Ralph Raiola

Ralph
Raiola
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CHANGING IDENTITIES 
Private labeling is growing in produce and especially in the category of salad mixes, say industry experts, because retailers are searching for greater
SHOPPERS GO FOR A DIP AT H-E-B PROMOTION 
SAN ANTONIO -- H.E. Butt Grocery Co. here had shoppers wading in "The World's Largest Bowl of Guacamole," during a promotion at one of its supermarkets
STEPS FOR HACCP SUCCESS ARE DESCRIBED 
BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y. -- With the federal government likely to start peering at the safety procedures of the produce industry through a microscope, some
PBH FINDS RETAILERS SLOW TO BACK REGIONAL PROGRAM 
NEWARK, Del. -- While the Produce for Better Health Foundation here hopes to officially kick off its 5 a Day Regional Partnership Program this summer,
GIANT SHOWCASING WEDDING, PROM SERVICES 
LANDOVER, Md. -- Giant Food's Super G division has been running a series of ads in local papers touting the wedding and prom services offered in the chain's
HOME IN ON DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, RETAILERS URGED 
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. -- With cultural and ethnic consumer demographics changing so quickly, retailers are finding it difficult to satisfy the needs of
BASHAS' SPICES UP PRODUCE DEPARTMENT 
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Bashas' Markets here is taking a step toward merchandising more meal solutions in its produce department by experimenting with a program
PBH A FEW BITES CLOSER TO 5 A DAY GOAL 
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Produce for Better Health Foundation, Newark, Del., is closer to its goal of consumers eating at least five fruits and vegetables
VIRAL WOES IN FROZENS HIT SALE OF FRESH STRAWBERRIES 
Sales of fresh strawberries in supermarkets are suffering from a food-poisoning incident that has been linked to frozen strawberries, retail produce executives
NATUREMARK'S BIONIC SPUDS TAKING ROOT AT SAFEWAY 
SEATTLE -- Safeway's division here became the first supermarket operator in the United States to stock potatoes from NatureMark, a Boise, Idaho-based
PBH PLANTS PLANS FOR 5 A DAY TO BRANCH OUT 
ORLANDO, Fla. -- If the Produce for Better Health Foundation, Newark, Del., has its way, 75% of supermarket chains will have some type of 5 a Day program
PBH TO TILL FOR 5 A DAY SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE INDUSTRY 
NEWARK, Del. -- The Produce for Better Health Foundation here will push harder to get organizations outside the industry to more directly promote its
NEW YORK-AREA CHAINS SET TO DIG EARTH DAY WITH ORGANICS 
NEW YORK -- Several chains in the New York-New Jersey region will be celebrating Earth Day this spring in a promotion that stresses eating organic produce.The
PLANNING FOR VICTORY 
KINGSTON, Mass. -- At Victory Super Market's new flagship store here, the strategic core is produce.The 16-unit chain's top executives, working closely
FLEMING OAKS TRANSPLANTS PRODUCE BUYING TO FOUR SEASONS 
OAKS, Pa. -- Fleming Cos.' division here is turning its fresh produce buying needs over to produce wholesaler Four Seasons Produce, Denver, Pa., in a

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