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IDDBA FSCRP Deadline is February 1

The next application deadline for the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program is February 1, 2013, for training completed Nov. 1 … Continue reading

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NGA Fights for Competition, Transparency and Fairness

NGA and nine other named plaintiffs were joined by a growing community of merchants in filing objections with the U.S. District Court for the … Continue reading

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Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. Partners with Toyota Tsusho Corp.

Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. has signed an agreement with Toyota Tsusho Corp., a global supplier of Bio-PET resin (bio-based polyethylene terephthalate), to become the … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Kicks Off its Holiday Fundraising Drive to Help Fight Hunger

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company announced today that its 23rd annual Food for Friends program will kick-off on Friday, November 2nd and will … Continue reading

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IDDBA’s consumer shopping research says variety plays a key role in the deli/ bakery

A key finding of the new report, Consumer Shopping Dynamics: The Decision Tree, from the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) is that variety is an … Continue reading

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Nielsen: U.S. Consumer Confidence Second Highest Since 2008

U.S. consumer confidence in Q3 improved three index points to 90, the second highest U.S index score in four years, while more than 80 … Continue reading

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Anaheim Hosts Largest U.S. Gathering of the Global Fresh Produce Industry

In the midst of a growing wave of public policy and consumer preference emphasizing healthful, high-quality food choices, the world’s fresh produce assembled in … Continue reading

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Green Giant Fresh Unveils New Marketing Tools

Green Giant Fresh announced the launch of their new website found at www.greengiantfresh.com, as well as a new mobile site, product sell sheets and … Continue reading

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Premium Private Label Groceries Trump Frugal Fatigue

Private label food and beverage dollar sales topped $98 billion in 2011 to account for 17.6% of total food and beverage retail sales, according … Continue reading

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Fresh Blueberries from Chile Projected to Set New Record

Export of fresh Blueberries from Chile is projected to continue the upward momentum this 2012-13 season, forecasted to rise by 21% over the prior … Continue reading

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Nine out of Ten Women Compare Private Label to Brand Name Products When Shopping

Although 77 percent of general shoppers compare store brands to brand names, 90 percent of women compare both regularly. This was revealed in The … Continue reading

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Wegmans Collaborates to Help Improve Fisheries

Less than one year ago, Wegmans Food Markets announced it had united with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to help understand Wegmans’ impact on … Continue reading

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Meijer Moves to Traditional Butcher Shop Experience

Meijer is moving its meat department to a more traditional butcher shop environment, complete with certified meat cutters, full-service meat counters and the highest … Continue reading

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Wakefern Food Corp. Announces $13.6 Billion in Retail Sales

Wakefern Food Corp.’s chairman and CEO, Joseph S. Colalillo, and president and COO Joe Sheridan, addressed Wakefern’s membership, store management and staff at the … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Kicks Off its Annual Turkey Express Program

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company announced its annual Turkey Express program that supplies turkeys to hunger relief organizations in time for Thanksgiving. Kicking … Continue reading

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Tyson Deli Management Aims High

Tyson Foods, Inc. is pleased to report that the senior members of the Tyson Deli team have earned the highest category management certification. These … Continue reading

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Healthcare Reform Ranks First in Independent Grocers’ Political Concerns Index

Independent grocers express a great level of concern over the financial impact of the changes to healthcare insurance mandated by the Patient Protection and … Continue reading

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Safeway and Chevron Announce Joint Fuel Rewards Program

The Vons division of Safeway Inc. has announced a new program with Chevron to offer a joint Reward Points loyalty program. Customers who earn … Continue reading

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Sunny forecast

IBM has developed Deep Thunder, a weather-modeling service that, according to officials with the Armonk, N.Y.-based company, can help farmers dramatically reduce the amount … Continue reading

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PBH To Host Supermarket Dietitians at Fresh Summit

Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) will host 20 supermarket dietitians for a 3-day educational session to be held during PMA’s Fresh Summit in … Continue reading

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Pear Bureau Northwest Names Meijer “Pear Retailer of the Year”

Pear Bureau Northwest has named Meijer as the 2012 Pear Retailer of the Year for its outstanding pear merchandising program. Meijer’s successful implementation of … Continue reading

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Market Street Introduces All-Natural Cakes and Frosting

United Supermarkets, LLC, parent company of Market Street, has introduced all-natural cake and frosting options for guests searching for healthier alternatives in the bakery. … Continue reading

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Study Finds Moms Make And Trust In-Person Recommendations More Than Social Media

Cracking the word-of-mom code is the Holy Grail for brands marketing to moms today.  But who’s more influential – the Facebook mom or the … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI Quarterly MarketPulse Survey Finds Gen-Xers Practicing Frugal Ways

Generation X, those born after the post World War II baby boomers, generally has a positive outlook on the economy, but that doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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FMI and United Fresh to Co-Locate 2014 Tradeshows

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and United Fresh Produce Association are proud to announce the co-location of their 2014 conventions, June 10-13 in Chicago. … Continue reading

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