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Hormel Foods to Acquire Skippy Peanut Butter Line

Hormel Foods Corporation announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Skippy peanut butter business from Unilever United States Inc., of … Continue reading

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Coborn’s Continues North Dakota Expansion

Coborn’s announced that it has acquired Mike’s Super Valu in Watford City, ND. The store has served the community under the leadership of local … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Offers Plant-based Product Line

To meet growing consumer demand for healthier choices, Whole Foods Market is introducing Engine 2 Plant-Strong products, a new line of plant-based, minimally processed … Continue reading

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ShopRite Kicks-Off Can Can Sale

ShopRite’s famous annual Can Can Sale, begins Thursday, January 3rd and will run through Saturday, January 19th. This year marks the legendary sale’s forty-second … Continue reading

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USDA Issues Final Rule for Animal Disease Traceability

USDA has announced a final rule establishing general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate. The rule calls for livestock moved … Continue reading

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CPG Manufacturers and Retailers Discover Key Trends and Strategies to Activate Growth at 2013 SymphonyIRI Group Summit

Understanding the current and future trends shaping the CPG and retail space and translating those insights into new and innovative growth strategies is the … Continue reading

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Natural Products Association MarketPlace Tradeshow Suspended in 2013

New Hope Natural Media will suspend the Natural Products Association MarketPlace tradeshow scheduled to be held in Las Vegas in June 2013. The decision … Continue reading

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Market Demand Drives Growth at Natural Products Expo West

The world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products tradeshow, Natural Products Expo West, produced by New Hope Natural Media, has unveiled a new exhibit … Continue reading

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Food Marketing Institute Reports on Retail Industry Food Bank Donations

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Feeding America released a report underscoring the critical contribution food retailers make to their respective communities through their support … Continue reading

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Understanding Grocery Shopper Values Sets Gold Standard for Customer Experience Across Industries

No experience happens as often, grabs share of wallet, and stimulates the senses more than grocery shopping, finds PwC US in a new report … Continue reading

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Chobani Celebrates Grand Opening of a New Manufacturing Plant

Chobani has outgrown its current facilities and is opening its second domestic manufacturing facility. Located in Twin Falls, Idaho, Chobani has invested $450 million … Continue reading

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Hy-Vee Partners with Suppliers to Fill Holiday Demand for Fresh Seafood

In the landlocked Midwest, seafood may not be thought of as traditional holiday fare. But this holiday season, when families gather around the Christmas … Continue reading

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Aldata and EYC Merge to Become Symphony EYC

Aldata, a retail and distribution optimization company, and EYC, a customer engagement specialist, both part of the Symphony Technology Group, have announced their merger … Continue reading

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Natural Products Association MarketPlace Tradeshow and Conference to Suspend in 2013

New Hope Natural Media will suspend the Natural Products Association MarketPlace tradeshow scheduled to be held in Las Vegas in June 2013. The decision … Continue reading

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Leadership Education to Help Senior Executives Navigate Shifting Marketplace

For today’s senior executives, it’s business as “unusual” in the modern produce marketplace. To succeed, leaders must expect the unexpected, drive innovation and collaborate … Continue reading

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Taylor Farms Retail Initiates A Precautionary Recall

Taylor Farms Retail Inc. is initiating a voluntary, precautionary recall of 3,265 cases of various salad blends with the potential to be contaminated with … Continue reading

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Annual Meat Conference to Feature Comprehensive Education Program

A full slate of education sessions and workshops has been announced for the Annual Meat Conference (AMC), to be held February 24-26, 2013, at … Continue reading

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Cargill Acquires Wipro’s Sunflower Vanaspati Brand

Cargill has signed an agreement with Wipro Ltd. to acquire its flagship brand Sunflower Vanaspati, being marketed in the hard fats category (Vanaspati). Sunflower … Continue reading

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Annual Food News Study Reveals Midwest Drought and “Pink Slime” Made Consumers Think Twice

In a year dominated by news of political elections, the economy and the Olympic Games, food-related stories still rank among the most significant of … Continue reading

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U.S., China Agree to Continue Cooperation on Food Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it has renewed an agreement with the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and … Continue reading

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Fans Elect New Color Mix for Special M&M’S Package

M&M’S have a colorful history that dates back more than 70 years. But never before have fans been given the opportunity to choose the … Continue reading

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Rocket Farms Herbs Acquires HerbThyme Farms

Rocket Farms Herbs, Inc., a subsidiary of Monterey Peninsula Horticulture, Inc., has acquired the assets of HerbThyme Farms, a cut herb producer. The acquisition … Continue reading

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Stockholders Approve Sale of Dole’s Worldwide Packaged Foods and Asia Fresh Businesses

Dole Food Company, Inc. announced that it has moved much closer to completing the sale of its worldwide packaged foods and Asia fresh businesses … Continue reading

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National Mango Board Announces Mango Retailer of the Year

The National Mango Board (NMB) honored four retailers for being the “best of the best” in mango retailing and providing outstanding support and promotion … Continue reading

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IDDBA Seeks Decorators to Compete in 18th Annual Cake Decorating Challenge

The International Dairy·Deli·Bakery Association’s (IDDBA) 18th annual Cake Decorating Challenge will be a featured event at the annual Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar and Expo, to be … Continue reading

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