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Shoppers Want Self-Checkout—Survey

A just-released survey from NCR Corporation shows that shoppers appreciate the speed and efficiency of self-checkout (SCO), recognize the choice of SCO as a … Continue reading

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Kroger Extends Summer Fuel Savings Promotion

Kroger customers will be able to earn and redeem their fuel points to save up to $2.00 off per gallon at Kroger Family of … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Launches Month Long Fight Hunger Program

Weis Markets announced the launch of its fifth annual Fight Hunger Food Drive, a month-long program offering customers an opportunity to donate to local … Continue reading

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NCA Opens Nomination Period for the 2013 Confectionery Leadership Awards

The National Confectioners Association, in conjunction with Candy & Snack TODAY magazine, has opened the nomination period for the 2013 Confectionery Leadership Awards which … Continue reading

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GMA Presents Wakefern President with Industry Award

Joe Sheridan, President and COO of Wakefern Food Corp., was recognized by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) with the 2012 Industry Collaboration Leadership Award. … Continue reading

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Mann Packing is Teaming Up with Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series

Mann Packing is teaming up with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series to feature its award-winning Stringless Sugar Snap Peas at two major race … Continue reading

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Produce for Kids Partners with Grocery Stores and Sprouts to Encourage Healthy Eating

This fall, Produce for Kids and select grocery stores will be launching the Healthy Schools, Healthy Minds campaign to raise money for local health and nutrition-based … Continue reading

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Certified Greenhouse Farmers and SureHarvest Announce Sustainability Initiative

Certified Greenhouse Farmers and SureHarvest have begun collaboration on a next generation sustainability certification platform based on the principles of performance metrics, technology innovation, … Continue reading

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PMA Impact Award Winners to be Announced Oct. 27 at Fresh Summit

Finalists in the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) 2012 Impact Award: Excellence in Packaging have been chosen. The winners  will be awarded Saturday, Oct. 27 during the breakfast … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets Launches “Tops In Education” School Fund-Raising Program

Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in western New York, central New York, and northwestern Pennsylvania, announced that the company has launched … Continue reading

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Global Consumers’ Intent to Buy Food and Beverages Online Grows

According to a new study from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, global consumers’ intent … Continue reading

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GMA, McKinsey & Company and Nielsen Release Customer and Management Channel Survey

According to the 2012 Customer and Management Channel Survey released at the GMA Executive Conference, consumer packaged goods companies winning in their categories are … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter to Feature Wines of Chile

Harris Teeter stores in the DC and VA markets will be conducting in-store tastings of Chilean wines Sept. 15-30th.  Featured items include Cono Sur … Continue reading

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Meijer Matches “Simply Give” Donations 2-to-1 in Support of Hunger Action Month

Meijer will double match every customer’s $10 Simply Give donation made Sept. 2-8 in support of Hunger Action Month. This initiative, called Simply GiveWeek, … Continue reading

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Wegmans Announces Price Freeze

A drought has gripped much of the nation, yet despite economists’ predictions of higher food costs down the road, Wegmans has once again announced … Continue reading

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New Study Reveals Independent Grocers’ Compensation Benchmarks

The National Grocers Association (NGA) and FMS released the first annual edition of an in-depth, comprehensive study that compares a range of financial benchmarks … Continue reading

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PMA Joins “Farm Bill Now” Coalition

Produce Marketing Association has joined a coalition of 39 of the nation’s foremost agricultural organizations in an effort to raise public awareness of the … Continue reading

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Next Generation of Produce Industry Leaders to Gather in DC

Young policymakers and up-and-coming produce industry leaders will unite for a fresh and unconventional look at advocacy at the 2012 Washington Public Policy Conference. … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI Channel Migration Report Finds Consumers Focusing on Value Proposition

As consumers continue to exhibit concern about the economy and their personal financial situations, it’s no surprise that they are continuing to shop frugally. … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets Graduate Fellowship Endowment Awards Scholarships to Area Students

United Supermarkets announced the first scholarship recipients of the United Supermarkets Graduate Fellowship Endowment at Texas Tech University for the 2012-2013 academic year. The … Continue reading

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GMDC Thanks Members for All the Generous Donations for the Waldo Canyon Fire Victims

GMDC and its Board of Directors would like to say thank you to all its Members and friends who donated to ‘Care and Share’ … Continue reading

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Tanimura & Antle Voluntarily Recalls Single Lot of Romaine Lettuce

Tanimura & Antle Inc. is voluntarily recalling a single lot of romaine lettuce because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. … Continue reading

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Kings Food Markets Expands Into Connecticut

Kings Food Markets has expanded into Connecticut with the acquisition of a Porricelli’s Market location in Old Greenwich. The upscale chain with 24 stores … Continue reading

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Cantaloupes Connected to Statewide Salmonellosis Outbreak

The Department for Public Health (DPH) has reported that cantaloupes tested in the Kentucky state public health laboratory carry the same strain of Salmonella … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Inspires Healthy Habits Through its “Healthy Kids Summit”

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC hosted a “Healthy Kids Summit” at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., with help from local community experts … Continue reading

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