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Super King Markets received Unified Grocers’ 2016 Ben Schwartz Retail Grocery Visionary Award at a special awards dinner Feb. 9 in Los Angeles. The award is named for Ben Schwartz, the 96-year-old former Unified chairman of the board. Schwartz was in attendance at the awards dinner. “This is the 11th year that Unified has given the award to an outstanding independent retailer,” Bob Ling, president and chief executive officer... Read more

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New research shows strong growth in awareness and purchases of U.S. sweet potatoes in Europe thanks to promotional efforts spearheaded by the American Sweet Potato Marketing Institute. After organizing a media tour that yielded extensive media attention on this superfood and holding tastings and product demonstrations at several consumer events throughout the... Read more

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DeLallo Co.: New year promotes healthy eating habits for consumers
Eating healthier and losing weight is a common New Year’s resolution, and is why the start of the year is peak salad season. That’s great news for the George DeLallo Co., headquartered in Pittsburgh. The company is known for being meticulous about the ingredients it uses in its extensive line of items, including in its SaladSavors line. Giuliana Pozzuto,... Read more

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Coborn’s hires produce leader as director of produce and floral merchandising
Coborn’s Inc., a St. Cloud, MN-based retailer with 54 stores, has hired Tom Williams as director of produce and floral merchandising, reporting to Emily Coborn, vice president of fresh merchandising. Williams most recently served as manager of corporate retail produce and floral at SpartanNash Co. Prior... Read more