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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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YottaMark Receives Funding for Leading Food Traceability Solution

YottaMark Inc., provider of HarvestMark, the industry-leading fresh food traceability and insights platform, has announced the closing of a $24 million Series D growth … Continue reading

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Nature Fresh Farms Joins Certified Greenhouse Farmers

Nature Fresh Farms is joining Certified Greenhouse Farmers. As the newest member of the trade association — which advocates for a national definition for … Continue reading

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Market Street Enhances Smart Rewards Loyalty Program After Successful First Year

Lubbock-based United Supermarkets, LLC, parent company of Market Street, is enhancing its Smart Rewards loyalty program, which attracted more than 140,000 members since its … Continue reading

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LEAD Marketing Conference to Feature Workshop on Retail Technology & Branding

A special educational workshop on retail technology and branding will be held on Monday, October 1 just prior to the start of the fourth … Continue reading

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Meijer Opens New Marketplace Store in Chicago

Nearly one year after launching its first new format store in the Chicago market, Meijer Marketplace, Meijer delivers another new store to its Chicago-area … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Approves Spin-Off of North American Grocery Business

Kraft Foods announced that its Board of Directors approved the spin-off of its North American grocery business and declared a pro rata distribution of … Continue reading

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IFT Launches Certification Program

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announced the launch of the new Certified Food Scientist (CFS) program developed by IFT for food scientists worldwide. … Continue reading

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USDA to Assist Livestock Producers, Bolster Federal Nutrition Programs

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to do everything it can to help farmers, ranchers, small businesses, and communities being impacted by the … Continue reading

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The Men’s Grooming Market Grows at Rapid Pace—NPD Group

Credit the influence of popular culture – and specifically, the increased appearance of facial hair on the red carpet – for the rise in … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets Reconfigures Online Presence

United Supermarkets has reconfigured the online experience for its guests with the launch of brand new websites for each of its major store banners: … Continue reading

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Sprouts and Sunflower Donate $100,000 to Aurora Victim Relief Fund

Sprouts Farmers Market and Sunflower Farmers Market have donated $100,000 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund to benefit the immediate and long-term needs of … Continue reading

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Menno Beachy Recalls Grape Tomatoes

Menno Beachy of Cresco, Iowa, is recalling one pint containers of Certified Organic Grape Tomatoes because they have the potential to be contaminated with … Continue reading

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Superior Rankings in Food Safety for Dulcich/Sunlight

For the seventh year in a row, Jakov P. Dulcich and Sons has scored a superior ranking in food safety. In the last few … Continue reading

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Interstate Warehousing Opens Two Expansions in 2012

Interstate Warehousing has completed the Phase IV expansion at its Indianapolis (Franklin), Indiana cold storage facility. The 140,000 square foot expansion brings the total … Continue reading

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Tomales Bay Foods, Inc. Issues a Voluntary Recall of Two Cheeses

Tomales Bay Foods, Inc., Petaluma, Calif., a cheese distribution company, is recalling all partial wheels of two cheeses distributed by Tomales Bay Foods Inc., … Continue reading

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Two Major Grocery Customers Begin Implementation of Park City Group’s Food & Drug Safety Technology

Park City Group, Inc., a leader in consumer goods supply chain technology, has announced that Global Supply Chain Systems, Inc., the food and drug … Continue reading

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