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Two Weis Markets’ Stores Achieve Environmental Milestone

Two Weis Markets’ stores containing a new, environmentally efficient design have earned environmental certifications awards from the GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership, a voluntary Environmental … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU to Add 250 Stores to Zero Waste Program

As part of its effort to celebrate Earth Day 2012, SUPERVALU announced a major expansion of its environmental sustainability program. The company is committing … Continue reading

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Study Shows Nine Out of Ten Shoppers Make Impulse Purchases

Despite a shopping list being a tool to stay on budget and eliminate unnecessary purchases, research shows that nine out of ten shoppers still … Continue reading

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Report Reveals That Higher Costs of Eco-Friendly Products Turn Off Consumers from “Being Green”

It’s gotten a lot harder to be “green.” RetailMeNot.com revealed in this Earth Day–inspired edition of the Shoppers Trend Report that while 46% of … Continue reading

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FMI Narrows its Store Manager Award Candidates

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) selected nine finalists for the 12th annual Store Manager Awards competition, which identifies exceptional store managers who generate sales growth, … Continue reading

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The Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board Launches Chefs Council

The Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board announces the formation of its Chefs Council. The Council will join together world-renowned culinary experts from restaurants … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop to Help Fight Pediatric Cancer

Through July 12, 2012 Stop & Shop customers will have the opportunity to help support pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) … Continue reading

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Lightweighting to Become the New Trend in Food & Drinks Packaging

Brand owners, retailers and packaging suppliers are responding to consumer pressure to improve environmental credentials. Lightweighting will become much more sophisticated, forming part of … Continue reading

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Lean Finely Textured Beef Summit Announced for AMI Expo

In response to the recent intense media attention about lean finely textured beef (LFTB), American Meat Institute (AMI) will host a Lean Finely Textured … Continue reading

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Albertsons Stores in Las Vegas Reach Environmental Milestone

With Earth Day just around the corner, 30 Albertsons stores located in the greater Las Vegas area, Henderson, and Boulder announced a major environmental … Continue reading

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How Are Grocery Shoppers Advancing Their Use of Digital Media?

Connecting with Modern Grocery Shoppers, a new report developed by Brick Meets Click (BMC) in partnership with Grocery Shopping Network (GSN), will be released … Continue reading

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BI-LO and Coca-Cola Team Up With the USO

BI-LO and Coca-Cola have partnered with the USO to support its Operation Phone Home (OPH) program, which connects troops deployed overseas with their families … Continue reading

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CGA Launches New Website

The California Grocers Association’s new and improved website is now as fresh as its members produce. Launched April 9, CGA’s redesigned website includes exciting … Continue reading

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United Fresh Joins with FMI for Exclusive Independent Operator Opportunities

United Fresh Produce Association is joining forces with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Independent Operators Committee to deliver increased value to independent supermarkets at … Continue reading

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Walmart, Major Food Companies to Fight Hunger this Spring

The anti-hunger movement got some major backing when representatives from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation, The Band Perry, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and four of the … Continue reading

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Growers Supply Announces Hydroponic Workshop

Growers Supply, a division of FarmTek, will be holding a day-long hydroponics workshop on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at their state-of-the-art Technology Center. Featuring … Continue reading

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Safeway and the Go Green Initiative Partner for Earth Day Contest

Safeway Inc. announces their partnership today with the Go Green Initiative to launch the first annual Go Green Glogster Earth Day contest. Students will … Continue reading

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Quarantine for Huanglongbing Declared in Hacienda Heights Section of Los Angeles County

A 93-square mile quarantine is in place in the Hacienda Heights section of Los Angeles County following the detection of the citrus disease huanglongbing, … Continue reading

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Not Just for Breakfast: A Boom in the Food Bars Market

U.S. retail sales of cereal/granola bars and energy/nutrition bars reached $5.7 billion in 2011, according to Food Bars in the U.S., a just-released report … Continue reading

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Local Shoprite Associates Raise $1 Million To Help Feed The Hungry

Raising help and hope for the hungry is a top priority for ShopRite associates who band together each year for a five week contest … Continue reading

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FMI’s Private Brands Summit Encourages Retailers to Think Like a Customer

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will feature the 2012 Private Brands Summit, taking place alongside FMI2012: The Food Retail Show, in Dallas. The Summit … Continue reading

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$57 Billion Pet Industry Walks the Line—But Readies for More

In the New Normal of economic moderation, pet industry players must walk a line between promotional pricing and product premiumization, according to U.S. Pet … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Program Announces 2012 Graduates

The Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker program, the nation’s only advanced training course of its kind for veteran cheesemakers, has graduated one new and two returning … Continue reading

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