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Celebrate the 5th Annual Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Winners at United Fresh 2012

Six of the country’s most exciting chefs and foodservice professionals representing an array of culinary styles and backgrounds will be honored this May at … Continue reading

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Government and University Research Experts’ Solutions in the United Fresh FreshTech Learning Center

The annual S-294 poster session at United Fresh, May 1-3 in Dallas, features cutting-edge research on food safety and quality aspects of fresh and … Continue reading

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Food Lion Launches New Brand Strategy

Food Lion launched its new brand strategy in 268 stores in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. These markets are the first stores in … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Eliminates Red-rated, Wild-caught Species

Beginning this Earth Day (April 22), Whole Foods Market will no longer carry red-rated, wild-caught fish in its seafood departments. The move, which comes … Continue reading

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Carl Buddig & Company Joins Forces with Reading Is Fundamental

To promote children’s literacy and family reading time, Carl Buddig & Company is partnering with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) for a second year to … Continue reading

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Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Increased in 2011

The U.S. liquid refreshment beverage market grew by 0.9% in 2011, according to preliminary data from Beverage Marketing Corporation. This marked a second year … Continue reading

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Food Lion Raises $4.5 for Easter Seals

Food Lion associates and customers raised a record $4.5 million during their annual Shop&Care for Easter Seals, representing a 22 percent increase over last … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Proposes Mondelēz International as New Name for Global Snacks Company

Kraft Foods announced plans to change its corporate name to Mondelez International, Inc.  ”Mondelez” (pronounced mohn-dah-LEEZ’) is a newly coined word that evokes the … Continue reading

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CPMA’s 87th Annual Trade Show: By the Numbers

CPMA’s Annual Convention & Trade Show is produced in a cyclical fashion, visiting the same four cities (Montréal, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver) across Canada … Continue reading

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2012 Retail Produce Manager Award Winners Announced

Outstanding produce managers representing 21 different supermarket chains, commissaries and independent retail stores in 15 states and Canada will be the honored guests at … Continue reading

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FMI and GMDC Partnering on Health and Wellness Conference

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Global Market Development Center (GMDC) announced plans for the two associations to partner in offering a comprehensive conference in … Continue reading

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PMA Foundation for Industry Talent Hosts Webinar Series

Produce Marketing Association’s Foundation for Industry Talent is launching a webinar series geared toward young professionals that will provide insights on general business practices, … Continue reading

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USDA and Safeway Join in a National Strategic Partnership to Improve the Nutrition and Well-Being of Americans

Safeway is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), to improve the health and well-being … Continue reading

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Midwest Produce Conference & Expo early bird registration now open

The Midwest Produce Conference & Expo looks forward to hosting over 750 industry professionals at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel, August 13-15, 2012. The conference … Continue reading

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2012 Sweets & Snacks Expo Offers Discounted Registration

The 2012 SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO, sponsored by the National Confectioners Association (NCA), will be held May 8 – 10 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. … Continue reading

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CPG Industry Will Focus on Consumers Wanting to Live Well with Less in 2012, According to SymphonyIRI Report

From the unstable economy and stubborn unemployment rates to frugal consumers and high commodity prices, there has been endless discussion around the challenges facing … Continue reading

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Gulf Seafood Trace Rollout at International Boston Seafood Show

Introduced at the Boston Seafood Show, Gulf Seafood Trace is a full supply chain traceability and marketing program designed to confirm and communicate the … Continue reading

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Potandon Announces Autism Awareness Campaign

Potandon Produce L.L.C. in a joint effort with the Autism Society is pleased to announce the kick-off of our 2012 Autism Awareness Campaign which … Continue reading

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A&P Emerges From Chapter 11

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company announced that it has successfully consummated its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as … Continue reading

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BJ’s Wholesale Club Commits to Offering Sustainable Seafood

BJ’s Wholesale Club announced its commitment to members and the environment by implementing a new sustainable seafood policy ensuring all seafood products sold in … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU Expands Sustainable Seafood Program

Building on its current commitment to sustainably source wild-caught seafood, SUPERVALU announced a significant expansion of the company’s seafood sustainability program. Specifically, SUPERVALU has … Continue reading

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BI-LO and Winn-Dixie Complete Merger

BI-LO, announced that it has successfully completed its merger with Winn-Dixie following approval of the transaction by Winn-Dixie shareholders on March 9, 2012. As … Continue reading

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Target Expanding Fresh Food Selection

Later this month, Target Corp. will complete remodels at more than 100 general merchandise Target stores and beginning March 25, these stores will offer … Continue reading

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Understanding Proposed Rules Under the Food Safety Modernization Act

With the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2011, new food safety regulations mandated by the government are an important concern … Continue reading

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Food Marketing Institute’s Annual Health & Wellness Conference Covers Entire Wellness Spectrum

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announces a new approach to its Health & Wellness Conference, taking place March 18 -21 in Orlando, Fla., that responds … Continue reading

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