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Consumers Can Save Up to 33% on Store Brands — Study

NEW YORK- A new study of comparative prices on a wide range of everyday supermarket purchases demonstrates why more shoppers than ever before are … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Most Top-Selling Imported Olive Oil Sold in U.S. is Mislabeled as “Extra Virgin”

DAVIS, Calif., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — A new study finds that most olive oil imported into the U.S. fails to meet the international … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie Expands Fuelperks! Discounts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is expanding the discounts earned through its fuelperks! program, beginning April 13, by lifting previous one-item limit restrictions on … Continue reading

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LiDestri Food & Beverage Completes the Acquisition of M.H. Zeigler’s & Sons

LiDestri Food & Beverage headquartered in Fairport, NY, has acquired M.H. Zeigler’s & Sons, LLC, located in Lansdale, PA. Zeigler’s has been in existence … Continue reading

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Market Force Private-Label Study Finds Correlation Between Recognizable Brands and Consumer Satisfaction

BOULDER, Colo. – April 12, 2011 - Consumers prefer certain private-label products over others, and some do not even know they are purchasing private-label brands, … Continue reading

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Enhanced Technology Retailers and FBI Renew Efforts to Combat Retail Crime

Washington, D.C., (April 12, 2011) -  America’s Leading retail industry associations announced today a plan to launch an enhanced version of the Law Enforcement … Continue reading

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Newcastle Brown Ale’s “Your Beer. Your glass.” Program Returns

Discerning beer drinkers everywhere are ready for the camaraderie and revelry that summer brings. Newcastle Brown Ale, America’s #1 selling import ale, is once … Continue reading

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Walmart Reinforces Its Commitment to Deliver Low Prices

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Walmart announces more steps to re-establish its one-stop shopping convenience and deliver low prices every day, on everything. … Continue reading

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Kellogg Company Extends Consumer Engagement With Mobile Campaigns Across Products and Initiatives

NEW YORK, NY– April 11, 2011 - Augme Technologies, Inc., a technology and services leader in interactive media marketing that offers the only patented and innovative end-to-end … Continue reading

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P&G First Year Supplier Sustainability Scorecard Results in Collaboration and Innovation

CINCINNATI — The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) shared in a public webcast the learning from the Year 1 results of its Environmental … Continue reading

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PMA Fresh Connections: Minneapolis will showcase traceability and PTI milestones

Newark. Del. -Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Connections: Minneapolis event will provide Minneapolis, Minn.-area produce industry members the chance to learn from PMA experts about critical steps … Continue reading

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Signature Brands Opens One of the World’s Largest Popcorn Popping Facilities

OCALA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Signature Brands, LLC hosted a grand opening ceremony at its new 207,000-square-foot popcorn popping production and distribution facility in Ocala, Fla. The … Continue reading

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Safeway Makes the First Five Years of Life Count for Kids with Disabilities

Safeway just launched their annual People with Disabilities fundraising campaign to benefit Easter Seals, Special Olympics and Rebuilding Together. This April, shop any Safeway, Vons, … Continue reading

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Medjool Date Growers Kick Off Year-long Marketing Program

The Bard Valley Medjool Date Growers Association (BVMDGA), responsible for 70 percent of the Medjool dates grown in the U.S., have named Miami, Tampa, … Continue reading

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California Pear Advisory Board Looks to Future with New “Sustainable” Structure

Sacramento, CA – With the news that industry programs for California peaches and nectarines have been voted out by growers, California pear farmers want … Continue reading

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FDA proposes draft menu and vending machine labeling requirements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued two proposed regulations regarding calorie labeling on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, retail food … Continue reading

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Village Farms Initiates Global Food Safety Program

  Village Farms has initiated the global food safety program for its Canadian and American operations. The scope of the GFSI is focused on … Continue reading

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Associated Wholesale Grocers Adding Nutrition Keys on Private Label Food Products

Associated Wholesale Grocers, distributor of the private-label products  Best Choice and Always Save, is embracing the voluntary move in conjunction with the Food Marketing Institute … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI Launches Quarterly MarketPulse Survey Series, Offers CPG, Retail and Healthcare Companies a Comprehensive Look at Shopper Behaviors

MIAMI BEACH – Fewer consumers are switching brands to catch a sale and trading down to private label options, hinting at glimmers of optimism … Continue reading

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Procter & Gamble Showcases Future Friendly Products for Earth Month

MINNEAPOLIS, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of Earth Month, Procter & Gamble will offer valuable brandSAVER coupons on Tide Coldwater, PUR and Pampers Cruisers. … Continue reading

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Grocers Descend on Capitol Hill to Offer Their Two Cents: Implement Debit Card Interchange Fee Reform Now

ARLINGTON, VA – March 31, 2011 – Grocers from across the U.S. are meeting in Washington, DC today to give lawmakers their “two cents” … Continue reading

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Grocery Manufacturers Association Comments on FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Implementation

(WASHINGTON, DC)  In comments today before the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s public meeting on the import safety provisions of the FDA Food Safety … Continue reading

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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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Foodtown Celebrates Four Grand Openings

ISELIN, N.J. – Foodtown, Inc. has just announced that they will be celebrating the Grand Opening of 4 locations in New York on April … Continue reading

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