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CCOF and Oregon Tilth Announce Planned Merger

CCOF and Oregon Tilth, two of the nation’s leaders in the organic movement and certification, have announced plans to merge. Together, the two organizations, … Continue reading

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Shop ‘n Save to Open New Location in Delmont

SHOP ‘n SAVE, the independently owned and operated grocery chain with more than 70 stores in Western Pa., Ohio and West Virginia, are opening … Continue reading

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GMDC to Debut First-to-Market Research

The 2012 GMDC General Merchandise Conference in Orlando, FL at the Orlando World Center Marriott will be held June 1st through June 5th. GMDC, … Continue reading

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Study Finds Giant Food and ShopRite are Consumers’ Favorite Grocers

Giant Food is consumers’ favorite grocer, followed closely by ShopRite and then Walmart, according to a new consumer study by Market Force Information. The … Continue reading

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Kings Food Markets Rebrands In-store Signage

Bacompt, a leader in shelf-edge marketing programs for supermarkets, drug stores, and other retail chains, has just completed the first-store implementation of rebranded shelf … Continue reading

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First Private Brand App Launched by Daymon

Daymon Worldwide has launched the world’s first Private Brand mobile app, available for iPhone, iPad and Android platforms. The app was unveiled in Amsterdam … Continue reading

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Dole Discusses Sustainable Agricultural Practices at Forum

Dole Food Company, Inc. participated in the second annual Forum on Sustainability and Happiness in Costa Rica. Dole’s Sylvain Cuperlier, Vice President of Corporate … Continue reading

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SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO Deemed a Success

Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, the 2012 SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO, hosted a global audience of close to 15,000 qualified industry professionals from … Continue reading

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Safeway Launches Just for U Digital Savings

To make grocery shopping easier and provide great savings, Safeway launched the Just for U program in the company’s Oregon and Washington divisions. Just … Continue reading

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UFCW International Union Releases Smartphones App

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), the nation’s largest grocery workers union, today announced the release of its first ever-smartphone app, … Continue reading

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U.S. Ice Cream Market Tops $25 Billion

Edvard Munch’s iconic “The Scream” just sold for a record $120 million at auction in New York, but that’s peanuts compared to the very … Continue reading

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PMA Donates Salad Bar in Support of Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools and the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative

Produce Marketing Association (PMA), as a member of the National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, donated a salad bar to John R. Downes Elementary School … Continue reading

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Crunch Pak a Hits at Billboard Music Awards

Crunch Pak will once again be providing fresh apple sliced products to a nationally televised award show—this time it’s the Billboard Music Awards 2012 … Continue reading

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GNP Company Unveils Third Farm To Fork Report for 2011

GNP Company, the Midwest’s leading chicken producer, unveiled its third Farm To Fork Report, outlining its newly launched mission of healthy food, families and farms … Continue reading

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Schnucks, St. Johns Hospital partner to open pharmacy in Springfield, Ill.

Leaders of Schnuck Markets, Inc. have announced a partnership with St. John’s Hospital to open full-service stand alone pharmacy with emphasis on specialty pharmacy … Continue reading

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Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. Announces Sale of Thermoforming Division to D&W Fine Pack

Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. announces the sale of its Thermoforming Division to D&W Fine Pack, a leader in the foodservice packaging industry and a … Continue reading

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A&P Announces Comprehensive Store Investment Strategy

The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company announced that it will unveil its newly remodeled The Food Emporium store located on 1066 Third Avenue … Continue reading

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Nash Finch Buying No Frills Supermarkets

Nash Finch Company, a Minneapolis-based food distributor, announced that U Save Foods, Inc., a Nash Finch wholly-owned subsidiary, has entered into an agreement to … Continue reading

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Kroger Receives the Black Pearl Award for Food Safety

The Kroger Co. has been named the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Black Pearl Award for advancing food safety and quality. The International Association … Continue reading

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Shoppers Are Making More Purchasing Decisions In-Store

With a prolonged recession, high unemployment, and a persistently challenging economy, the majority of U.S. grocery shoppers are looking to save money where they … Continue reading

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Brown’s Super Stores Implements Comprehensive Sustainability Effort

Brown’s Super Stores, a family-owned business that operates 10 ShopRite stores in the Philadelphia area, is involved in numerous sustainable efforts focused on reducing … Continue reading

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Child’s Play Communications Adds Produce For Kids to its Client Roster

Child’s Play Communications, the award-winning public relations agency specializing in connecting companies with moms, has added Produce for Kids to its client roster. Child’s … Continue reading

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Produce Traceability Initiative Survey Finds Widespread Progress

A recent survey to gauge produce industry members’ adoption of the seven Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) milestones indicates companies are making widespread progress. The … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Updates ht mobile

Harris Teeter released an update to ht mobile, significantly changing its mobile application, both improving existing functions and introducing new features to make it … Continue reading

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Retailers Happy with FMI2012

A survey of retailers attending the just-concluded FMI2012, the Food Retail Show in Dallas last week found a growing interest in an annual trade … Continue reading

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