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PMA to Host Fresh Connections: Yakima

West Coast produce industry members from across the supply chain will have the opportunity to connect and participate in an interactive program designed to … Continue reading

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Goya Foods to Donate 40,000 Pounds of Food to Charities Nationwide

Goya Foods will donate 40,000 pounds of Goya products to charities across the nation in the name of musical artists Marco Antonio Solis, Chayanne, … Continue reading

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Campbell Completes Acquisition of Bolthouse Farms

Campbell Soup Company announced it has completed the acquisition of Bolthouse Farms from a fund managed by Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, a private equity … Continue reading

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ADC’s ReFresh 2012 Dates/Location Announced

Applied Data Corporation (ADC) has announced the dates for the 11th annual ReFresh Fresh Item Management (FIM) Conference and User Group — September 10th-12th, … Continue reading

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Bayer CropScience Acquires US-based Biological Company AgraQuest

Bayer CropScience announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase AgraQuest, Inc. for a purchase price of US$ 425 million (approximately EUR 340 … Continue reading

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Loblaw Introduces Guiding Stars Program

Starting August 10, customers at Loblaws stores in Ontario will have a faster, easier way to make healthier food choices when shopping for groceries … Continue reading

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Tosca Limited Acquires Georgia-Pacific RPC

Tosca Limited, a U.S. based provider of reusable container pooling and logistics services to the food supply chain, announced that the company has acquired … Continue reading

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Burch Equipment Corrects Cantaloupe Variety Subject to Recall

Burch Equipment LLC, North Carolina, is correcting the variety of cantaloupe involved in recalls initiated on July 28 and August 2, 2012.  Previous announcements … Continue reading

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Eight O’Clock Coffee Company Goes One Cup at a Time with Keurig

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Eight O’Clock Coffee Company announce the companies have reached a multiyear agreement to make Eight O’Clock coffee, Tetley tea, … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets, Acosta Marketing and Manufacturers Give Back

United Supermarkets, Acosta Marketing and manufacturers will once again team up for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Aisles of Smiles promotion. From August 1 … Continue reading

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ConAgra Foods to Acquire Bertolli and P.F. Chang’s Frozen Meals Businesses

ConAgra Foods announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Bertolli and P.F. Chang’s Home Menu frozen meals businesses from … Continue reading

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Ready Pac Sustainability Program Yields Environmental and Economic Benefits

Sustainability initiatives are much talked about in the fresh food industry. For Ready Pac Foods, sustainability goes beyond environmentally-responsible practices to encompass social responsibility … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Helping Bring Salad Bars to Community Schools

Harris Teeter is launching a campaign designed to bring salad bars to schools in the Harris Teeter market communities to support Let’s Move Salad … Continue reading

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Limoneira to Acquire 230 Acres of Agriculture Property in California

On July 20, 2012, Limoneira Company, an agribusiness with prime agricultural land and operations, real estate and water rights in California, entered into an … Continue reading

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Rising Food Prices Survey

With the recent U.S. Agriculture Department forecast that food prices will rise throughout the next year due to widespread drought, many Americans report they are concerned … Continue reading

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Nuval Launches New Label with Contest

The people behind the NuValNutritional Scoring System are starting a contest to name an exciting new product that will make finding wholesome, nutritious foods … Continue reading

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Price Chopper Celebrates 20 Years of Bagels

Price Chopper Supermarkets is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its in-store Bagel Factories which handcraft fresh New York style bagels and bialys from scratch … Continue reading

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Growers Supply Offers Hydroponics Introductory Workshop: Registration Open

On Wednesday, August 22, 2012, Growers Supply will be holding a day-long hydroponics workshop at their state-of-the-art Technology Center in Dyersville, Iowa. The workshop … Continue reading

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Producer Support of Beef Checkoff Remains High

Support for the beef checkoff remains high, despite weather and economic pressures facing the industry, according to a recent survey of U.S. beef and … Continue reading

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NFRA October Promotion Encourages Healthy Lifestyles

Through its upcoming October Cool Food for Kids promotion, the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) and leading brands will once again reach … Continue reading

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Consumers Plan to Indulge in the Back-to-School Shopping Season

The NPD Group, a leading market research company, released the results of its annual back-to-school study of consumers’ purchasing intentions for the 2012 season. … Continue reading

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NGA Opposes Proposed Interchange Fee Settlement with Visa and Mastercard

In a unanimous vote, the Board of Directors of the National Grocers Association (NGA) approved a resolution opposing the proposed interchange fee settlement agreement … Continue reading

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Verdant Partners LLC is working with Don Goodwin of Golden Sun Marketing

Verdant Partners LLC is pleased to announce its affiliation with Golden Sun Marketing of Minnetrista, Minnesota. In this new relationship, the parties will work … Continue reading

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Safe Quality Food Institute, Alchemy Release New Practitioner Training Course

Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and one of the world’s leading Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) … Continue reading

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PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo Advances Healthy, Flavorful Menu Options

The call from consumers and health advocates for healthier menu options for kids and adults was answered by the produce and foodservice supply chains … Continue reading

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