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Food Lion to deploy robot associates to 171 stores
Food Lion has introduced in-store helper Marty the Robot at a store in La Follette, TN. These helpful robots are currently in four Giant/Martin’s stores in Pennsylvania and the brand plans to deploy them to all 171 Giant/Martin’s stores by the end of 2018. These friendly robotic associates have been roaming the aisles of several Giant/Martin’s stores since last year, and now Food Lion is also putting the concept to the test.... Read more

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Two new advancements in packaging technology are available from Temkin International Inc., providing packers and end users with extended shelf life for product and with microwaveable convenience. Patent-pending Hydro-sure, a new flexible film that has been designed specifically to control moisture and prevent fogging, is available in rollstock, rear weld and... Read more

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Unique potato marketing effort enjoying success
The concept of produce growers banding together for marketing purposes but keeping their own identity is relatively unique, but it is working quite well for eight potato grower-shippers spread out across the United States and Canada. Fresh Network Solutions, LLC and its Side Delights® brand of fresh potatoes are moving into its second decade of existence with... Read more


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Brad Lukesh and Thorsten Rhode join Pacific Trellis Fruit/Dulcinea Farms
Pacific Trellis Fruit/Dulcinea Farms, headquartered just east of the downtown Los Angeles arts district, continue to add talent to its roster. “As 2018 got under way, we saw an opportunity to improve our logistics," said General Manager Josh Leichter. "At the same time, we also wanted to put renewed... Read more