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GMA applauds Obesity Legislation

(Washington, D.C.) The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) commended U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge and Rep. Joseph Cao for introducing comprehensive obesity legislation, the Fit … Continue reading

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Target to open 10 stores on 10/10/10

MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 30, 2010) - Target (NYSE:TGT) will create more than 2,400 jobs when ten stores open across the country on Oct. 10, 2010. The … Continue reading

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Walgreens Launches First Nationwide Safe Medication Disposal Program

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 30, 2010 – Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) has launched the first ongoing, nationwide Safe Medication Disposal Program, a safe and environmentally … Continue reading

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Key Grocery Industry Group Creates Center Store Taskforce

ARLINGTON, VA – September 27, 2010 – Leading manufacturers have joined with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), its members and other industry suppliers to … Continue reading

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Fruit And Vegetable Consumption On The Rise In Young Children, But Down In Teens

Hockessin, Del. – New data shows children under the age of 12 have been eating more fruits and vegetables since 2004.   Children under the … Continue reading

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CVS/pharmacy To Offer KODAK PYNK Smart Print System

Rochester, NY, Sept. 23, 2010 – Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today announced that CVS/pharmacy is the first national drug store chain to offer the … Continue reading

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BI-LO Charities Goes Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

GREENVILLE, S.C.  (Sept. 23, 2010) -   October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and BI-LO Charities is inviting the community to support Susan G. … Continue reading

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Store Brands Are Here to Stay: Deloitte Study

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2010 – As American consumers continue to add private label products to their shopping carts, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and … Continue reading

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Bi-Lo Helps Protect Customers with Two New Health & Wellness Initiatives

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 17, 2010) – BI-LO is launching two new health and wellness initiatives in its pharmacy department, offering seasonal flu vaccinations and … Continue reading

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Redbox Expanding Presence at Convenience Store Locations Nationwide

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. – Redbox, the popular movie rental provider and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR), announces the company has signed … Continue reading

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Kroger Commits $3 Million in Donations for Breast Cancer Awareness

In partnership with key suppliers, The Kroger Co. has committed $3 million in donations to support breast cancer initiatives in communities across the country … Continue reading

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Whole Grain Products Driving Sector Growth

Chicago (September 17, 2010)-With obesity fears a constant concern, many are striving to eat better, seeking out affordable better-for-you food options. Whole grain products … Continue reading

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Lower-Income/Multicultural Shoppers Represent $115 Billion Opportunity in Rapidly Changing Economy

CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2010 - Even in a challenging and rapidly changing marketplace, lower-income shoppers will generate $115 billion in incremental spending during the next … Continue reading

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P&G Announces Expansion of its’ Future Friendly Program

As a continuation of its Future Friendly campaign, Cincinnati-based Protcer & Gamble is compacting the cartons of its entire U.S. and Canadian portfolio of … Continue reading

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Western New England College School of Pharmacy and Big Y Foods, Inc. Team Up to Create Consultation and Wellness Center

Springfield, MA (PRWEB) September 14, 2010 Big Y Foods, Inc. and Western New England College School of Pharmacy have partnered to create a faculty … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Lays Out Its New Global Growth Strategy

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Kraft Foods Inc. presented its new global growth strategy at a meeting of analysts and investors in New … Continue reading

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Fresh & Easy to Launch Reusable Bag Giveaway

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is bringing back its popular reusable bag giveaway, which will run through the end of the month for customers … Continue reading

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Cone Cause Evolution Study: Consumers Want More Cause-Related Products

According to the new 2010 Cone Cause Evolution Study, the 17-year benchmark of cause marketing attitudes and behaviors, 41% of Americans say they have … Continue reading

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Publix Reaches 1 Billion Paper and Plastic Bags Saved

Since 2007, Publix Super Markets has led initiatives to reduce the use of paper and plastic grocery bags used at checkout. The company has … Continue reading

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ShopRite & MyWebGrocer Launch the First Retail Grocery Weekly Specials Android App

Building off the success of ShopRite’s iPhone App, MyWebGrocer and ShopRite supermarkets have teamed up again to launch a new Android Application, ShopRite Weekly … Continue reading

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Locally Grown, Regional Food Systems Come Under the Microscope at WPPC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Regional food systems and locally-grown produce will be the subject of “Wholesaler-Distributors as the Key to Regional Food Systems,” a market … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports: Taste Tests Find Some Store Brands as Good as National Brands

Store brand products can compete with their name-brand counterparts and save shoppers more than a thousand dollars a year on grocery bills, according to … Continue reading

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Omnicare, Inc. and Walgreen Co. to Exchange Home Infusion and Long-Term Care Pharmacy Businesses

COVINGTON, Ky. & DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 3, 2010 – Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE: OCR) and Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today announced a transaction … Continue reading

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PLMA Report Spells Out Post-Recession Strategies for Store Brands Success

NEW YORK – Stronger retailer-manufacturer partnerships and greater investments in new product development and innovation are essential if store brands want to keep the … Continue reading

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Jewel-Osco Puts a New Twist on Loyalty Rewards Programs

ITASCA, Ill., Aug 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — As shoppers continue to watch their pennies, JEWEL-OSCO stores in the Chicago area are offering a … Continue reading

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