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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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Wegmans Announces No Price Increases on Winter List of Products Families Buy Most

Against a backdrop of persistent concern about the economy, Wegmans has once again announced a freeze on prices effective Sunday, January 8, through April … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Receives 2011 Waste Reduction Award From State of California for “Green Business Practices”

For the second year in a row, Stater Bros. has received a Waste Reduction Award for its many environmentally friendly programs from California Department … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets Establishes Seafood Milestone

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) announced today that United Supermarkets has become the first all-Texas grocery chain to obtain MSC Chain of Custody certification. … Continue reading

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IEOOC Announces Sixth Annual Onion Lovers’ Month Retail Display Contest

Kicking off the new year, the Idaho-E. Oregon Onion Committee (IEOOC) is sponsoring its annual onion display contest to assist retailers in boosting onion … Continue reading

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Tyson Partners with 7UP Beverages for a Big Game Promotion

Tyson Foods will launch a new promotion featuring savings on wings, boneless wings and 7UPbrand beverages for the football season leading up to the playoff game … Continue reading

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ShopRite Kicks-Off Can Can Sale with Donation to Local Food Banks

ShopRite’s annual Can Can Sale, begins Thursday, January 5th and will run through Saturday, January 21st. This year, to bring awareness to the ever-growing … Continue reading

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Historic Napa Valley Landmark Oakville Grocery to Undergo Structural Renovation

Oakville Grocery Company’s flagship store—the oldest continually operating grocery store in California (open since 1881) and one of Napa Valley’s most beloved “must stop” … Continue reading

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New York Apple Growers Unveil QR Codes for Produce Aisle

The New York Apple Association (NYAA) is promoting a new retail program that allows consumers using smart phones to scan QR codes on point-of-sale … Continue reading

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Associated Wholesale Grocers Agrees to Sell Grocery Stores to Employees

The management and employees of Homeland Acquisition Corporation (HAC), consisting of Homeland, United of Oklahoma, Country Mart stores in Oklahoma and Super Save stores … Continue reading

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Tanimura & Antle Donates to School Lunch Programs

Tanimura & Antle, Inc. announced donations to two North American organizations whose work is to offer healthy school lunch programs. Let’s Move Salad Bars … Continue reading

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Recipients for Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence announced

Kellen Stailey and Patrick Morris have been selected to receive the fourth annual Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence awarded by the Produce Marketing … Continue reading

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New Research Finds Potato Buyers Are Shopping for Inspiration

According to the findings of a new study released by the United States Potato Board (USPB), fresh potatoes are more of a planned purchase … Continue reading

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PMA Foundation Announces Two Speakers for the Leadership Symposium

Business leaders in the produce industry who attend the 2012 Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Foundation for Industry Talent Leadership Symposium will gain expert counsel … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola and P&G Executives Join GS1 U.S. Board of Governors

Melvin Landis of Coca-Cola Refreshments and Roberto Magaña of Procter & Gamble have been appointed to the GS1 US Board of Governors, the organization … Continue reading

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BI-LO and Winn-Dixie Agree to Merge

BI-LO, and Winn-Dixie Stores, announced that the companies will merge to create an organization of approximately 690 grocery stores and 63,000 employees in eight … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie Foundation Donates $1.4 million to Southeast Charities

The Winn-Dixie Foundation announced it is investing nearly $1.4 million in neighborhoods across the Southeast through partnerships with 116 nonprofit organizations, providing a broad … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets Announces $3 Million Gift to Texas Tech Foundation

United Supermarkets announced a $3 million gift to the Texas Tech Foundation, Inc., to endow two scholarship programs at Texas Tech University and provide … Continue reading

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Kroger Announces Agreement with UFCW to Merge Four Pension Plans into New Fund

The Kroger Co. announced that four of the UFCW/multi-employer pension funds to which the company contributes will merge into a new fund effective January … Continue reading

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Pennington Quality Market Wins First Prize in New Jersey Peach Promotion Council Display Contest

Mike Oliver, the produce manager for Pennington Quality Market, Pennington, N.J., was awarded first prize from the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council (PPC) for … Continue reading

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IPC’s Retail Display Contest to Award $150,000 in Cash and Prizes

It’s time for the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) 21st annual Potato Lover’s Month Retail Display Contest. This February the IPC’s longest-running promotion will offer … Continue reading

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Tyson Foods and Joyful Noise Team Up

Tyson Foods, based in Springdale, Ark., will launch a new holiday promotion with the release of the movie Joyful Noise, hitting theaters January 13, 2012. … Continue reading

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New Supermarket Association of Japan Trade Show To Be Biggest Yet

New Supermarket Association of Japan (NSAJ) is expecting its 2012 Supermarket Trade Show from February 1–3, 2012 in Tokyo to be the biggest yet. … Continue reading

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