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Food Industry Execs: Inflation Could Worsen Yet

Overall CPI rose 0.4% in September, slightly ahead of estimates of 0.3%, with the indexes for food and shelter contributing to more than half of the monthly increase. The food price index climbed 0.8%, with …

Why Worker Strikes are Running Rampant Throughout America

A total of 178 strikes have taken place this year, as workers are demanding higher wages, better benefits and improved working conditions, according to Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. The Bureau of …

Whole Foods Unveils Top 10 Food Trends for 2022

Whole Foods Market’s Trends Council unveiled its seventh annual top 10 anticipated food trends for 2022. “Last year, we saw tremendous pandemic-related shifts in grocery buying habits as the world adjusted to spending more time …

Did Amazon Lie to Congress About Business Practices?

Five members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee wrote to Amazon.com’s chief executive and accused the company’s top executives, including founder Jeff Bezos, of either misleading Congress or possibly lying to it about Amazon’s business practices, reported …

BREAKING: McDonald’s to Trial Plant-Based Burger in U.S.

McDonald’s will test the McPlant burger in partnership with Beyond Meat in eight U.S. locations next month. Beginning November 3, customers in Irving, Texas; Carrollton, Texas; Cedar Falls, Iowa; Jennings, Louisiana; Lake Charles, Louisiana; El …

Author: Gen Z Consumers Seek Brands with Clear Purpose

Following in the footsteps of Millennials, Gen Z has taken a liking to chains such as Olive Garden and Starbucks, proving everything is cyclical, according to Piper Sandler’s latest Taking Stock with Teens survey. The Food …

Fish Supply in Jeopardy Amid Border Dispute

The U.S. is experiencing disputes over the fish supply at the Canadian border, mainly due to what’s known as the Jones Act. Here’s a look at the issues at play and how they could impact …

Kellogg Workers Go on Strike Over Pay, Benefit Conflicts

Around 1,400 Kellogg workers went on strike at the company’s U.S. cereal plants on Tuesday, bringing work to a halt. The strike includes plants in Omaha, Nebraska; Battle Creek, Michigan; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and Memphis, Tennessee, …

USDA Funding to Support Schools Amid Food and Labor Shortages

Food manufacturers and distributors have cancelled school district contracts as they struggle meeting demand from other, more lucrative, consumer and commercial markets. Coupled with the labor shortage, this has left schools across the nation scrambling …

Report: Unruly Customers on the Rise; Restaurants Pushing Back

Restaurants and hotels are pushing back against unruly customers and eschewing the adage “the customer is always right.” Some 60% of restaurant workers said they had suffered from emotional abuse and disrespect from customers, and …

Major Retailers Begin Intense Hiring Push

The retail industry is hiring at a record pace. In June, the industry saw 1.1 million job openings even after more than 1.1 million workers got hired in a massive hiring spree, reported NPR (Aug. 26). Still, employment …

How Misfits Market Doubled its Valuation Overnight

Online grocer Misfits Market Inc. nearly doubled its valuation in just five months, making it a unicorn twice over. The direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform buys so-called “ugly” produce from farmers that cannot be sold to stores for aesthetic reasons …

Italy to Require COVID-19 Pass for Workers

Italian workers in public and private sectors must display a health pass to access their workplaces starting October 15, a move prompted by the fact the Delta coronavirus variant continues to surge across much of …

Higher Food Prices, Lower Inventory Expected Through Holidays

According to industry experts, consumers can expect to see higher prices in the last quarter of this year in several grocery categories. Ingredient suppliers are seeing longer lead times because of issues like labor shortages …

Report: Plant-based Menu Items Skyrocketing at U.S. Restaurants

With what seems like a new plant-based development each week, it’s no surprise that meat alternatives are now a $14 billion market, according to Tastewise’s new Q3 Market Report: Alternative Proteins. The Food Institute reviewed …

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How Much is Theft Impacting Retail Shrink?

Retail theft accounts for about $45 billion in annual losses for retailers these days, according to The Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail. That figure is up $15 billion from a decade ago and has …

Report: Eating at Home Trend Here for the Long Haul

The COVID-19 pandemic simply accelerated Americans’ shift to a home-centric lifestyle, according to a new report by The NPD Group. But the tendency to largely hunker down at home was already apparent prior to the …

What Does the Future Hold for Delivery Apps?

It seems like every few weeks food delivery apps are finding themselves in hot water. Most recently, Chicago officials accused both DoorDash and Grubhub of harming city restaurants and customers through high fees and other deceptive …

Walmart Makes Major Play in Last-Mile Delivery

Walmart plans to open up its in-house delivery platform, Spark Driver, to other businesses. The retailer is doing so to allow the independent contractors out delivering Walmart merchandise to make additional deliveries along the way, …