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Wegmans Enters New England

Wegmans Food Market’s first New England store at Routes 9 and 20 in Northborough, Massachusetts opened Sunday, October 16. At 138,000 square feet, the Northborough … Continue reading

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Bakery Sales Rise With Smaller Portions, Sweets Innovation

Sales at in-store supermarket bakeries climbed through the first half of 2011, fueled by trends like smaller portion sizes, innovative donuts and pies, and … Continue reading

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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Increases Kids’ Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables by Fifteen Percent

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) increases the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables by children at participating schools by one quarter of … Continue reading

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Fresh Summit State of the Industry Address Focuses on a New Perspective for Growth

Rapid advances in technology, the continued enhancement of Internet-based marketing, and the democratization of information are just some of the forces that ushered in … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI Report Takes a New Look at Private Label Trends

It wasn’t so long ago that many shoppers were embarrassed to be seen with a private label product in their cart. Today, nearly everyone … Continue reading

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Dole Food Company Acquires SunnyRidge Farm

The Dole Food Company announced that it has acquired all of the capital stock of the parent of SunnyRidge Farm, one of the top … Continue reading

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Fish Grown On Land? Yes! They’re Grown in the US and They’re at Wegmans

Bronzini and orata — two fish prized by Mediterranean peoples for centuries — are now products of the United States available at Wegmans Food … Continue reading

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Chiquita Joins the Arby’s Foundation Mission to End Childhood Hunger in America

Chiquita Brands joined the Arby’s Foundation in their effort to help eliminate childhood hunger in America.  The charitable arm of Arby’s Restaurant Group, the … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Helps Shoppers Combat Cold and Flu Season

As part of its “Be Good to Your Whole Body” campaign in its Whole Body departments, Whole Foods Market focuses on immune support to … Continue reading

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List vs Impulse – How Shoppers Really Decide

For years the retailing industry has debated between those who argue a shopper’s mind is mostly made up before they even enter the store … Continue reading

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Survey Reveals that Half of Canadians Always Check Grocery Flyers Before Shopping

Global market research firm Synovate released a new study showing that 47% of Canadian households always check grocery flyers before shopping. A further 24% … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU and Its Family of Stores Commit $1 Million to Sponsor Local Youth Sports

SUPERVALU INC. has committed $1 million to sponsor 1,542 youth sports teams in markets where its ACME, ALBERTSONS, Cub Foods,FARM FRESH, JEWEL-OSCO and SHAWS/STAR … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie Expands Fuelperks! Rewards Program

Winn-Dixie Stores is expanding the fuelperks! Rewards Program throughout Central Florida. This expansion will include 62 Winn-Dixie stores in Orlando and Daytona, Fla., areas, … Continue reading

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Kroger and Yoplait Team Up for the 11th Year to Fight Breast Cancer

Yoplait and Kroger have teamed up for the 11th year in a row to support the fight against breast cancer. As part of this … Continue reading

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FDA Sets Action Plan for Retail Food Safety Initiative

In its latest step to increase the safety of the American food supply, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Retail Food … Continue reading

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Retail Leaders Honored for Beef Expertise

From the meat case to the table, beef remains a top choice among grocery shoppers who consistently seek the best cuts and finest quality. … Continue reading

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Sobeys to Supply Target Canada with Food and Grocery Products

  Sobeys Inc. and Target Canada Co. announced they have entered into a long-term wholesale distribution arrangement that will see Sobeys supply Target stores … Continue reading

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Heart-Check Mark Standards Expanded to Cover More Kinds of Healthy Foods

The American Heart Association is expanding and improving its Heart-Check Food Certification Program to allow certification of more foods with the healthier fats, including … Continue reading

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The National Grocers Association and FMS Solutions Release Results of the 2011 Independent Grocers Financial Survey

The 2011 edition of the Independent Grocers Survey, a joint venture between FMS Solutions and the National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) has been released and … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Announces “Birth” of New Simply Right Baby Care Line

Sam’s Club announces the availability of their new proprietary brand Simply Right line of quality and affordable baby care products, available exclusively to Sam’s … Continue reading

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MODEX 2012 Expo and Conference will Showcase Latest Equipment and Technology Innovations for Manufacturing, Distribution and the Supply Chain

When the industry’s newest expo for manufacturing, distribution and the supply chain, MODEX 2012, opens on February 6 in Atlanta it will include over … Continue reading

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Walmart to Generate Solar Energy at More Than 75 Percent of Its Stores in California

Walmart announced its plan to install solar panels on up to 60 additional stores in California, expanding the company’s solar portfolio to more than … Continue reading

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Schnuck Markets to Acquire Seven Rockford, Ill. Hilander Stores

Schnuck Markets, Inc. Chairman and CEO Scott Schnuck announced that the family-owned company has agreed to acquire seven Hilander stores and one fuel center … Continue reading

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Consumer Grocery Store Survey Reveals Wide Range of Satisfaction and Brand Preferences by Geography

Empathica Inc., a provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions to some of the world’s most respected brands, announced that its Consumer Insights Panel … Continue reading

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Price Chopper Unveils New Online Ordering And Home Delivery System

Price Chopper Shops4U, a service designed to provide customers with a way to shop online for thousands of products, have those products selected by … Continue reading

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