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Posted on October 31, 2016 by Chris Campbell

Meat lovers: USDA has good news for you. U.S. red meat and poultry producers had a banner year in 2015, according to USDA. During the year, the two industries combined for a record high of 94.3 billion-lbs. in production. Individually, U.S. poultr ... Read More

Posted in Meat   Poultry   Production   USDA  
Posted on October 27, 2016 by Jennette Zitelli

Amazon is wasting no time when it comes to expanding its grocery offerings.

Earlier this week, our own Chris Campbell opined about Amazon's plan to op ... Read More

Posted in Amazon  
Posted on October 26, 2016 by Chris Campbell

It's been quite a year for Chipotle Mexican Grill. As previously reported in the Food Institute Blog, Chipotle Mexican Grill has been on the offensive to woo back customers following disasterous foodborne-illness outbreaks in 2015. From ... Read More

Posted in Chipotle  
Posted on October 25, 2016 by Jennette Zitelli

Meat has always been a staple of the American dinner plate, but how consumers choose to consume it is constantly changing. Along with a new focus on plant-based diets and the introduction of alternative proteins and "meatless meats," what American ... Read More

Posted on October 24, 2016 by Chris Campbell

Amazon has long been a pioneer when it comes to new methods of shopping. From Amazon Prime to Amazon Dash, it constantly works to find new avenues to deliver products into its customers' hands. However, when it comes to fresh food, Amazon has had ... Read More

Posted in Amazon  
Posted on October 21, 2016 by Chris Campbell

Earlier this year, Dunkin' Donuts launched cold brew coffee at its locations nationwide after a successful trial in the New England market. The program, which began in Los Angeles and New York City on June 27, appears to be a hit for the company, ... Read More

Posted in Dunkin' Donuts  
Posted on October 20, 2016 by Jennette Zitelli

Following a trend of food industry "megadeals," mergers in which two industry giants will become one, Walgreens and Rite Aid entered into a definitive agreement in October 2015, in which Walgreens Boots Alliance agreed to acquire all outstanding s ... Read More

Posted in Rite Aid   Walgreens   Mergers  
Posted on October 19, 2016 by Chris Campbell

C-stores were once seen as a place to grab grub on the go, but recently, operators in the industry have begun to propel the traditional c-store format to something that is closer to a grocery store or restaurant. Whether the store sells fresh prod ... Read More

Posted in C-Stores  
Posted on October 18, 2016 by Jennette Zitelli

Pork producers have long tried to make their products as popular as other meats, employing slogans like "the other white meat" to grab customers' interest. While beef and chicken still dominate the center of the plate, the pork industry has been l ... Read More

Posted in Pork   Consumer Insights  
Posted on October 13, 2016 by Jennette Zitelli

We're now in the fourth quarter of 2016, and that means it's time to start thinking about the new year. It is also the beginning of the 2017 food trend predictions, which usually begin to bombard the industry in the last few months of the year. ... Read More

Posted in Trends  
Posted on October 11, 2016 by Jennette Zitelli

Blue Bell Creameries had a rough year in 2015, after it was forced to recall all of its products due to listeria contamination at its facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, and Alabama. A total of ten people were infected with several strains of Listeria ... Read More

Posted in Blue Bell   Ice Cream   Recall   Aspen Hills   Publix  
Posted on October 06, 2016 by Jennette Zitelli

Amazon knows its Prime members are extremely valuable. They are the retailer's most loyal customers, they spend the most, and they generally search from products on its website before looking anywhere else. However, Amazon also knows it needs to m ... Read More

Posted in Amazon  
Posted on October 05, 2016 by Chris Campbell

Technology is developing at an exponential rate, and it's not isolated to Silicon Valley startups. Food companies across the globe are starting to grapple with the use of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and robotics in the production, ma ... Read More

Posted in Foodservice   Robotics  
Posted on October 04, 2016 by Jennette Zitelli

The start of the new quarter is usually a busy time for companies as things reset a bit and the end of the year looms closer. These past few days have been particularly lively in regards to the merger and acquisition landscape of the food industry ... Read More

Posted on October 03, 2016 by Chris Campbell

Ah, yes. Millennials: everything you thought you knew is wrong, and everything you thought was right is about to change. In some variation or another, this headline gets repeated throughout the year as writers try to explain the attitudes, cultura ... Read More