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Retail Coffee Sales Jump 17% to $7 Billion

Retail sales of coffee reached $7.3 billion in 2011, an increase of nearly 17% over 2010, according to “Coffee and Ready-to-Drink Coffee in the … Continue reading

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P&G Beauty & Grooming Launches StyleUnited Website

P&G Beauty & Grooming announced the launch of StyleUnited (www.styleunited.com), a personalized site that brings beauty and fashion together for a total style source. … Continue reading

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Consumers’ Demand for Premium Produce Offerings Spur Increase in Sales

Supermarket produce dollar sales rose nearly six percent since this time last year, driven by higher average retail prices.  The increase in dollar sales … Continue reading

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Wegmans Announces Plans to Build Store in Newton, MA

Wegmans Food Markets has announced that it will be part of the Chestnut Hill Square development on Route 9 (Boylston Street), directly across from … Continue reading

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The Midwest Produce Conference will debut in Chicago

The Midwest Produce Conference & Expo, a new trade event for the produce industry launched by The Packer, will come to Chicago from August … Continue reading

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Cargill donates $50,000 to Salvation Army of Wichita

In addition to Santa’s sleigh, refrigerated tractor-trailer rigs will soon be arriving in Wichita, Kan., filled with 3,000 turkeys for the Salvation Army of … Continue reading

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Dole and Standard Fruit Company Recognized by Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce

The Costa Rican–American Chamber of Commerce has recognized Standard Fruit Company de Costa Rica S.A., a division of Dole Food Company in Costa Rica, … Continue reading

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HY-Vee Offers Mobile App

Hy-Vee shoppers can now use their mobile phones to locate products, make shopping lists, check sale prices and more, thanks to the company’s new … Continue reading

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Safeway Helps Customers Turn Holiday Hectic to Happy Without Breaking the Budget

A recent survey by Safeway revealed that 75 percent of women find perfecting their holiday decor and meal menus was among the most demanding … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU Announces Partnership with the “Better Buildings Challenge”

SUPERVALU INC., one of the nation’s largest grocery retailers and wholesalers, announced that it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, … Continue reading

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Delhaize Group Plans 450 New Stores in the Next Three Years

Delhaize Group, the Belgian international food retailer, announced during its Analyst Meeting held in the U.S., plans to further accelerate store openings in its … Continue reading

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A&P’s Labor Partners Ratify Contract Modifications

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. announced that the Locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union have ratified … Continue reading

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Intelleflex Documents the Value of Delivered Freshness for Produce

Intelleflex released the results of its recent pilot program, Delivered Freshness, supporting its ability to help minimize loss and maximize freshness at the point … Continue reading

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Kroger Central Hosts Produce University on Holiday Cooking

Kroger is reminding consumers how to incorporate fresh produce into their holiday menus and offering new ways to enjoy their favorites. The produce experts … Continue reading

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Performance Food Group Uses DNA-based Meat Traceability System for Hamburger

The food distributor, Performance Food Group (PFG) and IdentiGEN, a leader in meat traceability systems, have developed a commercial solution to trace ground meat back … Continue reading

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Ethnic Supermarkets Industry: Growing Hispanic and Asian Markets Have Kept Performance Strong

  The Ethnic Supermarkets industry is forecast to continue enjoying growth over the five years to 2016,according to IBISWorld, publisher of industry research. A … Continue reading

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Chiquita to Consolidate Corporate Headquarters in Charlotte

Chiquita Brands International, Inc. today announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Charlotte, North Carolina, from the company’s current location in Cincinnati, Ohio. … Continue reading

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Take Heart: Defibrillators Are Now In Wegmans Stores

By the end of 2011, every Wegmans store will have at least two public-access defibrillators on site to assist a customer or employee who … Continue reading

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$8.5 Billion Natural HBC Market Resists Recession

Natural health and beauty care (HBC) product sales through all U.S. retail channels will reach $8.5 billion in 2011, according to “Natural and Organic … Continue reading

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Chobani announces first international distribution

Chobani, the popular-yogurt brand in the U.S., is now international. Beginning this month, they will bring their yogurt, along with their Nothing But Good … Continue reading

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Food Retail Industry Applauds WTO Ruling on COOL

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) issued the following statement today from Regulatory Counsel Erik Lieberman regarding the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Panel Report … Continue reading

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Innovation, Growth And Productivity to Highlight 20th PMA Foundation for Industry Talent Leadership Symposium

Business leaders across the produce industry are continually looking to enhance their business strategies, challenge themselves with innovative solutions for growth and productivity and … Continue reading

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Sweetbay Recognized with EPA ENERGY STAR Certification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Sweetbay Supermarket with ENERGY STAR certification for continued energy consumption reductions, as well as a strong … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Partners With Local Food Banks in Year-Round Program that Helps to Feed over 8 Million People in Need

Year-round and especially during the holiday season Stater Bros. makes a major commitment to help its friends and neighbors who are faced with hunger. … Continue reading

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Duracell Launches The Holiday Insurance Program to Ensure A Magical Christmas Morning for Families

Parents know that it takes a lot of work to create a truly magical Christmas morning– the moment only lasts a few minutes but … Continue reading

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