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FMI Community Outreach Awards Honor Food Retailers

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced the four winners of its 2014 Community Outreach Awards. The awards recognize the creative, charitable programs established and … Continue reading

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IRI Report Finds National and Private Brands Searching for Firm Footing and Consistent Growth

There is no question that private label products became more popular as consumers looked for new ways to save on everyday purchases during the … Continue reading

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IDDBA Expands Training with Cake-Decorating Courses

The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA), a nonprofit membership organization serving the dairy, deli, bakery, cheese and supermarket foodservice industries, continues to expand its mobile and … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Food Retail Market Continues to Grow

The gluten-free market is cementing its staying power as more than a mere dietary fad and continues to make national headlines, including a recent … Continue reading

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Price Chopper Supermarkets Launches Specialty Pharmacy Program

Price Chopper Supermarkets announces the launch of its new specialty pharmacy program, which expands pharmacy services in an effort to provide more convenient and … Continue reading

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Grocery Store Chefs to Compete in 2015 Supermarket Chef Showdown

Fifteen top grocery store chefs from around the country will compete to be named the Grand Champion of the 2015 Supermarket Chef Showdown during … Continue reading

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Top 5 Food Trends Announced at Winter Fancy Food Show

A panel of food trend experts have nibbled their way through the largest Winter Fancy Food Show in its 40-year history to identify the … Continue reading

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Marsh Supermarkets Partners with inMarket for World’s First Apple Watch iBeacon Experience

Marsh Supermarkets and inMarket announced the deployment of a closed-loop iBeacon platform enabling shoppers with Smartphones and Apple Watch to have their favorite apps come … Continue reading

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Trend Toward Natural, Organic Products Strengthening Frozen Food Market—Packaged Facts

With “fresh” and “healthy” emerging as food industry buzz words, it’s easy to wonder if frozen foods—which almost inherently fail conjure connotations associated with … Continue reading

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Kroger Stores Receive ENERGY STAR Certification

Forty-one Michigan Kroger stores received ENERGY STAR certification during 2014, verifying the division’s commitment to reduce energy consumption and related costs. Kroger’s Ypsilanti store, … Continue reading

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Shaw’s and Star Market “Spirit of Giving” Food Drive Provides Meals to Food Insecure

Shaw’s and Star Market customers put their fellow neighbors first this past holiday season by donating more than 259,000 pounds of food  to more than … Continue reading

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Half Your Plate Program Reaches Canadian Consumers

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association and its partners are launching the healthy eating initiative, Half Your Plate, across Canada this week. Half Your Plate … Continue reading

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Big Y Donates Food to Local Communities

In a chain-wide effort to help the hungry within their local communities, Big Y’s 5th annual Sack Hunger/Care To Share Program brought 19,238 bags … Continue reading

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Three Stop & Shop Stores Receive LEED Silver Certifications

The Stop and Shop Supermarket Co. and its parent company Ahold USA recently achieved another milestone in their commitment to building greener sustainable stores. … Continue reading

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Viva Fresh Produce Expo Announces 2015 Golf Tournament

The inaugural Viva Fresh Produce Expo is March 26-28, 2015 in Austin, Texas and tees off with the Viva Fresh Open “Swing for the … Continue reading

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Daymon Worldwide Consumer Survey Upends Conventional Wisdom About Private Brands

With consumers reaping the unexpected windfall of collapsing gas prices, a new survey from Daymon Worldwide reveals that sizable percentages of shoppers will use … Continue reading

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The 2015 Bta. Will Focus on Food Technology of the Future

The 2015 Bta. show (International Food and Beverage Machinery, Technology and Ingredients Exhibition) in Barcelona will make innovation the focus of its next edition, … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop’s A+ School Rewards Program Kicks-Off 2015 With Fighting Hunger Challenge

To help provide hunger relief to those in need, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is kicking-off the New Year with the launch of … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Donates to Together in Education Schools

Harris Teeter is donating $270,926.70 to schools this month through Together in Education (TIE), Harris Teeter’s fundraising program for schools in its communities. Since … Continue reading

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NCGA Unveils New Name, New Brand – National Co+op Grocers

National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) announces its new brand identity and name, National Co+op Grocers (NCG). The changes better represent the organization’s role as … Continue reading

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The USDA Lifts Restrictions on Irish Beef

The U.S. is re-opening its doors to beef exports from the European Union after more than 15 years, according to a recent announcement from the … Continue reading

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Smithfield: Vast Majority of Sows Out of Gestation Crates

Smithfield Foods has announced that it made even more progress in moving away from controversial gestation crates, with 71.4% of its company-owned sows now … Continue reading

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Opal Apple “Youth Make a Difference” Doubles Funding for 2015

The growers behind the Opal apple, FirstFruits Marketing is seeking applications from nonprofit organizations to benefit from 2014-2015 Opal sales as part of the … Continue reading

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Bottom Dollar Food to Close 66 Locations

Bottom Dollar Food announced that the company will close its 66 store locations in the greater Philadelphia and greater Pittsburgh markets by January 15 … Continue reading

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