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Whole Foods Honors Kedem For Outstanding Innovation in its 2015 Supplier Awards

Bayonne, N.J.-based Kedem Foods, aka KAYCO, was honored in the Outstanding Innovation category of Whole Foods Market’s  2015 Supplier Awards. With its annual Supplier … Continue reading

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Reinhart Foodservice and Avocados From Mexico Unite to Provide Operators with Fresh Avocados All Year-Round

Reinhart Foodservice and Avocados from Mexico (AFM), announced they have joined forces to bring ripe avocados to various food operations’ doorsteps. AFM, which represents the … Continue reading

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Cameron Skeen Joins Murakami Produce Co. Operations and Business Development Team

Murakami Produce Company announced that industry professional Cameron Skeen has joined the company as a member of the Operations and Business Development team.  In … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets and United Express Convenience Store Open in Brownwood

The United Family leadership team joined Brownwood community leaders to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s first United Supermarkets and United Express fuel and … Continue reading

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Heineken USA Hires Vice President of National Accounts

Heineken USA has hired Bridget Lasda, former vice president of sales for the Coca-Cola Company, as vice president of national accounts. Lasda will join … Continue reading

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Pan-Oston expands its convenience offerings by partnering with TravelCenters of America

Pan-Oston has increased its convenience store services by   partnering with TravelCenters of America (TA), the largest full-service travel center in the United States. The … Continue reading

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Northwest Cherry Season is Ramping Up

Early rains and hot weather have made for an unexpectedly erratic start to the Northwest cherry season for many Washington shippers. That could change … Continue reading

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PLMA to Salute Store Brands Deli, Dairy and Bakery Growth

As changes in American lifestyle are increasingly driving consumers to the supermarket perimeter, PLMA announced it will turn a spotlight on store brands in … Continue reading

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FDA to Remove Artificial Trans Fats in Processed Foods

Based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the … Continue reading

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Ruiz Foods’ El Monterey snacks wins ChefsBest Award

  El Monterey snacks have received 2015 ChefsBest “Best Taste” and “Excellence” awards. Independent professional chefs gave the category-exclusive awards after testing products from … Continue reading

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Supervalu National Sales Expo Set

Supervalu Inc.  (NYSE: SVU) expects to welcome nearly 4,000 grocery professionals to the RiverCentre in downtown St. Paul, Minn., from Aug. 11-13. In addition … Continue reading

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Weis Markets raises $124K for Pet Shelters

Weis Markets’ announced that associates helped raise $124,000 in customer donations for more than 100 local pet shelters and rescue organizations during its month-long … Continue reading

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Raley’s Food For Families Program Begins Offering Fresh Produce to all Food Bank Partners

Raley’s Food For Families has launched its refresh campaign, designed to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables at food banks throughout Northern … Continue reading

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United Fresh Donates More Than 39,000 Pounds of Produce

United Fresh donated 39,019 pounds of produce and 207 pounds of assorted dry food to the Greater Chicago Food Depository at the conclusion of … Continue reading

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CVS Health Acquiring Target Pharmacy Operations

CVS Health Corporation and Target Corporation announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for CVS Health to acquire Target’s pharmacy and … Continue reading

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Dole Sponsors 2015 United Fresh Retail Produce Manager Awards

Dole Food Company has partnered with United Fresh Produce Association to collectively honor the nation’s most creative and progressive retail produce managers. The Retail Produce … Continue reading

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Government of Canada launches the Eat Well Plate

Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced new public education tools to encourage healthy eating for Canadians. These tools include the Eat Well Plate, a … Continue reading

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ALDI to Open First California Stores

ALDI announced it will launch its first stores in Southern California in March 2016, expecting to open approximately 25 stores before July 2016. Additionally, … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods to Improve Access to Nutritious Food for Children and Families

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Kraft Foods Group Foundation are partnering to launch Kraft Great Futures Kitchen, a comprehensive program expanding … Continue reading

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Food Lion Feeds Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Food Lion Feeds is celebrating its one year anniversary by donating more than 1 million meals through local ‘Summers Without Hunger’ donations and the … Continue reading

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Potandon Produce announces a new Idaho location

Potandon Produce announces the addition of another Idaho packing location to their production group. SunRiver of Idaho, located in Aberdeen, Idaho will pack and … Continue reading

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2015 Season Fresh Pear Crop Estimate Released

The annual meeting of Northwest pear growers was conducted in Portland, with anticipated projections on the 2015 fresh pear harvest set at nearly 20.4 … Continue reading

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Grocery Shopper Trends Cites New Approaches to Mealtime

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) introduced its 41st annual U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends study, which focuses on a deep shift in shopping and mealtime distinctions, ultimately demonstrating … Continue reading

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Produce For Kids Club Concept Launches

Produce for Kids will introduce the new Produce for Kids Club concept, a transactional loyalty program designed to encourage healthy eating for families while … Continue reading

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Millennial Shoppers Need Couponing Experience to be Seamless, Easy-to-Use in Order to Shift to Digital

According to a new commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Linkable Networks, CPG retailers and brands must adopt digital coupon redemption … Continue reading

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