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New England Has Strong Showing in sofi Awards New England Has Strong Showing in sofi Awards

Bourbon ice cream, ravioli with Brussels sprouts, and spiced beet vinegar are all New England–made products being recognized among the best of the best in this year's sofi Awards.

E-Commerce Site Launches with International, Ethnic Brands for US Market E-Commerce Site Launches with International, Ethnic Brands for US Market

International Food Club, an Orlando-area grocery store and warehouse, has launched a new e-commerce site, giving customers throughout the U.S. access to imported international food products.

EU, US Battle to Protect Use of Bologna, Bratwurst in Impending Trade Negations EU, US Battle to Protect Use of Bologna, Bratwurst in Impending Trade Negations

Extending its push for stricter naming conventions on American-made foods, the European Union is now aiming for the meat market.

All-You-Can-Drink Coffee Subscription Mobile App Debuts in NYC All-You-Can-Drink Coffee Subscription Mobile App Debuts in NYC

Cups, a mobile app that allows subscribers to pay a set amount for unlimited coffee at independent coffee shops, has launched in New York City.

RiceSelect Introduces Three New Blends RiceSelect Introduces Three New Blends

RiceSelect has introduced three new rice blend that are made from all-natural, non-GMO, U.S.-grown seed: Royal Blend with Chia, Arborio Blend with Mushrooms, and Arborio Blend with Jalapeño.

U Rawk Energy Bars Expand to Nine States U Rawk Energy Bars Expand to Nine States

U Rawk raw energy bars were created by Isabel Gallego in 2012, and are now sold at fitness centers, doctors' offices, and Smoothie King Stores in nine states.

Arizona Brewery to Distribute Beer in CA Arizona Brewery to Distribute Beer in CA

SanTan Brewing Co. will begin distributing its beer in Southern California.

Milwaukee Asian Market Seeks State Grant for Expansion Milwaukee Asian Market Seeks State Grant for Expansion

Milwaukee County may help an Asian market on Milwaukee’s northwest side seek a state grant for a $4.1 million expansion that would create more than 200 jobs.

Rosati Ice Debuts New Italian Ice Flavor, 2-Quart Size Rosati Ice Debuts New Italian Ice Flavor, 2-Quart Size

Rosati Ice has launched a new flavor, Root Beer, and a new 2-quart size for its Italian Ice, sold exclusively at Acme Markets.

Dallas Pizza Truck Goes Brick-and-Mortar with Multiple Restaurants Planned Dallas Pizza Truck Goes Brick-and-Mortar with Multiple Restaurants Planned

Dallas food truck BellaTrino Neapolitan Pizzeria & Cucina is expected to open its permanent restaurant in the next 90 days.

Napa Winery Relocates Tasting Room to Oakland, CA Napa Winery Relocates Tasting Room to Oakland, CA

Roseblum Cellars, an urban winery that specializes in zinfandel, will relocate its Alameda, Calif., tasting room to Oakland.

NatureBox Raises $18M to Expand Healthy Snack Business NatureBox Raises $18M to Expand Healthy Snack Business

NatureBox has raised $18 million in Series B funding to help hit its goal of shipping 3 million of its healthy snack boxes to customers.

USDA May Mandate Reporting of Pig Virus Outbreaks USDA May Mandate Reporting of Pig Virus Outbreaks

The U.S. is considering rules that would require outbreaks of the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus to be reported to the government to improve tracking of the disease.

Raw Snack Company Seeks Investors for Fast Growth Raw Snack Company Seeks Investors for Fast Growth

Brad's Raw Foods has expanded from raw tortilla chips to seasoned sprouted seeds, dried onion rings, and crunchy kale, which now accounts for 70 percent of sales.

Mediterranean Olive Oils Face Growing Competition Mediterranean Olive Oils Face Growing Competition

Olive oils from Chile, Peru, Slovenia, and Australia won Best in Class prizes at the International Olive Oil Competition, showing that quality today is less about where olive oils are made than how.

Droga Chocolates Featured in Small-Business Video Series Droga Chocolates Featured in Small-Business Video Series

Droga Chocolates has been highlighted in a special video series created by AT&T to launch its new Business Circle community.

Date Lady Introduces Organic Date Syrup-Sweetened Chocolate Spread Date Lady Introduces Organic Date Syrup-Sweetened Chocolate Spread

Date Lady has introduced an organic, non-GMO, kosher, and nut-free chocolate spread sweetened naturally from date syrup, an ancient sweetener.

Brew Salt Debuts with Seasonings for Beer, Cocktails, Cooking Brew Salt Debuts with Seasonings for Beer, Cocktails, Cooking

Brew Salt has launched a new line of flavored sea salts specifically crafted to liven up the taste of beer, coffee, cocktails, and everyday cooking.

Caffeinated Cookie Inspires Functional Cookie Line Caffeinated Cookie Inspires Functional Cookie Line

Akiva Resnikogff created Awaken Baked, after noticing that almost 40 percent of a coffee shop's afternoon patrons bought a cookie with their coffee.

Marani Gains Nationwide Distribution for Wines, Spirits Marani Gains Nationwide Distribution for Wines, Spirits

Marani Brands started national distribution through Restaurant Depot at over 30 locations.