Category Archives: Food Industry News

Grocery Chain Wegman’s Grows its Own

The always-innovative Wegman’s grocery chain is going a step beyond private label and has begun developing its own farm to supply some produce to its stores. The Wegman’s Organic Research farm is the subject of this article from the Rochester … Continue reading

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Sometimes They Write Themselves

From one of my food e-newsletters this week. The headline: Wingstop Serves its billionth chicken wing The quote from the CEO in the article: “We know that both customers and critics have responded well to our product, but a milestone … Continue reading

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Farmstands vs. Big Brands

An article on the choose local movement from the Ad Age perspective. It mostly focuses on food but touches on other categories as well. Some nice details on what some major chains, including Supervalu, are already doing to support and … Continue reading

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Soy News

A colleague and I were chatting about Dean Foods’ sale of the White Wave meat-alternatives business (but not the cash cow of Silk soymilk, ha ha) to Hain Celestial and she filled me in on a bit of news I … Continue reading

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Tomato Commission Audited

The Fresno Bee’s headline is clever, but the news is ominous for a local produce commission: State Audit Squeezes Tomato Group.

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A PR Roundup

PR is really important in the food industry. Small organizations that don’t have many resources rely on it to do a great many things for them that they would otherwise have to pay more to do. Large organizations with plenty … Continue reading

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Tweet Cough Tweet

In light of that crazy bird-flu movie on ABC (“Hm,” I hope you thought to yourself. “It’s May…could it be…sweeps week?” Yes. Yes it is.) the Food Marketing Institute, which includes member organizations that represent industries that could be affected … Continue reading

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