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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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North Shore Announces New Team Members

North Shore Sales & Marketing, Inc. has new additions to its team. As of May 2012 Gerard “Gerry” Watts has been brought on as … Continue reading

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Natural Products Expo East 2012 is Coming Up

Natural Products Expo East will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md., September 19-22, 2012. The show draws 22,000 industry professionals … Continue reading

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NGA Supports Bill Introduction Preventing New Regulations on Grocers

The National Grocers Association (NGA) applauds the introduction today of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2012, bi-partisan legislation that will prevent the … Continue reading

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BioPet Vet Lab Unveils IntegriMEAT, a DNA Tracking Program for Livestock

BioPet Vet Lab, an animal biotechnology company specializing in DNA applications, has launched IntegriMEAT, a DNA-source verified program aimed to produce an identification and … Continue reading

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MilkPEP’s Refuel “got chocolate milk?” Campaign Helps Challenged Athletes

MilkPEP’s REFUEL “got chocolate milk?” campaign has partnered with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), an organization that awards grants or equipment to athletes with … Continue reading

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Target Remodels 30 Stores to Expand Fresh Food Selection

Target announced that it has begun remodeling 30 general merchandise stores in the U.S. Upon completion of the construction in October 2012, the remodeled … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Shoppers Donate Over $445,000 to Support Our Troops Donation Card Campaign

In May, Harris Teeter hosted a donation card campaign benefiting USO and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). The campaign encouraged customers to help make a … Continue reading

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Sunflower/Sprouts Farmers Market Opens Second San Jose Store

Rapidly growing natural and organic foods retailer Sprouts Farmers Market will open its second San Jose location on Wednesday, August 1, at the Almaden … Continue reading

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Cargill Initiates Voluntary Recall of Ground Beef in Northeast

Cargill Beef, a business unit of Wichita-based Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, today announced an immediate Class I voluntary recall of approximately 29,339 pounds of … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Awarded LEED Green Building Certifications

Harris Teeter announced that three of its recent stores are now officially recognized as LEED-certified projects by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified … Continue reading

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Indianapolis Fruit to Host 25th Annual Vendor Showcase

Indianapolis Fruit Company is honored to welcome all of their customers and over 100 produce industry growers, shippers & vendors from around the world … Continue reading

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Food Retailers Offer Value to Consumers Struggling in a Challenged Economy

Recent reports predicting drought-related impact on food prices and what it means for grocery bills reinforce the ways in which food retailers are meeting … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets to Acquire 21 Supermarkets From GU Markets

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

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A&P’s Live Better Baby Club Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with Improved Diapers

The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P) announced that it has improved its line of America’s Choice diapers to be more comfortable … Continue reading

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Thirst quenchers and imported beer are favorites among Hispanic beverage consumers, reports Mintel

Hispanics are the fastest-growing consumer group in the U.S., with almost every consumer product vying for their attention and dollars. The alcoholic and non-alcoholic … Continue reading

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Fortune Fish Company to Acquire JDY Gourmet

Fortune Fish Company and JDY Gourmet announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Fortune Fish Company will acquire JDY … Continue reading

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With Prepared Foods Market at $32 Billion, Supermarkets Aren’t Just for Groceries Anymore

Sales of prepared foods and ready-to-eat foods at retail will reach $32.45 billion in 2012, up 7.5% from 2011, according to Prepared Foods and … Continue reading

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Giant and Martin’s Customers Raise More Than $550,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Customers at GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets once again showed their overwhelming support for local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals through the … Continue reading

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