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ShopRite of Selden, NY Achieves EPA GreenChill Silver Certification

ShopRite announced that its Selden, NY store has been awarded the GreenChill Silver Certification. This prestigious award, distributed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), … Continue reading

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Private Label Opportunity in Developing Urban Areas

With a sagging economy, Americans are opting for smaller, more affordable housing than in the past. Some retailers are adjusting to this trend by … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Goes Pink In Support Of Local Breast Cancer Awareness Organizations

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company turned green into pink this past Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with more than $250,000 in donations to the … Continue reading

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Retailers Awarded for Avocado Ads

CAC announced the winners of its 2012 retail ad contest, which ran during the peak of California avocado season from the week of May … Continue reading

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Hostess Brands to Wind Down Company

Hostess Brands announced that it is winding down operations and has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeking permission to close its … Continue reading

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Kroger Announces Merger with Axium Pharmacy

The Kroger Co. announced it will acquire the outstanding shares of Axium Pharmacy Holdings, Inc., a leading specialty pharmacy, to create a merger of … Continue reading

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Sickles Market Establishes Employee Disaster Fund

Sickles Market, a one-unit upscale independent along the Jersey Shore in Little Silver, N.J., has established an Employee Disaster Fund to assist its employees … Continue reading

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Ever-Growing Competition Rated Top Concern Among Independent Grocers

Competition, the cost of providing healthcare insurance and the economy are the three major worries among independent food retailers, according to the 2012 Independent … Continue reading

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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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