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Safeway, United Natural Foods Sign Distribution Agreement

United Natural Foods, Inc. announced that it has signed a three-year distribution agreement with Safeway. A brief transition period from Safeway’s current distributors is … Continue reading

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Supervalu and Save-A-Lot Join First Lady Michelle Obama to Announce Agreement With the Partnership for A Healthier America

SUPERVALU and its wholly owned subsidiary, Save-A-Lot FoodStores, joined First Lady Michelle Obama in announcing that it has reached a memorandum of understanding with … Continue reading

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FMI Releases Research Aid on Access to Healthier Foods

The Food Marketing Institute has released of Access to Healthier Foods: Opportunities and Challenges for Food Retailers in Underserved Areas, a research resource exploring … Continue reading

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A&P to Offer Discounts on Baby Items

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company announced the launch of a new program to help customers save on their baby-related purchases.  Members of … Continue reading

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United Fresh Working Group Updating Audits Benchmarking Matrix

The United Fresh Produce Association’s Food Safety and Technology Council has re-opened the Audits Benchmarking Matrix for updating and inclusion of other fresh produce … Continue reading

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FMI Supports Repeal to Allow OTC Eligibility for Flexible Spending Arrangements

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) endorsed the Restoring Access to Medication Act (S. 1368/H.R. 2529), legislation allowing consumers the freedom to use their flexible … Continue reading

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Giant Eagle Opening Two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Stations

Building on its longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability, multi-format food and fuel retailer Giant Eagle, Inc. unveiled its first two compressed natural gas (CNG) … Continue reading

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Go Social to Put More Fruits & Veggies on Plates

Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) has introduced the new Half-Your-Plate Social Media Marketing toolkit on the PBH website, www.PBHFoundation.org. This useful new toolkit … Continue reading

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Heineken’s Hot Spot

There is a new hot spot for Manhattan-based Latin music and culture enthusiasts. Sponsored by Heineken, in partnership with Remezcla, the online local guide … Continue reading

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A&P Introduces Exclusive Mid-Atlantic Country Farms Brand

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. announced the launch of a brand new line of locally raised chicken, turkey and beef products … Continue reading

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USDA Launches Online Resource to Help Producers Get Products to Market

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) launched an online resource today that makes it easier than ever for small and … Continue reading

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Supervalu-Owned Albertsons Stores Maintain Self Check-out Lanes

SUPERVALU clarified that it is not removing the self check-out lanes from the 460 ALBERTSONS stores that it owns and operates in Idaho, Oregon, … Continue reading

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Alaskan & Proud Joins Unified Grocers

Unified Grocers announced that Williams Incorporated, which operates four retail grocery stores under the Alaskan & Proud banner in southeastern Alaska, has become a … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Launches Scan It! Mobile App

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company announced the launch of Scan It! Mobile – the next generation of its in-store handheld scanner that allows … Continue reading

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PMA — U.S. – Mexico Trucking Agreement Good News for Produce Industry

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) praised the signing of agreements resolving a two-year long dispute over cross-border trucking services between the U.S. and Mexico.  … Continue reading

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N.G.A. Calls for FDA to Modify Menu Labeling Proposal to Exclude Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

  ARLINGTON, VA, — The National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) in public comments filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 5, 2011, … Continue reading

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Survey: 44% of Consumers Feel Grocery Store Customer Service Could be Improved

Empathica Inc., a leading provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions to some of the world’s most respected brands, announced the results of its … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Giving Made Simple Campaign Highlights Wellness, Pledges $2 Million

Sam’s Club announced that it is raising public awareness of health and wellness issues and pledging up to $2 million to four health-focused nonprofits … Continue reading

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BI-LO Updates Three Stores Through Re-Design Program

Over the past month, BI-LO has revealed three newly updated stores in Greenwood and Spartanburg, S.C., in order to make grocery shopping even simpler … Continue reading

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40th Anniversary Celebration of Famous Can Can Sale Continues

From the instantly recognizable song to the dancing can can girls, many of us have had some experience with ShopRite’s famous Can Can Sale.  … Continue reading

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Center for Produce Safety Welcomes Gift from Wegman Family Charitable Foundation

Wegman Family Charitable Foundation representatives presented a gift of $250,000 to Center for Produce Safety officers today, during opening ceremonies for CPS’s second annual … Continue reading

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Chobani Maker, Agro Farma, Announces Acquisition of Australia’s Bead Foods

Agro Farma, maker of Chobani announced the acquisition of Bead Foods Pty Ltd, an Australian manufacturer and leading distributor of an innovative range of … Continue reading

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Springer Mountain Farms Introduces Paula Deen Chicken Products

Popular Food Network personality Paula Deen has partnered with Springer Mountain Farms to produce and package her branded line of chicken products. “Chicken is … Continue reading

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Egg market shows no signs of cracking — Mintel

Whether it’s hard-boiled, over-easy or poached; used for breakfast, lunch or dinner, baked goods or sauces…the egg is truly the MVP of the kitchen. … Continue reading

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Store brands cap a decade of growth with sales increases across the board

Store brands capped a decade of powerful growth by posting sales increases across all three of the major retail channels in 2010 and pushing … Continue reading

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