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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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Stop & Shop Launches Health & Wellness Initiatives

Stop & Shop is launching two new health and wellness initiatives this month to address health concerns for all customers and their families. In … Continue reading

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Giant Food Makes Gluten-free Eating Easy

Giant Food of Landover, Md. is making it easier for shoppers who follow gluten-free diets to choose the right foods. There are now easy-to-spot … Continue reading

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NPD Group: 85% of Consumers Say the Price Needs to Be Right Before They Shop

Price trumps sales and special deals, customer service, and convenience as a factor in deciding where to shop for the majority of U.S. consumers, … Continue reading

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Target Expands Fresh Food Selection

Target has initiated remodels at 90 general merchandise stores across the U.S., which are expected to be completed on June 24, 2012. Upon completion … Continue reading

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Hy-Vee Marks Earth Day With New Environmental Initiatives

Hy-Vee celebrated Earth Day with the launch of two initiatives that underscore its commitment to sustainability as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Hy-Vee … Continue reading

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John Dumais Receives N.G.A. Association Leadership Award

John Dumais, President & CEO of the New Hampshire Grocers Association (NHGA) was presented the National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) Association Leadership Award for his … Continue reading

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N.G.A., Sterilox Fresh Form Partnership

The National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) has formed a partnership with Malvern, PA.-based Sterilox Fresh to provide its members with a special promotion for their … Continue reading

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Meijer Receives Community Award

Meijer has been honored with the community award for best commercial business partnership in support of the AbilityOne Program, as part of the 2011 … Continue reading

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ShopRite and its Customers Raise Money for Check-out Hunger

According to Feed America, more forty-nine million Americans experienced food insecurity in 2010.  More than sixteen million of them were children. In a tireless … Continue reading

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PMA Calls for Industry Leaders to Volunteer

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) is now seeking members from across the global fresh produce supply chain for a variety of volunteer opportunities that will … Continue reading

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Organic Market Surpasses $31 Billion

Driven by consumer choice, the U.S. organic industry grew by 9.5 percent overall in 2011 to reach $31.5 billion in sales. Of this, the … Continue reading

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Superior Farms Expands and Adds New Regional Distribution in Florida and Southern United States

Superior Farms announced today an expanded partnership with Colorado Box Beef Company Co. (CBBC), a Florida-based distributor of protein and food products for the … Continue reading

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Food Marketing Institute Announces Supermarket Chef Showdown Finalists

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is pleased to announce 20 culinary contenders from grocery retail that will compete in Dallas at the FMI Supermarket Chef … Continue reading

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