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GMA Outlines Global Food Safety Progress at FDA Meeting

Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Executive Vice President of Policy and Strategic Planning Mary Sophos delivered the keynote address at the Food and Drug Administration’s … Continue reading

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Ethnic HBC Market Remains Robust

There is good reason to be optimistic about the market for health and beauty care products targeted to minorities, according Ethnic Hair, Skin, and … Continue reading

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Federal Trade Commission Approves Giant Acquisition of Fifteen Genuardi’s Stores

The Federal Trade Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of fifteen supermarkets by GIANT Food Stores from Genuardi’s Family Markets, a subsidiary of Safeway … Continue reading

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Price Chopper to Include Free Prenatal and Children’s Vitamins

Price Chopper Supermarkets has expanded its health and wellness platform by bolstering its Baby Club program to begin offering free vitamins to expectant mothers … Continue reading

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Produce For Better Health Foundation Shares Shopper Insights

For the past six years, Produce for Better Health Foundation, has conducted a consumer survey focused on moms with young children, and the motivators, … Continue reading

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A&P’S Extends Exclusive Woodson & James Choice Angus Beef Brand

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company announced the extension of its line of premium-quality Angus beef, featuring steakhouse-quality meat at affordable supermarket prices. … Continue reading

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Kings Food Markets Launches ‘Local Fresh 24/7′

Kings Food Markets  launches its exclusive ‘Local Fresh 24/7′ program.  The Local Fresh 24/7 program allows Kings to offer customers the benefits of a … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU’s Essential Everyday Brand To Expand

SUPERVALUannounced that it is expanding its Essential Everyday brand to 2,700 of the most shopped-for products across more than 100 categories throughout the grocery … Continue reading

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Adults More Likely to Buy Organic Food if it Were Less Expensive

As they say, “you are what you eat.” One of the key factors to staying healthy is to eat nutritious food, but sometimes the … Continue reading

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Safeway Expands Usage of Reusable Shipping Containers to Produce

Safeway furthered its commitment to sustainability and the environment by announcing that it has transitioned to using reusable product containers (RPCs), rather than corrugated … Continue reading

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GS1 announces Global Product Recall Standard

GS1, a not-for-profit organization that designs and manages a global system of supply chain standards, announced today the ratification of a new global product … Continue reading

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Dads are Having More Influence on Grocery Shopping

More than one-in-three (35%) moms admit dads have had more influence on grocery store purchases over the last few years. And, with 52 percent of dads … Continue reading

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Salmon Standard handed over to Aquaculture Stewardship Council

Today, the Salmon Aquaculture Dialogue has handed over the global salmon standard for responsible farming to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). Earlier this year … Continue reading

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Walmart and Unilever Executives Join GS1 US Board of Governors

Cameron Geiger of Wal-Mart Stores, and Kees Kruythoff of Unilever North America have been appointed to the GS1 US Board of Governors, the information … Continue reading

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Grocery and Wholesale Retailers are America’s Favorite Gas Stations

Costco and Kroger are consumers’ favorite places to fill their gas tanks, according to a new consumer study by Market Force Information, a leading … Continue reading

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Fluctuating Prices Have Varied Effects in Q1 FreshFacts on Retail

Fresh produce retail prices fluctuated in the first quarter of 2012, though fruit categories managed to remain steady while the majority of vegetable products … Continue reading

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Save-A-Lot Announces Plans for New Distribution Center

Save-A-Lot, one of the nation’s leading hard-discount grocery retailers and a wholly owned subsidiary of SUPERVALU, announced plans for a new 250,374-square-foot food distribution … Continue reading

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Food Lion Summer Campaign to Benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Food Lion kicked off its Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s Miracle Summer Balloon Campaign, Wednesday, June 6 supporting local children and their families receiving medical … Continue reading

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Albertsons Southern California Division Announces Workforce Reduction

ALBERTSONS Southern California Division, a subsidiary of SUPERVALU, announced plans to reduce its store-level workforce by an estimated 2,200-2,500 positions. These reductions, which will … Continue reading

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Fruits And Vegetables Included In Plan To Improve Our Nation’s Health

Yesterday a bipartisan group of former cabinet secretaries released a comprehensive and actionable plan to improve America’s physical and fiscal crises, driven by the … Continue reading

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SmartWash Organic Gets OMRI Approval

The new organic food wash enhancer from Salinas-based SmartWash Solutions has been reviewed by the Organic Materials Review Institute and determined to be allowed … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets’ Red Hot Summer Game Features More Than $12 million in Prizes/Offers

More than $12 million in prizes and money-saving offers – including a guaranteed $250,000 grand prize winner – will be up for grabs during … Continue reading

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GMDC Awards 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award to Jerry Brown

During the “Dinner with the Chairman” at the 42nd Annual 2012 General Merchandise Conference in Orlando, FL, GMDC awarded its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets Reaches Milestone With its First 24-Hour Store

United Supermarkets reached another milestone on Sunday, June 3, when its Market Street location at 50th and Indiana here become a 24-hour store. It … Continue reading

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Customers Can Now Fill Their Pet Prescriptions at Stop & Shop

With more than 60% of its grocery shoppers having at least one dog or cat in their household, Stop & Shop announced the launch … Continue reading

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