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West Point Market to Close

Is it the death knell for the Killer Brownies? West Point Market, the Akron, Ohio, nationally renowned, one-unit specialty store that invented the decadent … Continue reading

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ConAgra Grows Frozen Foods Business with Acquisition of Blake’s All Natural Foods

ConAgra Foods, Inc.  has acquired Blake’s All Natural Foods, a rapidly-growing, family-owned company which makes natural and organic frozen meals, including pot pies, casseroles, … Continue reading

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PMA expands strategic partnership with consumer-research expert The Hartman Group

To provide critical insights into consumer behaviors driving fresh fruit and vegetable sales, Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has expanded its strategic partnership with The … Continue reading

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The United Family of Stores and Guests Contribute $60,000 to Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort

Guests of The United Family stores in West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and New Mexico contributed $44,892 to relief efforts for victims of the recent earthquakes … Continue reading

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The United Family Honors Outstanding Team Members at 10th Annual Leadership Awards Dinner

The United Family, which operates United Supermarkets, Market Street, Albertsons Market and Amigos locations in Dallas-Fort Worth, West Texas and New Mexico, recently recognized its … Continue reading

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A Wegmans Grows in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation announced redevelopment plans for Admirals Row that will bring a long-anticipated supermarket, new manufacturing space and a brand … Continue reading

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Organic Sector Petitions USDA for Organic Check-off

In a groundbreaking move for the nation’s organic sector, the Organic Trade Association (OTA), in collaboration with the GRO Organic Core Committee, on Tuesday … Continue reading

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45 Finalists Demonstrate Innovation in Fresh Produce

United Fresh announces a record 45 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2015 New Product Awards. This … Continue reading

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Karen Caplan to Be Honored at 2015 Reception Honoring Women in Produce

Karen Caplan, president & CEO at Frieda’s, headquartered in Los Alamitos, Calif., and the first female chairperson of the United Fresh Board of Directors, … Continue reading

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FirstFruits donates over 330,000 Pounds of Apples to Food Banks

FirstFruits Marketing of Washington (FirstFruits) ends its fifth annual Take a Bite Out of Hunger program at select retailers with a collective donation of 330,000 … Continue reading

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Five Consumer Trends Shaping the Future of Food

Sluggish restaurant traffic growth and stalled sales in the center aisles at grocery stores are evidence that U.S. consumers’ eating behaviors are evolving.  The … Continue reading

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Schnucks Invests in New Distribution Center

Schnuck Markets has announced that this summer construction will begin on a new estimated $100 million, state-of-the-art distribution center at NorthPark in Kinloch in … Continue reading

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SnackWell’s To Remove Several Ingredients From Its Products

SnackWell’s announced a commitment to reformulating its products which will now be made without high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oil, artificial flavors or … Continue reading

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Food Lion Feeds Kicks Off Annual ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive

Food Lion Feeds has partnered with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), the United States Postal Service and food banks in Delaware, Maryland, … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Launches Seventh Annual Paws For Pets Program

Weis Markets announces the launch of its seventh annual Paws for Pets program, a company-wide initiative that collects monetary donations, pet food and supplies … Continue reading

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Big Y opens Gas/C-Store

Big Y Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the grand opening celebration for their first wholly owned Big Y Express Gas & Convenience store … Continue reading

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Shop ‘N Save debuts mobile app

Shop ‘N Save is offering its customers an innovative, tech-savvy way to save money and enjoy a more convenient shopping experience with the launch … Continue reading

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Majority of Shoppers Prefer Discounts on Groceries Over Gas

The results of a nationwide LoyaltyOne survey show that U.S. grocery shoppers have a resounding message for grocery retailers who have been enticing them … Continue reading

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Nielsen Names Breakthrough Innovation Award Winners

Nielsen has named its 12 Breakthrough Innovation Award winners for 2015. The winners are: Advanced Haircare, L’Oreal Paris Atkins Frozen Meals, Atkins Nutritionals Duracell … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Launches Support Our Troops Donation Card Campaign

Harris Teeter launches its fourth annual Support Our Troops donation card campaign. Support Our Troops benefits both the USO and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), … Continue reading

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Finalists for Best Specialty Foods of 2015 Announced

Vegan Hot Fudge from Seattle, Wagyu Beef Jerky from Golden, N.M., and Grilled Olives from Central Italy, are among 125 finalists for the Specialty … Continue reading

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Food 4 Less Launches Campaign to Benefit Special Olympics

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games are coming to Los Angeles this summer and Food 4 Less stores serving Southern California and the greater … Continue reading

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Kroger Buys Hiller’s Markets

The Kroger Co. announced today that it is buying the seven-unit Hiller’s Markets chain in suburban Detroit. The transaction includes Hiller’s stores in West … Continue reading

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Sausage Recall

Ohanyan’s Bastirma & Soujouk Co., a Fresno, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 159,291 pounds of sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, … Continue reading

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Tyson Foods Strives to Eliminate Human Antibiotics From Broiler Chicken Flocks by 2017

Tyson Foods said it is striving to eliminate the use of human antibiotics from its U.S. broiler chicken flocks by the end of September … Continue reading

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