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Did Amazon Lie to Congress About Business Practices?

Five members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee wrote to Amazon.com’s chief executive and accused the company’s top executives, including founder Jeff Bezos, of either misleading Congress or possibly lying to it about Amazon’s business practices, reported …

Why Chipotle’s Nutrition Filters Hint at Menus of the Future

Jennifer Kaplan, a former instructor at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California, thinks Chipotle just released a menu upgrade that’ll be well-received. The chain recently added nutrition filters to its app and …

Q&A: Kellogg Exec Notes How Pandemic Has Altered Snacking

Nigel Hughes had an uncomfortable thought at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic. The SVP of global research and development at The Kellogg Company feared his company might struggle in the snack space amid pandemic lockdowns, since …

Author: Gen Z Consumers Seek Brands with Clear Purpose

Following in the footsteps of Millennials, Gen Z has taken a liking to chains such as Olive Garden and Starbucks, proving everything is cyclical, according to Piper Sandler’s latest Taking Stock with Teens survey. The Food …

Why Black Friday Sales are Starting Earlier than Ever

Your calendar may say October, but retailers worried about supply chain issues are thinking Black Friday and relentlessly pushing the holiday shopping season to begin early. The news last year was filled with stories about …

Plant-Based Meat Deceleration Signals Niche Future

Plant-based meat sales in restaurants and retail are beginning to plateau following a meteoric rise throughout the pandemic period, while traditional meat engagement remains strong. Data and supporting analyst insights from IRI suggest that this …

Survey: Instacart, Facing Stiff Competition, Could See Decline

Consumers flocked to Instacart during the pandemic, but with growing competition and consumers’ sensitivity to prices and aversion to fees, the grocery delivery pioneer could see its market share decline, a recent survey by Barclays …

Are National Brands Overtaking Private Label?

Over the past twelve months, national brands have turned the tables on private label, racking up a higher percentage of total dollar sales for edible products and beverages. The new data suggests a shifting landscape …

Report: Unruly Customers on the Rise; Restaurants Pushing Back

Restaurants and hotels are pushing back against unruly customers and eschewing the adage “the customer is always right.” Some 60% of restaurant workers said they had suffered from emotional abuse and disrespect from customers, and …

Major Retailers Begin Intense Hiring Push

The retail industry is hiring at a record pace. In June, the industry saw 1.1 million job openings even after more than 1.1 million workers got hired in a massive hiring spree, reported NPR (Aug. 26). Still, employment …

Albertsons Launches Shoppable Videos with Firework

Albertsons Cos. has entered the shoppable media space in a new collaboration with video platform Firework. Through the partnership, the grocer aims to transform its digital offerings with community-oriented experiences led by interactive short-form and …

How Misfits Market Doubled its Valuation Overnight

Online grocer Misfits Market Inc. nearly doubled its valuation in just five months, making it a unicorn twice over. The direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform buys so-called “ugly” produce from farmers that cannot be sold to stores for aesthetic reasons …

PREVIEW FOCUS: America’s Growing Food Waste Problem

Food waste has become a significant issue around the world, but nowhere more so than in America. In fact, about $161 billion of food is wasted in the U.S. every year, per Rubicon research. In …

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How Amazon is Changing the Grocery Landscape

A detour to the grocery store on the way home from work used to be just part of the daily grind, but all that has changed, and Amazon’s entry into the grocery business is moving …

Higher Food Prices, Lower Inventory Expected Through Holidays

According to industry experts, consumers can expect to see higher prices in the last quarter of this year in several grocery categories. Ingredient suppliers are seeing longer lead times because of issues like labor shortages …

Shoppable Content: The Next Chapter in Digital Advertising

As competition intensifies across the media advertising landscape, major retail players are differentiating themselves with technologically-optimized content that advances the omnichannel purchasing experience. The recent partnership between Walmart and media corporation Meredith has upped the …

Coffee Innovations Hitting Higher Gear

Coffee’s popularity in the U.S. shows no signs of slowing. More than half of Americans over 18 years old drink coffee daily, with the average coffee drinker consuming three cups of coffee per day, as …