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FDA Takes Steps to Increase Safety of Foods During Transport

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking commercial food transporters to follow new guidance the agency is issuing to reduce the chances of … Continue reading

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BI-LO Supermarkets Selects KSS Retail to Optimize Regular and Promotional Pricing

Florham Park, N.J. — BI-LO Supermarkets of Greenville, S.C. has selected KSS Retail as the grocer’s new provider of price modeling, forecasting and price … Continue reading

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Specialty Food Retailers Selected for Top Industry Award

The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. announced the Outstanding Specialty Food Retailers of 2010. They are: Bi-Rite Market, San Francisco; Hubbell … Continue reading

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PCC Natural Markets is first gluten-free endorsed retailer in the nation

(Seattle, Wash.) The commitment of PCC Natural Markets (PCC), the nation’s largest natural foods retail cooperative, to responding to the needs of consumers unable … Continue reading

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NFRA Ice Cream & Novelties Promotion Features Retail Display Contest, Mr. Food Partnership, and Coupon Giveaway

Harrisburg, PA – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) is heating up the annual Summer Favorites Ice Cream & Novelties Promotion with … Continue reading

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Big Y Foods Rolls Out Targeted Shopper Promotion System

Springfield, Mass. and Woburn, Mass., April 27, 2010 – Big Y Foods, one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England, and … Continue reading

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NACDS Foundation Awards $280,000 in Student Scholarships to Pharmacy Schools

Palm Beach, FL – Supporting the nation’s 119 colleges and schools of pharmacy, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation has awarded … Continue reading

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FMI’s Safe Quality Food Program Introduces Standard for Labor and Environmental Practices

ARLINGTON, VA – April, 2010 – The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute recently added an Ethical Sourcing standard for labor and environmental practices to … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Kicks Off its Community Cares Campaign

Charlotte, NC - For the second time this year, Harris Teeter is giving its shoppers an opportunity to support three of the largest health charities … Continue reading

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Food Safety Still an Issue but Consumers’ Concern has Decreased

  NEW YORK, April 27, 2010 – According to Deloitte’s 2010 Consumer Food Safety Survey, while nine out of ten (90 percent) consumers believe … Continue reading

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U.S. Organic Product Sales Reach $26.6 Billion in 2009

GREENFIELD, Mass.- U.S. sales of organic products continued to grow during 2009 despite the distressed state of the economy, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) … Continue reading

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Madison Hy-Vee earns LEED Gold certification

WEST DES MOINES, IA - The new Hy-Vee supermarket in Madison, WI has been awarded the prestigious LEEDGold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU Makes Changes to Board of Directors

  MINNEAPOLIS, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) –SUPERVALU INC. announced today that, after a deliberative review, it is making changes to the size and composition of … Continue reading

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PepsiCo introduces recycling initiative

Purchase, NY – 2010 - PepsiCo and Waste Management, Inc, announced a multi-year partnership in support of the Dream Machine recycling initiative designed around PepsiCo’s goal of increasing the U.S. … Continue reading

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New Product Awards Announced at United Fresh 2010

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Attendees to United Fresh 2010 cast their votes and recognized the winners of the 2010 United Fresh Produce Association New … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Makes Healthy Eating Affordable and Simple

(QUINCY, MASS.) 2010 – A healthy diet is a key ingredient to overall wellness.  According to a Nielson study released earlier this month, most … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Commits to Reduce Energy Consumption By 25 by 2015

AUSTIN, Texas - Whole Foods Market announced it is strengthening efforts to reduce energy consumption at all stores by 25 percent per square foot by … Continue reading

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NEW to honor Delhaize America for diversity leadership

CHICAGO – Delhaize America has been recognized for its diversity leadership by the Network of Executive Women, the consumer products and retail industry’s largest … Continue reading

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Publix store receives Gold LEED certification

LAKELAND, Fla. – Through a collaboration with North American Properties, Publix announced its first Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified store … Continue reading

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Unified Grocers Extends Lease for Existing Seattle Distribution Center

Unified Grocers announced that it has reached an agreement with Sabey Corporation, enabling the company to continue to operate its wholesale grocery distribution business … Continue reading

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General Mills to Further Reduce Sodium Across Portfolio

General Mills is accelerating its goals to reduce sodium by 20 percent across multiple product categories by 2015.  The commitment was announced in the … Continue reading

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Leaders from USDA, Produce Industry Headline Sustainability Conference to Follow United Fresh 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Fresh Foundation’s Center for Global Produce Sustainability will host an exploration of the increasingly important topic of sustainability in … Continue reading

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Low- and No-Sodium Foods and Beverages Emerge as Major Culinary Trend

New York, American consumer awareness of the benefits of reducing salt (sodium chloride) and sodium in their diet has reached a nationwide crescendo, making … Continue reading

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Produce For Better Health Foundation Announces Role Models & Champions

Hockessin, Del. - Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) has named 14 Role Models and four Champions for their extraordinary support of the Fruits & … Continue reading

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Kroger Encourages Customers to Use Fewer Plastic Bags

CINCINNATI, Ohio, – As Earth Day approaches, The Kroger Co. is inviting customers to Design a Reusable Shopping Bag through its annual online contest. … Continue reading

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