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Stop & Shop Expands Fuel Savings Program to New Jersey

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company and Shell are announcing the expansion of Stop & Shop’s Gas Rewards program to customers in New Jersey. … Continue reading

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FSIS Provides Guidance for Listeria Sampling Programs in Ready-to-Eat Meat and Poultry Products

USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing changes it will make in its procedures for Listeria monocytogenes(Lm) product sampling programs in ready-to-eat meat … Continue reading

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Emmi Roth USA Sponsors Professional Cheese Education and Certification

Emmi Roth USA, a charter sponsor of the 2012 Certified Cheese Professional Exam administered by the American Cheese Society, is proud to congratulate the inaugural … Continue reading

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Coupons.com Reports Top Coupon Categories for 2012

Honoring September’s National Coupon Month, Coupons.com released the top coupon categories for 2012. The company also released the top mobile and fastest rising categories … Continue reading

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NPA Supports Consumer Right to Know About GMO but Opposes Calif. Prop 37

While the Natural Products Association supports the right of consumers to know what ingredients go into their food products, it has announced its opposition … Continue reading

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Alaska Seafood’s Quick Reference Guide Goes Mobile

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) announced the release of their Alaska Seafood Species Quick Reference Guide in a mobile format. Users of the familiar spiral-bound … Continue reading

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Mango PLU Codes and Voluntary Recalls

Following the voluntary recall of certain varieties of mangos, the National Mango Board (NMB) is supporting the industry-wide response to ensure the safety and … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU to Close Underperforming Stores

SUPERVALU announced it will close approximately 60 underperforming or non-strategic stores this fiscal year including 38 in its retail food reporting segment and 22 … Continue reading

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Anheuser-Busch Contributes to Isaac Relief Efforts

Anheuser-Busch has shipped 4,312 cases of emergency drinking water—or 103,488 cans—to affected areas to support Hurricane Isaac relief efforts. The emergency water has been … Continue reading

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Kroger Releases Sixth Annual Sustainability Report

The Kroger Co. continues to meet annual sustainability benchmarks as reported in the company’s sixth annual Sustainability Report. “Kroger associates embrace sustainability in their … Continue reading

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Nielsen Perishables Group creates syndicated reports for all fresh departments

A total-store perspective is essential to understand and manage complementary and competitive fresh products, and to identify opportunities for growth and innovation. The Nielsen … Continue reading

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Shoppers Want Self-Checkout—Survey

A just-released survey from NCR Corporation shows that shoppers appreciate the speed and efficiency of self-checkout (SCO), recognize the choice of SCO as a … Continue reading

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Kroger Extends Summer Fuel Savings Promotion

Kroger customers will be able to earn and redeem their fuel points to save up to $2.00 off per gallon at Kroger Family of … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Launches Month Long Fight Hunger Program

Weis Markets announced the launch of its fifth annual Fight Hunger Food Drive, a month-long program offering customers an opportunity to donate to local … Continue reading

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NCA Opens Nomination Period for the 2013 Confectionery Leadership Awards

The National Confectioners Association, in conjunction with Candy & Snack TODAY magazine, has opened the nomination period for the 2013 Confectionery Leadership Awards which … Continue reading

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GMA Presents Wakefern President with Industry Award

Joe Sheridan, President and COO of Wakefern Food Corp., was recognized by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) with the 2012 Industry Collaboration Leadership Award. … Continue reading

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Mann Packing is Teaming Up with Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series

Mann Packing is teaming up with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series to feature its award-winning Stringless Sugar Snap Peas at two major race … Continue reading

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Produce for Kids Partners with Grocery Stores and Sprouts to Encourage Healthy Eating

This fall, Produce for Kids and select grocery stores will be launching the Healthy Schools, Healthy Minds campaign to raise money for local health and nutrition-based … Continue reading

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Certified Greenhouse Farmers and SureHarvest Announce Sustainability Initiative

Certified Greenhouse Farmers and SureHarvest have begun collaboration on a next generation sustainability certification platform based on the principles of performance metrics, technology innovation, … Continue reading

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PMA Impact Award Winners to be Announced Oct. 27 at Fresh Summit

Finalists in the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) 2012 Impact Award: Excellence in Packaging have been chosen. The winners  will be awarded Saturday, Oct. 27 during the breakfast … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets Launches “Tops In Education” School Fund-Raising Program

Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in western New York, central New York, and northwestern Pennsylvania, announced that the company has launched … Continue reading

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Global Consumers’ Intent to Buy Food and Beverages Online Grows

According to a new study from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, global consumers’ intent … Continue reading

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GMA, McKinsey & Company and Nielsen Release Customer and Management Channel Survey

According to the 2012 Customer and Management Channel Survey released at the GMA Executive Conference, consumer packaged goods companies winning in their categories are … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter to Feature Wines of Chile

Harris Teeter stores in the DC and VA markets will be conducting in-store tastings of Chilean wines Sept. 15-30th.  Featured items include Cono Sur … Continue reading

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Meijer Matches “Simply Give” Donations 2-to-1 in Support of Hunger Action Month

Meijer will double match every customer’s $10 Simply Give donation made Sept. 2-8 in support of Hunger Action Month. This initiative, called Simply GiveWeek, … Continue reading

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