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Seminole Tribe Acquires Majority Interest in Blue Lake Citrus

The Seminole Tribe of Florida announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Blue Lake Citrus Products. The deal positions Blue Lake Citrus … Continue reading

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Vote Now for Youth Make a Difference Initiative

FirstFruits Marketing has opened public voting for the youth-led projects which could become the next recipients of the Opal Youth Make a Difference Initiative. … Continue reading

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Walmart and Wild Oats Launch Effort to Drive Down Organic Food Prices

Walmart announced that it will carry Wild Oats organic food items. Originally introduced in 1987, Wild Oats will relaunch at Walmart starting this month … Continue reading

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Target Partners with Better-For-You Brands to Launch Exclusive “Made to Matter” Collection

Known for bringing design to the masses through signature partnerships and products, Target is introducing “Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target,” company officials … Continue reading

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Wegmans is “Returning to Sender” this April

During April, customers who bring their clean, dry plastic bags to a Wegmans Food Market for recycling can feel good twice over: First, for … Continue reading

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Mars, Incorporated to Buy Significant Portion of Procter & Gamble’s Pet Food Business

Mars, Incorporated and The Procter & Gamble Company announce that Mars has agreed to buy the IAMS, EUKANUBA, and NATURA brands in major markets … Continue reading

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Del Monte Fresh Produce Joins Fair Food Program

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A.  announced that one of its subsidiaries agreed to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (“CIW”) Fair Food Program. Del … Continue reading

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Center for Research on Ingredient Safety Established

The food, beverage and consumer products industries, in association with the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Michigan State University (MSU), announced the establishment of the … Continue reading

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Fortune Fish & Gourmet Acquires Chef Martini’s Alpine Brand Sauasges

Fortune Fish & Gourmet has completed the acquisition of Chef Martin’s Alpine Brand Sausages, a small-batch sausage purveyor. Alpine Brand sausages are all natural … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Raises Money for Wounded Warrior Project

Weis Markets announced that its third annual Believe in Heroes campaign has raised $115,000 for Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), an organization that grows awareness … Continue reading

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Food Lion Honored with 13th Consecutive EPA Energy Star Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Food Lion with its 13th consecutive ENERGY STAR award for its continued leadership in protecting the … Continue reading

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Eckrich Goes Country with ‘Operation Inspiration’ Campaign

Eckrich and its “Operation Inspiration” campaign will now reach millions of people from coast-to-coast, thanks to a partnership with CMT country music network. Eckrich … Continue reading

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C.H. Robinson Recognized for Workplace Giving Campaign

C.H. Robinson received the Community Impact Award in the Workplace Giving Campaign category from Minnesota Business magazine. The honor recognizes a successful volunteer or employee-giving campaign … Continue reading

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Study Shows No Increased Cancer Incidence from Conventional Foods

A peer reviewed study conducted by Oxford University and published in the British Journal of Cancer found that there was no difference in cancer … Continue reading

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FMI and Matrix Group Launch Video on the Rise of Supermarket RDs

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Matrix Group, a digital agency specializing in web design, development and e-marketing, released of a new animated video as … Continue reading

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Specialty Food Sales Break Records

Americans have a growing appetite for specialty food. U.S. sales of specialty food and beverages reached $88.3 billion in 2013, a record high for … Continue reading

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Amalgamated Food Brokerage is Named Broker of the Year

Amalgamated Food Brokerage has been named 2013 Broker of the Year by Lantmannen Unibake USA. The Arizona-based broker received the honor for the second … Continue reading

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National Mango Board is Hosting a Ripening Webinar for Retailers

The National Mango Board (NMB) in conjunction with the University of California, Davis (Department of Plant Science) will be hosting a free Mango Ripening … Continue reading

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Spreading the Wealth: Mintel Analyzes the Growth of Nut-Based Spreads

With an influx of new products in recent years, including Nutella, the $3.9 billion nut-based and sweet spread category grew 34% from 2008-13, Mintel … Continue reading

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Brookshire Grocery Implements ADC’s P-Cubed In-Store Fresh Production Planner

Brookshire Grocery Company, a 150 store chain based in Tyler, Texas has completed rollout of ADC’s P-Cubed In-Store Fresh Production Planning module in all … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Acquires Four New Frontiers Natural Marketplace Stores

New Frontiers Natural Marketplace and Whole Foods Market announced that Whole Foods Market will purchase four stores from New Frontiers. The stores average 22,000 … Continue reading

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United Family Takes a Bite Out of Hunger

For the third year in a row, United Family stores will help serve the hungry in their local communities by donating more than 30,000 … Continue reading

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Sesame Workshop-PMA Initiative Encourages ‘Brighter Eating’

Sesame Workshop and Produce Marketing Association have unveiled a national movement that applies the strength and influence of the Sesame Street brand and its … Continue reading

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Research Looks at Natural vs. Organic Fresh Meat Shoppers

Midan Marketing’s consumer research study, “Today’s Natural vs. Organic Fresh Meat Consumer,” takes an in-depth look at the consumers purchasing natural and organic fresh … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Expands Private Brands Coffee Program

Weis Markets has expanded its private brand coffee program, now offering premium Weis Five Star and brand equivalent Weis Quality labels. The whole bean … Continue reading

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