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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.

TN Grocery Stores Can Now Sell Stronger Beers TN Grocery Stores Can Now Sell Stronger Beers

The Tennessee House approved a measure that would allow grocery stores to sell beer with more than 5 percent alcohol content.

Wegmans Debuts Specialty Cheese Line Wegmans Debuts Specialty Cheese Line

Northeast specialty retailer Wegmans has debuted a line of specialty soft cheeses, including brie and camembert.

Wal-Mart Introduces Low-Cost Organic Products Wal-Mart Introduces Low-Cost Organic Products

Wal-Mart will be stocking 100 items, such as canned vegetables, spices and condiments, produced by organic food company Wild Oats at about 2,000 locations, and will be sold at "non-organic prices, says Jack Sinclair, executive vice president of grocery at Wal-Mart U.S., reports The Washington ...

Republic of Tea Downton Abbey Line Now at Cost Plus World Market Republic of Tea Downton Abbey Line Now at Cost Plus World Market

The Republic of Tea's Downton Abbey collection is now available for purchase at Cost Plus World Market.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea Enters DC Market, Feature Food from Area Bakeries Peet’s Coffee & Tea Enters DC Market, Feature Food from Area Bakeries

Peet's Coffee & Tea will open 23 stores in the Washington, D.C. area this year.

Mariano's Chicago Expansion Going Strong Mariano's Chicago Expansion Going Strong

Sales at five Mariano's grocery stores opened in 2014 have been "very good," according to the company's CEO.

Sun Seasoned Raw Foods Now in Whole Foods, Kroger Sun Seasoned Raw Foods Now in Whole Foods, Kroger

Sun Seasoned Raw Foods is a specialty food business started by Diana Gammon last year that produces kale chips flavored with banana, apple, chocolate and coconut.

Specialty Mac-and-Cheese Cuts into Kraft Market Share Specialty Mac-and-Cheese Cuts into Kraft Market Share

Annie's macaroni and cheese, which was once only offered at specialty retailers like Whole Foods Market, is now available at Wal-Mart, Kroger and other larger grocery stores.

Whole Foods Acquires 4 Stores in AZ, CA Whole Foods Acquires 4 Stores in AZ, CA

Whole Foods Market acquired four stores from New Frontiers Natural Marketplace.

Whole Foods Hits the Airwaves Whole Foods Hits the Airwaves

“Dark Rye,” a new TV program based on a Whole Foods Market online magazine, has hit the airwaves on recently launched network Pivot TV.

New Product Watch: Spring 2014 New Product Watch: Spring 2014

La Tourangelle has debuted chemical-free spray oils, featuring the brand’s popular nut oils. The Spray Oil Series will be available in walnut, organic olive, avocado, grapeseed, Sun Coco (sunflower and coconut oil), and Thai Wok. … Olli Salumeria has introduced Salamini (pictured above), bite-size, ready-to-eat ...

Industry Voices: Weighing In on the Farm Bill Industry Voices: Weighing In on the Farm Bill

Following approval of the Farm Bill in February, members of the specialty food trade shared their reactions and thoughts on what the new law, expected to save about $16.6 billion over the next 10 years, means for the industry.

The Numbers Behind Our Industry The Numbers Behind Our Industry

The specialty food trade again reports healthy sales growth, according to the “State of the Specialty Food Industry 2014” report, compiled by the Specialty Food Association and Mintel International. Dollar sales for retail and foodservice grew 18.4 percent, our annual report reveals.

CT to Increase Minimum Wage to $10.10 by 2017 CT to Increase Minimum Wage to $10.10 by 2017

Connecticut lawmakers passed legislation that would increase the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.

NYC Residents Could Soon Pay Fee for Grocery Bags NYC Residents Could Soon Pay Fee for Grocery Bags

New York City residents could soon be required to pay 10 cents for every paper or plastic bag used to carry groceries, under legislation set to be introduced March 26.

NC Program to Connect Local Farmers Directly to Grocers NC Program to Connect Local Farmers Directly to Grocers

A new program, N.C. Growing Together, will allow Lowes Foods to but fresh produce and meat directly from more than 100 small farms in North Carolina.

Cheese Industry Embattled over EU Naming Proposal Cheese Industry Embattled over EU Naming Proposal

Supporters argue it's good for the industry and the consumer, but the EU’s proposal on restricting naming conventions for cheeses could result in consumer confusion and hardship among American cheesemakers.

TN Supermarkets, Convenience Stores Can Soon Sell Wine TN Supermarkets, Convenience Stores Can Soon Sell Wine

Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law to allow supermarket wine sales in Tennessee.

Save Mart to Turn Waste into Fertilizer with New Partnership Save Mart to Turn Waste into Fertilizer with New Partnership

Save Mart Supermarkets and California Safe Soil have announced a partnership, in which the supermarket chain will supply organic waste to the processor for conversion into a liquid fertilizer.

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