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PMA Fresh Summit Welcomes University Students

More than 40 students from 13 universities will join 20,000+ fresh produce and floral industry members in Anaheim, California this October for the PMA … Continue reading

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Online Marketplace Launched to Advance Retail Industry Innovation

The Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART) and the National Grocers Association (NGA) announced an online platform for the supermarket industry. The CART … Continue reading

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Toolkit Helps Grocery Retailers Promote Beef

The Beef Checkoff is offering a new toolkit to help supermarket retailers and their on-staff registered dietitians make their store a health and wellness … Continue reading

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Mariano’s Opens Latest Location

This month, Roundy’s opened a branch of its Mariano’s Fresh Market banner in Oak Lawn. Located at 11000 S. Cicero Avenue, near the corner … Continue reading

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Kellogg Returns Kashi Brands to Stand-Alone Business

The Kellogg Company is returning Kashi and its family of brands – Kashi, Bear Naked and Stretch Island Fruit Co. – to its roots, delivering … Continue reading

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Paramount Citrus Honored by United Fresh

The United Fresh Produce Association honored Paramount Citrus as the Produce Industry Advocate of the Year earlier this week at The Washington Conference. Paramount … Continue reading

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Organic Alley Pavilion at Boulder Green Streets Festival to Highlight Natural and Organic Brands

On Sunday, September 14 no cars or other motorized vehicles will be allowed in the heart of downtown Boulder’s Pearl Street. Instead, Boulder will … Continue reading

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Eckrich’s 120th Anniversary Honors Military Veterans and Families

Founded in 1894, Eckrich is celebrating its 120th anniversary. In honor of the anniversary, Eckrich will give back to 120 of America’s military families. … Continue reading

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Whole Foods, Instacart Partner to Offer One-hour Delivery in 15 Major Cities

Whole Foods Market and one-hour grocery delivery service Instacart announced a new partnership that enables customers to have Whole Foods Market products delivered in … Continue reading

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Driscoll’s Awards Grant to Whole Kids Foundation

Driscoll’s has awarded a $10,000.00 grant to Whole Kids Foundation as part of its school garden grant program. This grant will support five new … Continue reading

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Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus When it Comes to Grocery Shopping

Men and women think differently as author John Gray famously points out in his best-seller, “Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus,” and … Continue reading

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NFRA’s Golden Penguin Awards

The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) recently held its 12th annual Golden Penguin Awards Competition to recognize the best merchandising efforts in … Continue reading

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Brookshire Grocery Co. Earns GreenChill Achievement Award

For its commitment to environmental stewardship, Tyler, Texas-based regional retailer Brookshire Grocery Co. has been named a recipient of the 2013 Superior Goal Achievement … Continue reading

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NCA Opens Nomination Period for the 2015 Confectionery Leadership Awards

The National Confectioners Association has opened the nomination period for the 2015 Confectionery Leadership Awards which allow NCA manufacturers and brokers to recognize trade customers who … Continue reading

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Target to Open Smaller-Format Stores in San Francisco Area

Target Corp. announced plans to open two new TargetExpress stores in San Francisco’s Financial District and Berkeley, Calif., in March 2015. Target’s first TargetExpress … Continue reading

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NSF Says Elliott Report a “Significant Step Forward in Safeguarding Food Supply”

The final report of the Elliott Review into the Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks was published September 4th, 2014. Food fraud is … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Launches Seventh Annual Fight Hunger Program

Weis Markets has launched its seventh annual Fight Hunger Program to run throughout Hunger Action Month in September. The program provides food and monetary … Continue reading

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United Launches Pharmacy Savings Program

The United Family of stores launched MyRxClub, a new membership pharmacy savings program that allows guests to save money on brand name medications, generic … Continue reading

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C&S Wholesale Grocers Appoints Joseph Schena to EVP, CFO

C&S Wholesale Grocers today announced it has appointed Joseph J. Schena as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer effective September 29, 2014. Schena’s appointment … Continue reading

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Whole Kids Foundation Kicks Off Growing Healthy Kids Campaign

Whole Kids Foundation is kicking off back-to-school season with a goal of raising $3 million to fund salad bars and gardens for schools and … Continue reading

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Getting Out the Organic Message

It’s party time at the Organic Trade Association. For 10. Straight. Days. And everyone’s invited. September is “Organic Month,” and OTA and its member … Continue reading

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Planning for a Digital Future

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies need to plan for a “1-5-10” market in the United States during the next five years, in which digital’s … Continue reading

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6th Annual Jerry Maahs Memorial Golf Outing Supports Lymphoma Research

The 6th Annual Jerry Maahs Memorial Golf Outing held on Aug. 9 at Ironwood Golf Course raised more than $100,000 for the Leukemia & … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Kicks Off Annual Hunger Action Month

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is kicking off Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month by asking customers to join in its mission to share … Continue reading

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GMA’s Ingredients Initiative

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) announced a five-part initiative that will advance the procedures used to assess the safety of ingredients used in food … Continue reading

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