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Top news from trade associations, market research firms and management consultancies pertaining to consumer grocery trendspolicy, regulatory and advocacy efforts.

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Ahold Delhaize Services Unit Saluted for Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity Team of the Year award demonstrates that Retail Business Services is accomplishing its "goal of continuing to engage and empower diverse suppliers."

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Independent Grocery Organizations NGA, ROFDA Team Up

Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates will merge under the National Grocers Association, bringing together two organizations with missions to promote the independent grocery industry.

The alliance founded by the Food Marketing Institute, Grocery Manufacturers Association and National Restaurant Association will work with the USDA, FDA and EPA to reduce food loss.

The federal regulatory framework is viewed as "a good first step" by grocery trade leaders who say more regulations are needed to protect consumers.

While third-party providers can help grocers test demand, the author says going in-house sells the product, and not the delivery.

The wholesaler also promoted Tye Anthony to SVP of merchandising, while Jeff Pedersen will assume oversight of Valu Merchandisers Co.

Effective immediately, Taylor Crown will oversee the foodservice department for the sales and marketing agency.

"Forum for the Future" session, featuring association CEO Cathy Burns, provided confab attendees with a snapshot of the industry's fast-paced, technology-driven race to what's next.

As sustainability drives more food purchases, retailers, suppliers and distributors must do their part to reduce waste.

New vision of Shape the Future of Food serves as an umbrella to an array of educational, networking and research offerings.

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