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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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Consumers Drinking Less Domestic Beer—Mintel

As Americans stock their refrigerators in advance of the Super Bowl, it would appear that the contents in the cooler may not align with … Continue reading

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Deloitte Consumer Spending Index on the Rise

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (Index) climbed in December.  The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending. “Economic fundamentals … Continue reading

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Shoppers to Expect More Mobile Content from Brands and Retailers

Most mobile shoppers redeemed a coupon directly from their mobile device last year, according to a recent study from Key Ring, part of G/O … Continue reading

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Walgreens to Keynote NFRA Executive Conference

The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) will hold its 22nd Annual Executive Conference April 7-9, 2014, at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel … Continue reading

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All Hail Kale! Meijer Names Top Produce Trends for 2013

Each year a few rising stars in the produce department capture the public’s attention and are touted by consumers and industry experts alike. But … Continue reading

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According to Packaged Facts, In-Store Bakery Goods Market Exceeds $13 Billion

Despite comprising a relatively small percentage of perishable dollar sales at most retail stores, in-house bakeries are a thriving part of the U.S. food … Continue reading

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GIANT Food Stores Gifts $5 Million to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) hosted an event to announce a $5 million leadership gift from GIANT Food Stores to support construction of … Continue reading

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Survey Says American Palates Crave Flavor Intensity and Complexity

Americans are building up a resistance to long-standing, one-dimensional flavors in favor of complex pairings, global ingredients and interesting textures, according to a survey … Continue reading

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Wegmans Food Markets Joins the How2Recycle Label Program

Wegmans Food Markets is the newest participant, and the first grocer, to join the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s How2Recycle Label program. With the addition of … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Announces Three More Ways to Save Program

Weis Markets announced the launch of its Three More Ways to Save program, offering discounts on more than 2,000 products in every store department. … Continue reading

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“What America (Tw)eats” Study Sheds Light on Breakfast Habits

A study conducted by the National “got milk?” Milk Mustache Campaign, in conjunction with the social media analytics firm Crimson Hexagon, found that many … Continue reading

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FoodLink Reports Fourth Consecutive Year of Growth

FoodLink reported a fourth consecutive year of record growth in 2013. The company signed more than 40 new produce traceability customers, enabled record levels … Continue reading

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