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Grocery Manufacturers Association Responds to “Fed Up” Movie

The Grocery Manufacturers Association has released the following statement from president and CEO Pamela G. Bailey in response to the film Fed Up: “Our … Continue reading

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United Fresh Names Honorees in 2014 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program

Marking its 10th year of recognizing exceptional retail produce managers, United Fresh announced the honorees of its 2014 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. The … Continue reading

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New Research Shows Too Many Options in Store May Be a Bad Thing

Many people assume that offering shoppers options is a great way to increase basket size and encourage people to buy more, industry observers say. … Continue reading

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Loblaw Unveils DNA-traceable Beef

Loblaw Companies announced it is using IdentiGEN’s DNA-based traceability process to guarantee origins and improve eating quality of Loblaw’s cut from Canada AAA Western Beef. The … Continue reading

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NPD Group Forecasts Country’s Eating Behaviors

The U.S. population is changing with Boomers aging, Generation Z and Millennials entering new life stages, and Hispanics making up a growing share of … Continue reading

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A&P Selects Retail 20/20 to Combat Shrink and Fraud

A&P has selected Retail 20/20 to enhance its  chain-wide effort to reduce shrink and fraud. Based out of New Jersey, A&P operates more than … Continue reading

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America’s Household Brands Losing Ground, Deloitte Reports

U.S. consumers are pushing their shopping carts past many of America’s national brands and feel little regret in doing so, according to Deloitte’s American … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s University Introduces Online Executive MBA in Food Marketing

Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business (HSB) is expanding its reach and deepening its impact with the launch of an online delivery option … Continue reading

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Placon Acquires Plastic Packaging Corp.

Placon announced that it is has completed the acquisition of privately-held rigid plastic container manufacturer, Plastic Packaging Corp. Founded in 1954 by Fred Weiss, … Continue reading

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GMA to Honor Retired Walmart CEO Mike Duke with 2014 Hall of Achievement Award

Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey announced that the association will honor retired Walmart President and CEO Mike Duke with … Continue reading

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Shopppers Willing to Pay More for Premium, Local Foods

The second annual A.T. Kearney survey of U.S. shoppers’ local food buying habits finds that local food is fast becoming a necessity for attracting and … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop to Raise Awareness for Child Hunger

As part of its ongoing mission to fight hunger in the local communities it serves, the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is teaming up … Continue reading

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Kimberly-Clark Recognized for Innovation

Kimberly-Clark’s Scott 24 Hour Sanitizing Spray and Huggies Gender Specific Diapers have been named among the most innovative new products of the year at … Continue reading

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Produce for Kids Launches 12th Annual Get Healthy, Give Hope Campaign

Across the country, shoppers can stock up on fresh produce and help raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local children’s charities … Continue reading

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Jarron Springer Receives FMI’s 2014 MacManus Award

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) presented its state-focused public affairs award, the Donald H. MacManus Association Executive Award, to Jarron Springer, past president of the … Continue reading

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NGA Honors Brandon Scholz with NGA Association Leadership Award

Brandon Scholz, President and CEO of the Wisconsin Grocers Association (WGA) was presented the National Grocers Association (NGA) Association Leadership Award for his dedication … Continue reading

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United Fresh Women in Produce Reception to Honor Teri Miller

Teri Miller, produce category manager at Delhaize America, headquartered in Salisbury, North Carolina, will be the honoree and featured speaker at the United Fresh … Continue reading

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Mars Moves Toward Carbon Neutral Operations with Wind Farm

Mars, Incorporated, in partnership with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, announced an agreement on a new 200MW wind farm that will generate 100% of the … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Launches 6th Annual Paws For Pets Program

Weis Markets announced the launch of its sixth annual Paws for Pets program, a company-wide initiative that collects monetary donations, pet food and supplies … Continue reading

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Study Finds Lean Pork Can Be Included in DASH Eating Plan

Adults following the well-documented DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan to help lower blood pressure can also include nutrient-rich lean pork as … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Honors 2014 Supplier Award Winners

Whole Foods Market has revealed the winners of its annual Supplier Awards, the company’s highest honors for producer partners that embody its mission and core … Continue reading

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Value tops list of Millennials’ shopping priorities, says new PLMA study

A new nationwide study from PLMA for the first time casts significant light on the grocery shopping patterns of the Millennials, the 100 million … Continue reading

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Survey Reveals Consumers Underestimate Meat and Poultry Nutrition Benefits

Most consumers don’t fully recognize the unique nutrition benefits that meat and poultry offer, according to a recent survey conducted online by Harris Poll … Continue reading

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ASMI Announces Responsible Fisheries Management Program Improvements

To continue to provide the highest assurance of responsible fisheries management of Alaska’s fisheries, the Board of Directors of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute … Continue reading

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Kroger Certifies 500th ENERGY STAR Store

The Kroger Co. announced that its Fry’s Marketplace located on West Bell Road and I-17 in Phoenix is the Kroger family of store’s 500th … Continue reading

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