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August 12, 2013

Stewart appeared at NACDS TSE to support the partnership between Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Inergetics, as well as to promote the launch of Martha Stewart Essentials — a complete line of whole-food-based supplements specifically targeted for women.

NEWARK, N.J. — Inergetics, a developer of nutraceuticals and nutritional supplements, is proud to announce that Martha Stewart will be in attendance at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo  at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas on Monday, August 12. Stewart is appearing to support the partnership between Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Inergetics, Inc.

August 8, 2013

Inspired by the open-air markets of Europe, Giant Eagle opened its first Market District food store in Northeast Ohio — a 94,000-square-foot culinary, dining and shopping destination — on Thursday in the Solon Village Shopping Center that the company will staff with a licensed skin care professional and dietitian who will conduct health-and-wellness activities in the store.

CLEVELAND — Inspired by the open-air markets of Europe, Giant Eagle, Inc., opened its first Market District food store in Northeast Ohio — a 94,000-square-foot culinary, dining and shopping destination — today in the Solon Village Shopping Center that the company will staff with a licensed skin care professional and dietitian who will conduct health-and-wellness activities in the store.

August 6, 2013

Wegmans Food Markets will make its first delivery of 18,324 pounds of non-perishable food to the Manna Food Center, the grocer announced.

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Wegmans Food Markets on Thursday will make its first delivery of 18,324 pounds of nonperishable food to the Manna Food Center, the grocer announced. The donation includes 20 pallets of canned soups, vegetables and fruit, along with peanut butter, canned tuna, pasta, cereal, baking mixes, coffee, tea and salad fixings.

August 2, 2013

Gluten-free foods have been all the rage lately as more retailers move to address patients with gluten intolerance and celiac disease.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Gluten-free foods have been all the rage lately as more retailers move to address patients with gluten intolerance and celiac disease.

August 2, 2013

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Thursday introduced legislation that would retool the labeling requirements for dietary supplement manufacturers, require pre-market certification on new products and require successful efficacy trials.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Thursday introduced legislation that would retool the labeling requirements for dietary supplement manufacturers, require pre-market certification on new products and require successful efficacy trials. The legislation also was written to better deliniate regulatory requirements for dietary supplements vs. food. 

The bill is not supported by industry.

August 1, 2013

Natural snack food brand Boulder Canyon announced new Baked Sweet Potato Fries, a completely natural snack that mirrors the shape, taste and texture of the side dish found in restaurants across the country.

PHOENIX — Natural snack food brand Boulder Canyon announced this week new Baked Sweet Potato Fries, a completely natural snack that mirrors the shape, taste and texture of the side dish found in restaurants across the country.

August 1, 2013

Blueberries. Açai berries. Tea and coffee. Tomatoes. Nuts. All of these food and beverages are rich in healthy antioxidants, and a slew of advertisements and articles tout them as such. The only problem is that most Americans don't know what antioxidants or their health benefits are, according to a new study.

SALT LAKE CITY — Blueberries. Açai berries. Tea and coffee. Tomatoes. Nuts. All of these food and beverages are rich in healthy antioxidants, and a slew of advertisements and articles tout them as such. The only problem is that most Americans don't know what antioxidants or their health benefits are, according to a new study.

July 31, 2013

Promotions were up across the front-end over the first half of 2013 as compared with the corresponding year-ago period, and digital coupons have continued to sustain double-digit growth as more marketers adopt a digital strategy and more retailers employ an omnichannel loyalty program to attract and retain customers.

LIVONIA, Mich. — Promotions were up across the front-end over the first half of 2013 as compared with the corresponding year-ago period. Couponing across non-food items were up 1.8%, according to the U.S. Mid-year 2013 CPG Coupon Industry Facts Report released Tuesday by NCH Marketing Services, a Valassis subsidiary.

Overall, consumers saved $1.8 billion in the first six months of 2013.

July 31, 2013

Weis Markets on Tuesday donated $100,000 to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank during a check presentation at the company’s Camp Hill, Pa., store.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Tuesday donated $100,000 to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank during a check presentation at the company’s Camp Hill, Pa., store. The $100,000 donation is a result of the Weis Markets’ 2012 Fight Hunger campaign, an annual program that runs during Hunger Action Month in September. 

July 25, 2013

Skinnygirl announced today a new line of zero-calorie liquid sweeteners made with natural monk fruit, agave, and stevia that will soon hit store shelves.

CARMEL, Ind. — Skinnygirl announced today a new line of zero-calorie liquid sweeteners made with natural monk fruit, agave, and stevia that will soon hit store shelves.

The new Skinnygirl Sweeteners are concentrated, zero-calorie, gluten-free and carb-free containing 80 to 160 servings — depending on the sweetener type. They come in slim, convenient 1.68-oz. bottles that fit easily in a purse.

July 24, 2013

Natura Pet Products and its flagship brand Innova have announced a new line of Farmhouse Stews for pet parents who want to enhance their dogs’ meals with an alternative to dry food.

FREMONT, Neb. — Natura Pet Products and its flagship brand Innova have announced a new line of Farmhouse Stews for pet parents who want to enhance their dogs’ meals with an alternative to dry food.

July 19, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Friday that registration for the 2014 NACDS Annual Meeting is now open.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Friday that registration for the 2014 NACDS Annual Meeting is now open.

The meeting will take place April 26 to 29, 2014 in Scottsdale, Ariz., and online registration is accessible by visiting the NACDS Annual Meeting website.

July 18, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition announced changes to its bylaws, offering new classes of membership and a revised dues structure.

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced changes to its bylaws, offering new classes of membership and a revised dues structure. The move allows more kinds of companies to join the association "to more fully recognize the evolving nature of the dietary supplement industry."

July 18, 2013

Supervalu announced the election of the final two members to its reconstituted board: Eric Johnson, president and CEO of Baldwin Richardson Foods Co., and Sam Duncan, Supervalu president and CEO.

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Thursday announced the election of the final two members to its reconstituted board: Eric Johnson, president and CEO of Baldwin Richardson Foods Co., and Sam Duncan, Supervalu president and CEO.

July 18, 2013

Supervalu on Thursday reported first quarter fiscal 2014 net sales of $5.2 billion, down 1.5%, and net earnings of $85 million, or $0.34 per diluted share.

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Thursday reported first quarter fiscal 2014 net sales of $5.2 billion, down 1.5%, and net earnings of $85 million, or $0.34 per diluted share. The decrease in net sales primarily reflects a decline in identical store sales of negative 3% percent for retail food and negative 1.9% for Save-A-Lot. Identical store sales for corporately operated stores within the Save-A-Lot network were negative 1.2%.

July 17, 2013

Retailer promotion activity continued to grow with a 21.6% increase to more than 11.3 billion pages in the first half of 2013, with Walmart leading in retailer activity followed by Walgreens, Target and Family Dollar, reported Marx, a Kantar Media solution.

MINNEAPOLIS — Retailer promotion activity continued to grow with a 21.6% increase to more than 11.3 billion pages in the first half of 2013, with Walmart leading in retailer activity followed by Walgreens, Target and Family Dollar, reported Marx, a Kantar Media solution.

July 16, 2013

Coinciding with the launch of the new pet food line is a Pinterest sweepstakes where participants have the chance to win a trip to New York City.

ST. LOUIS — Fancy Feast announced today a new line of cat food made with real cheddar cheese. Coinciding with the launch of the new pet food line is a Pinterest sweepstakes where participants have the chance to win a trip to New York City.

July 16, 2013

Purina Dog Chow brand dog food this week launched nationwide its new Light & Healthy formula, a new option to help maintain a dog's ideal weight, without giving up portion size or taste.

ST. LOUIS — Purina Dog Chow brand dog food this week launched nationwide its new Light & Healthy formula, a new option to help maintain a dog's ideal weight, without giving up portion size or taste.

July 15, 2013

Boulder Brands, Inc. announced it had acquired 80% of GlucoBrands, owner of Level Life Foods. Based in Colorado, Level is a growing company, approaching $1 million in sales that provides products to help in the daily management of diabetes.

BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder Brands, Inc. announced last week it  had acquired 80% of GlucoBrands, LLC, owner of Level Life Foods. Based in Colorado, Level is a growing company, approaching $1 million in sales, which provides products to help in the daily management of diabetes.

July 12, 2013

Coca-Cola Co. strategists and design teams are aggressively pursuing innovative retail concepts and hatching new merchandising strategies in collaboration with retail and restaurant partners.

Coca-Cola Co. strategists and design teams are aggressively pursuing innovative retail concepts and hatching new merchandising strategies in collaboration with retail and restaurant partners.

The scene of this cutting-edge collaboration is its Shopper Experience Innovation Center in Atlanta. The center includes high-tech video tracking and communications technology, along with two large-scale spaces that can rapidly be transformed to resemble a whole range of realistic retail shopping environments.

July 12, 2013

The manufacturer behind the diet-aid supplement Hydroxycut, Iovate Health Sciences International, recently introduced two new formats to its popular weight-loss franchise: Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Sprinkles and Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Gummies.

The manufacturer behind the diet-aid supplement Hydroxycut, Iovate Health Sciences International, recently introduced two new formats to its popular weight-loss franchise: Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Sprinkles and Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Gummies. The first represents a diet aid that is sprinkled on a diet-friendly food, such as a salad, that helps boost weight loss, and the second capitalizes on another booming trend in the supplement space — adult vitamins in gummy form.

July 10, 2013

The Food Marketing Institute named Mark Baum SVP industry relations and chief collaboration officer.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute on Wednesday named Mark Baum SVP industry relations and chief collaboration officer. In this newly designed function, Baum will engage retailer, supplier, manufacturer and service provider CEO’s to help improve industry collaboration at all points of the food retail chain. 

July 9, 2013

IRI on Tuesday announced the purchase of FreshLook Marketing Group, a leading supplier of market research information and consulting services to the fresh food industry.

CHICAGO — IRI on Tuesday announced the purchase of FreshLook Marketing Group, a leading supplier of market research information and consulting services to the fresh food industry.

June 27, 2013

Starbucks Corp.'s Seattle's Best Coffee and food manufacturer Inventure Foods on Wednesday announced new Seattle's Best Coffee Frozen Coffee Blends, available in grocery, club and mass merchandise stores nationwide.

PHOENIX — Starbucks Corp.'s Seattle's Best Coffee and food manufacturer Inventure Foods on Wednesday announced new Seattle's Best Coffee Frozen Coffee Blends, available in grocery, club and mass merchandise stores nationwide.

June 27, 2013

Walgreens is building a new store on the Johns Hopkins University East Baltimore medical campus, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens is building a new store on the Johns Hopkins University East Baltimore medical campus, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.