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One in six Americans is food insecure, yet 40% of America’s edible food goes to waste every year.

Those statistics paint the grim picture of the state of food and how much we’re wasting in the U.S. Enter the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, an initiative jointly established by the Food Marketing Institute, the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the National Restaurant Association in 2011 to work together to fight food waste, increase food donations to those in need and to recycle unavoidable food waste.[…] Continue Reading »

The Food Waste Reduction Alliance released its Best Practices and Emerging Solutions Toolkit last week, as part of an effort led by the Food Marketing Institute, Grocery Manufacturers Association and National Restaurant Association to help the food industry reduce food waste. The toolkit includes best practices and strategies for measuring and managing food waste by keeping it out of landfills, overcoming donation challenges and reducing the generation of food waste to begin with.[…] Continue Reading »

With the 2011 holiday season under way, I reached out to ConAgra Foods Corporate Affairs Vice President and ConAgra Foods Foundation President Christopher Kircher to find out some trends and best practices of corporate giving.

How can companies complement their year-round corporate giving programs with a holiday event or program?

Look for opportunities to engage employees and their families either as volunteers in or as supporters of a particular cause.[…] Continue Reading »

ConAgra Foods’ brands span dozens of household names, including PAM, Chef Boyardee, Slim Jim and Orville Redenbacher’s.

Each brand has a different focus, tone and audience — and when it comes to social media, it’s up to Genevieve Mazzeo and her team to help these brands extend their voice to online communities.

At her recent BlogWell presentation, Mazzeo walked us through a few case studies of how different ConAgra brands have built healthy and sustainable fan bases that are generating valuable feedback, word of mouth and revenue.[…] Continue Reading »

In early May, Genevieve Mazzeo, manager of public relations and social media at ConAgra Foods, spoke with SmartBrief’s Jesse Stanchak at BlogWell D.C. presented by Mazzeo spoke about how ConAgra, the maker of brands such as Orville Redenbacher, Healthy Choice and Slim Jim, uses social media to build relationships with its various consumers.

(Full disclosure: CEO Andy Sernovitz regularly contributes to this blog and serves as the editor at large for SmartBrief on Social Media.)

With more than 50 consumer-facing brands, ConAgra’s social media strategy has to be approached in a specific, purposeful way that meets the needs of each individual consumer.[…] Continue Reading »