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Posted on December 21, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Walmart has been making moves for some time now to compete with Amazon in the technology space. Both companies have introduced similar online grocery programs, which both boast in-ho ... Read More

Posted in Walmart   Amazon   Retail   Technology  
Posted on December 20, 2017 by Chris Campbell

I remember when I first began my career with the Food Institute, I was a bit flustered by the enormity of it all. At times, the food industry can seem like a mammoth. Regulatory issues, food safety procedures, marketing, supply chains and more all ... Read More

Posted in USDA   Farm  
Posted on December 19, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Meal kits are projected to become a major market for the food industry in the coming years. That being said, the future may not be in standalone meal kit subscription companies, but rather retailers with meal kit offerings. Meal kit businesses lik ... Read More

Posted in Kroger  
Posted on December 18, 2017 by Chris Campbell

In the U.S., the spotlight is on Amazon, and for good reason. The company's recent acquisition of Whole Foods Market, it's potential foray into the pharmaceuticals business and its omnipresent share of e-commerce sales during the holiday season ar ... Read More

Posted in Amazon  
Posted on December 14, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

While most brick-and-mortar food retailers are trying to figure out how to compete with e-commerce companies by boosting their online ordering and delivery capabilities, (I'm looking at you  ... Read More

Posted in Boxed  
Posted on December 13, 2017 by Chris Campbell

It was but a few moments after I clicked "SEND" on Today in Food that the buzz around the office started: Target was buying Shipt for $550 million. So let's dive on in to this news.

The ... Read More

Posted in Target   Shipt   Amazon   Whole Foods   Instacart  
Posted on December 12, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Tesla generates a lot of press for its groundbreaking technology and stylish electric cars. However, it hasn't been much of a trending topic in the food industry... until now.

Several food businesses began making headlines when they starte ... Read More

Posted on December 07, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Fast food chains have experimented with a lot of different variations of the dollar menu. A few years ago, most chains had some version of the value menu, either with items that were all $1 or less, or items that all hovered around that price. The ... Read More

Posted in McDonald's   Taco Bell   Fast Food   Foodservice  
Posted on December 06, 2017 by Chris Campbell

What do you do when you announce you are about to close nearly 400 stores, but then find out through the legal system you are obligated to keep more than 75 of them open? Starbucks Corp. is developing the answer to this question in real-time in re ... Read More

Posted in Starbucks   Teavana   Retail   Foodservice  
Posted on December 05, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Technology has become a major common thread here at the Food Institute Blog, as the tech industry and the food industry are becoming increasingly intertwined. We have noted how the advent of services like Instacart and AmazonFresh have changed the ... Read More

Posted on December 04, 2017 by Chris Campbell

The trials and tribulations of Chipotle Mexican Grill is not a new topic for The Food Institute Blog. Both Jennette and I have opined in the past regarding the slew of food safety scares and other issues the former fast-casual darling has faced. W ... Read More

Posted in Chipotle