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IDDBA announces ‘Champions of Change’ honorees

The International Dairy, Deli, Bakery Association is putting the spotlight on 34 industry leaders who are helping to advance grocery fresh food departments. Awards will be given out at the IDDBA conference on June 4 in Anaheim, California.

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Tom Hanks to headline IDDBA conference

The award-winning actor will be joined by celebrity chef Alton Brown and TV host Padma Lakshmi for keynote addresses at the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association event to be held June 4-6 in Anaheim, California.

The Kroger-owned meal-kit maker says the new facility, its fourth, will be its largest by volume.

Haaf replaces the retiring Michael Eardley, who led the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association since 2014.

The outbreak has killed one person and sent 13 others to the hospital. Pregnant people, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are being told to avoid eating meat and cheese from grocery delis unless reheated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The farmstand-focused chain said produce sales are dropping while shoppers turn to more prepared foods and grab-and-go items.

Eardley has held the top post at the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association since 2014. The industry group is now seeking a new leader.

Schnuck Markets, Inc., St. Louis, has expanded a partnership with DoorDash to deliver prepared food from 21 additional stores throughout Illinois, Indiana and Missouri.

One roundup wasn’t enough; here are nine more products from the show floor.

"With social media, is it anchored in what you want to tell the consumer, or how they can use you in their life?" asked Jonna Parker, leader of IRI's Fresh Center of Excellence, at the IDDBA Show.

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