September 19, 2013

Target is donating $25,000 for relief efforts in Colorado following devastating floods there, the mass merchandise retailer said Thursday. The donation includes $20,000 for the American Red Cross and $5,000 in food, water and baby items.

September 18, 2013

Rainbow Light on Wednesday launched Embrace Prenatal 35+, a prenatal multivitamin specially formulated to address the unique nutritional needs of moms-to-be older than 35 years old.

September 17, 2013

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria sicken more than 2 million people per year and kill at least 23,000, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 16, 2013

Food Network host Marcela Valladolid has teamed up with Safeway to create the Marcela Valladolid brand, the grocer announced Monday.

September 13, 2013

On Friday, UrgentRx, developer of fast-acting, over-the-counter flavored powder medications, announced Rick Hayward will be joining the company as the sales director for the food, drug and mass channels.

September 13, 2013

Better known as an upmarket grocer, Whole Foods Market is opening a store in a low-income neighborhood in Chicago, the retailer said. The opening, slated for 2016, is part of a broader effort by mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration to reduce the city's "food desert" problem.

September 11, 2013

Hamacher Resource Group is offering an interactive workshop to help manufacturers prepare effective presentations for successful buyer meetings in food, drug and mass channels, including distributors, the company announced on Wednesday.

September 11, 2013

Volume sales of pet foods have been flat, but a rash of premium brands have kept the category profitable for retailers. Dog owners spend an average of $239 annually, and cat owners spend $209 annually on pet food, according to American Pet Products Association.

While consumers are price sensitive, they won’t cut corners when it comes to what they feed their pets. A recent report by Mintel found that healthy eating trends are driving innovation and marketing strategies in the pet food market.

September 10, 2013

Products that focus on convenience are winning big in the pet category.

September 10, 2013

Following a presentation from Nielsen's SVP consumer and shopper insights Todd Hale on Monday, Nielsen hosted a panel of six executives — three retailers, two suppliers and Stuart Taylor of Nielsen — to discuss a new hierarchy Nielsen has applied to general merchandise items to bring clarity to a number of front-end categories.

September 9, 2013

Kroger announced that the company has donated 175 million meals from fresh meat, produce, dairy and bakery items to Feeding America food banks since 2008 through its groundbreaking Perishable Donations Partnership.

September 5, 2013

Natura Pet Products brand California Natural is rolling out a new grain-free dog food option, Pork Meal and Sweet Potatoes Formula, along with a new packaging design to highlight the brand's philosophy of using limited ingredients.

September 5, 2013

Ahold USA banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., is marking Hunger Action Month in September with a food-collection program.

September 5, 2013

Are drug stores becoming the new convenience stores? A new survey by The Hartman Group indicates that for many shoppers, the drug store is a destination for convenient purchases.

September 4, 2013

Belgian international food retailer Delhaize Group announced on Wednesday that both Roland Smith, CEO of Delhaize America, and Pierre-Olivier Beckers, CEO of Delhaize Group, are leaving the company.

September 3, 2013

Duane Reade in late August surpassed 1 million Twitter followers, and will be celebrating the accomplishment at its 40 Wall St. location on Tuesday during an invitation-only event.

August 29, 2013

Weis Markets on Wednesday announced that it will launch its sixth annual Fight Hunger Program to run throughout Hunger Action Month this September.

August 27, 2013

Zarbee's Naturals on Tuesday announced that Neil Grimmer, co-founder and CEO of Plum Organics, was appointed to the company's board of directors.

August 26, 2013

Giant Food Stores is donating $9,000 to a local food bank to celebrate its 90 years in operation, the supermarket chain said.

August 26, 2013

Harris Teeter and its vendor Titan Farms on Friday donated approximately 28,725 lbs. of peaches to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to help feed the hungry in the local community.

August 26, 2013

Peapod is opening nine new pickup locations at Stop & Shop stores around Massachusetts and Rhode Island as part of an expansion push in New England, bringing its total number of sites in those states and Connecticut to 27.

The way Americans shop for groceries is undergoing a rapid and dramatic change. Supermarkets will likely continue to exist for a long time, but a growing amount of shopping for food is happening online.

August 22, 2013

Revolution Foods, a company founded and run by two moms, is introducing new Meal Kits, a product the company hopes will revolutionize the convenient meal category.

August 22, 2013

Merrick Pet Care announced a new line of cat food and a new marketing campaign behind a fictional, "acclaimed" food critic, W. "Mittens" Bloomfield.

August 21, 2013

Nine top legal minds in the dietary supplement/functional food industry will participate in an innovative, cut-to-the-chase, panel-style presentation addressing nine topics to help companies protect themselves against the rising tide of class-action lawsuits during The Conference, the Council for Responsible Nutrition announced.