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Lance and Snyder’s of Hanover Complete Merger

Lance, Inc. and Snyder’s of Hanover, Inc. announced the completion of their merger, first announced on July 22nd, 2010. The transaction brings together Snyder’s, … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI’s Latest Research Explores Center Store Trends and Opportunities

CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2010 - The center store represents about two-thirds of total consumer packaged goods (CPG) sales and is a critical battleground for manufacturers … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Challenges Starbucks Attempt To Terminate Strategic Partnership

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) announced today that it initiated an arbitration proceeding to challenge … Continue reading

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Walmart Confirms Offer to Acquire 51% of Massmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced today that it has offered to acquire 51% of … Continue reading

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United Fresh Produce Association Foundation Helps Launch Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Fresh Produce Association Foundation joined First Lady Michelle Obama today at the Riverside Elementary School in Miami, Florida as … Continue reading

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U.S. Green Building Council Releases Retail Specific LEED Rating System

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released a new retail specific rating system for LEED … Continue reading

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Select Target Stores to Pilot ‘shopkick’ Mobile App

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Target today became the first mass-discount retailer to make the shopkick mobile application available to its guests. Users of the … Continue reading

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Retail Sales Increase In October, Marking Four Straight Months Of Growth — NRF

Washington, November 15, 2010 – With four straight months of sales gains under their belts and with the holiday season fast approaching, retailers have … Continue reading

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Unilever plans growth; along with environmental responsibility

At the launch of Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan, announced simultaneously in London, Rotterdam, New Delhi and New York, CEO Paul Polman explained: “We have … Continue reading

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Walmart Announces Holiday Campaign Focused on Fighting Hunger

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — With today’s USDA report reinforcing the ongoing issue of hunger in America, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced more … Continue reading

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General Mills Announces 2015 Sustainability Goals

Minneapolis (Nov. 12, 2010) – General Mills detailed its progress in four environmental sustainability areas today, and announced new environmental sustainability goals for 2015. … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. to Help Feed the Hungry

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Stater Bros. Supermarkets, in conjunction with its charitable arm Stater Bros. Charities, will be “Harvesting Hope” … Continue reading

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A & P and Valassis Announce In-Store Marketing Partnership

LIVONIA, Mich., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Valassis announced that it has entered into a multi-year partnership with The Great Atlantic & … Continue reading

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Grocery Manufacturers Association-Booz & Company Research Reveals Playbook for Shopper Marketing Success

NAPLES, FL-Over the next three years, 83 percent of food, beverage and consumer product manufacturers plan to increase their investments in shopper marketing, according … Continue reading

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FDA, USDA, Cornell University Announce Alliance for Produce Safety

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A public-private organization will provide produce growers and packagers with fundamental, on-farm food safety knowledge, in advance of … Continue reading

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Mintel reveals 2011 consumer packaged goods trends

Chicago (November, 2010)-Mintel, the global leader in market and consumer intelligence, has predicted the worldwide consumer packaged goods (CPG) trends set to make an … Continue reading

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A&P Sells Seven Connecticut Stores to Big Y

MONTVALE, N.J. – November 2, 2010 – The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. today announced that it completed the transaction with Big … Continue reading

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Giant Food Stores to Acquire Two Genuardi’s Stores

Carlisle, PA. — GIANT Food Stores LLC of Carlisle, Pennsylvania has entered into a sales agreement with Safeway, Inc. to acquire two Bucks County … Continue reading

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Meijer to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Area Stores

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (November 4, 2010) – Meijer, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based supercenter chain, has announced plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at … Continue reading

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GMA to Honor Dollar General, Kroger and CVS in Inaugural Retailer Awards Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today announced Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG), The Kroger Company (NYSE: KR) and CVS/pharmacy (NYSE: CVS) … Continue reading

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Catalina Marketing and FMI Release Grocery Shopper Attitude Study

A new consumer attitude research study conducted by Catalina Marketing reveals that, despite the industry’s healthy-eating consumer initiatives, shoppers have not changed their old … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU Announces Sale of Bristol Farms Division

SUPERVALU announced the sale of its Bristol Farms division (14 stores) to a company formed through a partnership with the Bristol Farms management team … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI Research Reveals Consumers’ Expectations of CPG Industry

CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2010 - Emerging from the economic whirlwind of the past few years is a new breed of astute shoppers who are seasoned … Continue reading

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MyWebGrocer Expands

MyWebGrocer, with the nation’s largest online grocery audience, has announced tremendous growth in the reach of its advertising platform. The company’s audience was already … Continue reading

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NOAA and FDA Announce Chemical Test for Dispersant in Gulf Seafood

Building upon the extensive testing and protocols already in use by federal, state and local officials for the fishing waters of the Gulf, NOAA … Continue reading

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