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Fortune Fish Company to Acquire JDY Gourmet

Fortune Fish Company and JDY Gourmet announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Fortune Fish Company will acquire JDY … Continue reading

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With Prepared Foods Market at $32 Billion, Supermarkets Aren’t Just for Groceries Anymore

Sales of prepared foods and ready-to-eat foods at retail will reach $32.45 billion in 2012, up 7.5% from 2011, according to Prepared Foods and … Continue reading

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Giant and Martin’s Customers Raise More Than $550,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Customers at GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets once again showed their overwhelming support for local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals through the … Continue reading

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United Fresh to Move Forward as Merger Talks End

Statement from David Krause, Chairman of the Board, and Ron Midyett, Chairman-Elect: “Based on input from many of our members, the United Fresh Board … Continue reading

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Costco Applauded for Calling on Pork Suppliers to Eliminate Controversial Pig Gestation Crates within 10 Years

The Humane Society of the United States welcomes the announcement by Costco—the nation’s second-largest food retailer—that the chain is calling on its pork suppliers … Continue reading

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Shoprite Announces Third Annual Fundraising Initiative to Benefit Veterans Groups Throughout New York State

ShopRite Supermarkets, which operates 31 ShopRite stores in New York and New Jersey, including recently opened locations in White Plains, Scarsdale, Niskayuna and Albany … Continue reading

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PMA Statement Regarding the PMA and UFPA merger

Mike O’Brien, co-chair of the joint task force leading Produce Marketing Association’s and United Fresh Produce Association’s merger discussions, today issued the following statement: … Continue reading

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Frieda’s Receives Top Scores on Global Food Safety Initative Audit

Showcasing its ongoing commitment to food safety, Frieda’s, Inc. just announced they received a score of 99.72% in their Global Food Safety Initiative audit … Continue reading

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Prevention Magazine and Food Marketing Institute Reveal 20th Annual Shopping For Health Survey Results

Nutrition continues to drive decision making in supermarket aisles across the country, according to Shopping for Health 2012, the 20th in a yearly study … Continue reading

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Marketers Could Be Wasting Millions Trying to Reach Baby Boomers

According to a recent national study monitoring the attitudes of Baby Boomers, marketers may be making fatal flaws in their assumptions about this large … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Announces 100 Day Price Freeze

Weis Markets, Inc. announced it has lowered the prices on over 1,000 staple items and that it will freeze the prices of these products … Continue reading

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FDA, UC Davis, Agilent Technologies and CDC to create publicly available food pathogen genome database

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the University of California, Davis, Agilent Technologies Inc., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … Continue reading

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GBS Growth Partners Forms New Commercialization Business Unit

GBS Growth Partners, one of the leading advisory groups for food and beverage brands in the US, has formed a new business unit to … Continue reading

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AWMA Summit & Business Exchange to Set New Records

The AWMA Summit & Business Exchange (ABX), to be held September 10‐13 at the Ritz‐Carlton Hotel at Amelia Island, Fla., is on pace to … Continue reading

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USDA Approves Neogen’s Reveal Q+ for Zearalenone

The USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) has verified the performance of another of Neogen’s simple and accurate tests for zearalenone. GIPSA’s … Continue reading

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Verlasso Expands its Presence with Seafood Distribution Partner, Fortune Fish Company

Verlasso, the world’s first provider of harmoniously raised fish, continues to expand its market presence through a new partnership with Fortune Fish Company, an … Continue reading

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Dr. Schar Opens Gluten-free Food Facility in US

Dr. Schar USA has opened a $15m gluten-free food manufacturing facility in the US. The new site marks the company’s first facility in the … Continue reading

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ShopRite Announces its First Gas Station in the Capital Region

ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc., which operates 31 ShopRite stores in New York and New Jersey, including recently opened locations in Niskayuna and Albany, N.Y., today … Continue reading

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Anheuser-Busch and Habitat for Humanity Partner to Build Homes for St. Louis Families

On Saturday, July 14, more than 160 Anheuser-Busch employees and family members will roll up their sleeves for an exclusive “Builder Day” where for … Continue reading

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Retailers Looking to New Ways of Driving Customer Retention

The latest American grocery market share figures from IGD Retail Analysis may have done little to buoy the retail sector’s low spirits, but there … Continue reading

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Kimberly-Clark and Colgate-Palmolive Company Team Up with HealthyChildren.Org

With more than 77 million children heading back-to-school this year, moms could use a helping hand. That’s why Kimberly-Clark and Colgate-Palmolive, the makers of … Continue reading

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QA Graphics Creates Sustainable Website for Supermarket Chain

QA Graphics, an Iowa based interactive design firm, is pleased to announce that they have completed the website, HyVee 360, for Hy-Vee, Inc., an … Continue reading

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PMA’s new guide offers blueprint for standardizing fresh produce EDI

A new guide created by Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Supply Chain Efficiencies Committee is designed specifically to help companies in the fresh produce industry … Continue reading

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Millennials Emerging as Most Influential and Important Adult Beverage Consumers

Diverse, highly educated, open to new experiences and eager to explore, the Millennial demographic group is already having a significant impact on the adult … Continue reading

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H.R. 4367 Passes U.S. House and Garners Bipartisan Support

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today lauds the advancement of legislation to update the Electronic Funds Transfer Act. The bill, H.R. 4367, would abolish the … Continue reading

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