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Posted on September 27, 2017 by Chris Campbell

Autumn is officially upon us, but it doesn't feel like it at the Food Institute headquarters where we are still contending with ninety degree days. However, in the spirit of the season, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) published its annu ... Read More

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Insects as the next major source of protein may seem like an off the wall idea, but the food industry is actually closer to that reality than you might think.

Insects have slowly been gaining traction as a viable food ingredient, and some ... Read More

Posted in Insects   Food Security   Flying SpArK   Essento  
Posted on September 25, 2017 by Chris Campbell

Here at the Food Institute Blog, we regularly write about how retailers and food producers are trying to get a foothold in customers' doors. From grocery delivery programs to Internet of Things-connected fridges to digital assistants, mos ... Read More

Posted in Walmart   Retail   Delivery   Technology  
Posted on September 21, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

If you haven't heard of meal kits yet you must be living under a rock, because they have been the darling of the food industry for over a year now. These pre-portioned, step-by-step meals were seen as the future of the food industry, introducing a ... Read More

Posted in Meal Kit   Supermarket   Retail  
Posted on September 19, 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 Mergers   Retail   Trends  
Posted on September 14, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

The growing foodie movement in the U.S. has impacted many parts of the industry, but one, possibly unexpected, sector that is seeing a chain reaction is convenience stores. C-stores are not usually gourmet establishments, but rather a place to gra ... Read More

Posted in Retail   Grocery   Technology  
Posted on September 12, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma made history this season, marking the first time in 166 years of weather records that two Atlantic Category 4 hurricanes have made landfall in the U.S. during the same year. Hurricane Irma's landfall in the Florida Keys ... Read More

Posted on September 11, 2017 by Chris Campbell

For many children throughout the country, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a staple. And if we are being honest, it remains a frequent aspect of my adult diet, as well. However, with the rising prevalence of peanut allergy cases in the U.S. ... Read More

Posted in Peanuts   FDA   Allergies   Washington  
Posted on September 07, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

It's a good time to be a specialty food company. Organic, natural and artisanal food brands are one of the most popular commodities in the M&A world today, as consumers have shifted their tastes from large, national names to new, small, trendy ... Read More

Posted in Specialty   CPG   Mergers  
Posted on September 05, 2017 by Jennette Rowan

Technology can be a great thing. It makes certain tasks easier and more efficient, it provides people access to services and products they may not be able to get elsewhere, and it can discover solutions to problems that seemed impossible otherwise ... Read More

Posted in Juicero