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VT Becomes First State to Pass GMO-Labeling Law VT Becomes First State to Pass GMO-Labeling Law

Vermont's legislature has passed a bill that will require food labeling for products made with genetically modified crops.

Amazon Takes Hit from State Online Taxes Amazon Takes Hit from State Online Taxes

Amazon.com sales have dropped about 10 percent per household in states that collect online sales tax, compared with states that don't, according to a study by The Ohio State University.

Mobile Apps Help Retailers Build Loyalty, Boost Sales Mobile Apps Help Retailers Build Loyalty, Boost Sales

From managing timely customer interactions to sending out coupons and creating a platform for quick payment, mobile apps are becoming a necessary component for retailers looking to harness the latest technology to reach customers.

Ohio Ice Cream Maker Lands in National Grocer Ohio Ice Cream Maker Lands in National Grocer

Johnson's Real Ice Cream will be available in Kroger Co. stores in the Columbus, Ohio, area and in the Hills Market Downtown.

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.

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