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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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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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HEINEKEN USA’s Dolf van den Brink Named to Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40″ List

HEINEKEN USA announces that President and CEO Dolf van den Brink has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40!” The annual … Continue reading

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Acosta Sales & Marketing Continues Expansion

Acosta Sales & Marketing, a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, today announced the acquisition of three … Continue reading

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Produce for Kids Hits New Milestone

The 10th annual Produce for Kids’ Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign raised more than $356,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other children’s hospitals … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Is Still Going Gangbusters

The market for gluten-free foods and beverages has continued to grow even faster than anticipated, according to Gluten-Free Foods and Beverages in the U.S., … Continue reading

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Green Giant Fresh Adds New Items to Retail Product Line

Green Giant Fresh announces today the addition of 15 new fruits and vegetables to their retail product line that will be unveiled at PMA … Continue reading

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ShopRite Supermarkets Partners with Senior Services of Albany to Launch Free Shuttle Service

ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc., which operates 32 ShopRite stores in New York and New Jersey, announced that it has partnered with Senior Services of Albany … Continue reading

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