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Consumers Are Turning to Plant-Based Diets, But Are They Eating Enough Produce?

Plant-based diets have grown in popularity in recent years, but new research indicates consumers still…

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Does McDonald’s Have an Image Problem?

With a 90-day protest unfolding at McDonald’s headquarters, the fast food giant is contending with…

Technomic’s Freier Says Chicken Sandwich War Is Beneficial for All Parties Involved

Lizzy Freier, senior research manager of menu at Technomic, spoke with The Food Institute’s Susan…

Ag Update: 2021 Projections Largely Encouraging for Farmers

The U.S. could plant 92 million acres of corn, 90 million acres of soybeans, and…

Online Grocery Sales Reach $9.3 Billion in January

Online shopping is reaching new heights amid the pandemic – and likely won’t be going…

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Examining the Viability of Virtual Restaurant Brands

On February 18, The Food Institute, in conjunction with DMA, hosted a webinar that examined…

Walmart, Kroger and Other Retailers Continue to Innovate

Walmart is tapping automation to help its store fleet handle last-mile grocery delivery, adding local…

Food Industry Part of `SPACtacular’ Shift in Capital Markets

The food industry is one of many accelerating the use of special purpose acquisition companies.…

Winter Storm Causing Chaos for Food Industry in Texas

Food businesses including grocers, restaurants  and farmers, are faced with major issues due to this…

The Ongoing Problem with Brand Accelerators in the U.S.

This article is the first in the FI Quarterly Series on Emerging Consumer Brands.  The…