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Consumers Drinking Less Domestic Beer—Mintel

As Americans stock their refrigerators in advance of the Super Bowl, it would appear that the contents in the cooler may not align with … Continue reading

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Deloitte Consumer Spending Index on the Rise

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (Index) climbed in December.  The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending. “Economic fundamentals … Continue reading

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Shoppers to Expect More Mobile Content from Brands and Retailers

Most mobile shoppers redeemed a coupon directly from their mobile device last year, according to a recent study from Key Ring, part of G/O … Continue reading

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Walgreens to Keynote NFRA Executive Conference

The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) will hold its 22nd Annual Executive Conference April 7-9, 2014, at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel … Continue reading

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All Hail Kale! Meijer Names Top Produce Trends for 2013

Each year a few rising stars in the produce department capture the public’s attention and are touted by consumers and industry experts alike. But … Continue reading

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According to Packaged Facts, In-Store Bakery Goods Market Exceeds $13 Billion

Despite comprising a relatively small percentage of perishable dollar sales at most retail stores, in-house bakeries are a thriving part of the U.S. food … Continue reading

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GIANT Food Stores Gifts $5 Million to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) hosted an event to announce a $5 million leadership gift from GIANT Food Stores to support construction of … Continue reading

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Survey Says American Palates Crave Flavor Intensity and Complexity

Americans are building up a resistance to long-standing, one-dimensional flavors in favor of complex pairings, global ingredients and interesting textures, according to a survey … Continue reading

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Wegmans Food Markets Joins the How2Recycle Label Program

Wegmans Food Markets is the newest participant, and the first grocer, to join the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s How2Recycle Label program. With the addition of … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Announces Three More Ways to Save Program

Weis Markets announced the launch of its Three More Ways to Save program, offering discounts on more than 2,000 products in every store department. … Continue reading

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“What America (Tw)eats” Study Sheds Light on Breakfast Habits

A study conducted by the National “got milk?” Milk Mustache Campaign, in conjunction with the social media analytics firm Crimson Hexagon, found that many … Continue reading

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FoodLink Reports Fourth Consecutive Year of Growth

FoodLink reported a fourth consecutive year of record growth in 2013. The company signed more than 40 new produce traceability customers, enabled record levels … Continue reading

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Majority of Consumers Still Eating Red Meat—Mintel

As January continues, many consumers continue to forge ahead with healthy eating habits as part of new year resolutions. Indeed, despite prevalent health trends … Continue reading

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Conservative Consumer Behaviors Will Remain Prevalent throughout 2014

After a year of sluggish economic growth in 2013, it is no surprise that consumers are beginning the new year with a conservative outlook. … Continue reading

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Full Spoon by Whole Foods Market brings wellness to the workplace

Happy, healthy employees are essential to a company’s wellness and success. That is the inspiration behind Full Spoon, the new business-to-business venture by Whole Foods … Continue reading

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Top 2014 Specialty Food Trends Unveiled at Winter Fancy Food Show

The specialty food industry is once again leading the charge in new trends and flavors. A panel of trendspotters at the Winter Fancy Food … Continue reading

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Nutrition-Focused Social Platform Provides Healthy Food Guidance

In partnership with Guiding Stars and Wellness Layers, Premera Blue Cross has launched Serve it Up!, a free, nutrition focused social platform that helps … Continue reading

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Tyson Foods Acquires Bosco’s Pizza Co.

Tyson Foods acquired the assets of Bosco’s Pizza Co. Bosco’s Pizza produces a variety of stuffed bread sticks and frozen pizzas for food service … Continue reading

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Wakefern Launches Sustainable Seafood Program

Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative whose members own and operate ShopRite and Fresh Grocer branded supermarkets, announced, in its ongoing effort to achieve … Continue reading

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Alaska Flatfish Fishery is RFM Certified

The multi-species Alaska flatfish fishery (soles, flounders) has received certification for Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM). The Alaska Flatfish fishery is one of the most … Continue reading

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Winter Fancy Food Show Opens in San Francisco with New Look, Sold-Out Exhibit Halls

Opening Sunday, January 19 in San Francisco, the Winter Fancy Food Show is the largest to date. Now in its 39th year, the show features … Continue reading

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Education Workshops and Sessions at 2014 NGA Show to Focus on Digital

The National Grocers Association (NGA) has posted its 2014 NGA Show agenda and featured speakers online. The 2014 NGA Show will be held February 9 … Continue reading

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Park City Group Delivers Sales Increase in Bakery

Park City Group, a leader in consumer goods software-as-a service supply chain technology designed to increase sales and reduce out-of-stocks, announced through analysis of … Continue reading

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Starfish Announces New Non-GMO Project Verification

Starfish received official verification from the Non-GMO Project for three of its products: Gluten Free Crispy Battered Cod, Gluten Free Crispy Battered Haddock, and … Continue reading

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HFAC Introduces Official Definitions for Certified Humane Label

Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) announced new standards for products that are labeled Certified Humane and either “Free Range” or “Pasture Raised.”  There is currently no … Continue reading

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