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Kroger expands plans for high-tech fulfillment centers
The Kroger Family of Cos. and Ocado announced the continued expansion of their partnership with plans to construct three new customer fulfillment centers in the Great Lakes,... Read more
Onions 52 welcomes Food Lion's Clay Jones to sales team
Onions 52 Inc. has welcomed Clay Jones to its sales and business development team. Jones is based in San Antonio, TX, and will be focusing on new account development and expanding... Read more
Simple labeling changes can escalate sales
Simple changes on a produce packaging label can drastically influence consumer purchases of that product. Tony Cook, chief executive officer of Great Lakes Label LLC, said... Read more
Tops' new safety and risk leader
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania and Vermont, promoted Natalie Fisher to manager of safety and risk for the... Read more
Giltner sees silver lining amid coronavirus pandemic
The current coronavirus pandemic has presented challenges that few could have imagined. In the face of those challenges, Giltner Inc. has found a way to stay the course and... Read more
NY company cited for $600K PACA violations
As a part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the U.S. Department of... Read more
C&S-Instacart partnership helps 3,000 independent grocers
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Sunrise Logistics leveraging technology with new customer portal
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Volm answering sustainable packaging demand
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IFCO introduces new RPC Mini Series
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Hot veg market could be short-circuited by national unrest
Demand exceeded supply for several vegetable commodities during the first week of June, but the protests and national unrest around the country could impact that by creating... Read more
Basciani Foods kicks off USDA Box Program
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Mission Produce breaks ground on mega distribution center
Mission Produce Inc. has broken ground on a mega distribution center in Laredo, TX, which will initially create approximately 75 jobs. The 262,000-square-foot capital project... Read more
FiveStar providing much-needed relief to Floridians
FiveStar Gourmet Foods has been crafting delicious, fresh and healthy products since 1999, and for the past four years has operated a state-of-the-art East Coast processing... Read more
SEG says bye-bye to BI-LO banner
Southeastern Grocers Inc., parent company of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores, announced today a series of transactions aimed to ensure the company... Read more
Watermelon board pivots to digital strategy
The National Watermelon Promotion Board is realigning resources to adapt to a new climate while focusing on summer sales. Unlike years past when summer months meant in-person... Read more
Superfresh Growers berry season about to begin
Northwest berry season is only a week away, and Superfresh Growers and Norris Farms are excited to deliver premium blueberries and kiwi berries.  These two multi-generation... Read more
Food Lion acquires 62 stores from Southeastern Grocers
Food Lion has entered into a transaction to purchase 62 BI-LO/Harveys Supermarket stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia from Southeastern Grocers. The addition... Read more
NEPC announces cancellation of 2020 expo
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Oppy skyrockets into cherry season
As the summer beckons, Oppy is excited to bring the highly anticipated Orchard View cherry brand to eager domestic and international markets, with an extraordinary crop this... Read more

Kroger expands plans for high-tech fulfillment centers
The Kroger Family of Cos. and Ocado announced the continued expansion of their partnership with plans to construct three new customer fulfillment centers in the Great Lakes, Pacific Northwest and West regions.   "Kroger is incredibly excited to construct three additional industry-leading Customer Fulfillment Centers across Read More ...
Onions 52 welcomes Food Lion's Clay Jones to sales team
Onions 52 Inc. has welcomed Clay Jones to its sales and business development team. Jones is based in San Antonio, TX, and will be focusing on new account development and expanding business with current customers. “We could not be happier to have Clay join our team,” said Shawn Hartley, vice president of sales. “With Clay’s Read More ...
Simple labeling changes can escalate sales
Simple changes on a produce packaging label can drastically influence consumer purchases of that product. Tony Cook, chief executive officer of Great Lakes Label LLC, said his customers have seen this immediately build retail sales by as much as 30 percent. Cook, who in 1994 started the company in Comstock, MI, credits the Read More ...
Tops' new safety and risk leader
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania and Vermont, promoted Natalie Fisher to manager of safety and risk for the company. Fisher began her career with Tops in the stores in 2001 and was promoted to various roles until her appointment as safety specialist for the Read More ...
Giltner sees silver lining amid coronavirus pandemic
The current coronavirus pandemic has presented challenges that few could have imagined. In the face of those challenges, Giltner Inc. has found a way to stay the course and continue to provide the high level of service its clients have come to expect. “We’ve had tough conversations with some of our customers, but they Read More ...

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