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Walgreens Introduces Live Pharmacy Chat

DEERFIELD, Ill., August 06, 2010 – With 20 percent of Walgreens 7,500-plus pharmacies open 24 hours daily, Walgreens patients nationwide rely on the round-the-clock … Continue reading

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Three New Weis Stores Reduce Refrigerant

Weis Markets announced three new stores it is building will incorporate technologies and systems reducing store   refrigerant charges (usage) to 50% less than a … Continue reading

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Fresh & Easy Reducing Store Water Consumption By 30%

    EL SEGUNDO, CA – Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has embarked on an ambitious plan to reduce water consumption in its stores … Continue reading

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Shoppers buying store brands in new categories

NEW YORK- New consumer research shows that many shoppers are now buying store brands in categories where they were once loyal to national brands.  … Continue reading

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New Early Detection System Helps FDA Identify More than 100 Food Safety Problems in First Seven Months

More than 100 food safety reports were submitted by industry to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new electronic portal in its first months … Continue reading

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USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, Senator Lindsey Graham, House Minority Leader John Boehner Scheduled to Speak at Washington Public Policy Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The architect of Obama Administration’s “buy local” movement, one of the most important “deal makers” in the United States Senate, and … Continue reading

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Survey Shows Majority of California Pear Growers Practice Sustainable Farming

Sacramento, CA – A recent survey of California pear farmers has found that when it comes to sustainable farming practices such as employing Integrated … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Installs Solar Panels on Stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey

(QUINCY, MASS.) – Stop & Shop today announced that it has completed the installation of solar panels on eight of its stores in Mass., … Continue reading

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Traditional Grocery Stores Losing Market Share to Specialty Retailers

New York, July 30, 2010 – Specialty food retailers, such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, have capitalized on renewed consumer interest in and … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Announces Plans to Double the Amount of Whole Grain in Nabisco Crackers

NORTHFIELD, Ill.,/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Kraft Foods announced plans to significantly increase the whole grain content in its leading Nabisco cracker brands, more than doubling the … Continue reading

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People Want Real-Time Information to Make Smarter Food Purchases

BEVERLY, Mass. – July 22, 2010 – As smartphone adoption continues to increase, people expect mobile devices to improve their everyday lives – right … Continue reading

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Lance and Snyder’s of Hanover Announce Merger

Charlotte, North Carolina and Hanover, Pennsylvania, July 22, 2010 – Lance, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNCE) (“Lance”) and Snyder’s of Hanover, Inc. (“Snyder’s”) today announced they have … Continue reading

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“Stronger, Better Bi-Lo” Concept Unveiled at Newly Remodeled Store

GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 26, 2010) – BI-LO marked the manifestation of the company’s efforts to re-engineer its stores over the last 13 months as … Continue reading

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General Mills Methuen warehouse is company’s first solar powered U.S. facility

  METHUEN, MASS. (JULY 23, 2010) – Advancing General Mills’ commitment to renewable energy, the company today announced a major solar energy initiative at … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Hosts Nationwide Open House

BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sam’s Club is hosting an open house beginning Friday, August 6 through Sunday, August 8 for members and … Continue reading

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Consumers Trade Down from Restaurant Meals in Favor of Fresh Prepared Foods

New York, July 22 2010 – By most accounts, Americans slowed their spending on consumer products as a result of the economic downturn. However, … Continue reading

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National Retail Federation Foundation To Provide Retailers With Access To PCI DSS On-Demand eLearning For Payment Card Security And Compliance

New York, New York, (July 20, 2010) –VigiTrust today announced it will partner with the NRF Foundation, the research and education arm of the … Continue reading

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Alcohol manufacturers drink in profits from at-home consumption, reports Mintel

Chicago (July, 2010)-Mintel research finds that more consumers are throwing back their glasses at home, instead of in bars or restaurants. Among alcohol drinkers, … Continue reading

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Back-To-School Blues Expected To End For Retailers

NEW YORK (July, 2010) – With the 2009-2010 academic year having recently ended for some 76 million children and adults enrolled in the nation’s … Continue reading

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America’s More Matters Pledge Toolkit Now Available Online from Produce for Better Health Foundation

Hockessin, Del. – The marketing toolkit for America‘s More Matters Pledge: Fruits & Veggies . . . Today and Every Day! is now available … Continue reading

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Target Partners with Kraft Foods and Procter & Gamble to Combat Childhood Hunger and Support Academic Achievement

MINNEAPOLIS (July, 2010) – Target announced its continued support to help end childhood hunger and support K-12 education by partnering with Kraft Foods and … Continue reading

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The Grocers Supply Co., Inc. Joins Topco Associates LLC

HOUSTON, July 12, 2010 – The Grocers Supply Co., Inc., announced today that it has become a member of Topco Associates LLC and will … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Programs Cut Manufacturing Waste by 30% in Four Years

NORTHFIELD, Ill. (July, 2010)  - Whether people call it garbage, rubbish, trash or junk – everyone creates waste. And no matter what it’s called, too much … Continue reading

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New Law in California to Help All Supermarkets in the State Go Cage-Free

(July 2010)- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed landmark legislation that protects animal welfare and food safety. The new law requires that shelled (whole) eggs sold … Continue reading

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The A&P Family of Supermarkets Debuts Text, Give, Save Campaign to Benefit The Children’s Miracle Network

MONTVALE, N.J., 2010 – In a unique new promotion designed to “give back” while “getting back,” The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. … Continue reading

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