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Publix to Debut Online Deli Ordering

Publix Deli Online Easy Ordering, a test of online order placement of Publix Deli custom subs, wraps and sliced meats and cheeses, will launch … Continue reading

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NGA President & CEO Statement on President Obama’s Tax Increase

Peter Larkin, President and CEO of the National Grocers Association (NGA), released the following statement on President Obama calling for tax increases on entrepreneurs: … Continue reading

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Unified Grocers Partners With Guiding Stars and healthyAisles to Launch Nutrition Guidance Program for Independent Retailers

Unified Grocers, a wholesale grocery distributor in the western United States, has partnered with Guiding Starsand Vestcom’s healthyAisles to give shoppers of independent grocery … Continue reading

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Campbell to Acquire Bolthouse Farms

Campbell Soup Company announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Bolthouse Farms from a fund managed by Madison Dearborn Partners, … Continue reading

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Jel Sert Acquires Family of Functional Beverage Brand Names

The Jel Sert Company, makers of fun foods, has announced that it has acquired the SUPER C, PURE KICK and ZOIC functional beverage brand … Continue reading

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New Jersey Firm Recalls Various Frozen, Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products

Buona Vita, Inc., a Bridgeton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 324,770 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination … Continue reading

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Navel Invasion: Top Quality Citrus Arriving from Chile

Sweet, refreshing navel oranges from Chile are now arriving at U.S. food retailers just as the harvest season reaches its peak. Over 1,100 metric … Continue reading

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California Grocers Association Educational Foundation Launches New Website

California Grocers Association Educational Foundation today launched its new website, www.cgaef.org, to provide CGA member employees and their dependents with relevant and easy-to-find information … Continue reading

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Three Industry Leaders to be Inducted into Frozen Food Hall of Fame

The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) are pleased to announce that the Distinguished Order of … Continue reading

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Fans Donate to the ShopRite Partners In Caring & Phillies Food Drive on July 8th

ShopRite and the Phillies announced today that they will host the second annual ShopRite Partners In Caring food drive to benefit Philabundance at the … Continue reading

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Beef Checkoff Seeks Entries for National Retail Beef Backer Awards

The Beef Checkoff Program issued today the call for entries for the annual National Retail Beef Backer Awards, a prestigious national awards program that … Continue reading

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Banner Mountain Sprouts Voluntarily Recalls Organic Sprouts

As a precautionary measure, Banner Mountain Sprouts is voluntarily recalling organic sprouts under the following names: 4-oz. zesty greens, 5-oz. sprout salad, 4-oz. clover, … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Shoppers Donate $553,000 to the American Cancer Society’s More Birthdays Campaign

In March, Harris Teeter hosted a donation card campaign benefiting American Cancer Society (ACS). The campaign encouraged customers to help create a world with … Continue reading

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FMI Reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Constitutionality of the 2010 Health Care Reform Law

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on the constitutionality of the 2010 health care reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable … Continue reading

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Natural Delights Medjool Dates Gears Up for Ramadan

Growers of Bard Valley Natural Delights, the country’s top-selling Medjool date brand, are gearing up for Ramadan 2012, the yearly month-long Muslim observance. Ramadan … Continue reading

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NARMS Announces Relocation of Headquarters

The National Association for Retail Marketing Services (NARMS International) will relocate their national headquarters from Stevens Point, Wis., to Broomfield, Colo., in July 2012. … Continue reading

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World Innovations and Food Connections at SIAL 2012

The 25th edition of SIAL, “The Global Food Marketplace” is scheduled for October 21-25, 2012 at the Paris-Nord Exhibition Center in Paris, France. The … Continue reading

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Rise of the Millennials

Jefferies, the global investment bank, and AlixPartners, the global business advisory firm, announced the findings of their new joint study, Trouble in Aisle 5, … Continue reading

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Nielsen Names Innovation Award Winners

Launching new products is difficult in the best of times, but winners of the 2012 Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Award found ways to succeed during … Continue reading

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Organic Consumers Association Challenges American Medical Association on GMO Labeling

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) challenged the American Medical Association (AMA) on its failure to support mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. … Continue reading

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Heinen’s Deploys Next Generation Aldata Direct Store Delivery

Aldata, a global leader in retail and distribution improvement software, has announced that Heinen’s Fine Foods in Cleveland, Ohio, deployed Aldata Direct Store Delivery … Continue reading

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Smith’s Food & Drug Stores Opt Not to Sell Aerial Fireworks this July 4th

This July 4th is going to be a little less grand for shoppers at Utah’s Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, as the Kroger division … Continue reading

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Fruits and Vegetables Advance in Senate Farm Bill

United Fresh congratulates the Senate on the passage of the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 with a vote of 64-35. The … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Chefs Awards First Scholarship

On June 12 approximately 80 of New York’s most vibrant personalities from across the fashion and culinary spectrum gathered at the inaugural event for … Continue reading

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Vitamin Industry Growth Slows, While Consumers Switch To More Traditional Market Channels

In its fifth year, TABS Group Annual Vitamin Study reports a small increase of 2 percent in vitamin sales versus 2011, to $12.2 billion. … Continue reading

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