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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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Wegmans Announces Price Freeze

A drought has gripped much of the nation, yet despite economists’ predictions of higher food costs down the road, Wegmans has once again announced … Continue reading

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New Study Reveals Independent Grocers’ Compensation Benchmarks

The National Grocers Association (NGA) and FMS released the first annual edition of an in-depth, comprehensive study that compares a range of financial benchmarks … Continue reading

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PMA Joins “Farm Bill Now” Coalition

Produce Marketing Association has joined a coalition of 39 of the nation’s foremost agricultural organizations in an effort to raise public awareness of the … Continue reading

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Next Generation of Produce Industry Leaders to Gather in DC

Young policymakers and up-and-coming produce industry leaders will unite for a fresh and unconventional look at advocacy at the 2012 Washington Public Policy Conference. … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI Channel Migration Report Finds Consumers Focusing on Value Proposition

As consumers continue to exhibit concern about the economy and their personal financial situations, it’s no surprise that they are continuing to shop frugally. … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets Graduate Fellowship Endowment Awards Scholarships to Area Students

United Supermarkets announced the first scholarship recipients of the United Supermarkets Graduate Fellowship Endowment at Texas Tech University for the 2012-2013 academic year. The … Continue reading

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GMDC Thanks Members for All the Generous Donations for the Waldo Canyon Fire Victims

GMDC and its Board of Directors would like to say thank you to all its Members and friends who donated to ‘Care and Share’ … Continue reading

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Tanimura & Antle Voluntarily Recalls Single Lot of Romaine Lettuce

Tanimura & Antle Inc. is voluntarily recalling a single lot of romaine lettuce because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. … Continue reading

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Kings Food Markets Expands Into Connecticut

Kings Food Markets has expanded into Connecticut with the acquisition of a Porricelli’s Market location in Old Greenwich. The upscale chain with 24 stores … Continue reading

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Cantaloupes Connected to Statewide Salmonellosis Outbreak

The Department for Public Health (DPH) has reported that cantaloupes tested in the Kentucky state public health laboratory carry the same strain of Salmonella … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Inspires Healthy Habits Through its “Healthy Kids Summit”

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC hosted a “Healthy Kids Summit” at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., with help from local community experts … Continue reading

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YottaMark Receives Funding for Leading Food Traceability Solution

YottaMark Inc., provider of HarvestMark, the industry-leading fresh food traceability and insights platform, has announced the closing of a $24 million Series D growth … Continue reading

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Nature Fresh Farms Joins Certified Greenhouse Farmers

Nature Fresh Farms is joining Certified Greenhouse Farmers. As the newest member of the trade association — which advocates for a national definition for … Continue reading

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Market Street Enhances Smart Rewards Loyalty Program After Successful First Year

Lubbock-based United Supermarkets, LLC, parent company of Market Street, is enhancing its Smart Rewards loyalty program, which attracted more than 140,000 members since its … Continue reading

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LEAD Marketing Conference to Feature Workshop on Retail Technology & Branding

A special educational workshop on retail technology and branding will be held on Monday, October 1 just prior to the start of the fourth … Continue reading

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Meijer Opens New Marketplace Store in Chicago

Nearly one year after launching its first new format store in the Chicago market, Meijer Marketplace, Meijer delivers another new store to its Chicago-area … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Approves Spin-Off of North American Grocery Business

Kraft Foods announced that its Board of Directors approved the spin-off of its North American grocery business and declared a pro rata distribution of … Continue reading

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IFT Launches Certification Program

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announced the launch of the new Certified Food Scientist (CFS) program developed by IFT for food scientists worldwide. … Continue reading

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