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Carrefour Group acquired Potager City, a distributor of fruit and vegetable subscription boxes. Potager City delivers its boxes to pick-up points or to companies. It developed a network of more than 750 local producers and partner fruit and vegetable growers and farmers. Full Story
Japanese supermarket chain Aeon Co. Ltd. aims to start selling eco-certified sushi in 2020. It expanded its eco-certified lineup of seafood to include oysters approved by the Marine Stewardship Council, and plans to have certified items make up around 20% of its seafood offerings, up from the current 15%, reported The Japan Times. Full Story
Japan's convenience store sales rose 0.4% to a record level in 2019, according to the Japan Franchise Association. Same-store sales increased for the second straight year to $93.8 billion, lifted by the government's shopping reward point program for purchases made through cashless payments. The number of stores totaled 55,620 as of the end of 2019, down 0.2% from a year earlier, reported The Japan Times. Full Story
Whole Foods Market is partnering with Just Inc. on breakfast items for its hot bars, reported Deli Market News. Full Storyread more
Upper Saddle River, NJ (Jan. 21, 2020) -- The Food Institute, a New Jersey-based news and market research company founded in 1928, is proud to announce the appointment of Brian Choi as Managing Partner and CEO.
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