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Center StoreDream Foods Acquires Casa Mexicana Brand From Hispanic Specialty Brands

Dream Foods Acquires Casa Mexicana Brand From Hispanic Specialty Brands

Dream Foods International has acquired the Casa Mexicana brand from Hispanic Specialty Brands. The Casa Mexicana brand has exceeded growth expectations... read more

Corporate Store NewsNatural Grocers Will Open Eighth Oregon Store In Eugene Sept. 23

Natural Grocers Will Open Eighth Oregon Store In Eugene Sept. 23

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will open its eighth Oregon location in Eugene on Sept. 23 at 201 Coburg Rd. “Natural Grocers is excited to introduce... read more

Equipment & TechnologyRaley’s Recognized As GreenChill ‘Distinguished Supermarket Partner’

Raley’s Recognized As GreenChill ‘Distinguished Supermarket Partner’

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores has received a GreenChill 2013 Achievement Award for leadership and initiative in achieving the U.S. Environmental Protection... read more

Executive MovesHowald Joins Pear Bureau Northwest As West Regional Marketing Manager

Howald Joins Pear Bureau Northwest As West Regional Marketing Manager

Dave Howald has joined Pear Bureau Northwest as regional marketing manager responsible for the western U.S. territory. Howald brings a 31-year history... read more

Independent Store NewsGrocery Outlet To Be Acquired By Senior Management Team, PE Firm

Grocery Outlet To Be Acquired By Senior Management Team, PE Firm

“Extreme-value” chain Grocery Outlet has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of private equity firm Hellman &... read more

PerishablesRuby Fresh Jewels Qualify As 2014 PMA Impact Award Finalist

Ruby Fresh Jewels Qualify As 2014 PMA Impact Award Finalist

Attracting 67 entries from 56 companies, Ruby Fresh Jewels Grab-N-Go Pomegranate Aril cups are among 20 products that have been selected as finalists for... read more

Center StoreCascade Ice Announces Innovative Bottle Design, Latest Rankings

Cascade Ice Announces Innovative Bottle Design, Latest Rankings

Unique Beverage Co. has introduced a new bottle design to the zero-calorie sparkling water industry. Unique’s popular Cascade Ice flavors of lemonade,... read more

Industry NewsL.A. Mayor Seeks Hourly Minimum Wage Increase

L.A. Mayor Seeks Hourly Minimum Wage Increase

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said this week that he would be pushing a major proposal for a citywide increase in the hourly minimum wage, according... read more