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Cardtronics’ Retail ATM Network Growing Along With Kroger Relationship

Cardtronics announced that it has expanded its ATM management services agreement with The Kroger Co. Building on a 2010 agreement with Kroger, Cardtronics has … Continue reading

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Price Comparison Shows summer Shopping Savings of 35% When Buying Store Brands

A new pricing study compares a summer shopping basket of store brands vs. national brands and finds that consumers can save more than 35% … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Announces Intent to Create Two Independent, Publically Traded Companies

Kraft Foods announced that its Board of Directors intends to create two independent public companies: A high-growth global snacks business with estimated revenue (1) … Continue reading

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Cargill Initiates Voluntary Ground Turkey Recall

Cargill Value Added Meats Retail, a business unit of Wichita-based Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation announced an immediate Class I voluntary recall of approximately 36 … Continue reading

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MyWebGrocer to Provide Digital Services for Marsh Supermarkets

MyWebGrocer will power digital services for Marsh Supermarkets, a homegrown Midwest food retailer with 97 locations. Marsh will now offer their customers a completely … Continue reading

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Newcastle Brown Ale “Your Beer. Your Gear.” Retail Program Combines Great Taste and Individuality

New York, NY (August 2, 2011) – With Autumn’s cooler weather, adult consumers tastes shift to richer more full-flavored beers. This fall, Newcastle Brown … Continue reading

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Heineken Multi-channel Holiday Retail Program Invites Consumers to ‘Spread Your Holiday Cheer’

New York, NY (August 2, 2011) – Heineken, the number one selling European import beer in the U.S., is unveiling the details of its … Continue reading

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Giant Carlisle Named 2010-2011 Apple Merchandiser of the Year

Giant Carlisle, a division of Ahold USA, received the 2010-2011 Apple Merchandiser of the Year Award from the National Apple Month program. Nominated by … Continue reading

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Unified Grocers’ Sixteenth Annual Summer Youth Employment Program Teaches Students About Supermarket Industry

Unified Grocers, the largest wholesale grocery distributor in the western United States, is providing 57 high school students an opportunity to learn how the … Continue reading

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New On-line Tool Provides Ultimate Transparency in California Tomato Farmers Food Safety Audits

In 2010, the California Tomato Farmers launched an online database to allow tomato buyers immediate access to food safety audit results.  In 2011, they … Continue reading

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USDA Announces Proposed Rule to Better Label Raw Meat and Poultry Containing Added Solutions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing a new rule to establish common, easy-to-understand names for raw … Continue reading

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Publix Offers Customers Free Diabetes Screenings

LAKELAND, Fla., July 27, 2011 – Publix Super Markets will offer free diabetes screenings at more than 800 Publix stores this year. Appointments are … Continue reading

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Meijer Announces New Store Concept in Chicago Market

Less than two years after launching its first new format store in the Chicago market, Meijer is delivering another new concept to its Chicago-area … Continue reading

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Walmart to Open up to 300 Stores Serving USDA Food Deserts by 2016

Walmart announced that it will open between 275-300 stores serving the Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated food desert areas between now and 2016. These … Continue reading

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BI-LO Introduces Shopper-friendly E-coupon Program

Beginning Wednesday, July 27, BI-LO will offer customers exclusive e-coupons, providing them one more convenient way to save when shopping in stores.  The new … Continue reading

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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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