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Produce Traceability Initiative Survey Finds Widespread Progress

A recent survey to gauge produce industry members’ adoption of the seven Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) milestones indicates companies are making widespread progress. The … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Updates ht mobile

Harris Teeter released an update to ht mobile, significantly changing its mobile application, both improving existing functions and introducing new features to make it … Continue reading

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Retailers Happy with FMI2012

A survey of retailers attending the just-concluded FMI2012, the Food Retail Show in Dallas last week found a growing interest in an annual trade … Continue reading

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RPE Announces Partnership With Onion Boy

RPE, Inc. partnered with Onion Boy, Inc. to be the exclusive sales and marketing agency for the Ohio-based Onion Boy’s products. The partnership with … Continue reading

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IPC Announces 2012 Retail Display Contest Winners

The Idaho Potato Commission has announced the winners of its 2012 Retail Display Contest. The contest awarded more than $150,000 in cash and prizes, including … Continue reading

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Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers and Columbia Valley Fruit Team Up

Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers has taken a larger leap into the organic sector. The grower, packer and shipper of Northwest apples, pears, cherries and stone fruit, … Continue reading

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United Fresh 2012 Attendees Honor Best New Products

United Fresh, AMI and FMI attendees chose this year’s New Product Award winners from 27 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations in the categories of … Continue reading

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FMI Establishes Industry Toolkit on Sustainable Seafood Sourcing

At the FMI2012 Sustainability Solutions Center, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) released its first Sustainable Seafood Toolkit, a free resource providing food retail answers … Continue reading

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Publix Earns National Recognition for Community Support

The United Way recognized Publix Super Markets, Inc. with two Summit awards for philanthropic engagement and community impact. Publix’s 2011 United Way campaign raised … Continue reading

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Sealed Air’s Cryovac Food Packaging Honored With American Meat Institute Supplier of the Year Award

Sealed Air’s Cryovac Food Packaging today was awarded the American Meat Institute’s (AMI) Supplier of the Year during the 2012 AMI Meat, Poultry & … Continue reading

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Price Chopper Honored for Sustainability Efforts

Price Chopper was recognized by GXT Green for its siginificant contributions to sustainability efforts and was named to the 2012 GXT Earth Day Honor … Continue reading

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Deodorant Industry Sees Continued Growth

The deodorant and antiperspirant industry continues to enjoy the sweet smell of success…seeing a 16% growth between 2006 and 2011 and according to Mintel’s … Continue reading

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Inaugural FMI Foundation Gala Raises $685,000

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation hosted its inaugural Industry Leadership Dinner, raising $685,000 through the support of its food retailer members, suppliers and esteemed … Continue reading

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FMI Speaks: The State of the Food Retail Industry

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) previewed the findings of its 2012 U.S. Grocery Shopper trends research in a presentation by FMI President and CEO … Continue reading

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FMI Announces Grand Prize Winners of 2012 Store Manager Awards

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced the 12th annual Store Manager Award Grand Prize Winners at FMI2012. The three winners were chosen from nine … Continue reading

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Produce for Kids Spring Campaign Kicks Off

Produce for Kids is gearing up for its annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign, working with 16 supermarket grocery store chains across the country to help raise … Continue reading

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FirstFruits Marketing Donates 250,000 Pounds of Apples

Together with retail partners, FirstFruits Marketing donated over 250,000 pounds of fresh apples to food shelves across the U.S. and Canada through the 2012 … Continue reading

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NPD Group: Private Label Foods Continues to Rise, Satisfaction Declining

The number of consumers using private label food and beverage products continues to rise, but U.S. consumers are losing their enthusiasm for these value-oriented … Continue reading

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Pepsi Launches First Global Campaign, “Live For Now”

Pepsi unveiled its first global campaign titled, “Live for Now,” based on the brand’s new global positioning.  Pepsi conducted extensive global research, connecting with … Continue reading

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FMI Forms Partnership with TopSource

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announces its strategic business partnership with TopSource LLC, a sourcing company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Topco Associates LLC. This … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Campaign to Begin

Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, announced its 2012 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation charitable campaign.  … Continue reading

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Meijer Announces Seafood Sustainability Initiative

Meijer has announced the launch of a comprehensive seafood sustainability initiative, which will ensure all Meijer seafood suppliers follow specific sustainability guidelines for both … Continue reading

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Wegmans Instills Summer Price Freeze

Wegmans has announced a freeze on prices for more than 60 products families buy most during the summer months, effective Sunday, April 29 through … Continue reading

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Weis Markets To Invest $125 Million In Its Growth

Weis Markets announced it will invest $125 million in its 2012 growth program. At the Company’s annual shareholder meeting, Weis Markets Vice Chairman Jonathan … Continue reading

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LGMA Focuses on Global Food Safety Initiative

As part of its strategic plan for 2012 and beyond, the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has identified as a top priority to … Continue reading

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