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SuperValu draws 6,000 to fifth National Expo

SHOW-FLOORST. PAUL, MN  — On July 24-26, SuperValu transformed the RiverCentre, here, into what Jeff Swanson, the company’s vice president of communications, described as “the largest supermarket you’ve ever seen.” The SuperValu 2018 National Expo covered 133,000 square feet of exhibit space with more than 600 vendors and drew more than 6,000 attendees. New this year was an entire hall dedicated specifically to ethnic, natural, organic and specialty products presented by SuperValu’s Market Centre. The fifth annual National Expo featured a full schedule of events focused on education, inspiration and innovation to help retailers gain business insights, drive sales and better serve its customers.

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 year that promises incomparable quality. Thanks to an exceptional growing season, Oppy expects cherries of exemplary quality from the Pacific Read More ...
Retailer sees familiar faces take leadership roles
The United Family recently announced three people moving into new leadership opportunities. Tony Crumpton was named the chief merchandising officer; Greg Ammons will move to executive vice president of supply chain and strategic projects; and Chris Farr will be director of e-commerce. Early in his career, Crumpton was a Read More ...
Strengthening the apple category
If retailers want to provide consumers with healthy, grab-and-go snack options, Stemilt suggests they look no further than its Artisan Organics Lil Snappers apples. Lil Snappers kid size fruit is dedicated to serving families a healthy snack they can feel good about consuming during the upcoming summer months. “The COVID-19 Read More ...
PBH pushing Lead the Change Movement
The Produce for Better Health Foundation announced the acceleration of its multi-year, cross-sector Lead The Change Movement. The non-profit’s vision for the future, first introduced to its Board of Trustees in January 2020, unifies produce industry stakeholders and food system thought leaders to close the consumption gap and Read More ...
LGMA's plan to make romaine safer
A special new subcommittee has been appointed by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement to focus on how land adjacent to leafy greens farms may be contributing to foodborne illness outbreaks associated with romaine lettuce.  This action is part of a comprehensive review of all existing food-safety practices required Read More ...

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