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NGA Continues Fight for Credit Card Reform

NGA and eight other national associations vowed to continue the fight for credit card reform and oppose the proposed settlement in the case of … Continue reading

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Ruan Earns U.S. EPA 2012 SmartWay Excellence Award

Ruan was honored with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a true industry leader in freight supply chain … Continue reading

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Giant Eagle Keeps Grocery Bills Down By Locking Up Low Prices

Multi-format food and fuel retailer Giant Eagle, Inc. announced it will help families better manage their grocery budgets by locking low prices through the … Continue reading

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Study Shows Even Small Increase in Fruit and Veggie Consumption can Improve Health

An estimated 20,000 cancers could be prevented if half of all Americans simply increased their consumption of fruits and vegetables by a single serving … Continue reading

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Food Lion Lifts up Holiday Caravan Parade

The Holiday Caravan Inc. announced that Food Lion has agreed to be the presenting sponsor of the Holiday Caravan Parade through 2014. The Holiday … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI’s EconoLink Shopper Segmentation Report Points to Cautious Optimism, Continued Prudent Practices

Just over one quarter of shoppers (27 percent) anticipate they will be financially better off a year from now, up from a dismal 22 … Continue reading

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Price Chopper Details Plans for New Concept Store

Price Chopper Supermarkets unveiled plans to build a multi-faceted new concept store in Latham (NY) that will combine a variety of fresh, made-to-order food … Continue reading

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Kings Food Markets Sustainable Seafood Program

Kings Food Markets announced a partnership to develop and implement a sustainable, responsible seafood program with FishWise, a non-profit organization focused on the health … Continue reading

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New Tools to Help Grocers Recycle More Plastic Containers

The Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers (APR) announced the availability of new online resources created to help grocery chains recycle more of the plastic … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets Receives 2012 LEADER Award of Excellence

United Supermarkets was presented with a LEADER Award for Excellence by the Shopper Technology Institute (STI) at the 2012 LEAD Marketing Conference in Rosemont, Ill. … Continue reading

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Center for Produce Safety Awards $1.8M to Ten Projects

The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) at the University of California, Davis, today announced 10 new grant awards for research directed at answering critical … Continue reading

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Goya Foods Donates 100,000 Pounds of Food to Hurricane Victims

Goya Foods,will donate 100,000 pounds of Goya products to victims of hurricane Isaac in Louisiana.  The donation will be administered and distributed by the … Continue reading

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SHOP ‘n SAVE Rewards Loyal Shoppers with a Free Turkey for Thanksgiving

SHOP ‘n SAVE announced that customers who use their Perks Card to purchase $350 or more in groceries between October 4 and November 7 … Continue reading

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CPS Research Grants and PMA Food Safety Forums Serve Global Audience

The newly announced $1.8 million Center for Produce Safety (CPS) research grant awards combined with two other Produce Marketing Association (PMA) events offer significant … Continue reading

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ShopRite Opens its New Supermarket in Slingerlands, NY

ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc., which operates 31 ShopRite stores in New York and New Jersey, recently held the grand opening of its new 65,000 sq. … Continue reading

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PMA and Western Growers Collaborate on Food Safety

Long-time allies Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and Western Growers are now creating a collaboration that will initially focus the two organizations’ resources on fresh … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets Asks “Who Are You Pink For?”

United Supermarkets, LLC, and its grocery partners are once again joining the fight against breast cancer. United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos stores are … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Group Marks First Day As Independently Traded Company

Tony Vernon, CEO of Kraft Foods Group, joined employees in the company’s Northfield, Ill. headquarters to ring the Opening Bell of the NASDAQ Stock … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research

United Supermarkets, and its grocery partners are once again joining the fight against breast cancer. United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos stores are asking … Continue reading

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Bashas’, Food City Partner with MyWebGrocer to Power Digital Services

MyWebGrocer will power new digital services for 63 Bashas’ stores and 48 Food City locations in the Southwest. With MyWebGrocer’s services, customers can opt … Continue reading

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Kroger, General Mills, Yoplait Announce Text–to–Donate Campaign

Throughout the month of October, the Cincinnati skyline will be rosier, thanks to a powerful statement Kroger is making in support of breast cancer … Continue reading

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Independent Grocers Improve Net Profits in 2011

The National Grocers Association (NGA) and FMS today released the results of their joint 2012 Independent Grocers Financial Survey. Despite the challenging economic environment, … Continue reading

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Yorkville Common Pantry and FreshDirect announce new online program

The Yorkville Common Pantry (YCP) is launching a new online program with leading online grocer FreshDirect that will allow people to donate gift cards … Continue reading

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Peapod expands virtual grocery stores

Peapod.com announced the launch of more than 100 virtual grocery stores at commuter rail stations in Boston, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington, … Continue reading

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Publix Issues Voluntary Recall on Hearts of Romaine

Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for 10-ounce plastic bags of Publix Hearts of Romaine (Chopped Hearts of Romaine) due to the … Continue reading

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