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Millennial Consumers Lead Growth in Green Purchasing

While green products and services continue to be top-of-mind for Americans, Millennials are emerging as some of the most committed purchasers of sustainable products … Continue reading

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National Dairy Council and General Mills Foodservice Kick Off Fuel Up Breakfast Grant Program

General Mills Foodservice and National Dairy Council are partnering once again to help K-12 schools expand their breakfast programs by offering Fuel Up Breakfast … Continue reading

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Produce Industry Races to Sustain Talent at PMA Foodservice Conference

More than 300 produce and floral industry professionals will lace up for the annual PMA Foundation 5K Race for Talent in Monterey this July. … Continue reading

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Safeway Shares its Annual Sustainability Report

Safeway released its sixth annual sustainability report, informed by the Global Reporting Initiative G3 Guidelines. The online report, titled “Heart of Safeway,” highlights progress … Continue reading

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Canadian Government Funds Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister Gerry Ritz and Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel joined Canada Beef Chair Chuck MacLean and … Continue reading

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United Fresh to Honor Industry Champion in Washington

The United Fresh Produce Association will again honor one company as an outstanding advocate for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry this September at … Continue reading

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Texas Firm Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

HEB Meat Processing, a San Antonio, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 75,465 pounds of various fresh beef products because they may be contaminated with … Continue reading

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2014 SIAL Reports Record-Breaking Success

This May the 15th Edition of SIAL CHINA 2014 took place in Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Taking over the 96,200-square-meter exhibition area, 2,385 … Continue reading

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Food Flavor Trends Emphasize Fresh, Fast, and Healthy

Key trends and opportunities within the U.S. market for flavors center on ever-changing consumer preferences and recent ongoing and anticipated advances in food flavor … Continue reading

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Consumers Seek Gourmet Flavors and Snackable Indulgences

Few things are more American than baseball, blue jeans and apple pie, just so long as that apple pie isn’t frozen. While total retail … Continue reading

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N.J. PPC Helps Retailers Promote Peaches

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council (PPC) has produced an original video, available for the 2014 selling season, for produce retailers, wholesalers, shippers, distributors … Continue reading

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PMA Kicks Off 2014 Foodservice Conference With Field Tours

PMA Foodservice Conference attendees will get a fresh look at leading crops on an exclusive visit to some of Salinas Valley’s fields and facilities … Continue reading

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FMI Develops Introduction to Fishery Improvement Projects Guidelines

The Food Marketing Institute recently released its second seafood sustainability publication, Fishery Improvement Projects: How Retailers and the Supply Chain Advance Seafood Sustainability. This … Continue reading

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Duda Farm Fresh Foods Ups Convenience in the Celery Category

Duda Farm Fresh Foods is reinventing celery.  At the PMA Foodservice Expo this year, the company will share how it is recreating this kitchen … Continue reading

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Hormel Foods to Acquire Maker of Muscle Milk Sports Nutrition Products

Hormel Foods Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CytoSport Holdings, maker of Muscle Milk products. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, … Continue reading

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sofi Award Winners Announced at Summer Fancy Food Show

The winners of the 2014 sofi Awards for the outstanding specialty foods and beverages of the year were announced at a red-carpet ceremony at … Continue reading

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CVS/pharmacy Launches New Gold Emblem Abound Line of Snacks

CVS/pharmacy has launched Gold Emblem Abound. Rolling out immediately, CVS/pharmacy is introducing the new brand of snack products which includes more than 40 wholesome … Continue reading

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Snyder’s-Lance Completes Divestiture of Private Brands

Snyder’s-Lance announced the completion of the sale of its Private Brands business, along with two manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, to Shearer’s Foods, a … Continue reading

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Aversion to GMOs Becoming Driving Factor to Buying Organic, OTA Reports

Of all the thoughts that race through the mind of a mom or dad as they do the weekly grocery shopping and decide whether … Continue reading

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Understanding the Evolution of Customer Engagement

According to new research from ACCENT Marketing, the key to a successful customer engagement strategy on social media is to understand how Facebook, Twitter … Continue reading

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Consumers’ Favorite Gas Stations Are Grocery Stores, Wholesale Clubs

Consumers prefer to fill up their gas tanks at grocery stores and wholesale clubs rather than at traditional gas stations, according to a study … Continue reading

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Safeway Receives National Animal Welfare Award

Safeway received the Henry Spira Humane Corporate Progress Award from The Humane Society of the United States. The grocery chain earned the award for … Continue reading

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FMI Gold Plate Awards Highlights Food Retail Mealtime Programs

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is proud to recognize our retailer and wholesaler members who are helping their customers easily make family mealtime a … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Donates to Together in Education Schools

Harris Teeter announced it is donating $675,153.97 to schools this month through Together in Education (TIE), Harris Teeter’s fundraising program for schools in its … Continue reading

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IRI Report Finds “Golden Opportunity” with Boomers and Seniors

Accounting for more than 50 percent of CPG spending, the baby boomer/senior market spent more than $200 billion across shopping channels in the last … Continue reading

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