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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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FMI William H. Albers Award Presented to Campbell’s Douglas R. Conant

Douglas R. Conant, former president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, received the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) William H. Albers Industry Relations Award for … Continue reading

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FMI Robert B. Wegman Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence Presented to Danny Wegman

Danny Wegman, CEO of Wegmans Food Markets, received the inaugural Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Robert B. Wegman Award in honor of his entrepreneurial leadership … Continue reading

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California Table Grape Commission Connects with Hispanic Market

Many Hispanic households were celebrating the New Year with grapes. The California Table Grape Commission developed a media kit around a popular Hispanic New … Continue reading

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FMI Presents Sidney R. Rabb Award to K-VA-T’s Steven Smith

Steven C. Smith, president and CEO of K-VA-T Food Stores, received the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) highest recognition, the Sidney R. Rabb Award, for … Continue reading

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FMI Presents Herbert Hoover Award to Richard Parkinson, Associated Food Stores

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) honored Richard Parkinson, former president and CEO of Associated Food Stores, with the FMI Herbert Hoover Award for his … Continue reading

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Kings Food Markets Kicks Off Brand Relaunch

Kings Food Markets has relaunched its brand. The chain has 24 stores in prominent New Jersey and New York locations and has served its … Continue reading

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Piggly Wiggly Carolina Expands Online Grocery Service

After successfully offering online shopping in ten stores for the past four years, Piggly Wiggly Carolina has expanded their Click’n Shop program to 26 … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Supermarket Opening at Expressway Plaza in Staten Island, N.Y.

The Kalikow Group announces that Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. has taken over the 60,000 square-foot anchor lease at Expressway Plaza, a 95,000 square-foot … Continue reading

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Fruits and Vegetables Star in USDA’s New School Meal Standards

The United Fresh Produce Association applauds the release of new nutrition standards for school meals. First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of Agriculture Tom … Continue reading

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RILA Unveils Retail Sustainability Report

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has released the first ever industry-wide Retail Sustainability Report. The 2012 report highlights sustainability leadership in the retail … Continue reading

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A&P’s Launches Storewide Health and Wellness Platform

A&P announced the launch of a new “Live Better” health and wellness platform across all of its A&P, Pathmark, Superfresh, The Food Emporium and … Continue reading

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Professional Cooking Competition coming to the 35th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival

Chefs across Georgia will soon reveal new layers of their own talent as well as the versatility of the Vidalia Onion. Kicking off the … Continue reading

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Inaugural Idaho Potato Bowl Scores Big With More Than 4.3 Billion Media Impressions

Although the Ohio University Bobcats defeated the Utah State University Aggies by a single point at the inaugural Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, the Idaho … Continue reading

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Tour of Chile’s Orchards, Vineyards and Farms Builds Bridges to North America’s Produce Industry

Leaders in the retail produce trade are touring the fruit-growing regions of Chile, one of the top sources of fresh fruit during the North … Continue reading

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Pork Receives AHA’s Heart-Check Mark Certification

To help inspire healthier lifestyles, the National Pork Board (NPB) is putting the spotlight on juicy, flavorful tenderloin, which recently certified pork tenderloin as … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop and Customers Raise Nearly $2 Million through Food for Friends Program

Stop & Shop customers and partners set the bar high once again by donating nearly $2 million through the company’s 22nd annual Food for … Continue reading

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Smithfield Attains 100th Donation on Helping Hungry Homes Tour

Smithfield, this week, completed its 100th donation on its Helping Hungry Homes tour totaling more than 14 million servings of protein donated to local … Continue reading

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Oldways Holds Second Annual Supermarket Dietitian Symposium

Oldways will hold its second annual Supermarket Dietitian Symposium Wednesday, February 29th through Friday, March 2nd in Savannah, Ga.  The symposium will provide three … Continue reading

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Wakefern Food Corp. and Food Bazaar Sign Wholesale Agreement

Wakefern Food Corp. has been chosen by New York City-based Food Bazaar Supermarkets to fulfill its dairy, frozen food, grocery, health and beauty, non-foods … Continue reading

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Meijer, Michigan State University Product Center launch Made in Michigan initiative

Meijer and the Michigan State University Product Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources are teaming up to strengthen the state’s economy by supporting Michigan … Continue reading

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A&P goes with Galleria

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P) has chosen Galleria Retail Technology Solutions to help optimize its merchandising strategy and improve the customer … Continue reading

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BJ’s Wholesale Club Opens Three New Locations

BJ’s Wholesale Club announces the opening of three new club locations: Gainesville, VA, Deer Park, NY and Ithaca, NY. The wholesale club, with its … Continue reading

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