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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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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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