Sean McBride, formerly Former EVP, communications and membership services for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, has left GMA to reconstitute his public relations and consulting firm, DSM Strategic
Communications & Consulting, and serve as Counselor at Edelman Public Relations.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association and 27 other trade associations, groups and organizations representing food producers, farmers and manufacturers have launched the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food to advocate a federal GM labeling solution that would require a label on GM foods, but only if the FDA determines that there is a health or food safety risk.
H-E-B will kick off its Texas Best contest, to find unique grocery items from local suppliers, with a Super Bowl commercial starring former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, according to reports.
Eighty Midwest pharmacies are taking part in a study aimed at improving patient outcomes by having specially trained pharmacists conduct free flu and strep throat tests, and in some cases fill matching prescriptions under a collaborative practice agreement with physicians.
Stater Bros. is the latest food retailer to distribute the Wholesome Goodness line which emphasizes whole grains, fiber, essential omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, while minimizing or eliminating sugar, sodium and fat.
Straub’s Market, with four gourmet stores in St. Louis, scouts out unique finds at the Specialty Food Association’s annual Fancy Food shows and sources from local artisans who also produce some of its store brands.
The Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association, which advocates a federal response to GMOs, opposes a new state law that would mandate GM labeling after five other states take the lead. Connecticut passed a similar law last year.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans Organic Almond butter has emerged as the most popular nut butter in a new line that also includes Cashew and Tahini butters, said Mary Ellen Burris, senior vice president of consumer affairs for Wegmans, in a Fresh Stories blog post.