Content about Food

September 15, 2014

Six of the nation’s largest food companies and the Walmart Foundation are appealing to Americans with an innovative digital campaign to direct $3.7 million in donations to food banks.

September 9, 2014

General Mills is in the process of acquiring leading natural and organic food company Annie’s for $46 per share in cash, for a total transaction value of approximately $820 million.

September 8, 2014

Welch's has appointed Mari Rodriguez as the VP of R&D/corporate quality. Most recently, Rodriguez was the senior director of beverage R&D with Campbell’s, where she developed and helped launch numerous V-8 products.

August 27, 2014

Electrolux has joined the AllSeen Alliance, a nonprofit open source consortium, as a premier member. The company joins Haier, LG, Microsoft, Panasonic, Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Sharp, Silicon Image, Technicolor and TP-Link as premier members of the alliance.

August 27, 2014

While food and consumable retailers are struggling to pass along price increases and grow same stores sales, luxury retailer Tiffany is having little difficulty with either metric.

August 26, 2014

Leading Northeastern food retailer Wegmans is introducing a new line of peeled, deveined and wild-caught Gulf of Mexico shrimp and enticing shoppers with seafood promotion featuring a wide range of domestically sourced products.

August 25, 2014

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has presented retired Walmart president and CEO Mike Duke with its 2014 Hall of Achievement Award at the GMA Leadership Forum at The Broadmoor. The Hall of Achievement Award represents the highest honor given by the more than 100 year-old association.

August 18, 2014

The Quest for Texas Best competition is a project of H-E-B Primo Picks, a two-year old statewide program that aims to find the best food and beverage products that Texas has to offer.

August 11, 2014

ConAgra, one of the world’s biggest food companies, has begun its search for new CEO, following Gary Rodkin’s announcement to the board that he plans to retire at the end of the company’s fiscal year, May 2015.

August 4, 2014

Walgreens has appointed Timothy McLevish as Walgreens EVP and CFO. He will report to president and CEO Greg Wasson, and lead all of Walgreens’ finance functions as the company prepares to move forward with the proposed second step of its strategic partnership with Alliance Boots.

July 28, 2014

If the retail industry needed a catalyst for change, one that nearly mandates more efficient and sustainable packaging practices, FedEx recently provided the blowtorch to ignite it.

July 24, 2014

Despite a still-challenging economic climate, Loblaw’s profit in the second quarter beat analysts’ expectations, and was bolstered by strong sales in its recently acquired Shoppers Drug Mart.

July 15, 2014

General Mills has inaugurated its first innovation, technology and quality center in China — part of its efforts to drive greater innovation and investment in one of its largest growth markets.

July 15, 2014

General Mills has inaugurated its first innovation, technology and quality center in China — part of its efforts to drive greater innovation and investment in one of its largest growth markets.

July 11, 2014

Unilever has sold its Slim-Fast brand to Kainos Capital. The supplier of food, home and personal care products will retain a minority stake in the business. Terms of the transaction, which was completed late this week, were not disclosed.

July 10, 2014

Sales and marketing services leader Crossmark unveiled a first-of-its-kind collaboration center on July 10 just steps from Walmart’s Bentonville, Arkansas, headquarters. The new facility offers the retailer and its trading partners a wide range of joint business planning, shopper insights and store execution capabilities.

July 10, 2014

Just a month after activist investor Carl Icahn became Family Dollar’s largest shareholder prompting concerns of a hostile takeover, the company reported its third straight quarterly decline in same-store sales.

July 9, 2014

Sobeys is leveraging social media to drive Canadian shoppers to its stores. The operator of retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods and Lawton's Drug Stores has enlisted Chef Jamie Oliver for the campaign.

July 8, 2014

Free Standing Insert (FSI) coupon activity increased 3.4% based on Coupons Dropped during the first six months of 2014 versus the same time period in 2013, according to Marx, a Kantar Media solution.

July 7, 2014

Amazon is expanding its organic and non-GMO natural food offering with the addition of Green PolkaDot Box Incorporated (GPDB), an emerging online food club.

July 7, 2014

Amazon is expanding its organic and non-GMO natural food offering with the addition of Green PolkaDot Box Incorporated (GPDB), an emerging online food club.

July 7, 2014

General Mills is tapping into the latest consumer-driven food trends with its new lineup of products launching this summer.

July 3, 2014

Ikea has partnered with Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to sponsor an in-store program that supports national children's hunger programs.

July 2, 2014

CVS has announced a chain-wide effort to make it easier for customers to make health-conscious decisions when shopping for food and snacks with the launch of Gold Emblem Abound.

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