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Government of Canada launches the Eat Well Plate

Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced new public education tools to encourage healthy eating for Canadians. These tools include the Eat Well Plate, a … Continue reading

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ALDI to Open First California Stores

ALDI announced it will launch its first stores in Southern California in March 2016, expecting to open approximately 25 stores before July 2016. Additionally, … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods to Improve Access to Nutritious Food for Children and Families

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Kraft Foods Group Foundation are partnering to launch Kraft Great Futures Kitchen, a comprehensive program expanding … Continue reading

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Food Lion Feeds Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Food Lion Feeds is celebrating its one year anniversary by donating more than 1 million meals through local ‘Summers Without Hunger’ donations and the … Continue reading

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Potandon Produce announces a new Idaho location

Potandon Produce announces the addition of another Idaho packing location to their production group. SunRiver of Idaho, located in Aberdeen, Idaho will pack and … Continue reading

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2015 Season Fresh Pear Crop Estimate Released

The annual meeting of Northwest pear growers was conducted in Portland, with anticipated projections on the 2015 fresh pear harvest set at nearly 20.4 … Continue reading

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Grocery Shopper Trends Cites New Approaches to Mealtime

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) introduced its 41st annual U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends study, which focuses on a deep shift in shopping and mealtime distinctions, ultimately demonstrating … Continue reading

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Produce For Kids Club Concept Launches

Produce for Kids will introduce the new Produce for Kids Club concept, a transactional loyalty program designed to encourage healthy eating for families while … Continue reading

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Millennial Shoppers Need Couponing Experience to be Seamless, Easy-to-Use in Order to Shift to Digital

According to a new commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Linkable Networks, CPG retailers and brands must adopt digital coupon redemption … Continue reading

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FMI Launches Inaugural Power of Produce Study

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) released its inaugural report at FMI Connect, The Power of Produce 2015, which explores changes in shoppers’ produce purchasing trends … Continue reading

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NGA Congratulates 2015 Executive Leadership Development Program Graduates

The National Grocers Association (NGA) congratulated 41 grocery executives on their completion of the 2015 Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). The 2015 ELDP course … Continue reading

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Consumers Like Their Snacks With a “Healthy” Twist

Whether salty, savory, or sweet; high, low, or no calories, consumers are looking for snacks that have a perceived health benefit, reports The NPD … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Donates to Together in Education Schools

Harris Teeter announced it is donating $767,913 to schools this month through Together in Education (TIE), Harris Teeter’s fundraising program for schools in its … Continue reading

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FDA Releases Draft Guidance for Voluntary Qualified Importer Program

On June 4, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a draft guidance regarding its Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP), a voluntary … Continue reading

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FNV Launches in Fresno and Hampton Roads

This past week, Hampton Roads, Virginia, and Fresno, California, were center stage for the launch of FNV, a new, iconic brand that promotes fruit … Continue reading

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Consumers Want to Know What’s On Their Plates

To determine what’s important to consumers when ordering or selecting food, a recent survey of 1,000 men and women across the U.S. was conducted … Continue reading

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Parenthood Drives Millennial Demand For Antibiotic-Free, Organic Poultry, Meat

Following Foster Farms’ participation in the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship and the company’s introduction of two new lines of poultry raised without … Continue reading

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Kellogg Improves Family Rewards Program

Millions of Kellogg’s Family Rewards program members in the U.S. will now be able to collect their points automatically thanks to the use of … Continue reading

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Kroger Named CIO 100 Winner for Technology Innovation

The Kroger Co.’s  innovative electronic temperature monitoring project was named a winner of the 2015 CIO 100 Award by International Data Group’s CIO Magazine. … Continue reading

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Mondelez International Launches ‘Shopper Futures’

Mondelez International announced a breakthrough mobile marketing initiative, Shopper Futures, which brings together ambitious entrepreneurs and retailers to help transform the consumer retail experience. … Continue reading

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Five Ways Food Brands Get ‘FIT’ for the Future

The food industry will eclipse $2 trillion in annual sales by 2025, but restaurants, retailers and manufacturers will be locked into an intense competition … Continue reading

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United Family funds graduation parties

The United Family has donated more than $45,000 to Project Graduation celebrations at 65 high schools in West Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth, which will … Continue reading

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Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps Become Non-GMO Project Verified

Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, the flat-baked pretzel cracker, has achieved Non-GMO Project Verification from The Non-GMO Project. Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps have long been … Continue reading

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Hershey Company President Humberto Alfonso to Retire

Humberto (Bert) P. Alfonso, 57, president, international, of The Hershey Company will retire from the company by the end of June. The company is … Continue reading

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Nestlé Plans to Remove Artificial Flavors and Cut Sodium in Pizza and Snacks

Frozen pizza and snack lovers will soon be able to enjoy their favorites with no artificial flavors and less sodium. Nestlé USA has pledged … Continue reading

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