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Safeway Helps Customers Turn Holiday Hectic to Happy Without Breaking the Budget

A recent survey by Safeway revealed that 75 percent of women find perfecting their holiday decor and meal menus was among the most demanding … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU Announces Partnership with the “Better Buildings Challenge”

SUPERVALU INC., one of the nation’s largest grocery retailers and wholesalers, announced that it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, … Continue reading

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Delhaize Group Plans 450 New Stores in the Next Three Years

Delhaize Group, the Belgian international food retailer, announced during its Analyst Meeting held in the U.S., plans to further accelerate store openings in its … Continue reading

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A&P’s Labor Partners Ratify Contract Modifications

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. announced that the Locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union have ratified … Continue reading

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Intelleflex Documents the Value of Delivered Freshness for Produce

Intelleflex released the results of its recent pilot program, Delivered Freshness, supporting its ability to help minimize loss and maximize freshness at the point … Continue reading

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Kroger Central Hosts Produce University on Holiday Cooking

Kroger is reminding consumers how to incorporate fresh produce into their holiday menus and offering new ways to enjoy their favorites. The produce experts … Continue reading

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Performance Food Group Uses DNA-based Meat Traceability System for Hamburger

The food distributor, Performance Food Group (PFG) and IdentiGEN, a leader in meat traceability systems, have developed a commercial solution to trace ground meat back … Continue reading

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Ethnic Supermarkets Industry: Growing Hispanic and Asian Markets Have Kept Performance Strong

  The Ethnic Supermarkets industry is forecast to continue enjoying growth over the five years to 2016,according to IBISWorld, publisher of industry research. A … Continue reading

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Chiquita to Consolidate Corporate Headquarters in Charlotte

Chiquita Brands International, Inc. today announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Charlotte, North Carolina, from the company’s current location in Cincinnati, Ohio. … Continue reading

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Take Heart: Defibrillators Are Now In Wegmans Stores

By the end of 2011, every Wegmans store will have at least two public-access defibrillators on site to assist a customer or employee who … Continue reading

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$8.5 Billion Natural HBC Market Resists Recession

Natural health and beauty care (HBC) product sales through all U.S. retail channels will reach $8.5 billion in 2011, according to “Natural and Organic … Continue reading

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Chobani announces first international distribution

Chobani, the popular-yogurt brand in the U.S., is now international. Beginning this month, they will bring their yogurt, along with their Nothing But Good … Continue reading

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Food Retail Industry Applauds WTO Ruling on COOL

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) issued the following statement today from Regulatory Counsel Erik Lieberman regarding the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Panel Report … Continue reading

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Innovation, Growth And Productivity to Highlight 20th PMA Foundation for Industry Talent Leadership Symposium

Business leaders across the produce industry are continually looking to enhance their business strategies, challenge themselves with innovative solutions for growth and productivity and … Continue reading

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Sweetbay Recognized with EPA ENERGY STAR Certification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Sweetbay Supermarket with ENERGY STAR certification for continued energy consumption reductions, as well as a strong … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Partners With Local Food Banks in Year-Round Program that Helps to Feed over 8 Million People in Need

Year-round and especially during the holiday season Stater Bros. makes a major commitment to help its friends and neighbors who are faced with hunger. … Continue reading

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Duracell Launches The Holiday Insurance Program to Ensure A Magical Christmas Morning for Families

Parents know that it takes a lot of work to create a truly magical Christmas morning– the moment only lasts a few minutes but … Continue reading

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Demand for In-Store Deals has Diminished, Shoppers Expect Discounted Prices: Deloitte Survey

Excitement over unexpected in-store deals has diminished as discounted prices become an anticipated part of the consumer products shopping experience, according to the Deloitte/Harrison … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets and Texas Tech Team Up For Cancer Research

United Supermarkets, along with Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, announced a public-private partnership to fund cancer prevention research in … Continue reading

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Smithfield and Safeway Launch In-store Sweepstakes

Safeway has teamed up with Smithfield, the meat packing company, to offer an in-store sweepstakes. Nine grand prize winners will receive two tickets to … Continue reading

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ADC Held Its 10th Annual ReFresh Conference

Representatives from fourteen grocery/supermarket chains across the U.S. gathered at the Applied Data Corporation’s (ADC) 10th annual ReFresh Conference this month in Clearwater Beach, … Continue reading

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United Fresh is Accepting Nominations for Produce Awards

The United Fresh Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2012 United Fresh Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. The program will honor 25 outstanding … Continue reading

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Puratos to Open State-of-the-art Manufacturing Facility

Puratos Corporation will break ground this month for the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Pennsauken, N.J., where it will produce a variety … Continue reading

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PMA Research Shows that Packaging of Fresh Produce Influences Purchasing Behavior

The latest research from the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) shows that packaging of fresh produce plays a critical role in consumer preference and that … Continue reading

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USDA’S FSIS Delays Meat Labeling Requirements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced it would delay the effective date for enforcement of the “Nutrition Labeling … Continue reading

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