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Protesters Hit Ben & Jerry’s for GMOs, Roundup Presence in Ice Cream

FINLAND, Minn., Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Organic Consumers Association (OCA)will hold protests today against Ben & Jerry’s, a subsidiary of Unilever, in seven US cities, and Mexico City. US cities are: Austin, Texas; Burlington, Vt., Chicago; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; New York; and Washington, D.C. Protests will take place at noon local time, except Los Angeles (4 p.m. PT) “Ben & Jerry’s built its brand on claims […]

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Hucker Is New CEO at Southeastern Grocers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Southeastern Grocers (“SEG” or “the Company”) today announced that it has appointed Anthony Hucker President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Anthony has served as Interim President and CEO since July 1, 2017. “We are pleased to welcome Anthony as CEO of Southeastern Grocers as he was always part of our succession plan,” the […]

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Organic Valley Debuts Peeled Hard Boiled Eggs

LA FARGE, Wis., Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Organic Valley Good to Go Hard-Boiled Eggs, the latest addition to the brand’s Good to Go snacking line, provide all the whole-food nutrition of Organic Valley’s award-winning organic, free range eggs in convenient peeled and ready-to-eat form. “On-the-go snacking continues to grow and consumers are looking for […]

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NFRA Names Winners of Gold and Silver Penguins

The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) has announced the winners of the Golden Penguin Awards for its 2017 March Frozen Food Month promotion. The promotion helped drive traffic in the frozen food aisles and increase sales for many categories and brands. NFRA has awarded 31 Gold Awards and 40 Silver Awards. In addition, […]

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Snow Monkey’s Non-Dairy Treat Gains Foothold in Ice Cream Planograms

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Snow Monkey, the protein-rich frozen treat that comes in pints, has  expanded distribution to Wegmans, Central Market and Nugget Market. Now in 130 stores domestically, the brand is riding the 49% annual growth (Nielsen Product Index) of non-dairy ice cream. Shoppers say protein content is a leading factor […]

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Flagship Earns ‘Perfect’ Score on Inspection

DENVER, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — AIB International recently inspected Flagship Food Group’s Logistics Division in Indianapolis and presented the center with a score of 960 out of a possible 1000 points. The 600,000 square-foot facility, now 12 years old, earned an impressive perfect score in maintenance practices and overall cleanliness. Even more impressive is that they have reduced the typical […]

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Hillphoenix Installs First CO2 Ejector System at Sprout’s

Hillphoenix® Installs First CO2 Ejector System in North America At Sprouts Farmers Market® CONYERS, Ga., July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hillphoenix has installed the first CO2 Booster System with ejector technology in North America at Sprouts Farmers Market® in Woodstock, Georgia. The Arizona-based retailer is the first to adopt this state-of-the-art technology, and Hillphoenix is the […]

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Englewood Cliffs, N.J.-based Unilever ( and individual brand websites) launches a variety of new frozen treats across its Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, MAGNUM Ice Cream and Popsicle brands. New offerings include Breyers’ first-ever, non-dairy line made with almond milk and a new Simply Popsicle line made with colors and flavors from natural sources. Breyers’ two […]

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