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NGA Kicks Off 30th Anniversary

The National Grocers Association (NGA) launched the beginning of a yearlong celebration at a special reception on Thursday, September 20 at the Fall Conference … Continue reading

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Ready Pac Facility Achieves SQF 2000 Level 3 Certification

Ready Pac Foods’ Irwindale, California facility completed its first Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 Level 3 Certification Audit and has attained Level 3 certification, … Continue reading

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Pennsylannia ShopRite Achieves EPA GreenChill Gold Certification

ShopRite announced that its new store in Brodheadsville, PA store has been awarded the GreenChill Gold Certification. This prestigious award, distributed by the Environmental … Continue reading

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FSIS Announces Redesign of E. coli O157:H7 Verification Testing Program for Beef Manufacturing Trimmings

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has posted a notice in the Federal Register of its intention to redesign its E. coli O157:H7 … Continue reading

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Del Monte Fresh Produce Recalls Limited Quantity of Fresh-Cut Mangoes

In cooperation with the FDA’s warning to not consume mangoes from Agricola Daniella in Mexico, Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc, is initiating a … Continue reading

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NGA Announces New Study: Independent Grocers’ Economic Impact on U.S.

The National Grocers Association (NGA) is pleased to announce a first of its kind study commissioned by the NGA Board of Directors, announced at … Continue reading

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Store Brands Impacting Medium-Sized Retailers

The importance of store brands business to major retailers like Wal-Mart and Kroger is well-documented, yet store brands are also having significant penetration on … Continue reading

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Walmart Launches Fighting Hunger Together Fall Initiative

Walmart ignites another initiative in the fight against hunger with the start of its $2.5 million “Golden Spark” promotion, giving consumers a chance to … Continue reading

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Fleischmann’s and Karo to Support Share Our Strength and the No Kid Hungry Campaign

Fleischmann’s and Karo, are committed to helping end childhood hunger in America by supporting Share Our Strength as an official No Kid Hungrypartner. Share … Continue reading

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Klondike Brands Supports the National Breast Cancer Foundation for a Second Year

Produce Departments across the country will be a little rosier this fall when Klondike Brands rolls out its second year of support for the … Continue reading

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Ehrmann All Natural Bavarian Lowfat Yogurt Adds ShopRite Stores

Bavarian Goodness continues to build a stronghold along the East Coast as Ehrmann USA, LLC announced additional retail distribution of its All Natural Bavarian Lowfat … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Dairy Product Superiority Rewarded at WDPA Contest

America’s Dairyland claimed 40% of awards bestowed at the recent World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest in Madison. They included the Cheese and Butter Grand Champion Award which … Continue reading

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Idaho Potato Commission Gears Up for Football Season

For the third consecutive year, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) will sponsor the Boise State University (BSU) and University of Idaho (U of I) football teams. … Continue reading

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New England Produce Council Donates Salad Bar

The New England Produce Council, Inc. donated a salad bar to the East Boston High School on Thursday at a dedication ceremony held at … Continue reading

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CGA President Testifies in Opposition to Proposition 37

California Grocers Association President Ronald K. Fong testified before a California Legislature Joint Informational Hearing, telling legislators that a controversial initiative on the November … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI Uncovers Current and Emerging Trends of Diverse Baby Boomer Generation

At 80 million strong, baby boomers are one of the largest demographics in the United States. They spent more than $160 billion on packaged … Continue reading

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Klondike Brands Supports the National Breast Cancer Foundation

Produce Departments across the country will be a little rosier this fall when Klondike Brands rolls out its second year of support for the … Continue reading

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Safeway to Serve “Colorado Proud” Beef

Cargill and Safeway are collaborating to provide Coloradans with steaks, roasts, stew meat, cube steak and stir fry beef under the supermarket’s Rancher’s Reserve … Continue reading

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FMI Foundation to Award $100,000 in Grants to Fund Healthy Eating Initiatives At Schools

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation awarded $100,000 to Fuel Up to Play 60’s (FUTP 60) Healthy Lifestyle Grant program in an effort to encourage … Continue reading

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The CIAA Annouces Food Retailers Selected for Trip to the Sial Trade Show

The Cheese Importers Association of America is thrilled to name the selected food retailers for its trip to the SIAL Trade Show in Paris, … Continue reading

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Kiwifruit for Kids 2012 Launches for Back-to-School

ZESPRI Kiwifruit announced today it will be launching its second annual Kiwifruit for Kids campaign. The campaign, which enjoyed huge success last year, has … Continue reading

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Supply chain-wide alliance hosts food safety training for Hawaii produce growers

When growers gather for two food safety workshops to be held in Hawaii later this month, surely the scenery will be exceptional – and … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Sales Heat Up

It’s been a hot summer, and what’s better to cool people off, but ice cream…and it appears that the market for ice cream in … Continue reading

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Upward Growth for Fresh Produce Continues in Q2 FreshFacts on Retail

Fresh produce dollar and volume sales saw larger increases in the second quarter of 2012 than the first, though average retail prices continued to … Continue reading

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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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