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2011-03-02 11:05:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., achieved solid financial results in 2010, including the second-highest net sales and earnings in its 90-year history, despite challenging economic conditions, according to leaders of the national food and agricultural cooperative. This message was delivered to more than 1,000 cooperative members and visitors gathered in Minneapolis for 90th Land O'Lakes Annual Meeting. Highlights of 2010 performance included: A record-high...

2011-02-14 10:35:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BrandSpark International, along with Better Homes and Gardens, released the top shopper trends from the third annual Best New Product Award (BNPA) American Shopper Study, which surveyed more than 63,000 Americans from coast to coast, and touched on diverse topics including food, health and beauty, and mobile shopping. Highlights from this year's survey include: FOOD & HEALTH: 8 in 10 consumers are looking for products that are healthy. 5 in...

2011-02-03 13:57:00

HAILEY, Idaho, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Prosperity Organic Foods, Inc., announced it has launched its first 2011 online campaign for Melt® Buttery Spread. "Eat Better, Live Better in 2011" invites participants to submit their ideas and aspirations for improving their overall health and well-being by making better food choices. Submissions must be posted to Melt Buttery Spread's Face Book page. One entry per week will be selected through March 31 and featured...

2011-01-31 15:26:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Opening in spring 2011, Relish is a neighborhood market at 3951 San Felipe Street in River Oaks that specializes in local, seasonal and gourmet food and supports the Slow Food movement. Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. Like its cozy ambiance that feels like home, Relish's food is beautifully simple. The 2,300-square-foot space will be stocked with artisan...

2011-01-06 10:48:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable food service provider Bon Appetit Management Company has reached its goal of partnering with 1,000 small-scale Farm to Fork vendors in its more than 400 cafes nationwide. The landmark food safety bill signed by President Obama on January 4 includes provisions to ensure small farmers are not overburdened by one-size-fits-all regulations, making the business environment for the nation's independent farmers and food producers...

2010-12-19 00:28:43

San Diego's Brian's Farmers Markets recently introduced the Electronic Benefit Transfer option for low-income families at its Mission Valley, Point Loma and University Town Center locations. "After all," explains 35-year-old Brian's Farmers Markets owner Brian Beevers, "local, high-quality food should be available at every income bracket." Of the dozens of San Diego weekly farmers markets, only five accept EBT. Three of those five are Brian's Farmers Markets. Beevers is a long-time believer...

2010-12-10 11:52:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Safetek International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SFIN) an incubator of and investor in green technology and Eco-Friendly start-up companies, announced today that Oneota Community Food Co-op, a natural food Co-op has purchased the eco-friendly, non-toxic ewrap(TM) food film. Newave Packaging, Inc., a Safetek International portfolio company provides ewrap(TM) Food Film, which will be used in packaging meats and vegetables for resale in the store, and offers...

2010-11-23 07:50:00

VIP partners Sodexo, Hirai Farms, Annie's Fun, McCain Foods and Larson Allen team up to help those in need during the holiday season SEATTLE, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On November 19th, Vertically Integrated Partnership (VIP) partners Sodexo, Hirai Farms, Annie's Fun, McCain Foods and Larson Allen teamed up to donate 60,000 pounds of potatoes for Thanksgiving meals to Food Lifeline, Washington's largest hunger relief organization, as part of KOMO's 3rd Annual Problem Solvers...

2010-11-15 10:49:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers of Compass Group USA enjoyed the fall flavors as thousands of its locations featured the 2nd annual 'It Takes You-Eat Local' campaign this past September. Across the country, cafes promoted locally grown produce, conducted on-site farmers markets, sponsored farm tours and used local ingredients in an effort to provide visibility to the many benefits of buying locally. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090929/CL83598LOGO...

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2010-10-26 14:05:00

Not only are restaurant patrons willing to pay more for meals prepared with produce and meat from local providers, the proportion of customers preferring local meals actually increases when the price increases, according to a team of international researchers. A recent study of how customers perceive and value local food shows that restaurant patrons prefer meals made with local ingredients when they are priced slightly higher than meals made with non-local ingredients, said Amit Sharma,...