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CMI Releases Variety Apple Performance Report

Top performing retailers generate up to three times more apple category dollars even after equalizing for store size according to a new analysis released … Continue reading

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National Mango Board to Host Second Annual Mango Food Safety Conference

The National Mango Board (NMB) will be hosting their second annual Mango Food Safety Conference on Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014, starting at 8 a.m. at the … Continue reading

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Nualight To Unveil New LED Innovations At Euroshop 2014

Nualight is to feature its latest product innovations at the world-leading trade fair Euroshop in Dusseldorf from this Sunday, February 16, running until Thursday, … Continue reading

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Hass Avocado Board Study Provides Insights on Retail Pricing

A recent consumer shopper insight study conducted by the Hass Avocado Board, reported that product display, quality/ripeness and price are three key purchase motivators, … Continue reading

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FMI’s Debuts Supermarket Facts Video

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Matrix Group, a digital agency specializing in web design, development and e-marketing in the Washington D.C. area, announce the … Continue reading

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“What America (Tw)eats”: Social Media Sheds Light On Breakfast Habits

An exploration of social data, entitled “What America (Tw)eats,” conducted by the National “got milk?” Milk Mustache Campaign in conjunction with social media analytics … Continue reading

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FMI Honors Six Food Retailers with 2013 Community Outreach Awards

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has announced the six winners of its 2013 Community Outreach Awards. The awards recognize the creative, charitable programs established … Continue reading

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Kroger Announces Acquisition of YOU Technology

The Kroger Co. announced it has purchased the assets of YOU Technology Brand Services, Inc., the Silicon Valley-based digital coupons and promotions company. Founded in 2008, YOU … Continue reading

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Produce for Kids Celebrates a Successful Campaign

Last fall, Produce for Kids teamed up with ACME Markets, Meijer Stores, Publix Super Markets and more than 20 fruit and vegetable suppliers for … Continue reading

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New Survey Results Show Shoppers Want More Personalized Assistance in Supermarkets

Shoppers are spending more than half of their fresh-food dollars in supermarkets and want professionals on the shopping floor to support healthier eating habits … Continue reading

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IFT Wellness 14 Conference to Focus on Healthy Snacking

According to data from The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, Americans consume more of their daily calories as snacks rather than as meals. … Continue reading

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Delhaize America Asks for Animal Welfare Reports from Pork Suppliers

Delhaize America announced that it will require its pork suppliers to produce reports regarding their progress in eliminating from their pork supply chains the … Continue reading

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BrightFarms Partners with Mariano’s

BrightFarms announced that it and Mariano’s, the growth banner of Midwest grocery leader Roundy’s Supermarkets have partnered to deliver year-round local produce to Mariano’s … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU to Host National Sales Expo

SUPERVALU announced it will host its first ever national sales expo, Sales 4 All Seasons, this summer. The three-day event, which will be held … Continue reading

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NGA Reveals Creative Choice Awards ‘Best of Show’ Winners

The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced its Creative Choice Awards “Best of Show” winners in the Marketing and Merchandising categories at a special reception, … Continue reading

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President Obama Signs Farm Bill

President Barack Obama signed into law the bipartisan 2014 Farm Bill at a special signing ceremony on Michigan State University’s campus. The Farm Bill, … Continue reading

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Top Industry Leaders Honored with NGA Awards

 The National Grocers Association (NGA) recognized five top industry leaders with distinguished leadership awards during the 2014 NGA Show. The following individuals were honored … Continue reading

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2014 NGA Show Opens with Record-Breaking Attendance

The National Grocers Association (NGA) opened its 2014 show with a record-setting attendance level of over 3,000 attendees, alongside a sold-out expanded EXPO floor, which … Continue reading

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Central Market Limiting its Environmental Impact

Central Markets, a regional, locally owned and operated grocery chain,  is deploying  WISErg’s Harvester unit at its Mill Creek, WA store.  The Harvester is … Continue reading

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PMA Commends Passage of the Farm Bill

Bryan Silbermann, CEO of Produce Marketing Association, today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate’s and U.S. House of Representatives’ passage … Continue reading

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Potandon Produce Announces New Packing Location

Potandon Produce is becoming the exclusive marketing agent for the Highland Growers Cooperative and its associated packing facility Idaho Sunfresh located in Rigby, Idaho. … Continue reading

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Supermarket Industry Leaders Help Raise Money in Support of Sight Saving Research

The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national nonprofit that drives sight-saving research, honored Allegiance Retail Services  President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Stolarz at the … Continue reading

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Can Manufacturers Institute to Highlight the Benefits of Canned Foods

Cans Get You Cooking, a multi-year program of the Can Manufacturers Institute highlighting the benefits of canned foods, is kicking off 2014 with a … Continue reading

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Fisher Nuts Earns American Heart Association Certification for Nine Products

Fisher Nuts announced that the American Heart Association has certified nine of its products as heart-healthy. After completing the certification process, the Heart-Check mark … Continue reading

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Three Year Apple Category Growth Run Continued During Holidays

Supermarket sales data released by Nielsen Perishables Group reveals continued strong apple category growth over the December holiday period. A three year analysis of … Continue reading

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