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SymphonyIRI Reveals National Brands Gaining on Private Label

It’s no secret that the struggling economy has been a boon for marketers of private label products. Not content to coast on increased consumer … Continue reading

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CPG Manufacturers and Retailers Issue Digital Coupon Guidelines to Combat Fraud

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and National Grocers Association (NGA) released guidelines designed to promote model practices in the “end-to-end” … Continue reading

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United Fresh 2013 to Honor Produce Retail Stars

The United Fresh Foundation, through the Center for Leadership Excellence, is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. Established in … Continue reading

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GMA to Honor Danny Wegman and Tim Smucker with Hall of Achievement Awards

Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey today announced that Daniel Wegman, Chief Executive Officer, Wegmans Food Markets and Timothy Smucker, … Continue reading

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Consumers with Healthier Eating Habits Snack More—NPD Group

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the more consumers snack, the healthier their eating behaviors, according to The NPD Group, a leading market research company. NPD’s … Continue reading

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Market Street Announces Plans for New Store in Flower Mound

Market Street today announced it had finalized plans for the construction of its seventh location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, this one to be … Continue reading

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Ahold USA recognized by U.S. EPA for Leading Green Power Purchases

Ahold USA announced today that is has again been named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) list of the largest green power purchases. … Continue reading

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New England Produce Council Inc. Partners Up to Help Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

On Friday November 9th, NEPC, the Greater Boston Foodbank and the New England Produce Center collaborated their efforts in putting together a truckload of … Continue reading

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Southern California Food Banks to Share Bounty from PMA

Produce suppliers from across the United States and around the world donated an estimated 231,165 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables to the Second … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Begins Annual Believe in Heroes Promotion to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Weis Markets announced the launch of its second annual Believe in Heroes promotion to benefit Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), an organization that raises awareness … Continue reading

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Ahold USA recognized by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Leading Green Power Purchases

Ahold USA announced that is has again been named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) list of the largest green power purchases. As … Continue reading

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Independent Grocers Embrace Online Shopping Trends

Unified Grocers announced that it is offering independent retailers an exclusive “eShop-Rewards” program that allows consumers to earn points toward a $25 prepaid Visa … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Kicks Off Holiday Food Drive For Needy

Stater Bros. Supermarkets, in conjunction with its charitable arm Stater Bros. Charities, will be “Harvesting Hope” in Southern California communities.  The 4th Annual “Harvesting … Continue reading

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Formation of New Sprout Alliance for Safety and Science Announced

A group of sprout growers from across the United States have joined together to form the Sprout Alliance for Safety and Science, a new … Continue reading

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United Fresh Announces 2013 Dates for Produce Inspection Training Program

The United Fresh Foundation, through the Center for Food Safety & Quality, will conduct three installments of its popular Produce Inspection Training Program in … Continue reading

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Southern California Food Banks to Share Bounty “Harvested” from Produce Industry’s Largest U.S. Trade Show

Produce suppliers from across the United States and around the world donated an estimated 231,165 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables to the Second … Continue reading

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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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