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RW Garcia Adds Manufacturing Facility to Meet Demand

RW Garcia, a family-owned and -operated maker of artisan and all-natural corn-based snacks, has opened a new 63,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Las Vegas. … Continue reading

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Study Reinforces Nutritional Benefits of Frozen Produce

The Frozen Food Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering scientific research, public awareness and education regarding the nutritional value of frozen foods, partnered … Continue reading

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FMI and Technomic Forge Alliance on Fresh Foods

Food Marketing Institute (FMI), a leader in fresh food insights representing the nation’s food retailers and Technomic, a research and consulting firm in the … Continue reading

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Specialty Food Association Launches Redesigned Website

The Specialty Food Association has unveiled a redesigned website, specialtyfood.com, with new features that will help food producers and buyers conduct business more easily … Continue reading

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Midpoint Enterprises Announces the Launch of True Dairy Flavors Division

Midpoint Enterprises announced the launch of their latest division, True Dairy Flavors which provides flavor concentrates to dairies and retailers involved in the production … Continue reading

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Food Trends for 2015

Sterling-Rice Group has identified its top ten food trends that will stand out on restaurant menus, expand onto grocery shelves, and attract consumer attention … Continue reading

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NCGA Donates to California Certified Organic Farmers

The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) has provided a $10,000 contribution to The Bricmont Fund, which is part of the non-profit  California Certified Organic Farmers … Continue reading

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Georgia-Pacific on Path for SQF Certification

Georgia-Pacific Corrugated, a manufacturer and marketer of corrugated packaging materials, is on a path to achieve Safe Quality Food or SQF certification in all … Continue reading

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PMA Fresh Summit Exhibitors Donate to Orange County

Exhibitors from the PMA Fresh Summit donated 217,667 pounds of produce to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County at the end of … Continue reading

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Consumers Spending More on Premium and Healthy Pet Food Products

Driven by increased focus on pet health and the powerful role in pet owner lives of the human-animal bond, U.S. sales of pet food … Continue reading

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Kroger named Employer of the Year by Ohio Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities

The Kroger Co. was named Employer of the Year by the Ohio Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities for significantly contributing to employment opportunities … Continue reading

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FDA to Help Ensure Proper Labeling of Seafood Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has developed an online learning module to help the seafood industry, retailers, and state regulators ensure the proper … Continue reading

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Murry’s Recalls Chicken Products

Murry’s in Lebanon, Pa. is recalling approximately 31,689 pounds of gluten-free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin, the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Consumers See Thousands of Healthier Product Choices with Reduced Calories, Fats, Sugars and Sodium

More than 30,000 healthier product choices have been made available to consumers between 2002 and 2013 according to the 2014 Health & Wellness Survey released by … Continue reading

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Research and Markets Shares the 2014 Private Label Foods & Beverages Report

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Private Label Foods & Beverages in the U.S., 8th Edition” report to their offering. Sales of private label … Continue reading

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FPFC Plans 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Fresh Produce & Floral Council (FPFC) will be celebrating its 50th year in 2015.  The FPFC has revealed a new 50th Anniversary logo … Continue reading

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Avocados from Peru Closes Out Monumental Season

As the Peruvian Avocado Commission (PAC) closes out a monumental 2014 season, it’s not resting on its laurels. The second largest avocado importer in the United States is … Continue reading

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VIVA Fresh Produce Expo Announces Keynote Speaker

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) introduces Dr. David Katz as the keynote speaker for the upcoming Viva Fresh Produce Expo and Conference on … Continue reading

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FMI Urges Legislative Solution on COOL Meat Labeling Dispute

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) issued the following statement from director of government relations Andrew Harig on the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) release of its compliance … Continue reading

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Wegmans Announces that Apple Pay Will be Available to Customers on October 20th

Wegmans Food Markets announced that it will be one of the first supermarkets in the country where customers can check out using Apple Pay, … Continue reading

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Mrs. Green’s Announces “Shop Free For a Year” Sweepstakes

Mrs. Green’s Natural Market, an industry leader in organic, all-natural foods and healthy living products, announced its first annual “Shop Free for a Year” … Continue reading

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Hunt Shipman and Cornerstone Government Affairs to represent PMA on Issues Leadership

During the annual State of the Industry Address at Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit in Anaheim, California, the association’s President Cathy Burns announced … Continue reading

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Produce for Kids Reaches $5 Million In Donations

After the close of the 2014 Produce for Kids campaigns, the organization reached a milestone donation of more than $5 million raised to support … Continue reading

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PMA hosts largest gathering of fresh produce and floral industry in Western Hemisphere

2014 brought a record year on multiple records for the annual Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit with 1,090 exhibiting companies occupying 265,300 net … Continue reading

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Record-breaking Year for PMA Fresh Summit

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) exposition floor opened on Saturday, October 18 with a record number of 1,090 exhibitors occupying 265,300 net square feet, … Continue reading

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