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Blurred Lines Between Meal and Snack Foods Will Drive Growth of Better-For-You Snack Foods

U.S. consumers are eating traditional snack foods, particularly snacks with a perceived health benefit, in between and at meals, and this behavior will drive … Continue reading

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GMA Recognizes Retired Walmart CEO Mike Duke with Hall of Achievement Award

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) presented retired Walmart President and CEO Mike Duke with its 2014 Hall of Achievement Award before more than 400 … Continue reading

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GMA Honors Big Heart Pet Brands and PepsiCo with CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and its Advisory Council awarded Big Heart Pet Brands and PepsiCo, Inc. with the 2014 CPG Awards for Innovation … Continue reading

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H-E-B Honored with Political Advocacy Award at NACDS Total Store Expo

Two industry retailers were honored for their political advocacy and grassroots support at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Political Involvement Reception during … Continue reading

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GMDC Whitepaper Focuses On Spring and Summer Seasonal Strategies

The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) and its Educational Leadership Council have released the “Seasonal Best Practices, for the New World of Shopping: Part … Continue reading

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Kraft, McDonald’s Bringing McCafé to Retail

McDonald’s and Kraft will be giving coffee lovers across America another reason to enjoy the morning. The two companies announced a collaboration to expand … Continue reading

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Consumers View of Preservatives in Processed Meats

In a side-by-side comparison of ingredient legends for deli-style turkey breast, consumers preferred the shorter list of ingredients featuring propionic acid (57%) versus the … Continue reading

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One in Three Shoppers Will Not Shop This Back-to-School Season

An ongoing shopper behavior study conducted by The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research shows that retailers will continue to see the number of back-to-school … Continue reading

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Food Gifts for Personal Enjoyment

Food gifting was once almost exclusively the domain of major holidays, birthdays, and graduations, but modern food gifters are finding reasons to not only … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter, Colgate-Palmolive Donate Four Starlight Tablets to MUSC Children’s Hospital

Harris Teeter and Colgate-Palmolive donated four Starlight Children’s Foundation Tablets to MUSC Children’s Hospital, as well as various items, which appeared on MUSC’s Starlight … Continue reading

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NGA Requests Extension on FSIS Meat-Grinding Rule

The National Grocers Association (NGA), along with the American Meat Institute and the North American Meat Association, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Cascades Announces Strategic Expansion

Cascades announces the installation of a new tissue converting facility in Wagram, North Carolina. This investment will reorganize and expand the Company’s converting activities in … Continue reading

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USDA Raises Awareness for Citrus Health

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a Save Our Citrus, Move It AND Lose It campaign to raise awareness in citrus-producing states … Continue reading

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Food Flavor Trends Emphasize Fresh, Fast and Healthy

Key trends and opportunities within the U.S. market for flavors center on ever-changing consumer preferences and recent ongoing and anticipated advances in food flavor … Continue reading

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Big Lots Expands Food Line-up

Big Lots announced that it has rolled out a new look for its food department with expanded food selections in all of its 1,491 … Continue reading

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The National Mango Board to Host Mango Ripening Webinar

The National Mango Board (NMB) will be hosting a free Mango Ripening Webinar on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 4 p.m. EDT for a … Continue reading

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The Quaker Oats Company Supporting Teachers and Classrooms in Need

Teachers spend more than $1 billion a year stocking their own classrooms, and they are buying more than just school supplies. In fact, three in … Continue reading

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GMA Report Highlights Industry Leadership on Environmental Sustainability

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) released a report that spotlights progress and achievements by food, beverage and consumer products companies as they work to … Continue reading

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Working Women Making Grocery Purchasing Decisions at Work

One trip to the grocery store is never enough. WorkPlace Impact found in a recent survey that working women are making frequent trips to grocery stores … Continue reading

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J. M. Smucker Company to Acquire Sahale Snacks

The J. M. Smucker Company announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Sahale Snacks headquartered in Seattle, Washington.  Sahale is a leading … Continue reading

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Celebrate Fruits & Veggies with PBH this September

September and Fruits & Veggies—More Matters month is just around the corner and Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) is celebrating with a ‘Fuel … Continue reading

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Millennials Primed to Influence Breakfast Segment

The latest Incredible Breakfast Trends from the American Egg Board chronicle Millennials, Daypart blurring and Creativity, exploring their effects on morning fare. Here’s what’s … Continue reading

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More Than Half of Consumers Are Alone When Eating

Consumption behaviors in the U.S. have become less household-oriented and more individualized than previous generations, and now over 50 percent of eating and beverage … Continue reading

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Americas Food and Beverage Show Launches Social Media Campaign

World Trade Center Miami launches its 2014 social media campaign for the Americas Food and Beverage Show with a special free registration code to … Continue reading

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LoBue Citrus Turns 80

LoBue Citrus, a full-service grower, packer and shipper of California and import citrus, is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. LoBue Citrus started with … Continue reading

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