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SUPERVALU to Transition Independent Grocers to Essential Everyday Private Label Products

SUPERVALU has announced that its new Essential Everyday private brand line is now available in select independent retail locations. Once the full rollout is complete … Continue reading

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2012 Consumer Panel Survey Outlines Opportunities for Independent Grocers to Gain New Customers

The 2012 National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) Consumer Panel Report has been released, containing more than 75 shopping attributes to help independent grocers grow their … Continue reading

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Stephanie Teteak of Larry’s Piggly Wiggly Wins $10,000 Grand Prize at N.G.A.

Stephanie Teteak of Larry’s Piggly Wiggly in Kaukauna, Wis., has won the 2012 The National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) Best Bagger Championship, sponsored by the … Continue reading

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Weis Markets to Purchase Genuardi’s Locations

Weis Markets, a Pennsylvania-based supermarket company, announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase three Genuardi’s locations from Safeway. The stores are located … Continue reading

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PBH Names Supermarket Role Models and Champion Honorees

Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) has named 20 supermarket retailers as Fruits & Veggies—More Matters Role Models and Champions for 2011 in recognition … Continue reading

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N.G.A. Honors Independent Grocer Archie McGregor for Lifetime of Service and Leadership in the Industry

Idaho independent grocer Archie McGregor, President of Archie’s IGA in St. Marie’s Idaho and Dissmore’s IGA in Pullman, Washington, has been awarded the 2012 … Continue reading

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Independent Grocers To Focus on Real Issues at the 2012 N.G.A. Show

The National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) is gearing up for the 2012 N.G.A Show, which begins this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual four-day … Continue reading

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Beef Up Knowledge at the Meat Case

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Beef Checkoff Program partnered with Merck Animal Health to launch Better Beef Sales, a new web-based … Continue reading

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NPD on the Men’s Grooming Industry: A Market Poised for Growth

According to a new study, Men’s Grooming Consumer Report conducted by The NPD Group, Inc., over 9 in 10 men (ages 18+) are using … Continue reading

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Produce Pavilion at the N.G.A. Show to Showcase Top Produce Companies

The 2012 N.G.A. Show will feature a new collaboration with The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) that will bring together more than 20 produce companies … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU Announces Companywide Workforce Reduction

SUPERVALU INC. announced plans to reduce its national workforce by an estimated 800 positions. A majority of these reductions will take place by the … Continue reading

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Study: Food Safety is Top of Mind for Manufacturers and Consumers

In a new global study from Underwriters Laboratories, (UL), food manufacturers identified product safety as a top business priority, but the majority of consumers … Continue reading

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Walmart Unveils “Great For You” Icon

A year after pledging to develop a front-of-pack label that would give its customers an easier way to identify healthier food, Wal-Mart Stores, unveils … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI Report Examines Merchandising Trends

In today’s world of economic trouble and conservative purchase behaviors, it is the value proposition that is playing a central role in the enhanced … Continue reading

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Giant Food Acquires Two Fresh & Green’s Supermarkets

Giant Food of Landover, Md. has entered into a definitive agreement with Mrs. Green’s Management Corporation to acquire two of the company’s Fresh & … Continue reading

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Four Albertsons Stores in Seattle Area Reach Zero Waste Milestone

Through an innovative approach to recycling, food donations and composting, four Albertsons stores in the greater Seattle area announced a major environmental sustainability accomplishment … Continue reading

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Ocean Mist Farms Receives Economic Vitality Award

Ocean Mist Farms is being honored by the Monterey County Business Council for its contribution to agriculture in Monterey County. “Ocean Mist Farms has … Continue reading

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Produce for Kids Fall 2011 Campaigns Make Record-Breaking Donations

Produce for Kids (PFK) announces record breaking results for the Fall 2011 campaign benefitting both PBS KIDS and Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools … Continue reading

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United Fresh is Going on Tour

The United Fresh Produce Association is launching a month-long member outreach tour. Beginning February 8th with the United Fresh Impact Forum in Berlin, Germany, … Continue reading

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Four Grocers Recognized for Beef Merchandising Initiatives

Broulim’s Fresh Foods, Haggen Food & Pharmacy/TOP Foods, Harris Teeter Inc. and Safeway were awarded the National Retail Beef Backer awards at the at … Continue reading

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Save Mart donates Fun Centers to Children’s Hospital

Save Mart/FoodMaxx Supermarkets and the Starlight Foundation presented Children’s Hospital Central California with four mobile fun centers. In total 10 Fun Centers were donated … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Together in Education Launches ‘We Think GREEN’ Contest for Fourth Year

Harris Teeter Together in Education (TIE) launched its fourth “We Think GREEN” contest on Feb. 1. The “We Think GREEN” contest is open to … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Wages War on Waste, One Plant at A Time

Kraft Foods’ employees are making steady progress reducing the amount of manufacturing waste they produce.  And in doing so they’re reducing their environmental impact.  … Continue reading

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Grocery Appealing More to On-the-Go Consumers

There was a time when convenience stores (c-stores) served all the needs of consumers looking for a convenient location, a quick grab-and-go purchase, and … Continue reading

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Hispanics Influencing Country’s Overall Eating Patterns

Hispanics now comprise 16 percent of the U.S. population and the U.S. Census indicates the U.S. Hispanic population is expected to grow 34 percent … Continue reading

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