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MarketMaker going global — Riverside Research hired to expand database

The match-making program MarketMaker began humbly enough in Illinois as a way to help connect that state’s food-related industry to local markets. Over time, the database grew to include nearly half the states, including Mississippi through Mississippi State University, and the District of Columbia. However, a new day has dawned for the database MarketMaker — it is going global. And ...

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Young Mississippi restaurateurs carving careers

If you ask to see the owner at certain Coast restaurants, you may be surprised to find that four of them are in their early 20s. Consider Jourdan Nicaud. He opened his third restaurant this month at the age of 24. Brandon Atwell, Frankie Penn and Thomas Young are buddies from high school and they share ownership of Murky Waters ...

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Looking for food? MarketMaker expands

For those looking for food, there is good news out of Mississippi State University. Mississippi food businesses will soon have access to customers all over the world through the expansion of MarketMaker, a database of searchable food industry-related information. Through a new license with MarketMaker, not-for-profit company Riverside Research has exclusive rights to the database. MarketMaker currently links producers and ...

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Wicker wants Obama to strengthen anti-seafood fraud efforts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) have asked President Barack Obama to direct federal agencies to better coordinate their efforts to fight seafood fraud that they say threatens the livelihoods of American fishermen and harms consumers. According to the senators, seafood fraud is a serious problem in the United States, with surveys showing that ...

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Merchants Co. lands $12.3M military contract

HATTIESBURG — The Merchants Co. of Hattiesburg has been awarded to provide food and beverage services to the U.S. military. The contact, awarded through the Defense Logistics Agency, has a maximum value of $12.3 million. The company will provide services to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air National Guard. Merchants says it supplies fresh and ...

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Running with the big dogs — Hollywood Feed taking small-store feel to national level

An executive who cut his teeth in corporate America grows disillusioned with big-box stores and buys a local mom-and-pop with the goal of growing it into a large, national concern to compete against the very stores he dislikes. That might sound a little strange, but Shawn McGhee, proprietor of Hollywood Feed, a pet supply retailer based in Memphis with strong ...

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