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One Out Of Two NYC Supermarkets Fail Inspection by NYC Department of Consumer Affairs

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz announced that DCA’s investigations of supermarkets throughout New York City resulted in a compliance rate of … Continue reading

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N.G.A. and FMS Releases the 2010 Independent Grocers Survey

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) and FMS Solutions have released the 2010 Independent Grocers Survey – a financial and operational review … Continue reading

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Average Family Has Completed More School Shopping Compared To Same Time Last Year

Washington – Consumers got a jump start on their back-to-school and college shopping this summer as extreme temperatures drove them into stores and out … Continue reading

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Publix Curbside Pickup Will Debut in Two Markets

Publix Curbside, a test of online grocery ordering and at store pickup, launched in one Atlanta and will launch in one Tampa store. Publix … Continue reading

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Safeway Promotion Lets Shoppers Earn Money for Cash-Strapped Schools

Safeway Inc. launched its 6th Annual 10% Goes Back to Schools program, a special in-store initiative that unites over 150 food manufacturers in support … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Enhances Member Experience with Technology

Bentonville, Ark.-August, 2010- As part of its commitment to deliver the best possible shopping experience, Sam’s Club today announced plans to upgrade all of … Continue reading

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Food Lion Announces OfficeMax Partnership to Deliver Enhanced School and Office Product Selection to Customers

SALISBURY, N.C. – Food Lion family of brands – Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys and Reid’s – has selected OfficeMax as the company’s supplier of … Continue reading

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The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. to Close 25 Stores as Part of Turnaround Strategy

MONTVALE, N.J.- The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. announced that it will close 25 stores in five states as the Company begins … Continue reading

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Shoppers buying store brands in new categories

NEW YORK- New consumer research shows that many shoppers are now buying store brands in categories where they were once loyal to national brands.  … Continue reading

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FMI Applauds Senate for Passing Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

ARLINGTON, VA, 2010 – The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) issued the following statement by Jennifer Hatcher, senior vice president of government and public affairs, … Continue reading

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Walgreens Introduces Live Pharmacy Chat

DEERFIELD, Ill., August 06, 2010 – With 20 percent of Walgreens 7,500-plus pharmacies open 24 hours daily, Walgreens patients nationwide rely on the round-the-clock … Continue reading

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Three New Weis Stores Reduce Refrigerant

Weis Markets announced three new stores it is building will incorporate technologies and systems reducing store   refrigerant charges (usage) to 50% less than a … Continue reading

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Fresh & Easy Reducing Store Water Consumption By 30%

    EL SEGUNDO, CA – Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has embarked on an ambitious plan to reduce water consumption in its stores … Continue reading

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New Early Detection System Helps FDA Identify More than 100 Food Safety Problems in First Seven Months

More than 100 food safety reports were submitted by industry to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new electronic portal in its first months … Continue reading

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USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, Senator Lindsey Graham, House Minority Leader John Boehner Scheduled to Speak at Washington Public Policy Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The architect of Obama Administration’s “buy local” movement, one of the most important “deal makers” in the United States Senate, and … Continue reading

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Survey Shows Majority of California Pear Growers Practice Sustainable Farming

Sacramento, CA – A recent survey of California pear farmers has found that when it comes to sustainable farming practices such as employing Integrated … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Installs Solar Panels on Stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey

(QUINCY, MASS.) – Stop & Shop today announced that it has completed the installation of solar panels on eight of its stores in Mass., … Continue reading

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Traditional Grocery Stores Losing Market Share to Specialty Retailers

New York, July 30, 2010 – Specialty food retailers, such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, have capitalized on renewed consumer interest in and … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Announces Plans to Double the Amount of Whole Grain in Nabisco Crackers

NORTHFIELD, Ill.,/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Kraft Foods announced plans to significantly increase the whole grain content in its leading Nabisco cracker brands, more than doubling the … Continue reading

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General Mills Methuen warehouse is company’s first solar powered U.S. facility

  METHUEN, MASS. (JULY 23, 2010) – Advancing General Mills’ commitment to renewable energy, the company today announced a major solar energy initiative at … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Hosts Nationwide Open House

BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sam’s Club is hosting an open house beginning Friday, August 6 through Sunday, August 8 for members and … Continue reading

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Consumers Trade Down from Restaurant Meals in Favor of Fresh Prepared Foods

New York, July 22 2010 – By most accounts, Americans slowed their spending on consumer products as a result of the economic downturn. However, … Continue reading

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People Want Real-Time Information to Make Smarter Food Purchases

BEVERLY, Mass. – July 22, 2010 – As smartphone adoption continues to increase, people expect mobile devices to improve their everyday lives – right … Continue reading

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Lance and Snyder’s of Hanover Announce Merger

Charlotte, North Carolina and Hanover, Pennsylvania, July 22, 2010 – Lance, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNCE) (“Lance”) and Snyder’s of Hanover, Inc. (“Snyder’s”) today announced they have … Continue reading

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“Stronger, Better Bi-Lo” Concept Unveiled at Newly Remodeled Store

GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 26, 2010) – BI-LO marked the manifestation of the company’s efforts to re-engineer its stores over the last 13 months as … Continue reading

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