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derma e Wins Industry Influencer Award

derma e, the pioneer of vitamin-rich, high-performance antioxidant skincare products, announced that Delicious Living magazine honored the company with the Industry Influencer Award in … Continue reading

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Target Announces Store Growth Plans for 2015

Target Corp. will open 15 stores in 2015, including three distinct store formats: eight TargetExpress locations, one CityTarget and six general merchandise stores. Target’s … Continue reading

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Associated Food Stores Launches Online Shopping Platform

Associated Food Stores (AFS) is bringing grocery shopping into the 21st century through a partnership with integrated software company Rosie to provide online/mobile shopping … Continue reading

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Sprouted grains the big “naturally functional” trend for 2015

Entrepreneurs have reinvented an ancient food for the 21st century, tapping into consumers’ desire for “good carbs” and healthier snacks and creating a small … Continue reading

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Nominations Open for the Retail Produce Manager Awards

Do you know an outstanding Retail Produce Manager who has gone above and beyond in developing their store’s produce department? Nominate them today for … Continue reading

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Wegmans Goes Wild with Gulf Coast Shrimp

Wegmans Food Markets is partnering with the Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition to offer its shoppers wild-caught shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico. Wegmans is inviting … Continue reading

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Giant Food Celebrates Black History Month

Giant Food celebrates Black History Month this February with the release of its annual Profiles in Excellence brochure. Profiles in Excellence celebrates the significant … Continue reading

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Kroger Recognized by EPA for Food Recovery Leadership

The Kroger Co. this week was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its leadership, innovation and education efforts to feed hungry people, … Continue reading

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The Hershey Company to Acquire KRAVE Jerky

The Hershey Company has entered into an agreement to acquire KRAVE Pure Foods, Inc., manufacturer of KRAVE jerky, a leading all-natural snack brand of … Continue reading

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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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