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Grocery Stores Named Top Source of Healthy Eating Information for Consumers

Hockessin, Del. – New research from the Dietary Guidelines Alliance, of which Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) is a member, shows that most … Continue reading

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Nice-Pak Products, Inc. Goes Zero Landfill and Creates Heat for Indianapolis

Nice-Pak Products, Inc., the global leader in the manufacture of wet wipe products, has announced the transformation of its Mooresville, Indiana manufacturing plant into … Continue reading

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MyWebGrocer Chosen by Winn-Dixie to Connect with its Customers Through Online and Mobile Media Channels

MyWebGrocer was recently selected by Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. to assist the Jacksonville-based supermarket in the deployment of its digital marketing programs.   As part … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Recognized by The State of California for ‘Green Business Practices’

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Dec. 2010 /PRNewswire/ — On Earth Day 2009, Stater Bros. introduced a “Green Waste” Composting Program in all its 167 Supermarket locations to turn organic … Continue reading

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Grocery Manufacturers Association Urges Congress to Approve Korea-U.S. FTA

(WASHINGTON, DC) The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today issued the following statement from GMA President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey urging Congress to approve … Continue reading

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Study: 60% of Consumers Follow a Brand via Social Media, Most Because of Coupons or Promotions

Empathica Inc., recently announced the results of its latest Empathica Consumer Insights research. More than 15,000 Americans and Canadians responded to the survey that … Continue reading

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Executives of Kroger, J&J and Sysco Join GS1 US Board of Governors

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (Dec. 6, 2010) – Rodney McMullen, president and chief operating officer of The Kroger Co., has been appointed to the GS1 US Board … Continue reading

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Lance and Snyder’s of Hanover Complete Merger

Lance, Inc. and Snyder’s of Hanover, Inc. announced the completion of their merger, first announced on July 22nd, 2010. The transaction brings together Snyder’s, … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI’s Latest Research Explores Center Store Trends and Opportunities

CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2010 - The center store represents about two-thirds of total consumer packaged goods (CPG) sales and is a critical battleground for manufacturers … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Challenges Starbucks Attempt To Terminate Strategic Partnership

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) announced today that it initiated an arbitration proceeding to challenge … Continue reading

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U.S. Green Building Council Releases Retail Specific LEED Rating System

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released a new retail specific rating system for LEED … Continue reading

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Walmart Confirms Offer to Acquire 51% of Massmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced today that it has offered to acquire 51% of … Continue reading

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United Fresh Produce Association Foundation Helps Launch Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Fresh Produce Association Foundation joined First Lady Michelle Obama today at the Riverside Elementary School in Miami, Florida as … Continue reading

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Select Target Stores to Pilot ‘shopkick’ Mobile App

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Target today became the first mass-discount retailer to make the shopkick mobile application available to its guests. Users of the … Continue reading

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Walmart Announces Holiday Campaign Focused on Fighting Hunger

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — With today’s USDA report reinforcing the ongoing issue of hunger in America, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced more … Continue reading

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Retail Sales Increase In October, Marking Four Straight Months Of Growth — NRF

Washington, November 15, 2010 – With four straight months of sales gains under their belts and with the holiday season fast approaching, retailers have … Continue reading

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Unilever plans growth; along with environmental responsibility

At the launch of Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan, announced simultaneously in London, Rotterdam, New Delhi and New York, CEO Paul Polman explained: “We have … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. to Help Feed the Hungry

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Stater Bros. Supermarkets, in conjunction with its charitable arm Stater Bros. Charities, will be “Harvesting Hope” … Continue reading

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General Mills Announces 2015 Sustainability Goals

Minneapolis (Nov. 12, 2010) – General Mills detailed its progress in four environmental sustainability areas today, and announced new environmental sustainability goals for 2015. … Continue reading

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A & P and Valassis Announce In-Store Marketing Partnership

LIVONIA, Mich., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Valassis announced that it has entered into a multi-year partnership with The Great Atlantic & … Continue reading

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Grocery Manufacturers Association-Booz & Company Research Reveals Playbook for Shopper Marketing Success

NAPLES, FL-Over the next three years, 83 percent of food, beverage and consumer product manufacturers plan to increase their investments in shopper marketing, according … Continue reading

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FDA, USDA, Cornell University Announce Alliance for Produce Safety

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A public-private organization will provide produce growers and packagers with fundamental, on-farm food safety knowledge, in advance of … Continue reading

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Mintel reveals 2011 consumer packaged goods trends

Chicago (November, 2010)-Mintel, the global leader in market and consumer intelligence, has predicted the worldwide consumer packaged goods (CPG) trends set to make an … Continue reading

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A&P Sells Seven Connecticut Stores to Big Y

MONTVALE, N.J. – November 2, 2010 – The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. today announced that it completed the transaction with Big … Continue reading

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Giant Food Stores to Acquire Two Genuardi’s Stores

Carlisle, PA. — GIANT Food Stores LLC of Carlisle, Pennsylvania has entered into a sales agreement with Safeway, Inc. to acquire two Bucks County … Continue reading

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