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USDA Seeks Nominees to the United States Potato Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for the United States Potato Board. The board is composed of producers, importers and a … Continue reading

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FMI, GMA Release CPG Industry Brand Protection Report

The Trading Partner Alliance of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) announced the release of the 2013 best practices guideline … Continue reading

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PLMA’s Pricing Study Highlights Savings For Store Brands While Winter Drags On

For much of the country, mother nature delivered an extra dose of cold winter misery this season. But at least consumers could take comfort … Continue reading

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BrightFarms Partners with Giant Food

It was announced today that BrightFarms and Giant Food are entering a path-breaking partnership to deliver year-round local produce to Giant stores throughout the … Continue reading

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Safeway Announces a Possible Sale of Company

Safeway announced it is in discussions concerning a possible transaction involving the sale of the company. Although the discussions are ongoing, the company has … Continue reading

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United Fresh is Accepting Applications for 20th Leadership Program

The application period is now open for the 20th class of the United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program. Thanks to the generous support of … Continue reading

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PBH Announces 2013 Industry Role Model and Champion Honorees

Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) announced 79 Fruits & Veggies—More Matters Industry Role Models and Champions for 2013: 49 companies earned Role Model … Continue reading

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Record Number of Recipes Submitted for Annual FMI Supermarket Chef Showdown

More than 130 supermarket chefs, representing a record 30 different retailers, submitted recipes for the annual Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) Supermarket Chef Showdown before … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets Boosts Support for Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Tops Friendly Markets announced that the company is boosting its support for Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) this year by signing on as a … Continue reading

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Hy-Vee Acquires Amber Pharmacy

Hy-Vee announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Amber Pharmacy, a specialty pharmacy solutions provider based in Omaha, Neb. Hy-Vee and … Continue reading

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Hormel Continues On Its Way To End Hunger

In recognition of completing the third year of its On Our Way to Ending Hunger program, Hormel Foods announced that donations to hunger relief … Continue reading

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Most Consumers Unwilling to Pay More for Non-GMO, NPD Reports

The labeling of genetically-modified (GMO) foods is at the center of debate across the country, but the decision to buy or not buy non-GMO … Continue reading

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Kellogg Commits To Fully Traceable Sourcing Of Palm Oil

Kellogg Company announced a global commitment to work with palm oil suppliers to source fully traceable palm oil, produced in a manner that’s environmentally … Continue reading

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Ninth Annual Power of Meat Study Highlights Opportunities for Retailers

Shoppers place high importance on value, quality and variety when making purchasing decisions in the meat aisle, according to the Power of Meat survey … Continue reading

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Store Category Blurring to Continue, KRS Study Predicts

The results of a Fall 2013 survey of over 1200 U.S. Millennial, Generation X and Baby Boomer consumers, conducted by retail design firm King Retail Solutions (KRS), emphasized … Continue reading

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CMI Releases Variety Apple Performance Report

Top performing retailers generate up to three times more apple category dollars even after equalizing for store size according to a new analysis released … Continue reading

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National Mango Board to Host Second Annual Mango Food Safety Conference

The National Mango Board (NMB) will be hosting their second annual Mango Food Safety Conference on Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014, starting at 8 a.m. at the … Continue reading

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Nualight To Unveil New LED Innovations At Euroshop 2014

Nualight is to feature its latest product innovations at the world-leading trade fair Euroshop in Dusseldorf from this Sunday, February 16, running until Thursday, … Continue reading

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Hass Avocado Board Study Provides Insights on Retail Pricing

A recent consumer shopper insight study conducted by the Hass Avocado Board, reported that product display, quality/ripeness and price are three key purchase motivators, … Continue reading

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FMI’s Debuts Supermarket Facts Video

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Matrix Group, a digital agency specializing in web design, development and e-marketing in the Washington D.C. area, announce the … Continue reading

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“What America (Tw)eats”: Social Media Sheds Light On Breakfast Habits

An exploration of social data, entitled “What America (Tw)eats,” conducted by the National “got milk?” Milk Mustache Campaign in conjunction with social media analytics … Continue reading

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FMI Honors Six Food Retailers with 2013 Community Outreach Awards

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has announced the six winners of its 2013 Community Outreach Awards. The awards recognize the creative, charitable programs established … Continue reading

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Kroger Announces Acquisition of YOU Technology

The Kroger Co. announced it has purchased the assets of YOU Technology Brand Services, Inc., the Silicon Valley-based digital coupons and promotions company. Founded in 2008, YOU … Continue reading

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Produce for Kids Celebrates a Successful Campaign

Last fall, Produce for Kids teamed up with ACME Markets, Meijer Stores, Publix Super Markets and more than 20 fruit and vegetable suppliers for … Continue reading

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New Survey Results Show Shoppers Want More Personalized Assistance in Supermarkets

Shoppers are spending more than half of their fresh-food dollars in supermarkets and want professionals on the shopping floor to support healthier eating habits … Continue reading

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