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Publix Atlanta Division VP to Retire; New VP Promoted

Publix Atlanta Division

After more than 44 years of dedicated service, Publix Super Markets’ Atlanta Division Vice President Joe DiBenedetto has announced his decision to retire at the end of the year. DiBenedetto, 60, began his Publix career in 1975 as a front service clerk in Cape Coral, Florida. After working in different …

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Frito-Lay Transforms California Production Site into First-of-its-Kind Showcase for Sustainability


Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, announced that it will begin a first-of-its-kind project to replace all of its existing diesel-powered freight equipment with zero-emission (ZE) and near-zero emission (NZE) technologies at its Modesto, California manufacturing site. The Modesto Zero- and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facility Project will transform the 500,000-square-foot site, …

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Community Innovation Grants Program Application Period Now Open

united fresh

The United Fresh Start Foundation’s 2020 Community Innovation Grants Program application period is now open. United Fresh says the program funds initiatives that aim to increase children’s access, selection, and consumption of fresh produce. The 2020 program is focused on supporting initiatives and research from organizations including not-for-profit 501 (c) …

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GMA to Relaunch as Consumer Brands Association in 2020

GMA - Consumer Brands Association

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) announced it will change its name and become the Consumer Brands Association (CBA), effective January 2020. According to CNBC, the group is trying to distance itself from past troubles. In the past two years, food companies like Campbell, Kraft Heinz, Nestle, Hershey and Unilever have left …

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Hispanic Heritage Month: NSA Cares Deeply

NSA Hispanic Heritage Month

Elizabeth Peralta, executive director of the NSA. The new executive director of the National Supermarket Association (NSA), Elizabeth Peralta, on behalf of the Hispanic independent supermarket organization joins the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month with a message about how NSA members support and they serve the communities, mostly Latinos, …

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Albertsons Adds Plant-Based Meals to its Private Label

Albertons Own Brands plant based

Seizing on consumer demand in frozen meals, Albertsons Companies has revamped its lineup of Own Brands entrees with 55 new items, from organic plant-based meals for the “flexitarian” to premium high-protein power bowls and more. Introducing the USDA-certified organic and certified plant-based frozen bowls and frozen meatless patties from O …

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