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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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Food Lion Unveils New Chain-wide Strategy

Food Lion unveiled its new chain-wide strategy:  “Easy, Fresh and Affordable…You Can Count on Food Lion Every Day!”  The announcement launches a multi-year initiative … Continue reading

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A Fresh Look at Frozen Foods

America’s leading frozen food makers launched a national effort to encourage consumers to take a fresh look at frozen foods through the “Frozen. How … Continue reading

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Sabor Latino Food Industry Trade Show to Partner with FMI Connect 2015

Sabor Latino Food Industry Trade Show is participating with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) on a 2015 initiative to bring together their signature events … Continue reading

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Grocery Manufacturers Association Responds to “Fed Up” Movie

The Grocery Manufacturers Association has released the following statement from president and CEO Pamela G. Bailey in response to the film Fed Up: “Our … Continue reading

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United Fresh Names Honorees in 2014 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program

Marking its 10th year of recognizing exceptional retail produce managers, United Fresh announced the honorees of its 2014 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. The … Continue reading

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New Research Shows Too Many Options in Store May Be a Bad Thing

Many people assume that offering shoppers options is a great way to increase basket size and encourage people to buy more, industry observers say. … Continue reading

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Loblaw Unveils DNA-traceable Beef

Loblaw Companies announced it is using IdentiGEN’s DNA-based traceability process to guarantee origins and improve eating quality of Loblaw’s cut from Canada AAA Western Beef. The … Continue reading

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NPD Group Forecasts Country’s Eating Behaviors

The U.S. population is changing with Boomers aging, Generation Z and Millennials entering new life stages, and Hispanics making up a growing share of … Continue reading

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A&P Selects Retail 20/20 to Combat Shrink and Fraud

A&P has selected Retail 20/20 to enhance its  chain-wide effort to reduce shrink and fraud. Based out of New Jersey, A&P operates more than … Continue reading

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America’s Household Brands Losing Ground, Deloitte Reports

U.S. consumers are pushing their shopping carts past many of America’s national brands and feel little regret in doing so, according to Deloitte’s American … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s University Introduces Online Executive MBA in Food Marketing

Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business (HSB) is expanding its reach and deepening its impact with the launch of an online delivery option … Continue reading

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Placon Acquires Plastic Packaging Corp.

Placon announced that it is has completed the acquisition of privately-held rigid plastic container manufacturer, Plastic Packaging Corp. Founded in 1954 by Fred Weiss, … Continue reading

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GMA to Honor Retired Walmart CEO Mike Duke with 2014 Hall of Achievement Award

Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey announced that the association will honor retired Walmart President and CEO Mike Duke with … Continue reading

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Shopppers Willing to Pay More for Premium, Local Foods

The second annual A.T. Kearney survey of U.S. shoppers’ local food buying habits finds that local food is fast becoming a necessity for attracting and … Continue reading

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