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Banner Mountain Sprouts Voluntarily Recalls Organic Sprouts

As a precautionary measure, Banner Mountain Sprouts is voluntarily recalling organic sprouts under the following names: 4-oz. zesty greens, 5-oz. sprout salad, 4-oz. clover, … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Shoppers Donate $553,000 to the American Cancer Society’s More Birthdays Campaign

In March, Harris Teeter hosted a donation card campaign benefiting American Cancer Society (ACS). The campaign encouraged customers to help create a world with … Continue reading

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FMI Reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Constitutionality of the 2010 Health Care Reform Law

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on the constitutionality of the 2010 health care reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable … Continue reading

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Natural Delights Medjool Dates Gears Up for Ramadan

Growers of Bard Valley Natural Delights, the country’s top-selling Medjool date brand, are gearing up for Ramadan 2012, the yearly month-long Muslim observance. Ramadan … Continue reading

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NARMS Announces Relocation of Headquarters

The National Association for Retail Marketing Services (NARMS International) will relocate their national headquarters from Stevens Point, Wis., to Broomfield, Colo., in July 2012. … Continue reading

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World Innovations and Food Connections at SIAL 2012

The 25th edition of SIAL, “The Global Food Marketplace” is scheduled for October 21-25, 2012 at the Paris-Nord Exhibition Center in Paris, France. The … Continue reading

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Rise of the Millennials

Jefferies, the global investment bank, and AlixPartners, the global business advisory firm, announced the findings of their new joint study, Trouble in Aisle 5, … Continue reading

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Nielsen Names Innovation Award Winners

Launching new products is difficult in the best of times, but winners of the 2012 Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Award found ways to succeed during … Continue reading

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Organic Consumers Association Challenges American Medical Association on GMO Labeling

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) challenged the American Medical Association (AMA) on its failure to support mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. … Continue reading

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Heinen’s Deploys Next Generation Aldata Direct Store Delivery

Aldata, a global leader in retail and distribution improvement software, has announced that Heinen’s Fine Foods in Cleveland, Ohio, deployed Aldata Direct Store Delivery … Continue reading

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Smith’s Food & Drug Stores Opt Not to Sell Aerial Fireworks this July 4th

This July 4th is going to be a little less grand for shoppers at Utah’s Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, as the Kroger division … Continue reading

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Fruits and Vegetables Advance in Senate Farm Bill

United Fresh congratulates the Senate on the passage of the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 with a vote of 64-35. The … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Chefs Awards First Scholarship

On June 12 approximately 80 of New York’s most vibrant personalities from across the fashion and culinary spectrum gathered at the inaugural event for … Continue reading

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Vitamin Industry Growth Slows, While Consumers Switch To More Traditional Market Channels

In its fifth year, TABS Group Annual Vitamin Study reports a small increase of 2 percent in vitamin sales versus 2011, to $12.2 billion. … Continue reading

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Study Shows African American and Hispanic Shoppers Adopt Shopping Technologies at a Faster Rate than Caucasians

U.S. smartphone penetration is nearing 50 percent, so it’s no surprise that the adoption of mobile shopping tools has been rapid. African Americans and … Continue reading

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PMA Commends Senate’s Passage of the 2012 Farm Bill

Bryan Silbermann, president and CEO of Produce Marketing Association, today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate’s passage of the 2012 … Continue reading

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PepsiCo and Strauss Launch Obela Brand Dips and Spreads

PepsiCo, Inc. and Strauss Group today introduced Obela, a fresh, refrigerated dips and spreads brand that will be launched in Mexico. The brand will … Continue reading

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Makeup Products with Skincare Benefits Help Drive Sales—NPD

Regardless of age, moisturizing and SPF protection are the two most sought after benefits in all makeup products. The age of the makeup user … Continue reading

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Mighty Kids Media Forms Strategic Grocery Partnerships

Mighty Kids Media has partnered with grocers to deliver kids club programming that celebrates the innate super power each child possesses. They believe there … Continue reading

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Chobani CEO Receives Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award

Chobani Founder, President and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya was honored at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards for the New York area as the winner … Continue reading

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PMA Applauds Efforts of the Alliance for Food and Farming

Bryan Silbermann, president and CEO of Produce Marketing Association, today issued the following statement in response to the release of the Environmental Working Group’s … Continue reading

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GMA Outlines Global Food Safety Progress at FDA Meeting

Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Executive Vice President of Policy and Strategic Planning Mary Sophos delivered the keynote address at the Food and Drug Administration’s … Continue reading

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Ethnic HBC Market Remains Robust

There is good reason to be optimistic about the market for health and beauty care products targeted to minorities, according Ethnic Hair, Skin, and … Continue reading

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Federal Trade Commission Approves Giant Acquisition of Fifteen Genuardi’s Stores

The Federal Trade Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of fifteen supermarkets by GIANT Food Stores from Genuardi’s Family Markets, a subsidiary of Safeway … Continue reading

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Price Chopper to Include Free Prenatal and Children’s Vitamins

Price Chopper Supermarkets has expanded its health and wellness platform by bolstering its Baby Club program to begin offering free vitamins to expectant mothers … Continue reading

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