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Giant Food Goes Mobile with New Grocery Application

LANDOVER, Md. – Giant Food of Landover, Md. announced the launch of its first mobile application for iPhone® and AndroidTM devices. The new addition … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI New Product Pacesetters Report Finds Leading Brands Bring Value While Raising the Bar on Consumer Expectations

MIAMI BEACH, March 29, 2011 – Today, SymphonyIRI Group Summit 2011 featured the announcement of the most successful food and beverage and non-foods consumer … Continue reading

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New Symphony Consulting Food & Beverage Industry Report Predicts Accelerating Market Growth in 2011 and 2012

MIAMI BEACH, March 28, 2011 - The U.S. food and beverage market will continue its rebound in 2011 and 2012, as more shoppers believe the … Continue reading

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PMA expands global reach, hosts inaugural Fresh Connections: Southern Africa

Newark, Del. -The Southern Africa produce industry is offered an unprecedented opportunity on April 12 to attend the region’s first event hosted by Produce … Continue reading

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With $1 Trillion Household Income, Healthy 50+ Americans Become Prime Target for Marketers of Wellness Products

  New York, March 28, 2011 – Financial and physical wellness have become mainstays of Baby Boomers, as they and other influential older American … Continue reading

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The Procter & Gamble Company and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Form Consumer Health Care Partnership

Procter & Gamble Company and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced the signing of a master agreement to create a partnership in consumer health care … Continue reading

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Price Chopper Chooses IBM Netezza to Analyze Its Business Data

Price Chopper has selected IBM Netezza to provide it with a comprehensive data warehouse platform, encompassing much of the company’s sales, merchandising and supply … Continue reading

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NASFT Announces Super Retailer Summit in Washington, DC

New York, N.Y. – The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade is presenting an education conference for specialty food retailers immediately prior to … Continue reading

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Walgreens to Acquire Online Retailer drugstore.com, inc.

Walgreen Co. and online retailer drugstore.com, inc. announced a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Walgreens will acquire drugstore.com in a transaction with a … Continue reading

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2011 Harris Poll EquiTrend Shows Sentiment Toward Consumer Brands Improving for Second Straight Year

Brands that give us comfort and provide value are driving an overall improvement in consumer sentiment according to the 2011 Harris Poll EquiTrend study … Continue reading

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Produce for Better Health Foundation Announces Retailer Role Models & Champions

Hockessin, Del.- Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) has named seven Retail Role Models and seven Retail Champions for their extraordinary support of the Fruits … Continue reading

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Coffee Fixturing a Barista Would Love

Wilkes-Barre, PA (21 Mar 2011) – Merchandising coffee is both a challenge and an opportunity. Facings of compact package sizes easily become disheveled and … Continue reading

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Network of Executive Women offers scholarships to women in food and retail studies

CHICAGO, March 21, 2011 — The Network of Executive Women, Consumer Products and Retail, is accepting applications for its annual merit scholarships awarded to … Continue reading

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New Implementation Guide for Applying Traceability Standards in the U.S. Seafood Supply Chain

BOSTON (March 21, 2011) - A new implementation guide for applying traceability standards in the U.S. seafood supply chain was announced today by the National … Continue reading

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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Named to Ethisphere’s 2011 ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ List

ROCHESTER, NY - Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has once again been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Out … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Announces Purchase of Two Albertsons Locations

Stater Bros. has entered into a purchase agreement with Albertsons for the purchase of the land, building and fixtures at their Lake Elsinore Albertsons … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets Launches Nuval Nutritional Scoring System In All Stores

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, announced today the launch of the NuVal … Continue reading

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General Mills Launches New Nonprofit to Improve Food Processing and Alleviate Hunger in Africa

  MINNEAPOLIS (March 16, 2011) – General Mills today announced the launch of Partners in Food Solutions as a hunger-fighting nonprofit bringing food production and … Continue reading

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Beef Information Centre Launches NEW Canadian Beef Advantage Marketing Website and Image Gallery

Calgary, AB March 16, 2011 – The Beef Information Centre (BIC) announces the launch of an online resource to support the marketing of the … Continue reading

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Amerlux celebrates opening of a new facility in China

  FAIRFIELD, N.J., March 16, 2011 – Amerlux, a leading worldwide lighting solutions provider, recently celebrated the grand opening of Guangzhou Amerlux Lighting Solutions … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Lends $4 Million to Local Farmers And Artisan Producers

AUSTIN, Texas (March, 15, 2011) - Whole Foods Market announced it has funded a total of $4 million dollars inlow-interest loans through its Local Producer Loan … Continue reading

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Walmart Expands Its Multichannel Offering with National Rollout of ‘Pick Up Today’

  BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced plans to further expand its U.S. multichannel platform by launching a full-scale, national rollout of “Pick Up Today” … Continue reading

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Grocers Can Go Green and Save Green with Support from NYSERDA

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced a new initiative to help New York grocers, supermarkets, food co-ops and … Continue reading

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C&K Market, SUPERVALU Relationship to Bring Lower Prices, Investment in Oregon

Brookings, Ore (March 14, 2011)-C&K Market, Inc. (C&K) today announced a new relationship with SUPERVALU, INC., that will lower prices over time for customers … Continue reading

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ECRS Introduces LogicSyncTM – A Transformative Retail Technology

  BOONE, NC – Appalachian State University (ASU) – March 8, 2011- After five years of extensive development, in-field testing, and collaborative research on … Continue reading

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