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PMA Applauds Complete Suspension of Export Tariffs to Mexico

The government of Mexico formally suspended 100 percent of retaliatory tariffs on exports from the U.S.  The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) applauds the settlement … Continue reading

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Walmart Donates $5 Million to Help Build the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Walmart has donated $5 million to the Smithsonian Institution to support the construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Named “Food Donor of the Year”

Stop & Shop received the “Food Donor of the Year” award from the Greater Boston Food Bank. Stop & Shop was the first food … Continue reading

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US Department of Labor’s OSHA cites Wegmans Food Market

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Wegmans Food Markets Inc. for alleged repeat and serious violations of workplace … Continue reading

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More Than 1,200 Campbell Employees Volunteer for “Make a Difference Week”

Campbell Soup Company expects a record-breaking turnout of employees who will participate in the company’s annual week of service, “Make a Difference Week,” which … Continue reading

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Kroger Discontinues Use of Needle-Free Flu Vaccinations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued new guidance that advises health care professionals not to use needle-free clinical devices to administer influenza … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Expands Availability of SCAN IT! Mobile App

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company announced the expanded availability of SCAN IT! Mobile – a first of its kind grocery app that allows … Continue reading

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Straight from Spain

This Spring manufacturers and retailers from around the world will be flocking to Barcelona, Spain, for the Alimentaria 2012 trade fair. With an estimated … Continue reading

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Traced back to Mexico

HarvestMark de México, subsidiary of YottaMark, Inc., is partnering with GS1 México to provide fresh produce traceability expertise and best practice training to Mexican … Continue reading

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GMA: Every Day is Food Day for America’s Food and Beverage Industry

Food Day is a day to celebrate the hard work and innovative spirit of more than 15 million Americans who work to provide billions … Continue reading

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A taste of heaven

New to the North American market, Heavenly Villagio Marzano, the latest variety of tomato from Village Farms, was debuted at the PMA Fresh Summit … Continue reading

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GMA Responds to the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols Report

America’s food and beverage companies have a strong commitment to providing consumers with the innovative products, tools and information they need to achieve and … Continue reading

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Dos Equis Announces New Look

  Dos Equis is announcing a refreshed look for its primary (bottles and cans) and secondary (outer pack) packaging designs. Beginning this November, both … Continue reading

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Energy, Excitement, Connections and Growth on Display at Fresh Summit

The Produce Marketing Association delivered continued growth, value and greater connections at the 2011 Fresh Summit International Convention & Exposition on October 14-17 in … Continue reading

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MyWebGrocer to Power Online Grocery Services for Price Chopper

MyWebGrocer announced they will power online grocery services for Price Chopper’s Niskayuna location in Schenectady, New York. Services will include their ecommerce platform and … Continue reading

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American Meat Institute Foundation Announce New Animal Welfare Training

The American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) and Alchemy Systems, the leader in innovative training solutions for the global workforce, today announced that they have … Continue reading

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Two Produce Industry Leaders Honored with LGMA Golden Checkmark Award

Two leaders from the retail and foodservice buying community were honored by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh … Continue reading

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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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