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Midwest Produce Conference & Expo early bird registration now open

The Midwest Produce Conference & Expo looks forward to hosting over 750 industry professionals at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel, August 13-15, 2012. The conference … Continue reading

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2012 Sweets & Snacks Expo Offers Discounted Registration

The 2012 SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO, sponsored by the National Confectioners Association (NCA), will be held May 8 – 10 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. … Continue reading

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CPG Industry Will Focus on Consumers Wanting to Live Well with Less in 2012, According to SymphonyIRI Report

From the unstable economy and stubborn unemployment rates to frugal consumers and high commodity prices, there has been endless discussion around the challenges facing … Continue reading

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Gulf Seafood Trace Rollout at International Boston Seafood Show

Introduced at the Boston Seafood Show, Gulf Seafood Trace is a full supply chain traceability and marketing program designed to confirm and communicate the … Continue reading

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Potandon Announces Autism Awareness Campaign

Potandon Produce L.L.C. in a joint effort with the Autism Society is pleased to announce the kick-off of our 2012 Autism Awareness Campaign which … Continue reading

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A&P Emerges From Chapter 11

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company announced that it has successfully consummated its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as … Continue reading

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BJ’s Wholesale Club Commits to Offering Sustainable Seafood

BJ’s Wholesale Club announced its commitment to members and the environment by implementing a new sustainable seafood policy ensuring all seafood products sold in … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU Expands Sustainable Seafood Program

Building on its current commitment to sustainably source wild-caught seafood, SUPERVALU announced a significant expansion of the company’s seafood sustainability program. Specifically, SUPERVALU has … Continue reading

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BI-LO and Winn-Dixie Complete Merger

BI-LO, announced that it has successfully completed its merger with Winn-Dixie following approval of the transaction by Winn-Dixie shareholders on March 9, 2012. As … Continue reading

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Target Expanding Fresh Food Selection

Later this month, Target Corp. will complete remodels at more than 100 general merchandise Target stores and beginning March 25, these stores will offer … Continue reading

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Understanding Proposed Rules Under the Food Safety Modernization Act

With the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2011, new food safety regulations mandated by the government are an important concern … Continue reading

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Food Marketing Institute’s Annual Health & Wellness Conference Covers Entire Wellness Spectrum

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announces a new approach to its Health & Wellness Conference, taking place March 18 -21 in Orlando, Fla., that responds … Continue reading

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ShopRite Partners with USDA for “What’s on MyPlate?” Day

ShopRite is teaming up with the nearly 6,000 USDA partners to make March 8, 2012 “What’s on MyPlate?” Day. To heighten public awareness of … Continue reading

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Nash Finch Buying Bag ‘N Save Supermarkets

Nash Finch Company, a Minneapolis-based food distributor, announced that U Save Foods, Inc., a Nash Finch wholly-owned subsidiary, has entered into an agreement to … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop, Giant Food, GIANT and MARTIN’S Stores Donate to PBS KIDS

This past fall, Stop & Shop (New England and New York Metro), Giant Food, GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’s Food Markets, divisions of Ahold … Continue reading

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NPA Celebrates 800th Natural Seal Certification

The Natural Products Association (NPA) has reached another new milestone, celebrating the 800th certification of products and ingredients under the popular Natural Seal program. The … Continue reading

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AMG Strategic Advisors Releases Findings from Comprehensive CPG Trade Promotion and Spending Study

AMG Strategic Advisors, a recently formed strategy and insights consulting unit of Acosta Marketing Group (AMG), which provides world-class integrated marketing solutions for consumer packaged … Continue reading

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Produce for Kids Celebrates its 10th Birthday

Produce for Kids is excited to celebrate a milestone 10th birthday in 2012 and everyone is invited to the yearlong celebration full of healthy … Continue reading

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Value-Added and Organic Produce Show Growth in Q4 FreshFacts on Retail

According to the latest edition of FreshFacts on Retail, nearly all categories within value-added and organic produce groups saw positive dollar and volume growth, … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Gives Thanks – 22 Million Times

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company announced 2011 as a benchmark year of commitment to alleviating hunger, supporting health and wellness initiatives with emphasis … Continue reading

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United Fresh to Honor Women in the Produce Industry

United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations for an honoree to speak at the 15th annual Reception Honoring Women in Produce held Wednesday, … Continue reading

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USDA MyPlate Partner Produce for Better Health Foundation Announces “What’s on MyPlate?” Day

Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) today announced that they are teaming up with the nearly 6,000 USDA partners to make March 8, 2012  … Continue reading

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New Labels to Provide Consumers With the Information They Need to Make Healthy Food Choices

Beginning today, consumers will have convenient access to important nutritional information about the raw meat and poultry products they most frequently purchase, the U.S. … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets Invests More Than $1 Million to Expand Health and Wellness Programs

In recognition of National Nutrition Month, United Supermarkets will begin launching several new initiatives as part of its more than $1 million investment into … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU Launches Integrated Mobile Apps

SUPERVALU  announced the launch of a custom-built mobile application that gives customers the tools they need to be efficient while shopping its stores. The … Continue reading

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