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Posted on November 30, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Amazon is not only becoming a major player in the grocery industry, but it is having a surprisingly big impact on the restaurant industry as well. Aside from its growing Amazon Restaurants business, which offers restaurant delivery in various area ... Read More

Posted in Amazon   TGI Fridays   Foodservice  
Posted on November 29, 2017 by Chris Campbell

On a recent visit at a friend's house, I had a moment of clarity to see how technology is becoming such a major facet of everyday life. Clearly, we cover technological advancements pretty regularly here at the Food Institute, but for whatever reas ... Read More

Posted in Instacart   Albertsons   Amazon   Whole Foods   Loblaw   Kroger   Lidl   Aldi   H-E-B   Publix   Ahold  
Posted on November 28, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

The yogurt market in the U.S. is a lucrative one. Per capita consumption of the dairy product has increased substantially in the past 15 years, jumping from 6.5 pounds per person in 2000 to a whopping 14.9 pounds in 2014, according to  ... Read More

Posted in Chobani   USDA   Statista   Yogurt  
Posted on November 27, 2017 by Chris Campbell

After four days out of the office, we are back doing what we do best at the Food Institute offices: keeping an eye on the food industry. Although today is Cyber Monday, we are starting to get a look at that other Thanksgiving holiday: Black Friday ... Read More

Posted in ICSC   Holidays   Black Friday   Cyber Monday  
Posted on November 21, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Rapid expansion and acquisition of new customers may seem like a good thing for most businesses, but in the grocery delivery industry, it can spell disaster. Most food e-commerce companies find that when they expand into new markets too fast, they ... Read More

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

With Thanksgiving only a week away, most Americans are beginning to prep their meals for the holiday. This year, many shoppers may be a bit happier with what they find at the checkout register, as many Turkey Day staples are seeing lower prices th ... Read More

Posted on November 15, 2017 by Chris Campbell

Hurricane Irma was not kind to Florida's citrus industry, which was already besieged by dwindling production and citrus greening disease. In an effort to defend Florida's iconic agricultural industry, both federal and state government programs are ... Read More

Posted in orange   Florida   Citrus   Produce   Fruit   Washington  
Posted on November 14, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

As the restaurant industry becomes more crowded and consumers are looking for more value as grocery prices have dropped, foodservice operators have been looking for ways to boost their profits and visits. One idea that is slowly emerging is "virtu ... Read More

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Chris Campbell

In just over a week, families across the U.S. will be sitting down for a Thanksgiving meal that features turkey, mashed potatoes and a variety of other American staples. I know my family will be enjoying an apple pie made by my father, so I felt i ... Read More

Posted on November 09, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

The food industry landscape is changing faster than ever, and we at the Food Institute know how important, but difficult, it can be to stay on top of the most recent industry news. If you didn't have a chance to catch the biggest developments from ... Read More

Posted in Retail   Manufacturing  
Posted on November 07, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

For anyone who goes out to eat somewhat regularly, it's pretty obvious that full-service restaurants are becoming a thing of the past, while fast casual, counter-service locations are becoming the norm. Restaurant customers are  ... Read More

Posted on November 06, 2017 by Chris Campbell

There are about two months remaining in 2017, and retailers are preparing for the Thanksgiving and winter holiday seasons. However, savvy industry members are also looking to what will be hot in 2018, and Whole Foods Market is supplying some food ... Read More

Posted on November 01, 2017 by Chris Campbell

At a recent meal out, I took a look at the table-top tablet in front of me and took stock of changes affecting the restaurant industry. Customers are beginning to expect personalization in ways never before expected, whether it be in-store enterta ... Read More

Posted in Foodservice  
Posted on November 03, 2017 by Bruce Silverglade

Food labeling regulation, once a stalwart of FDA policy, has entered a state of flux. Food companies now need to negotiate a minefield of changing rules and evolving enforcement policies. Manufacturers also face an increasing number of new threats ... Read More