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Dole wins Nielsen breakthrough innovation award

International information company Nielsen has chosen a Dole Fresh Vegetables salad line from 3,500 consumer products for its Breakthrough Innovation Award for 2016.

The Dole Chopped Salad Kits, launched in 2013, mark the first win in the category for a produce brand, the company said in a release.

The awards are now in their eighth year.

2016 Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Award winners satisfied three requirements: a distinctive consumer product that delivered a new value proposition to the market in 2014; a minimum of US$ 50 million in first-year U.S. sales; and a demonstrated ability to endure the market by achieving 90 percent of first-year sales during its second year.

“Dole is beyond honored that the DOLE Chopped Salad Kit line is one of only 92 U.S. products to receive this award since its inception in 2008 – and the first-ever winner in the produce industry,” said Dole Fresh Vegetables VP of marketing, CarrieAnn Arias.

“DOLE Chopped Salad Kits were launched in 2013 as the next wave in salad innovation: a taste-first chopped salad experience featuring layers of flavor, texture, color and crunch in every bite.

“The success of the initial line led to the introduction of two additional Chopped Salad varieties in 2015 to meet consumer demand.”

She said the fact Nielsen had reviewed 20,000 U.S. product lines over eight years and found Dole’s salad kits demonstrated innovation and success by improving the country’s daily eating habits was extremely fulfilling for everyone at the company.

The seven kits include varieties such as Bacon and Bleu, BBQ Ranch, Chipotle & Cheddar, Pomegranate, Poppy Seed, Sesame Asian and Sunflower Crunch, and are part of a larger line of packaged salad blends and kits.

 

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ShopRite wins grant for worker training

ShopRite was awarded a $ 100,000 job-training grant from the state of New York, state officials said Thursday.

The grant was among $ 709.2 million in regional economic development funding projects announced by the state.


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ShopRite Supermarkets Inc., a division of Wakefern Food Corp. based in Florida, N.Y., will use the grant to train 120 workers in National Registry for Food Safety professional food safety management, National Retail Federation customer experience, and National Retail Federation retail management, according to the state. The company operates 32 ShopRite stores in New York and New Jersey.

Other food related grants announced by the state Thursday included $ 100,000 to help fresh produce subscription company Field Goods to construct a new facility in Greene County.

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Slaughter Wins House Race Against Assini

After widening her lead in the final round of ballot counting Wednesday, Rep. Louise Slaughter now has the votes she needs to retain her seat in the U.S. House of Representatives for New York’s 25th congressional district for a 15th term.

After an additional 2,800 ballots were tallied Wednesday, Slaughter’s lead over Republican challenger Mark Assini grew to 869, and Assini called her on Wednesday afternoon to concede the race and congratulate her.

Slaughter, a microbiologist who gives great weight to food safety issues and is an avid defender of medically important antibiotics, has served in the House of Representatives since 1987.

Assini has been the Town Supervisor for Gates, NY, since 2010.

“It’s gratifying to be re-elected for another term so that I can continue fighting for the community I love and am honored to represent,” Slaughter said in a statement declaring victory on Nov. 5 after the majority of absentee ballots had been counted. “Like I said during this campaign, Washington might not be working, but I sure am, and I’m glad to continue that work.”

Since her first election in 1986 when she won by 5 percent of the vote, Slaughter has enjoyed double-digit leads. This year, her win by just under half a percent of the vote was unexpectedly close.

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SN Price Check: Peapod wins click-and-collect confrontation with Roche Bros.

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SN Price Check: Peapod wins click-and-collect confrontation with Roche Bros.

A 20-SKU basket shopped for online via Peapod’s curbside pickup service at Stop & Shop, which requires a minimum order of $ 60, was less expensive than the same basket purchased for store pickup at Roche Bros., during two weeks of a three-week collection period in Westborough, Mass. Factoring into the totals are a $ 2.95 Peapod service charge and $ 6.95 charge at Roche Bros. Source: Brand View FREE PDF Dowload the pdf of this SN Price Check installment Suggested …

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SN Price Check: Peapod wins click-and-collect confrontation with Roche Bros.

A 20-SKU basket shopped for online via Peapod’s curbside pickup service at Stop & Shop, which requires a minimum order of $ 60, was less expensive than the same basket purchased for store pickup at Roche Bros., during two weeks of a three-week collection period in Westborough, Mass. Factoring into the totals are a $ 2.95 Peapod service charge and $ 6.95 charge at Roche Bros. Source: Brand View FREE PDF Dowload the pdf of this SN Price Check installment Suggested …

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SN Price Check: Peapod wins click-and-collect confrontation with Roche Bros.

A 20-SKU basket shopped for online via Peapod’s curbside pickup service at Stop & Shop, which requires a minimum order of $ 60, was less expensive than the same basket purchased for store pickup at Roche Bros., during two weeks of a three-week collection period in Westborough, Mass. Factoring into the totals are a $ 2.95 Peapod service charge and $ 6.95 charge at Roche Bros. Source: Brand View FREE PDF Dowload the pdf of this SN Price Check installment Suggested …

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SN Price Check: Walmart wins in Windy City

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