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Single-Serve Frozen Desserts

Dallas-based Dean Foods adds a group of individually sized frozen dessert cups to its Friendly’s ( lineup. Inspired by consumers’ favorite classic desserts, Friendly’s Dessert Cups are created using a proprietary production process that allows the company to layer as many as six distinctive ingredients, including ice cream, cake and pie crust bits, vanilla wafer […]

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Coborn’s scores big with ‘local’ and ‘better-for-you’ storewide, including in frozen. St. Cloud, Minn.-based Coborn’s became a Midwest powerhouse by basing its product selection, merchandising and services on a deep understanding of its shoppers. Today, frozen is a star department for the 97-year-old retailer, which has 50 grocery stores and 70 convenience, liquor and other […]

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Variety Is the ‘Spice’ of Foodservice

Consumers want seasonality, rotation and chef-inspired meals at retail, FMI report says. BY DAVID ORGEL Food retailers need to focus on variety in foodservice lineups, with a wider range of meats, seasonal offerings and rotation. Those are among findings from The Power of Foodservice at Retail 2018, a report produced by the Arlington, Va.-based Food […]

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Kroger Completes Harris Teeter Deal

CINCINNATI and MATTHEWS, N.C., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (NYSE: HTSI) today announced that the merger transaction between the two companies was completed on January 28, 2014. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Harris Teeter shareholders will receive $49.38 per share of Harris Teeter common […]

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Lifeway 3rd Quarter Sales Jump 15%

MORTON GROVE, Ill., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Lifeway Foods, Inc., (Nasdaq: LWAY), a leading supplier of cultured dairy products known as kefir and organic kefir, today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013. “We are pleased to report another strong quarter, which demonstrates our steady progress in growing Lifeway into a […]

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Americold Taps Milstein and Hogarth for Senior Positions

ATLANTA, Georgia (May 23, 2013) – Americold (, the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announces the appointment of Jed Milstein to Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, and Jeff Hogarth to Senior Vice President Asia Pacific. They will report to Jeffrey M. Gault, President and Chief […]

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Hanson Logistics Begins Chicago Expansion for Growing Velocities MVC

New Client Customer Demand Behind Addition of 12,000 Pallet Positions to Chicago Consolidation Center St. Joseph, MI — The decision to make east of Chicago the domicile for Velocities™ Multi-Vendor Consolidation program has been validated once again, as Hanson Logistics announced today the Phase 3 expansion of the company’s temperature-controlled Chicago Consolidation Center, located in […]

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Publix Sales, Net, Comps All Rise

LAKELAND, Fla., Nov. 1, 2012—Publix’s sales for the third quarter of 2012 were $6.7 billion, a 4.4 percent increase from last year’s $6.4 billion. Comparable-store sales for the third quarter of 2012 increased 2.5 percent. Net earnings for the third quarter of 2012 were $368.4 million, compared to $311.9 million in 2011, an increase of […]

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L.L. Bean Sells Lobsters

Okay, so we mean Linda Lorraine Bean, but that “other” L.L. Bean happened to be her grandfather. Here’s a look at some of Linda’s memories, and her hopes for the future. Liked her famed grandfather, Linda Bean is an entrepreneur on a mission. Leon Leonwood Bean founded his iconic L.L. Bean company with the idea […]

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