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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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RPE Announces Partnership With Onion Boy

RPE, Inc. partnered with Onion Boy, Inc. to be the exclusive sales and marketing agency for the Ohio-based Onion Boy’s products. The partnership with … Continue reading

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IPC Announces 2012 Retail Display Contest Winners

The Idaho Potato Commission has announced the winners of its 2012 Retail Display Contest. The contest awarded more than $150,000 in cash and prizes, including … Continue reading

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Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers and Columbia Valley Fruit Team Up

Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers has taken a larger leap into the organic sector. The grower, packer and shipper of Northwest apples, pears, cherries and stone fruit, … Continue reading

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United Fresh 2012 Attendees Honor Best New Products

United Fresh, AMI and FMI attendees chose this year’s New Product Award winners from 27 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations in the categories of … Continue reading

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FMI Establishes Industry Toolkit on Sustainable Seafood Sourcing

At the FMI2012 Sustainability Solutions Center, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) released its first Sustainable Seafood Toolkit, a free resource providing food retail answers … Continue reading

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Publix Earns National Recognition for Community Support

The United Way recognized Publix Super Markets, Inc. with two Summit awards for philanthropic engagement and community impact. Publix’s 2011 United Way campaign raised … Continue reading

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Sealed Air’s Cryovac Food Packaging Honored With American Meat Institute Supplier of the Year Award

Sealed Air’s Cryovac Food Packaging today was awarded the American Meat Institute’s (AMI) Supplier of the Year during the 2012 AMI Meat, Poultry & … Continue reading

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Price Chopper Honored for Sustainability Efforts

Price Chopper was recognized by GXT Green for its siginificant contributions to sustainability efforts and was named to the 2012 GXT Earth Day Honor … Continue reading

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Deodorant Industry Sees Continued Growth

The deodorant and antiperspirant industry continues to enjoy the sweet smell of success…seeing a 16% growth between 2006 and 2011 and according to Mintel’s … Continue reading

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