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Author Archive | Warren Thayer

BLOUNT TO OPEN PREMIUM FACILITY IN PORTLAND, ORE.

Company Also Adds 3PL Facility in Atlanta As It Expands Its Nationwide Manufacturing and Logistics Network Fall River, Mass.-based Blount Fine Foods (www.blountfinefoods.com) has purchased the former headquarters of Harry’s Fresh Foods and its production facilities in Portland, Ore. The acquisition gives Blount an additional 80,000 square feet of production capacity for its soups and […]

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Vital Farms Is Key Donor to Food Banks

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ‘Tis the season for giving back to the community. Vital Farms – a leading brand of ethically produced food is helping address food insecurity, teaming up with food banks across the country to provide over 19 million eggs to families in need. Local partners include: Central Texas Food Bank, Southwest Missouri’s Ozarks Food Harvest, South Atlantic […]

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Shoppers Value in Chapter 11, Cites 6 Winn-Dixie Store Purchases

The parent company and most of its affiliates operating the Baton Rouge-based Shoppers Value grocery store chain across south Louisiana have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and reorganization, according to the The Advocate, the Baton Rouge, La., newspaper. Court filings cited debt tied to the purchase and rebranding of six former Winn-Dixie locations in […]

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C Stores Say ‘Healthy’ Helped Spur Strong 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Convenience retailers overwhelmingly say their sales increased in 2019, according to U.S. convenience store owners surveyed by NACS, the trade association that represents the convenience and fuel retailing industry. Three in four retailers (74%) said that in-store sales increased in 2019, compared to only 7% who said that sales slumped. And 62% […]

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Natural Grocers Adding 14th Oregon Store on Jan. 15

Natural Grocers Adding 14th Oregon Store on Jan. 15

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Grocers will open a store in Klamath Falls, Oregon on Wednesday, January 15, providing the community with access to the highest-quality organic and natural groceries at Always AffordableSM prices. The store, located at 2800 S. 6th Street, will open at 8:30 a.m., and customers will have the chance to win up to $100 per week in free groceries for […]

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Pasquale’s Frozen Pizza Expands

HUMBOLDT, IA. (November 13, 2019) – Pasquale’s Frozen Pizza today officially set the assembly line in motion at its new, state-of-the-art production facility in Humboldt, Iowa. The 35-year-old company moved from a 4,500 square foot space into a 16,000 square foot space which allows for increased production capabilities and storage. “The demand for Pasquale’s Frozen […]

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New Metric Tracks Marketing/Promotion Spending

Wilton CT (November 4, 2019) Cadent Consulting Group’s 2020 Marketing Spending Industry Study has been released, including the introduction of a new metric to track the focus of spending.  CPG manufacturers spend over 21% of sales in marketing, or approximately $225 billion annually. These dollars can drive price, build equity, or both; the P/E Quotient […]

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TRION DEBUTS SINGLE-SERVE BEVERAGE PUSHER SYSTEM

Trion Industries, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., has introduced the newest single-serve beverage pusher system, ZipTrack®. Each product lane quickly adjusts to fit skinny Red Bulls to oversize Gatorades while consistently keeping each drink pushed to the front for easy selection. The durable, American-made system uses the full shelf depth and eliminates space-wasting gravity feed shelves. For info, […]

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Dairy Month, Summer Favorites Penguins Awarded

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) has announced the winners of the Golden Penguin Awards for its 2019 June Dairy Month and Summer Favorites Ice Cream & Novelties promotions. These promotions helped the industry drive traffic in the aisles and increase sales for many categories and brands. For June Dairy […]

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