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Hidden Villa Ranch Expands Specialty Egg Production

Hidden Villa Ranch is committing to add 600,000 birds over the next year for production across the country to avoid shorting on specialty cage-free, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Program Celebrates 20 Years & 2014 Graduates

With its 2014 graduating class, the Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker program celebrates 20 years of providing the nation’s only advanced training course of its kind … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter to Offer Yearly Online Shopping Payment Option

Harris Teeter has announced a new yearly payment option in celebration of the company’s 150th Express Lane Online Shopping location which opened last week at … Continue reading

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GMA Calls VT GMO Labeling Law “Step in the Wrong Direction”

The Grocery Manufacturers Association has issued the following statement in response to the movement of HB 112, a bill that would require mandatory labeling … Continue reading

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Grocery Retailers Grow with Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware, the hardware cooperative, has plans to open 750 new independently owned stores domestically over the next five years, company officials announce. Ace’s … Continue reading

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Organic Consumers Association Issues Statement on Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law

By a vote of 28 to two, the Vermont state senate passed H.112, a bill to require mandatory labeling of foods sold in Vermont that … Continue reading

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Post Holdings Set to Acquire Michael Foods

Michael Foods announced that Post Holdings  intends to acquire the company and its related entities for $2.45 billion. The acquisition is expected to be … Continue reading

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Hot and Cold Breakfast Cereals are Heating Up, Packaged Facts Reports

“Cold and Hot Breakfast Cereals in the U.S.,” a new report from Packaged Facts, assesses the obstacles facing U.S. marketers of cold, or ready-to-eat, … Continue reading

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F&S Produce Acheives SQF 2000 Level 3 for the 5th Year

F&S Produce Company once again achieved SQF 2000 Level 3, the highest level of SQF (Safe Quality Food) Certification, for its complete line of … Continue reading

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Giant and Martin’s Customers Donate $600,000 to Local Hunger Relief

Customers at Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets donated a record-breaking $607,035 at the checkout to support local hunger relief efforts through the … Continue reading

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Food Industry Alliance Publishes Toolkit for Reducing Food Waste

An alliance of food manufacturers, retailers and foodservice operators announced the release of a toolkit to help businesses in the food sector reduce the … Continue reading

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United Fresh Focuses on Employer Responsibilities Under the Affordable Care Act

United Fresh is offering a webinar to help produce industry employers prepare for compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The … Continue reading

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Supermarket Chef Showdown 25 Finalists to Compete Live at FMI Connect

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has announced the 25 finalists for the Supermarket Chef Showdown, the food retail industry’s competition for culinary talent. The finals, … Continue reading

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Ahold USA Hosts Nutrition Education Days

As part of its ongoing commitment to help customers achieve healthier lifestyles, Ahold USA recently hosted two nutrition education days on April 8 & … Continue reading

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Safeway Receives Military Officers Association of America’s Distinguished Service Award

Safeway was selected to receive the 2014 Military Officers Association of America’s (MOAA) Distinguished Service Award, which honors individuals or organizations for their strong … Continue reading

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Wegmans Builds Cheese Caves

Wegmans Food Markets will begin full operations at its Cheese Caves, a high-tech building that mimics the environments of famed cheese caves in Europe … Continue reading

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Seminole Tribe Acquires Majority Interest in Blue Lake Citrus

The Seminole Tribe of Florida announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Blue Lake Citrus Products. The deal positions Blue Lake Citrus … Continue reading

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Vote Now for Youth Make a Difference Initiative

FirstFruits Marketing has opened public voting for the youth-led projects which could become the next recipients of the Opal Youth Make a Difference Initiative. … Continue reading

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Walmart and Wild Oats Launch Effort to Drive Down Organic Food Prices

Walmart announced that it will carry Wild Oats organic food items. Originally introduced in 1987, Wild Oats will relaunch at Walmart starting this month … Continue reading

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Target Partners with Better-For-You Brands to Launch Exclusive “Made to Matter” Collection

Known for bringing design to the masses through signature partnerships and products, Target is introducing “Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target,” company officials … Continue reading

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Wegmans is “Returning to Sender” this April

During April, customers who bring their clean, dry plastic bags to a Wegmans Food Market for recycling can feel good twice over: First, for … Continue reading

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Mars, Incorporated to Buy Significant Portion of Procter & Gamble’s Pet Food Business

Mars, Incorporated and The Procter & Gamble Company announce that Mars has agreed to buy the IAMS, EUKANUBA, and NATURA brands in major markets … Continue reading

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Del Monte Fresh Produce Joins Fair Food Program

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A.  announced that one of its subsidiaries agreed to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (“CIW”) Fair Food Program. Del … Continue reading

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Center for Research on Ingredient Safety Established

The food, beverage and consumer products industries, in association with the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Michigan State University (MSU), announced the establishment of the … Continue reading

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Fortune Fish & Gourmet Acquires Chef Martini’s Alpine Brand Sauasges

Fortune Fish & Gourmet has completed the acquisition of Chef Martin’s Alpine Brand Sausages, a small-batch sausage purveyor. Alpine Brand sausages are all natural … Continue reading

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