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Healthy Snackers, Niche Marketers Set Tone for Crackers Category

The U.S. market for crackers exceeded $7 billion in 2013 and growth drivers in crackers are fundamentally the same as those sparking growth in … Continue reading

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CIAA Awarding a Paid Trip to Paris SIAL Show

The Cheese Importers Association of America will build on the momentum of their very successful Retailer program and once again host Retailers at the … Continue reading

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Thinking Beyond Omnichannel to Achieve ‘Total Retail’—PwC US

While retailers have historically used the “multichannel” approach to reach consumers, the rapidly growing focus on the consumer and integrated, customer-focused technology has paved … Continue reading

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SpartanNash, Daymon Worldwide to Collaborate on Store Brand Products

SpartanNash and Daymon Worldwide announced that the two companies will collaborate to create and merchandise a variety of private brand products across multiple categories.  … Continue reading

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Jack Link’s to Aquire Unilever Meat Snack Business

Jack Link’s announced plans on Friday to purchase Unilever’s meat snacks business, primarily sold under the BiFi brand (Germany, Benelux, Austria and Switzerland) and … Continue reading

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National Mango Board Seeks Board Nominees

The National Mango Board (NMB) is calling for leaders in the mango industry to step forward and participate in the nominations process to become … Continue reading

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Pete and Gerry’s Organics Achieves B Corporation Certification

Pete and Gerry’s Organics, the parent company for both the Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs and the Nellie’s Cage-Free Eggs brands, has been named … Continue reading

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CPG Companies Could Improve Performance with Analytics, Accenture Study Finds

The majority of consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are failing to place analytics at the heart of their decision-making process, limiting their ability to … Continue reading

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NRA Announces All-Star Chef Line-up for 2014 World Culinary Showcase

Celebrity chefs  are prepping to dish out their tips and tricks to showcase their culinary talents at the World Culinary Showcase at this year’s 2014 National Restaurant … Continue reading

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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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