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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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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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United Fresh to Donate Salad Bars to New Orleans Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Schools throughout New Orleans will be the beneficiaries this fall as the United Fresh Produce Association has announced that it will … Continue reading

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Unilever commits to sustainable sourcing of paper packaging

Unilever published its sustainable paper and board packaging sourcing policy as part of its commitment to double the size of the business while reducing … Continue reading

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CVS Distributing Free Health and Nutrition Guide in Stores

WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 7 /PRNewswire/ — As part of their ongoing partnership to help Americans improve their health and curb the onset of chronic … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Announces New Guidelines for Organic Personal Care Products

Whole Foods Market announced that all personal care products and cosmetics making an “organic” claim sold in its U.S. stores must be third-party certified … Continue reading

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Albertsons Activates Solar Power at Three California Stores

Albertsons, a SUPERVALU INC. company, and SunEdison, a solar energy services provider, announced the activation of rooftop solar power systems at three Albertsons grocery … Continue reading

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Behaviors of Families with Overweight/Obese Children Differ Little from Those with Healthy Weight Children

CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, D.C.  – SymphonyIRI Group, Inc., formerly named Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced today new research … Continue reading

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Reasor’s installs PepsiCo Dream Machine recycling system

Reasor’s is the first grocery chain in the nation to have the PepsiCo Dream Machine installed in stores. The Dream Machine is the first … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Tests Online Small Business Loan Program for Main Street

Bentonville, AR—July 6, 2010— Existing small business owners and entrepreneurs with hopes of starting up continue to seek access to capital in the form of … Continue reading

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NOAA, FDA, and Gulf Coast State Officials Affirm Commitment to Ensuring Safety of Gulf Coast Seafood

New Orleans — Gulf State health and fisheries officials joined with senior leaders from several federal agencies to affirm a shared commitment to ensuring … Continue reading

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FMI Training Course Returns

ARLINGTON, VA — The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today announced the return of the Food Safety Fundamentals training program as an essential component of food safety … Continue reading

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Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Select Packages of Cereal

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Working in consultation with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) is … Continue reading

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Kroger Announces New $500 Million Stock Repurchase Authorization

CINCINNATI, Ohio, – The Kroger Co.’s (NYSE: KR) Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of $500 million of Kroger common stock, replacing the $225 … Continue reading

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Target, Ben & Jerry’s Join Forces for Summer

MINNEAPOLIS – Target will debut two new, exclusive  Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors at all stores nationwide.  The super premium ice cream flavors, … Continue reading

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Store Brands Enjoy Another Strong Year

NEW YORK – Private label scored strong gains across all major U.S. retail channels in 2009 as consumers increasingly switched from national brands and … Continue reading

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Kroger and United Food and Commercial Workers Ratify Agreement in Michigan

NOVI, MI – June 21, 2010 – Associates of The Kroger Co. of Michigan, an affiliate of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), have ratified … Continue reading

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Bi-Lo Launches Thrive! Health and Wellness Initiative

GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 21, 2010) – Because consumers are interested in making healthier food choices for themselves and their families, BI-LO has launched a … Continue reading

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N.G.A. and OTT Announce Online Training Partnership

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) and Online Training Technologies (OTT) is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership created to ensure … Continue reading

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Stew Leonard’s Introduces Organic Milk

NORWALK, Conn. On June 18, Stew Leonard’s introduced its own organic milk produced from family-owned farms throughout New England. Stew Leonard’s Organic Whole Milk, … Continue reading

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Loblaw prepares to launch multiple no frills stores

BRAMPTON, ON /CNW/ – Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is pleased to announce today that it plans to open six nofrills banner stores in Atlantic Canada. … Continue reading

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