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Loblaw and Instacart to offer grocery delivery to millions of Canadian homes
TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In a Canadian first, Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L, "Loblaw") and Instacart will work together to deliver groceries to Canadian homes, beginning in December. Loblaw has a network of nearly 2,500 stores and the most Click & Collect grocery pick-up sites in Canada, now complemented by the option of home delivery. Instacart is a technology-driven, on-demand grocery delivery service, already serving more than 150 American markets. Online grocery orders from Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore and T&T stores will be delivered by Instacart to customers' homes in as little as one hour, beginning in Toronto on ...
Specialty Grocer Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace Opens Brand New Location On Long Island
FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty grocer, Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace, announced today the grand opening of its new Melville location on December 1. The new market marks the brand's sixth on Long Island and seventh overall. The full-service supermarket, featuring a gourmet Italian theme, an upscale design and a unique shopping experience, is located at 890 Walt Whitman Road on Route 110, North of the Northern State Parkway. Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace will open its doors to customers at 10:00am, December 1, following a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony that welcomes Melville residents, as well as community and business leaders. The ...
The Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel Predicts What’s Hot in Food for 2018
NEW YORK, NY (November 15, 2017) Food innovation is running at an all-time high and the Specialty Food Association’s Trendspotter Panel has named what they believe will be hot trends in 2018. The panel draws perspectives from retail, foodservice, strategic marketing, and culinary education, and includes Ken Blanchette, FreshDirect; Jonathan Deutsch, Drexel University; Kara Nielsen, CCD Innovation; Perla Nieves and Alysis Vasquez, Midnight Market; Alison Tozzi Liu, James Beard Foundation; and Elly Truesdell, Whole Foods Market. “Macro trends like sustainability and health are converging in the 2018 trends,” says Denise Purcell, head of content for the Specialty Food Association. “The Panel is ...
Subway® Donates More Than 13.3 Million Meals To Help Fight Hunger Worldwide
MILFORD, Conn., Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers around the world joined Subway® to help provide meals to millions of people facing hunger during the first ever World Sandwich Day.  As a result of Subway's "Live Feed" event, the restaurant chain donated more than 13.3 million meals to more than 20 hunger-relief charities across the globe. "As a food company with a global footprint, we are proud to be in the fight against hunger – and we cannot do it alone," said Suzanne Greco, President and CEO, Subway. "We have the best franchisees, Sandwich Artists™ and customers in the world.  ...
Cibus Organizers Take To The Road To Attract Foreign Buyers To Their Trade Show 
(Parma, November 6th, 2017) - Every year 800 food companies expand to foreign markets for the first time. Exports of Italian food&beverage in 2017 increased by about 7% over the previous year, with a forecast year-end turnover of about 32 billion Euros. The most important destinations for Italian food products are Europe and, increasingly, the United States; however, the Asian market is also growing, primarily China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand and Taiwan (source: Federalimentare). This growth trend is reflected in the profile of the 19th edition of Cibus (Parma, 7-10 May 2018): exhibition of new products that can conquer international ...
The Good Food Awards Finalists for 2018 Have Been Announced
San Francisco, CA (November 7, 2017) – The Good Food Foundation is proud to announce the 279 companies in the running for a Good Food Award in 2018. The Finalists represent not just the best of America’s food movement, but the qualities we love most about this country: our rich cultural diversity, vibrant agricultural landscape, and the creativity and integrity of its small business owners.   The 15 categories the Good Food Awards celebrate – from spirits to cheese to coffee – comprise over $200 billion of America’s gross domestic product, a greater portion than the cattle and pork industries combined. ...
Brennan's Cellars to Open in Former Brennan's Market Location
MADISON, Wis., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Brennan's Cellars to open in former Brennan's Market location at 8210 Watts Rd, Madison in early December under new ownership. Brennan's Cellars will stock the best of Brennan's, including Wisconsin cheese, Chin Drippin' fruit, specialty food, wine & micro-beer, along with a new emphasis on meats, deli and prepared food.  This is truly a passion project for new owner, Tim Mulcahy. "I've worked at Brennan's most of my life and wasn't ready to give it up. After speaking with thousands of customers over the summer, it seemed that Madisonians weren't ready to let it ...
Sysco Agrees to Acquire Hawaii-Based HFM FoodService
HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire HFM FoodService, a Hawaii-based broadline distributor with approximately $290 million in annual sales. HFM FoodService was founded as a flour mill in 1964 and has grown into one of the largest foodservice distributors in the state of Hawaii, and the only one with operations on all four major Hawaiian Islands and Guam. “HFM has been providing quality service to Hawaii and Guam for over 50 years, and we are excited to welcome them to the Sysco family of companies,” said ...
“Uncommon Flavors of Europe” Campaign Will Promote Three Deliciously Italian Ingredients for Three Years
Petaluma, CA (October 24th, 2017) – Under the “Enjoy, it’s from Europe” program adopted by the European Union, a new campaign titled “Uncommon Flavors of Europe” will bring the attention of consumers and industry professionals to three products from Italy for the next three years in the U.S. and Canada: Asiago PDO cheese, Speck Alto Adige PGI ham and Pecorino Romano PDO cheese. The program “Enjoy, it’s from Europe” promotes Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) foods from Europe and provides information on the EU quality system which strives to protect names of quality agricultural products. ...
Columbus Craft Meats Growth Drives Second Plant Expansion in Three Years
HAYWARD, Calif., Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- To help meet high customer demand for its products, Columbus Craft Meats announced on Tuesday that it has completed a $16 million expansion at the company's state-of-the-art salami curing facility in Hayward, California.  The 10,000 square foot addition increases the company's salami production capacity by 30%. Construction began in February and was commissioned earlier this month.   SECOND EXPANSION IN PAST 3 YEARS Columbus finished its last expansion in early 2015.  That build-out boosted available production by more than 50% and almost doubled the size of the Hayward facility.  However, capacity was quickly filled as ...
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