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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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Kroger Endorses Rapid Recall Exchange

CINCINNATI, Ohio, – The Kroger Co. announced its endorsement of the Rapid Recall Exchange, an online service that standardizes and accelerates food and product … Continue reading

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Walgreens Completes Duane Reade Acquisition

DEERFIELD, Ill., Walgreen Co. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. The transaction includes all 258 Duane Reade stores … Continue reading

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Pemmican launches new website

TAYLOR, MICH. – MARFOOD USA, INC. announced today that the company is launching its new Pemmican website with an instant win online promotion that … Continue reading

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PMA Pledges $250,000 To PBH

Wilmington, Del. - Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced they are increasing their contribution commitment to Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) with a $250,000 … Continue reading

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ConAgra Foods To Significantly Reduce Waste By 2015

OMAHA, Neb., – ConAgra Foods, Inc., announced five aggressive sustainability goals to be achieved by 2015. The goals build on the company’s sustainability accomplishments, … Continue reading

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FDA Leadership to Headline United Fresh 2010 Food Safety Demo Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three officers from the Food and Drug Administration will join United Fresh Produce Association members and guests in the inaugural Food … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU and Remke Markets Announce Sale of bigg’s Stores

ERLANGER, KY, 2010 – SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) and Remke Markets announced that they have entered into an agreement for the transfer of ownership of … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets To Sell Five Recently Acquired Stores To Giant Eagle

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania, announced that … Continue reading

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The Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food Honored with Ninth Consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR Award

SALISBURY, N.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food with a ninth … Continue reading

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Are Americans willing to pay more green to get more green?

Chicago -According to Mintel’s latest report on green living, the environment remains a concern for the majority of Americans. More than one-third (35%) of … Continue reading

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Wakeferns Expands Wholesale Agreement with Gristedes Markets

KEASBEY, N.J. – Wakefern Food Corp. announced that it will now include grocery products and consumer-packaged goods in its wholesale agreement with New York … Continue reading

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Associations Recognized for Long Commitment to Consumer Food Safety Education

Seven associations were recognized for more than 10 years of participation and $2.5 million in cumulative contributions to the nonprofit US Partnership for Food … Continue reading

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United Fresh Sees Increase in Total Produce Volume

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The volume of fresh fruits and vegetables purchased by American grocery shoppers increased over the past year, according to the United … Continue reading

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United Way recognizes General Mills, with national award

ALEXANDRIA, VA United Way recognized General Mills, Inc. with three Summit Awards-one of United Way’s highest national honors-for its unwavering commitment to communities as … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie announces food recovery program

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(Business Wire)– Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:WINN) announced the complete roll out of its Food Recovery Program, which provides perishable items to local Feeding … Continue reading

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Target Selects DemandTec for Assortment Optimization

SAN MATEO, Calif. – DemandTec, Inc. a leading provider of on-demand optimization solutions for retailers and consumer products manufacturers, announced that Target Corporation, the … Continue reading

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FDA Seeks Permanent Injunction Against Louisiana Sprout Grower

SILVER SPRING, Md.,/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Department of Justice, in an action initiated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is seeking a permanent injunction … Continue reading

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P&G Future Friendly Unveiled

More and more Americans want to “go green,” and Procter & Gamble is going to help them. The Cincinnati-based company announced the U.S. expansion … Continue reading

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United Fresh Announces New Product Award Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Twenty-nine of the top new products in the produce industry will compete in six categories for the title of Best New … Continue reading

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Star Market Wins Sustainable Design Awards

Star Market at Chestnut Hill, a new supermarket in Newton, MA designed by SUPERVALU Store Design Services, recently received two A.R.E. Sustainability Awards for … Continue reading

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Publix Pharmacies Launches Diabetes Program

LAKELAND, Fla., — Publix Pharmacies launched the first phase of a new diabetes management system. The program is a multi-faceted program established to assist … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Unveils New Joint Business Planning Approach for Suppliers

Bentonville, AR — Sam’s Club announced today a new Joint Business Planning approach to foster collaboration with its suppliers across all categories to increase … Continue reading

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Martin’s Announces Plans to Upgrade 25 Stores

RICHMOND, VA – MARTIN’S announced a significant investment plan to remodel and refurbish 25 former Ukrop’s stores located in the Greater Richmond and Williamsburg … Continue reading

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Loblaw Companies pilots solar energy projects

BRAMPTON, ON, – As part of its ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility and reducing the environmental impact of its operations, Loblaw Companies Limited … Continue reading

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