NACS and the United Fresh Produce Association to increase sales of fresh produce in convenience stores

​Alexandria, VA, 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — NACS and the United Fresh Produce Association announced a new partnership to significantly increase the sales of fresh produce in convenience stores. A new task force of members of both groups met during the United Fresh 2014 convention in Chicago last week. As the leading associations representing produce suppliers and […]

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Tesco launched brand new healthy eating range “my fit lifestyle” for people ‘on the go’

90% of Brits  say a lack of time leads to unhealthy food choices Six out of ten people eat whilst on the move or at their desk Tesco wheels out restaurant taxi service to mark the launch of new range Cheshunt, England, 2014-6-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has launched a brand new healthy eating range my fit lifestyle, […]

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METRO GROUP launches unique technology that allows detailed tracking of the origin of fish and meat products

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2014-6-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO GROUP is stepping up its efforts for a sustainable handling of sensitive product categories: the Düsseldorf-based retail company today presented a new and so far unique technology that allows a detailed tracking of the origin of fish and meat products. Thus, when purchasing fish, customers of the wholesale subsidiary METRO Cash & […]

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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. recalls Wegmans Cinnamon Raisin Buns, 12 oz., due to not declared egg on the label

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. in Rochester, NY, has initiated a voluntary recall of approximately 1,315 units of Wegmans Cinnamon Raisin Buns, 12 oz., because they may contain egg, which is not declared on the label.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening […]

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Russia’s largest food retailer Magnit opened its 54th “Magnit Family” store

Krasnodar, 2014-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of the 54th “Magnit Family” store. Please be informed that on June 13, 2014 the Company has opened its 54th “Magnit Family” store located at 24/1, Zaozernaya street, Omsk, Siberian federal district. Assortment of the […]

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US Foods plans to open distribution center in Seabrook, N.H. to better serve its customers throughout the New England area

Rosemont, Ill., 2014-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — US Foods today announced it plans to open a distribution center in Seabrook, N.H. to better serve its customers throughout the New England area. The company currently services this customer base from its facility in Peabody, Mass. While the Peabody facility is approximately 188,000 square feet, the new facility will […]

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Product Recall: Wegmans bagged ice sold between January 1 and June 10, 2014; sold in VA, MD, NJ, and some PA stores only due to possible metal fragments

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Wegmans Ice in 18 lb. (UPC 77890 29200) and 7 lb. (UPC 77890 29197) bags sold between January 1 and June 10, 2014. This recall has been initiated because the ice may contain metal pieces from a broken part in the machine that produces the […]

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ShopRite of Sewell, NJ, will now have in-store dietitian to help customers live healthier lifestyles

In-Store Dietitian Brings Free Health and Wellness Services to ShopRite Customers Keasbey, NJ, 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — To help customers live healthier lifestyles, ShopRite of Sewell, NJ, will now provide the free services of an in-store dietitian. Frank Bottino, manager with Bottino’s ShopRite, a family business that owns and operates the ShopRite of Sewell, announced today […]

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Carrefour announced its intention to support the From North producers’ fishery as part of its strategy to have its sole line MSC-assessed

An opportunity for Carrefour to bolster its policy on protecting biodiversity and natural resources PARIS, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — According to a recent United Nations report on food and agriculture (FAO), world fish consumption has increased dramatically over the last 50 years, practically doubling between 1960 and 2012 – mainly thanks to aquaculture. Carrefour factors […]

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Wegmans to deliver over 18,000 pounds of non-perishable food to Fredericksburg Area Food Bank on June 12

FREDERICKSBURG, VA, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Thursday, June 12, at 10:00 am, Wegmans will deliver over 18,000 pounds of non-perishable food to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. The donation includes 18 pallets of presorted nonperishable food. “We are so very grateful for our partnership with Wegmans,” stated Oya Oliver, CEO of the FAFB. “This donation […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts plans to open 54 additional new restaurants in Southern California

Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants planned to open in Downey, Long Beach, Modesto, Santa Monica and Whittier before the end of 2014 CANTON, MA, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today announced that the company has filed for permits to open its first traditional restaurants in California. The new […]

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Meijer to build its first dairy production facility in Ohio

New Plant Will Employ 100 Ohioans Tipp City, Ohio, 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Officials from JobsOhio, The Dayton Development Coalition and Tipp City joined Governor John Kasich and Meijer representatives for the much-anticipated groundbreaking of the Midwest retailer’s first dairy production facility in Ohio. The new facility will employ 100 Ohioans who will help produce a […]

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Stop & Shop recalls Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers due to potential Salmonella contamination

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA, 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Boulder Brands, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers due to potential Salmonella contamination. The following product is included in this recall: Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Crackers, 4.25 oz., […]

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Giant Food of Landover, Md. recalls Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers due to potential Salmonella contamination

Landover, MD, 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Boulder Brands, Giant Food of Landover, Md. announced it removed from sale Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers due to potential Salmonella contamination. The following product is included in this recall: Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Crackers, 4.25 oz., UPC 67852303861, Best By October 26, […]

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Morrisons starts online food delivery service in Manchester and Hull

Bradford, England, 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons’ online delivery service is moving further into its Northern heartland, and will be making its first drop-offs around Manchester and Hull from 6.00am on Monday 2nd June 2014. Its distinctive yellow vans will be delivering groceries to more than 807,000 homes across the Greater Manchester area and more than […]

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Hy-Vee’s seafood sustainability efforts ranked fifth among the country’s top 26 retailers according to Greenpeace USA report

Hy-Vee’s Seafood Procurement Policy and Responsible Choice program lauded as ‘remarkable’ and efforts debut as fifth best in U.S. WEST DES MOINES, IA, 2014-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the world of seafood sustainability, Hy-Vee has quickly become a big fish in a big pond. In the Carting Away the Oceans: 2014 Rankings of Seafood […]

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Red River Co-op’s new food stores in Winnipeg, Man. to offer fresh cut meat in time for barbecue season

Winnipeg, Canada, 2014-5-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Red River Co-op customers will be able to get a fresh cut of meat just in time for barbecue season. General Manager Doug Wiebe said this is a unique offering, with many grocery stores now choosing to bring in meat that has been vacuum packed or gassed for a […]

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Tesco becomes the first retailer in the UK to remove sweets and chocolates from checkouts

First major retailer in the UK to remove confectionery from checkouts across the full range of store formats, including smaller Metro and Express stores Move follows research that found nearly two-thirds of shoppers said removing confectionery from checkouts would help them make healthier choices News coincides with publication of Tesco’s second ‘Tesco and Society’ report, […]

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Sainsbury’s reduces fat content in its beef mince by an impressive 244 tonnes a year

LONDON, 2014-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its commitment to being the best retailer for food and health, Sainsbury’s has reduced the fat content in its beef mince by an impressive 244 tonnes a year. All labels across its mince range – including pork, lamb and turkey – have been updated to make it […]

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Tesco scoops nearly a third of the total awards available at The Grocer’s Own-Label Food and Drink Awards

Cheshunt, England, 2014-5-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco’s newly revamped finest* range has scooped 22 awards at The Grocer’s Own-Label Food and Drink Awards, nearly a third of the total awards available. Overall, the retailer picked up 29 Gold and 21 Silver Awards, more than any other supermarket. John Scouler, Commerical Director at Tesco said, “We are absolutely delighted […]

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7-Eleven launches Mustache Straws and Mason Jar Mugs for Slurpee® drink this summer

Dallas, 2014-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — It was only a matter of time. They’re seemingly everywhere – on party supplies, clothing, jewelry, candy, decals, at ‘stache bashes, in party photo booths, even on cars and baby pacifiers. Now, mustaches are on Slurpee® drink straws too, the perfect accompaniment to this summer’s new, novelty Slurpee cup – […]

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Co-op teams opened two new food stores in the Edmonton area

Edmonton, Alberta, 2014-5-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fresh paint. New signs. In 24 hours, Co-op teams turned around and opened two new food stores in the Edmonton area. This morning, Leduc Co-op opened its new food store at 5421-50th Street. Yesterday, TGP opened in the Gold Bar neighbourhood in southeast Edmonton, the first of its two new food stores. TGP […]

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Medicine Hat Co-op opened new Co-op food store in Taber, Alberta

Taber, Alberta, 2014-5-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — It takes a dedicated team to transform a store. When you have 14 stores to transform, it’s nothing short of amazing. “Our team just did a phenomenal job. We put a lot of hours into the planning and the execution of that plan was just unbelievable,” said Medicine Hat […]

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Morrisons announces its biggest ever price cuts and unveils price transparency website

Bradford, England, 2014-5-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons announces today that it is going to be permanently cheaper with price reductions on 1,200 everyday essentials, reinforcing its credentials as a fresh-led value grocer. Today’s cuts, which average 17%, will span both own-brand and popular branded products which together make up most of families’ weekly shopping baskets. […]

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New Zealand: Entries for the 2014 New World Wine Awards open on 12 May

Waiheke, New Zealand, 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Entries for the 2014 New World Wine Awards open on 12 May and top winemakers are encouraging their peers to enter. In addition to the distinction of an award that recognises quality on the same international scale as all other wine competitions, winning winemakers are guaranteed national distribution […]

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Harris Teeter and Cargill Meat Solutions to host ceremony to present Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina with protein and cash donation

Charlotte, N.C. , 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Donation Timed to Celebrate Launch of USDA Certified Very Tender Program at Harris Teeter Date:        Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Time:        10 a.m. Location:   Ballantyne Commons Harris Teeter 15007 John J. Delaney Drive Charlotte, N.C. 28277 Live shots are welcomed! Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Harris Teeter and […]

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Walmart and key suppliers commit to accelerate innovation in sustainable agriculture and recycling

Leading CEOs pledge to increase sustainable food production, launch recycling fund BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart today joined forces with CEOs from more than a dozen global companies to sign new commitments that accelerate innovation in sustainable agriculture and recycling. The pledges kicked off Walmart’s inaugural Sustainable Product Expo, a three-day collaboration to expand […]

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Sainsbury’s the UK’s first retailer to launch Marine Stewardship Council certified sustainable tuna sandwich

LONDON, 2014-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is the UK’s first retailer to launch a MSC certified sustainable tuna sandwich. With a range of MSC certified pole & line caught sandwiches and salads launching this month, it follows the retailer’s introduction of MSC certified canned skipjack tuna sourced from the Maldives in 2013. The range, including […]

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ShopRite, 2014 Special Olympics USA Games and General Mills announced the creation of limited edition commemorative Wheaties box

ShopRite of Brookdale Associate Featured on Special Edition Wheaties Box BROOKDALE, NJ, 2014-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite, the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, and General Mills announced the creation of a limited edition, commemorative Wheaties box in celebration of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.  This limited edition box, which will be sold exclusively in […]

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Sobeys encourages Canadians to get cooking and join Canada’s biggest potluck party on May 16

STELLARTON, NS, 2014-4-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sobeys launched Canada’s Biggest Potluck Party this week, challenging Canadians to host or join a potluck leading up to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day on May 16. “Food Revolution Day is a day of global action dedicated this year to teaching kids where their food comes from, how […]

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