.com/csr. This is the eighth corporate responsibility … Continue reading

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Nathan’s Famous and KaBOOM! Tell Kids and Community: Ready. Set. PLAY.

Nathan’s Famous and KaBOOM! brought a little piece of Coney Island to the students of Keysor Elementary School and the surrounding Kirkwood community, a … Continue reading

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ASMI Study Reveals $300 Million Opportunity For Seafood Retailers

A recent study by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) discovered several opportunities for retailers to improve sales, totaling up to more than $300 … Continue reading

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E-cigarette Market Continues to Grow

With each passing day, the national pool of smokers seems to be going up in smoke, as Americans feel mounting pressure to quit for … Continue reading

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Whole Foods and Safeway Top Greenpeace Seafood Sustainability Ranking

Greenpeace released the 8th edition of its annual report, Carting Away the Oceans, which evaluates 26 major retailers on their seafood sourcing and sustainability. … Continue reading

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Nielsen Announces 2014 U.S. Breakthrough Innovation Award Winners

Nielsen, a provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, has announced its U.S. Breakthrough Innovation Winners for 2014: Angry Orchard … Continue reading

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Specialty Food Association’s Finalists for Best New Product 2014 Announced

Crunchy capers from Sicily, lentil rice crispbread from East Hampton, New York, and grapefruit lilac water from Westfield, Mass., have made the finalist list … Continue reading

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