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Posted on October 31, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Discount grocers like Aldi and Lidl have been successful overseas for years with their low prices and no-frills attitudes. In the 12 weeks ending Oct. 8, 2017, Lidl continued to be Britain’s fastest growing supermarket, up by 16%, while Aldi ... Read More

Posted in Aldi   Lidl   Discount   Grocery  
Posted on October 27, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

If you regularly read the Food Institute Blog, or are following the retail industry in any capacity, you know that e-commerce is posing a real threat for brick-and-mortar stores. However, up until now, most of the statistics have be projections, w ... Read More

Posted in shopping  
Posted on October 25, 2017 by Chris Campbell

Voice-ordering devices. Smart thermostats. Mobile-connected cameras. Even Internet of Things-enabled fridges that allow for re-ordering: It seems brands and retailers want to get into consumers' homes, but the level is accelerating.

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Posted in Amazon   Delivery  
Posted on October 23, 2017 by Chris Campbell

Pesticides and herbicides are a controversial subject of discussion in the food world. Some would argue they are absolutely vital to a thriving food system by ensuring pests and invasive weeds do not decimate crops, while others would argue that t ... Read More

Posted in Dicamba   BASF   Monsanto   DuPont   Pesticides   EPA  
Posted on October 19, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

This past week has been a busy one for M&A in the food industry. The Food Institute tallied a whopping 17 deals in the U.S. alone, with four more occurring internationally. Below is a preview of some of the most notable deals.

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Posted in Mergers   Acquisitions  
Posted on October 18, 2017 by Chris Campbell

If you've been following the Food Institute in any capacity over the course of the past year, you know we've been keeping our eyes on sugary beverage taxes, or "soda taxes." We've reported on some benefits and some of the negatives, but this is a ... Read More

Posted in Cook County   Soda   Sugar   Beverage   Taxes   Washington  
Posted on October 17, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

The third wave coffee movement is described by the industry as an effort to promote high-quality, artisan coffees and increase the general public's coffee knowledge from a standard cup of coffee to the world of cascara and French press. An increas ... Read More

Posted in Coffee   Retail   Foodservice  
Posted on October 16, 2017 by Chris Campbell

One thing is clear: Florida's all orange forecast will be down in the 2017-2018 season. The real question is, "by how much?"

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Posted in USDA   Florida   Oranges   Produce   Fruit  
Posted on October 12, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

All supermarkets have had to become smarter and more responsive in this new era of food retailing as options become wider for consumers, and mergers such as the Amazon/Whole Foods Market deal make it harder to compete. However, some chains are tak ... Read More

Posted in Kroger   Retail  
Posted on October 10, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Since its inception, Walmart has always been a behemoth in the brick-and-mortar retail industry. It quickly became one of the top retailers for a whole host of products, including grocery items. However, with the advent of e-commerce and the emerg ... Read More

Posted in Walmart   Delivery   Grocery   Retail  
Posted on October 05, 2017 by Chris Campbell

Led Zeppelin released Led Zeppelin II on Halloween of 1969, and the following year, "Whole Lotta Love" was released as the lead single for the record. Although an interpretation of the song's lyrics might not be appropriate for the Fo ... Read More

Posted on October 04, 2017 by Erica Kuhlmann

There’s a lot to be optimistic about in the food and beverage industry. Manufacturers have continued their solid run over the past year, and the near-term outlook looks bright as well. But in an industry as broad and dynamic as this one, cha ... Read More

Posted on October 03, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Every year, the Food Institute staff spends three months scouring the top food industry developments from the past year to compile into one, comprehensive year-in-review. This flagship publication, which turned 31 this year, has established itself ... Read More

Posted in Food Industry Review  
Posted on October 02, 2017 by Chris Campbell

When you go to the supermarket and grab an item, what is the first thing you check? The nutrition label might be a logical answer, but for many Americans, this might not be the case. Regardless, such labels provide a snapshot of the nutrition of a ... Read More

Posted in FDA   Retail   Manufacturing   Grocery   Nutrition Labels