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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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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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