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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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Lipman Acquires Combs Produce

Lipman has acquired Dallas-based Combs Produce, a tomato repacker and fresh produce distributor. The newly acquired company will join Lipman’s nationwide network of farming, … Continue reading

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Ready Pac Facility Achieves SQF 3 Certification

Ready Pac Foods, Inc. is pioneering implementation of Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification in all the company’s facilities and announced that the Florence, N.J. … Continue reading

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MilkPEP Launches New Retail-Focused Website

The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), creators of the National Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign, has launched a new website, gotmilksales.org, designed exclusively for … Continue reading

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Turkey Industry Supports USDA Modernizing Food Safety Inspection System

The National Turkey Federation (NTF), in comments submitted today, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed new poultry inspection system represents the logical next … Continue reading

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Ready Pac Honored with Domino’s Pizza Supply Partner Award

Domino’s Pizza awarded Ready Pac Foods, Inc. with its “Annual Supply Partner Award” on May 15th at their 2012 World Wide Rally in Las … Continue reading

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Innovation and Creativity Highlighted at 2012 Sweets and Snacks Expo

At the SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO held in Chicago, Ill., the National Confectioners Association awarded 40 Most Innovative New Product nominations to companies showcasing … Continue reading

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$20 Billion in Chocolate Candy Sales—and 20% Growth in Organic

The $20 billion U.S. chocolate candy market is mature, differentiated, and demanding.  That makes it challenging for marketers of chocolate products seeking to distinguish … Continue reading

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Sprouts Farmers Market and Sunflower Farmers Market Complete Merger

Sprouts Farmers Market and Sunflower Farmers Market announced the closing of the merger of the two companies, creating one of the larger grocers in … Continue reading

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Campbell Highlights Progress on 2020 CSR Agenda

Campbell Soup Company released its 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, Nourishing, emphasizing the company’s integrated CSR approach to consumers, employees, the environment and … Continue reading

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PMA Comments on USDA’s Pesticide Data Program Report

Joe Pezzini, COO of Ocean Mist Farms in Castroville, Calif., member of Produce Marketing Association’s board of directors and chairman of PMA’s Food Safety, … Continue reading

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Alliance for Food and Farming Emphasizes New USDA Report

The release of the United States Department of Food and Agriculture’s (USDA) Pesticide Data Program results should reinforce to consumers that both conventional and … Continue reading

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Consumers Turning to Smartphone Apps and Social Media For Grocery Shopping

With the growing penetration of smartphones, mobile phone applications are quickly becoming the go-to source for countless daily tasks, including finding grocery deals, according … Continue reading

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GMDC Introduces the GM12 Mobile App

The GMDC 2012 General Merchandise Conference (GM12) mobile app is now available for any Web-enabled phone. With the GM12 Conference approximately one week away, … Continue reading

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myIDDBA Show Planner Available

The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) has released myIDDBA Show Planner, a valuable new tool designed to enhance the Dairy-Deli-Bake experience. myIDDBA Show Planner provides … Continue reading

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Bulk is Green Council Invites Retail Partners to Take Part in National Bulk Foods Week 2012

The Bulk is Green Council (BIG), a national organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the environmental and economic benefits of buying organic and natural … Continue reading

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