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Florida’s Natural Debuts New Lemonades

LAKE WALES, Fla., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Florida’s Natural® Brand is introducing a line of all-natural, not-from-concentrate lemonades, including Lemonade Iced Tea, Lemonade with Strawberry and Lemonade with Pomegranate. The new lemonades, along with Florida’s Natural traditional lemonade, are made with natural ingredients like real cane sugar and juices grown and sourced in the United […]

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Lidl Opening First U.S. Stores June 15

ARLINGTON, Va., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lidl will open its first stores in the United States on Thursday, June 15.  The European-based chain also unveiled the location of 20 stores that will open this summer.  By next summer, it plans to open up to 100 stores across the East Coast, creating a total of […]

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2017-2018 Officers of the IARW Board and WFLO Board of Governors (from l to r) – Nick Pedneault, WFLO Chairman, Congebec Logistics; Paul Henningsen, WFLO Vice Chairman, Henningsen Cold Storage; Don Dick, WFLO Treasurer, Dick Cold Storage; ...

WFLO Elects Officers

ALEXANDRIA, VA, May 12, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Nick Pedneault (Congebec Logistics, Québec City, Québec, Canada) was named the 2017-2018 Chairman of the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) Board of Governors on April 25, 2017. As the new chairman, Pedneault will focus on growing the industry and bringing attention to GCCA and its members as experts […]

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Central Grocers to Sell 19 Strack & Van Til Stores to Jewel

JOLIET, Ill., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Central Grocers, Inc. (“Central Grocers” or the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Jewel Foods Stores Inc. (“Jewel-Osco”), a subsidiary of Albertsons Companies, LLC., under which Jewel-Osco has agreed to purchase and will serve as the “stalking horse bidder” in a […]

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Marsh Files Chapter 11

Marsh Supermarkets, LLC Initiates Marketing Process for Remaining Stores Company Files for Chapter 11 Protection to Preserve Value of Enterprise during Sale Process INDIANAPOLIS, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Marsh Supermarkets, LLC, today announced that it has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the District of Delaware, a step the […]

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Pinnacle Recalls Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Waffles, French Toast

PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling all “Best By” dates of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices distributed nationally in the United States and one product into Mexico because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  No illnesses have […]

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Peapod to Distribute ConAgra Meal Kits

CHICAGO, May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Peapod, the country’s leading online grocer, introduces three new meal kits featuring Frontera®, the gourmet Mexican food line from chef Rick Bayless and Conagra Brands. The tasty new kits contain pre-measured, pre-cut and pre-washed ingredients for meals made in 30 minutes or less that can be added to customers’ […]

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Deal marks Dean's entry into plant-based milks.

Dean Invests in Good Karma Foods; Distribution Deal Inked

DALLAS, Texas and BOULDER, Colorado (May 5, 2017) – Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) today announced a minority investment and a distribution deal with Good Karma Foods, the leading producer of flaxseed-based milk and yogurt alternatives. The partnership with Dean Foods, a leading food and beverage company, will allow Good Karma to more quickly expand distribution […]

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Central Grocers Files Chapter 11

Central Grocers, Joliet, Ill., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today and will lay off about 550 employees at its Joliet warehouse. The 100-year-old grocery cooperative has been a wholesaler for more than 400 independent grocery stores in the Chicago area — including chains like Treasure Island, Pete’s Fresh Market, Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Market and Sunset […]

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Smart & Final Posts $4.6 Million Loss

COMMERCE, Calif., PRNewswire/ — Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:SFS), the value-oriented food and everyday staples retailer, today reported financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended March 26, 2017. First Quarter Highlights: Net sales increase of 6.4% to $967.0 million Comparable store sales decrease of 2.5%, including impacts of deflation, cannibalization and […]

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