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AFFI Joins Coalition for Safe Affordable Food

The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) announced that it will partner with the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, a newly-launched, broad-based coalition led by … Continue reading

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ADC Announces 13th Annual ReFresh Conference

Applied Data Corporation (ADC), a provider of fresh item, recipe management and scales management software to the grocery retail and food service industries, announces … Continue reading

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CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco at all CVS/pharmacy Locations

CVS Caremark announced that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. by October … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Raises More Than $2 Million For Hunger Relief

As part of the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company goal to share meals and give thanks this past holiday season, the grocery chain donated … Continue reading

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Believe in Heroes Campaign Raises $16 Million for Wounded Warrior Project

Acosta Sales & Marketing announced that the 2013 Believe in Heroes campaign raised $6,011,218 to support Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a non-profit organization whose … Continue reading

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Cargill Rolls Out Ground Beef Information Initiatives for Consumers

Cargill wants consumers to have access to more information about ground beef.  Consumer research conducted over the past year led to an initiative that … Continue reading

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Hy-Vee Introduces Responsible Choice Seafood Program

Responsible Choice – two simple words that now bring a volume of information to Hy-Vee seafood customers. Hy-Vee shoppers will now see the blue … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Aims to Educate about Healthy Eating

Whole Foods Market announced that it has created Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting efforts to increase access to nutritious, fresh … Continue reading

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Ralphs Launches Charitable Campaign to Benefit Children’s Hospitals

Ralphs Grocery Company is raising funds to support children’s hospitals in Southern California. Ralphs customers and associates can support their local children’s hospital through … Continue reading

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Sweet Baked Snacks and Desserts Spurs Market

Consumers’ love of sweets has propelled dollar sales of packaged sweet baked snacks and desserts by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.5% … Continue reading

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NGA Launches Digital Media Center

The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced a new partnership with Media Solutions Corp. (MSC) to launch the NGA Digital Media Center. This program will … Continue reading

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Lucky’s Market to Open 1st Montana Store

Lucky’s Market will open its first store in Billings, Mont., at 1603 Grand Ave. The opening is scheduled for mid-March and will be the … Continue reading

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Produce for Better Health Surpasses 2013 Goals

Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) reported performance results against their 2013 year-end goals. Overall, the year-end results of the annual business plan exceeded … Continue reading

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Oakhurst Now Part of Dairy Farmers of America

Oakhurst was acquired by Dairy Farmers of America, a national dairy farmer-owned cooperative. Oakhurst will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Dairy Farmers of … Continue reading

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FDA Proposes Rule to Prevent Food Safety Risks During Transportation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a rule that would require certain shippers, receivers, and carriers who transport food by motor or rail … Continue reading

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Frozen Food Hall of Fame Welcomes Julia Wells

The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) announced that the Distinguished Order of Zerocrats has selected … Continue reading

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Meijer Completes Expansion of its Food Rescue Program

Meijer made significant strides in its hunger relief efforts last year, completing the rollout of its food rescue program across the Midwest. With the … Continue reading

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Wakefern Food Corp. Receives EPA Food Recovery Challenge Award

Wakefern Food Corp. announced that it has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its efforts in food recovery and waste reduction. … Continue reading

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Reinventing Packaged Bread

Packaged bread endures as a staple of the American diet.  Notwithstanding the culinary conflagrations of low-carb and gluten-free, virtually all U.S. consumers eat some … Continue reading

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Kroger Completes Merger with Harris Teeter

The Kroger Co. and Harris Teeter Supermarkets announced that the merger transaction between the two companies was completed on January 28, 2014. Under the … Continue reading

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Spending to Increase During Super Bowl

NFL teams are not the only ones competing to participate in the Super Bowl; a variety of industries compete for business on Super Bowl … Continue reading

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Start Now Program Earns Ball Food Stores Recognition

Balls Food Stores’ Start Now program helped the supermarket chain earn honors as one of the 20 Healthiest Employers in the Kansas City area … Continue reading

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Food Retail Industry Submits FSMA Comments to FDA

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in support of its ongoing pursuit to help enhance public … Continue reading

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NCA 2014 Sweets & Snacks Expo Registration Opens to Sold Out Exhibit Hall

Registration is open for the 2014 Sweets & Snacks Expo, to be held May 20-22, 2014, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Sponsored by the National … Continue reading

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Survey Shows Consumers Prefer Fresh to Local

“Local” and “seasonal” have become menu buzzwords, but a new study shows that consumers value freshness first. The quantitative study undertaken by research firm … Continue reading

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