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Wegmans, Publix, & Trader Joe’s Top Consumer Reports’ Supermarket Ratings

In Consumer Reports’ new supermarket survey, Wegmans, Publix, and Trader Joe’s remain at the top of the Ratings of 68 of stores nationwide.  Also … Continue reading

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Top Retail and Foodservice to Speak at CPMA 2015’s Panel

Growing the market through execution and delivery takes more than a buyer, distributor, merchandiser, chef and consumer. On Thursday, April 16th, the CPMA will … Continue reading

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Nestlé Announces Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Nestlé in the United States reaffirms its commitment to creating a healthier generation by announcing a three-year partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of … Continue reading

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FoodKeeper Application Launches

The U.S. Food Waste Challenge calls on organizations spanning the food supply chain to join the fight against food waste. In advance of World … Continue reading

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Retailers shift apple displays to accommodate new varieties

Produce executives at supermarkets are responding to the rapid growth of branded apples by re-thinking shelf and distribution strategies. Scan data reports for U.S. … Continue reading

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Highlights from the Inaugural Viva Fresh Expo

The Viva Fresh Produce Expo, held in Austin, Texas, was a success that both exhibitors and retailers shared an overwhelmingly positive response to, say … Continue reading

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Heineken USA Appoints Ronald Den Elzen as CEO, Succeeding Dolf Van Den Brink Who Will Lead Heineken Mexico

HEINEKEN USA announces that effective July 1st, Dolf van den Brink will be the new CEO of Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma/HEINEKEN Mexico.  He will be succeeded … Continue reading

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Half Your Plate Campaign Welcomes Chef Michael Smith as New Ambassador

The Half Your Plate Campaign announces that Chef Michael Smith will act as the brand’s new ambassador. Smith is an advocate for cooking fresh, … Continue reading

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Packaged Facts: Pet Food Market an Intriguing Acquisition Target for Food Giants

In the $28 billion U.S. pet food market, mergers and acquisitions have dominated the headlines in recent years. According to a report from Packaged … Continue reading

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US Chocolate Market on Track to Hit $25 Billion in 2019

The US chocolate market is on track to hit $25 billion in 2019, however it lags behind Europe in product innovation. According to Mintel: US … Continue reading

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Mondelez International Brings First ‘Made in Morocco’ Oreo Biscuits to Market

Mondelez International announces that it has begun to make and sell Oreo in Morocco after investing almost $11 million in a state-of-the-art local production … Continue reading

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Ocean Mist Farms to Expand Coachella Facility

Ocean Mist Farms is expanding its cooler facility in Coachella, Calif., this spring to be in operation for the Fall 2015 desert-growing season. Ocean … Continue reading

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Latest Survey Points to Confidence in Foodservice Packaging Industry for 2015

Industry growth and sales in 2014 has led the foodservice packaging industry to forecast even greater optimism for 2015 than last year, according to … Continue reading

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Report: New Directions for Key Areas of the U.S. Functional Food & Beverage Market

What do the latest trends in functional foods and beverages targeting weight management and satiety, sports nutrition and energy have in common?  All three … Continue reading

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Frequentz Identifies Two Key Trends at Seafood Expo North America

According to Frequentz, the recent Seafood Expo North America yielded two key trends having global impact on the industry: seafood fraud and sustainability. The … Continue reading

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Retailers Struggle to Meet Consumer Expectations Around Mobile and In-Store Experience

U.S. retailers must move quickly to improve their operational capabilities in order to deliver a “seamless retail” experience to customers who say their expectations … Continue reading

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Kraft, Heinz to Form Kraft Heinz Company

H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create The Kraft Heinz Company, forming … Continue reading

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Bristol Farms promotes exec

Bristol Farms, the premier specialty grocer in Southern California announced today that it has promoted Adam Caldecott, Executive Vice President of Retail for Bristol … Continue reading

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Annual Study Reveals Most Trusted Brands

Market research firm BrandSpark International announced the 2015 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards winners (in partnership with Better Homes and Gardens) for Consumer Packaged Goods … Continue reading

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Pan-Oston Expands Sales Team

Due to an increase in national retail customers and successful product development in new markets, Pan-Oston has added to its sales force. The manufacturer … Continue reading

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Consumers on the Hunt for Candy and More This Easter

Hoping the temperatures will meld with their desire to celebrate, 80 percent of Americans this Easter are eagerly looking forward to a fun, family-filled … Continue reading

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Pet Supplements Market to Soar—Packaged Facts

The U.S. pet supplements market is on the precipice of a revival. Between 2010-2014, the market fell from the double digit growth rates enjoyed … Continue reading

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United Fresh Announces Fresh Tech and Fresh Marketplace Learning Center Session Topics

The United Fresh 2015 Convention education line-up will feature 18 issue specific Learning Center sessions on the United Fresh 2015 expo floor June 9-10 … Continue reading

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Eckrich Surprises Military Family with One Year of Free Groceries

Joining the armed forces isn’t a decision to be taken lightly, and veteran Marine Corps Corporal Chloe Mondesir certainly understood her commitment to her country and … Continue reading

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Mondelez International Becomes Official Snack Provider for Major League Soccer

Mondelēz International, the maker of Oreo, Ritz, Trident, Honey Maid, and Sour Patch Kids, announced a multi-year deal to become the Official Snacks of MLS. The … Continue reading

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