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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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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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Wegmans introduces a line of sparkling fruit juices

Warm days and cold drinks are meant for each other. As the body turns up its air-conditioning system (perspiration) so you don’t overheat, it … 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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Weis markets to open new store

Weis Markets opened its 63,400-square-foot superstore in Easton, Pa. on June 26. The new store utilizes advanced refrigeration and climate control technologies designed to … Continue reading

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Flowering in the desert

Saint Joseph University’s Haub School of Business has partnered with UpLift Solutions, the Westville, N.J.-based non-profit founded by Jeffrey Brown of Brown’s Super Stores, … Continue reading

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Wakefern Executive Joins GS1 US Board of Governors

Joe Sheridan of Wakefern Food Corp. and Mark Walchirk of McKesson Corporation have been appointed to the GS1 US Board of Governors, the organization … Continue reading

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Nielsen Forms Key Alliance With Mywebgrocer

Nielsen has entered into a strategic alliance with MyWebGrocer to measure U.S. online supermarket sales. The agreement enables Nielsen to provide consumer packaged goods … Continue reading

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Shrinkage on the Rise, According to Preliminary National Retail Security Survey Findings

Growth in retail crime and fraud is leaving retailers racing to stop the individuals responsible for stealing billions of dollars each year. Preliminary results … Continue reading

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Grocery Manufacturers Association Launches International Food Additives Database

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has launched an International Food Additive Database designed to provide industry with easy access to accurate and current regulatory … Continue reading

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Coborn’s Launches Mobile Shopping Program

Coborn’s  and the Grocery Shopping Network have launched a new mobile apps program for Coborn’s Inc.’s (“Coborn’s”) Coborn’s and Cashwise stores. This new mobile … Continue reading

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ConAgra Foods Acquires Brand Trademarks for Marie Callender’s

ConAgra Foods announced the purchase, effective June 9, 2011, of the Marie Callender’s brand trademarks from Marie Callender Pie Shops, for a price of … Continue reading

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Dole Food Company Hosts Summit Showcasing Latest Innovations in Sustainability

This past week, Dole Food Company hosted more than 30 academics, researchers, members of NGOs, opinion leaders and Costa Rican officials during a three-day … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Fights Hunger … Literally in Its Own Backyard

The fruits and vegetables now growing on the campus of Kraft Foods global headquarters near Chicago will soon be breakfasts, lunches and dinners for … Continue reading

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NPD/SymphonyIRI Beauty Cross Channel Monitor Reports a Total View of U.S. Beauty Market

  Leading market research providers SymphonyIRI Group, Inc. and The NPD Group, Inc. announced the first quarter 2011 (January through March) results of their … Continue reading

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