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United Fresh to Offer Industry-Leading Recall Training Program Online

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to overwhelming demand, the United Fresh Produce Association Foundation has announced that it is offering its popular Training for … Continue reading

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Schnucks to host Frieda’s Produce University

Now is the height of the U.S. citrus season, and Schnucks stores are celebrating citrus with an educational twist by hosting Frieda’s Produce University. … Continue reading

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Weis Markets offers 100% recycled plastic water bottles

(Sunbury, PA) – The bottles for Weis Quality 24-pack 16.9-ounce Bottled water are now made with 100-percent recycled PET plastic; Weis Markets is the … Continue reading

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MyWebGrocer adds Kroger

Colchester, VT – MyWebGrocer, a provider of digital solutions to the grocery and consumer packaged goods industries, recently added The Kroger Co., a retailer … Continue reading

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U.S. Consumers’ Interest in Reading Nutrition Facts Labels on Foods Waning, Reports NPD

(Vocus/PRWEB) — Sixteen years after the Nutrition Facts labels were put on the back of nearly every food and beverage in stores, and beginning … Continue reading

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One in Four Consumers Have Recommended a Retailer Based on Their Use of New Technology

Toronto, Ontario (Vocus/PRWEB) — Empathica Inc., a leading provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions to more than 200 of the world’s most respected … Continue reading

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Whole Foods adopts animal welfare rating program

AUSTIN, Texas (Feb. 2, 2011) /PRNewswire/ - Whole Foods Market is providing shoppers with a new level of transparency about how farm animals are raised … Continue reading

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Fourth Annual National Retail Beef Backer Award Winners Announced

DENVER (Feb. 4, 2011) – While the four winners of this year’s Retail Beef Backer Awards cover the span of the nation, there’s one … Continue reading

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Retail Bakers Of America Changes Operational Structure

  McLean, VA – The Retail Bakers of America (RBA) is excited to announce changes in its organizational structure designed to adjust to the … Continue reading

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U.S. Consumers Will Manage Their 2011 Food Budgets Differently, Reports NPD

Chicago, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) — As food companies and restaurant operators make gallant attempts to keep from raising prices as a result of rising commodity … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Foods and Beverages Become Mainstream Sensations

  New York, February 2, 2011 – Once regarded as a niche product that was only of interest to people who couldn’t tolerate wheat, … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s University Hosts the Fifth Annual Food Industry Summit

PHILADELPHIA, PA.  The Department of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University will host the fifth annual Food Industry Summit on Thursday, March 10, 2011 … Continue reading

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United Fresh Foundation Launches Industry Compensation Tool

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Fresh Foundation, through its Center for Leadership Excellence, has announced the introduction of a national produce industry compensation tool … Continue reading

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Value Identified as “Prime Motivator” Guiding Growth in U.S. Food Retailing

  New York, February 1, 2011 – Gone but not forgotten, the shadow of the Great Recession continues to loom large over the food … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Celebrates 75 Years

It’s been 75 years since founders Cleo and Leo Stater opened the first Stater Bros. grocery store in Yucaipa, California. “Celebrating 75 years is … Continue reading

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Meijer Launches Online Grocery Delivery Service

Meijer has announced a new online grocery service offering thousands of grocery and drugstore items to customers worldwide. The new site is the retailer’s … Continue reading

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Food and Beverage Industry Launches Nutrition Keys Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labeling Initiative to Inform Consumers and Combat Obesity

PHOENIX, AZ – America’s leading food and beverage manufacturers and retailers today announced the launch ofNutrition Keys, a new voluntary front of pack nutrition … Continue reading

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Consumers Plan to Spend Less at Restaurants

Chicago-based Mintel reports that consumers are still watching their discretionary spending. In fact, 60% of restaurant-goers report that the recession has changed the way … Continue reading

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Innovative New Heineken Can Offers Distinct Tactile Feel and Contemporary Look

NEW YORK – (February 1, 2011) – Heineken, the number one selling European Lager in the U.S., announces the launch of their new can … Continue reading

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Study shows lost opportunity in center store

PHOENIX – According to a newly released five-year Center Store study, co-sponsored by Grocery Headquarters, Center Store generates 73% of total store sales and 77% … Continue reading

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NCA Supports Senator Shaheen’s Efforts to Reform Antiquated U.S. Sugar Policy

The National Confectioners Association announced its support today for a bipartisan bill, SUGAR (Stop Unfair Giveaway and Restrictions) Act, introduced by Senator Jeanne Shaheen … Continue reading

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Sunflower Farmers Market to Bloom Again in Utah

Salt Lake City, UT (01/24/11)- Sunflower Farmers Market, the popular full-service natural and organic grocer, will bring its “serious food at silly prices” to … Continue reading

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Crystal clear

Purex Complete Crystals Softener from Henkel offers a purer way to get laundry that smells clean and fresh for weeks, according to company officials. … Continue reading

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Walmart Launches Major Initiative to Make Food Healthier and Healthier Food More Affordable

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 20, 2011 - At an event today in Washington, D.C., Walmart, the nation’s largest grocer, unveiled a comprehensive effort to provide its … Continue reading

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Creative, Shopper-Centric Merchandising Critical to CPG and Retail Success in 2011, according to SymphonyIRI Group

CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2011 - The new year creates an opportunity to review product and retail strategies with a view toward continuous improvement. Nowhere is … Continue reading

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