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Safeway Announces Change in Leadership at Vons

Safeway announces that Tom Keller, President of the company’s Vons Division, will retire after more than 40 years of distinguished service in the food … Continue reading

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USDA Proposes Rule to Update Poultry Slaughter Inspection System

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a long-awaited proposed rule that would modernize the poultry slaughter inspection system in the United States. The … Continue reading

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IPC’s Retailer Handbook is Available

After one of its busiest years in terms of marketing initiatives, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is distributing hundreds of comprehensive Retailer Support Guides … Continue reading

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Marketers Scramble for Footing as Pet Owners Shop Around

Pet product marketers and retailers must re-evaluate their strategic options to respond to an increasingly competitive marketplace, according to “Pet Product Retail Channel and … Continue reading

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FRESH By Brookshire’s Awarded LEED Green Building Certification

Brookshire Grocery Company announced that FRESH by Brookshire’s has been awarded LEEDcertification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green … Continue reading

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CPMA is Sold Out

Having already sold out once and expanded to meet the additional demand, exhibit spaces at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s (CPMA) 87th Annual Convention … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Offers Cost-Conscious Customers More Ways to Save

With tightened family budgets, Stop & Shop is re-introducing its Guaranteed Value product line with a new look and new products all at compelling … Continue reading

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New PLU Code Approved for Francis Mango Variety

The International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) has approved a new PLU code for the Francis mango variety. Retailers, shippers and growers are encouraged to … Continue reading

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N.G.A. Announces Expansion of Its Successful Executive Leadership Development Program

The National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) announced that it is partnering with the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business and Unilever to … Continue reading

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ShopRite Achieves EPA GreenChill Gold Certification

ShopRite announced that its Hatfield, PA store has been awarded the GreenChill Gold Certification. This prestigious award, distributed annually by the Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading

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Eggland’s Best has been Approved

Eggland’s Best has been awarded the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) Seal of Approval. The company’s products underwent extensive testing by a panel of ACF-certified … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Takes Steps To Position Company For Successful Spinoff

Kraft Foods announced several moves to help ensure its North America-based snacks and grocery businesses are well-positioned to become two independent public companies before … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Donates Over $7.4 Million to Non-Profit

Harris Teeter believes in giving back to the communities in which it is located, and during its 2011 fiscal year, the company donated $7,430,505 … Continue reading

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Weis Announces Price Freeze Program

Weis Markets, announced it has lowered the prices on 1,700 staple items and that it will freeze the prices of these products through April … Continue reading

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Wegmans Takes Another Step Towards Seafood Sustainability

Wegmans Food Markets has united with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to help understand Wegmans’ impact on the future of seafood sustainability. “The seafood industry … Continue reading

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FDA Cracks Down on Carbendazim in OJ

The FDA announced that it is implementing a “test and hold” policy for all imported shipments of orange juice to determine if they contain … Continue reading

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Contributing to Public Safety

Food safety in the produce industry continues to be top of mind for consumers and industry leaders. That is why the Newark, Del.-based Produce … Continue reading

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Delhaize America Announces Key Strategic Actions for U.S. Portfolio

Delhaize America has announced key strategic actions to strengthen its U.S. portfolio. The company plans to take the following actions with respect to its … Continue reading

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Village Farms Member of Clean Technology Index

Village Farms is pleased to announce that it is a part of the Standard & Poors and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) ‘Clean Technology … Continue reading

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Greencore USA Facility Acheives Prestigious BRC “Grade A” Accreditation

Greencore USA announces that its chilled prepared foods facility in Newburyport, Mass., has been awarded the BRC ‘Grade A’ Global Technical Standard in recognition … Continue reading

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Nielsen Acquires The Perishables Group

Nielsen Holdings has acquired the Perishables Group, the industry expert in fresh food consulting and category development. Nielsen acquired all company assets including data, … Continue reading

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The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company to Close 14 Stores as Part of Turnaround Strategy

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company announced that it has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of … Continue reading

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Former First Lady Laura Bush, FMI Chairman and Harris Teeter President Fred Morganthall to Headline United Fresh 2012

United Fresh Produce Association has announced the line-up of headline speakers for United Fresh 2012 to be held in Dallas, May 1-3.  Former First … Continue reading

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Canada’s leading international food trade show recaptures “the flavor of Montreal” in 2012

Canada’s leading international food and beverage exhibition, SIAL Canada will return to Montreal for its ninth edition scheduled to take place May 9-11, 2012 … Continue reading

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Giant Food Stores to Acquire Sixteen Genuardi’s Stores

GIANT Food Stores of Carlisle, Pennsylvania has entered into an agreement with Genuardi’s Family Markets, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc., to acquire sixteen Genuardi’s … Continue reading

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