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Posted on June 29, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Sales of yogurt in America have been steadily climbing for the past few years, thanks to the introduction of new varieties such as Greek yogurt and consumers' increasing interest in healthy snack and meal alternatives. Yogurt sales in the U.S. amo ... Read More

Posted in General Mills   Chobani   Yogurt   Retail   Grocery  
Posted on June 28, 2017 by Chris Campbell

It's almost that time of year: parades will be held, fireworks will be set off and Americans from coast to coast will celebrate their national pride. Independence Day is less than a week away, and alongside these traditions will come plenty of opp ... Read More

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Target will no longer sell Hampton Creek products at its stores after allegations of food safety issues and mislabeling. The retailer, Hampton Creek's largest client, is not aware of anyone falling sick from the products, but alerted the Food and ... Read More

Posted in Hampton Creek   Target   Retail  
Posted on June 22, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Food halls are one of the biggest trends in the industry right now; a mix of high-end food court and specialty food market. It seems every city is getting their own version, with many of the biggest chefs signing up for the opportunity to develop ... Read More

Posted in Food Halls   Foodservice  
Posted on June 21, 2017 by Chris Campbell

Timing is everything. I spent a few days out of the office in Delaware over the weekend, and of course, the biggest news we've seen in a while pops up: Amazon is purchasing Whole Foods Market for about $13.7 billion. And now, my post last week abo ... Read More

Posted in Amazon   Whole Foods  
Posted on June 20, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

With the growing popularity of fast casual chains like Chipotle and Panera Bread, full-service restaurants have begun to fall by the wayside. Casual, family sit-down restaurants such as Chili's or Applebee's have fallen victim to higher operationa ... Read More

Posted on June 16, 2017 by Brian Todd

At $13.7 billion, Amazon’s proposed acquisition of Whole Foods Market is largest deal ever for a grocer and equates to a 10 times EV/EBITDA multiple, notes a report from BMO Capital Markets.

Top Su ... Read More

Posted in Grocery   Whole Foods   Amazon   Retail   Mergers  
Posted on June 15, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Despite efforts to stop the soda tax from being implemented in Philadelphia, it seems the levy will prevail.

It was the second time the administration of Philadelphia was being sued over a soda tax, and for a second time, the court sided w ... Read More

Posted in Soda Tax   Philadelphia   Washington  
Posted on June 14, 2017 by Chris Campbell

As we are approaching the mid-point of 2017, I think it is accurate to note that grocery retailers are in the midst of a sea change that will affect the way they conduct business going forward. From labeling rules to sugary beverage taxes to e-com ... Read More

Posted in Aldi   Lidl   Grocery   Retail  
Posted on June 13, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Technology has been a part of the food industry for quite some time, in all areas from manufacturing to retail to foodservice. But it is now taking over more of operations, moving from just helping cashiers scan grocery items and taking restaurant ... Read More

Posted on June 12, 2017 by Chris Campbell

When it comes to food recalls, I am the Food Institute's point man. On any given day, three to four food recalls will pop into my RSS feed, ranging from undeclared allergens to potential pathogens to contamination with extraneous materials. So you ... Read More

Posted in Recalls   USDA  
Posted on June 08, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

With consumers' growing interest in food culture comes a building enthusiasm of investors for food companies. While some industries are still trying to  ... Read More

Posted on June 07, 2017 by Chris Campbell

Avocado production is down, but prices are up and producers are reaping the benefits, even if some entrepreneurs decry the Millennial habit of eating avocado toast.

Avocado growers in California, Mexico and Peru shipped about 44.6 million- ... Read More

Posted on June 06, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Consumers now have more choices than ever when it comes to buying groceries, whether it be through an online delivery company, a meal kit service or a traditional brick-and-mortar supermarket. However, that doesn't mean that they are turning away ... Read More

Posted on June 05, 2017 by Chris Campbell

From new distribution centers to new delivery programs, Walmart is working diligently to improve its e-commerce offerings and its technology to retain market share. However, according to President and CEO Doug McMillon, the company won't forget to ... Read More

Posted in Walmart   Amazon  
Posted on June 01, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Despite the uncertainty that Brexit has created, the British food industry has been seeing some positive results over the past year. While some manufacturers are still concerned about what Brexit will mean for their businesses, both food exports a ... Read More

Posted in Britain   Brexit   Supermarkets   Grocery   Retail   Sales