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PMA Comments on FDA’s Proposed FSMA Implementation Work Plans

In written comments submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation work plans (Focus on Implementation … Continue reading

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Survey Says: Millennials Love Mayonnaise

In a recent U.S. survey by the Association for Dressings and Sauces, Millennials or Generation Y (born between 1980 and 2000) came out on … Continue reading

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Ocean Mist Farms Sponsors Artichoke Festival

Ocean Mist Farms will sponsor the Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival as it returns to the Monterey County Fairgrounds May 30–31 to celebrate … Continue reading

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Primax Bankcard Leadership Webinar Series Continues

Primax, a premier provider of credit and debit card issuing and merchant acquiring programs, is holding its second webinar in its 2015 Bankcard Leadership … Continue reading

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Hormel Foods to Acquire Applegate

Hormel Foods Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Applegate Farms, LLC, owner of the Applegate brand, a brand in the natural … Continue reading

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Kroger Celebrates Grilling Season with Red, White and Barbecue Event

The Kroger Co. family of stores will be firing up grills in parking lots across the country to reignite customers’ passion for summer grilling … Continue reading

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Naturipe Farms Blueberry Market Share to Increase in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia

Naturipe Farms partner, Munger Farms, has announced the signing of a joint venture agreement with Golden Eagle Farm Group, owned by the Aquilini family … Continue reading

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Ralphs Grocery Company Invites Customers to Support Our Troops

Ralphs invites customers to join in supporting the men and women of the armed forces and their families during its annual Honoring Our Heroes … Continue reading

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Smithfield Partners With Richard Petty Motorsports To Donate 25,000 Pounds Of Protein To Second Harvest Food Bank Of Metrolina

In celebration of the upcoming race weekend in Charlotte, Smithfield is partnering with Richard Petty Motorsports to donate 25,000 pounds of protein to the Second … Continue reading

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Raley’s Announces Partnership with California Grown USDA Choice Harris Ranch Beef

With a focus on locally grown products, Raley’s Family of Fine Stores announces the first major retailer partnership with Harris Ranch Beef. The move … Continue reading

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Canadian Produce Marketing Association launches their first Freggie Chef Day in Nova Scotia

On May 27, 60 students from Millwood Elementary in Lower Sackville will work with local Chef Bee Choo Char, Chef Jon Geneau and Chef Scott … Continue reading

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Houweling’s Acquires Sun Valley Farms

Delta, BC-based greenhouse grower and marketer Houweling’s Nurseries Limited (group of companies) has acquired Loveland, Colo.-based Sun Valley Farms in a deal concluded April 30, … Continue reading

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Global Sustainability Summit: The Next Level in Sustainability

What are you doing to strengthen your sustainability efforts—now, and for the future? Are you ready for the next wave of consumers who demand … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Increases Starting Hourly Rate

Weis Markets will increase its starting hourly rate for newly hired Weis Markets’ associates to $9 an hour on August 2. On this date, … Continue reading

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Meijer Acquires Aureus Health Services

Meijer has signed an agreement to acquire Aureus Health Services, a national specialty pharmacy and health services company based in Pittsburgh, Pa. and a … Continue reading

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May 21 is Now “National Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day”

Now there’s yet another reason to peel that banana, sprinkle some extra berries on your cereal and toss more spinach and cauliflower in your … Continue reading

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“Taste” Messaging Most Compelling to Shoppers Purchasing Avocados

The Hass Avocado Board recently conducted a consumer insight study, Engaging and Influencing Shoppers at Shelf, which tested 20 different messages intended for use on … Continue reading

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Beech-Nut to Reveal Exact Ingredient Amounts

Beech-Nut Nutrition Company announced that it has listed the percentage of each ingredient for all of its jars and pouches on its web site. … Continue reading

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Hannaford’s and Publix Earn Top Effort Scores in New Temkin Ratings

Based on a study of 10,000 U.S consumers, Hannaford’s and Publix took the top spots in the 2015 Temkin Effort Ratings, which rates how … Continue reading

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Top Natural and Organic Food Trends Meeting Consumer Needs

Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) has identified the top nine natural and organic food trends that illustrate growing consumer desires in the natural channel. The brand-building … Continue reading

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Seafood Nutrition Partnership Expands Public Health Education Effort to Eight Cities across the United States

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP), a non-profit whose mission is to educate Americans about the critical health and nutritional benefits of seafood, announced it … Continue reading

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Kings Food Markets Announces the Return of its Just Picked Promise Program

Kings Food Markets will bring back its exclusive 24 Hour Just Picked Promise this summer, beginning on Friday, May 22. The program is designed to bring … Continue reading

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West Point Market to Close

Is it the death knell for the Killer Brownies? West Point Market, the Akron, Ohio, nationally renowned, one-unit specialty store that invented the decadent … Continue reading

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ConAgra Grows Frozen Foods Business with Acquisition of Blake’s All Natural Foods

ConAgra Foods, Inc.  has acquired Blake’s All Natural Foods, a rapidly-growing, family-owned company which makes natural and organic frozen meals, including pot pies, casseroles, … Continue reading

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PMA expands strategic partnership with consumer-research expert The Hartman Group

To provide critical insights into consumer behaviors driving fresh fruit and vegetable sales, Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has expanded its strategic partnership with The … Continue reading

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