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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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Study Shows African American and Hispanic Shoppers Adopt Shopping Technologies at a Faster Rate than Caucasians

U.S. smartphone penetration is nearing 50 percent, so it’s no surprise that the adoption of mobile shopping tools has been rapid. African Americans and … Continue reading

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PMA Commends Senate’s Passage of the 2012 Farm Bill

Bryan Silbermann, president and CEO of Produce Marketing Association, today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate’s passage of the 2012 … Continue reading

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PepsiCo and Strauss Launch Obela Brand Dips and Spreads

PepsiCo, Inc. and Strauss Group today introduced Obela, a fresh, refrigerated dips and spreads brand that will be launched in Mexico. The brand will … Continue reading

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Makeup Products with Skincare Benefits Help Drive Sales—NPD

Regardless of age, moisturizing and SPF protection are the two most sought after benefits in all makeup products. The age of the makeup user … Continue reading

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Mighty Kids Media Forms Strategic Grocery Partnerships

Mighty Kids Media has partnered with grocers to deliver kids club programming that celebrates the innate super power each child possesses. They believe there … Continue reading

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Chobani CEO Receives Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award

Chobani Founder, President and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya was honored at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards for the New York area as the winner … Continue reading

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PMA Applauds Efforts of the Alliance for Food and Farming

Bryan Silbermann, president and CEO of Produce Marketing Association, today issued the following statement in response to the release of the Environmental Working Group’s … Continue reading

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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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