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Will a PepsiCo-Branded Phone Find Any Success?

When it comes to branding and marketing, food companies often find themselves in a sea of change and uncertainty. It seems like every day, new rules and regulations emerge that make it more and more …

October Means Halloween Marketing

Today marks October 1st, the start of a new month. For many around the country, it also begins a fascination with ghouls, zombies, ghosts and other scary creatures as we ready ourselves for the culmination …

Cereal Makers Looking Abroad to Prop Up Growth

For most of my childhood, a bowl of cereal at breakfast was the perfect start to my day. I remember enjoying it as a snack after school on more than one occassion, too, but it …

Is Pumpkin Flavored Everything Profitable?

Today is the Autumnal equinox, the official start of fall in the northern hemisphere. For the past few days in New Jersey, we’ve seen the indicators of the end of summer, with low humidity, falling …

Coca-Cola and Twitter Get All Emoji-nal

The rise of the emoji is an interesting phenomenon in our tech-savy world. Our earliest ancestors utilized pictographs and ideograms to represent physical items and ideas. However, as the alphabet system evolved and spread through …

U.S. Retailers Facing European Retailer On Two Fronts

An interesting article in The Wall Street Journal today about the Aldi supermarket chain and the impact of the low cost retailer on British food retailers pointed out that the chain is expanding in the …

Google Tries its Hand at Grocery Delivery

It seems Google’s mission right from the start has been to disrupt as many conventional businesses with its technology as it can. One of those changes happened August 10, as the company formed the Alphabet …

Amazon Makes Three Key Moves in Two Days

Amazon has always had a penchant for quickly delivering and implementing radical changes to its business operations to improve their overall service, and over the past 48 hours, the company once again proved their ability …

Amazon Prime Expands One-Hour Delivery to Two New Markets

Amazon is often cited as a disrupter in the online retail market, being one of the first to successfully establish themselves on the Internet as a legitimate retailer for the common American. The company continued …

The Strange History of Sugar

Sugar has a strange history, with some estimates noting that it was first domesticated in 8,000 B.C. At one point, the granulated sweetener was considered an exotic novelty. Things began to change, however, in the …

California Dodges the Drought Bullet in 2015

For some, 2015 may be remembered as the year of the drought. For others, it will remind them of the media’s obsession with how the drought could raise prices on specific crops, nuts, livestock… and …

Americans Turn Towards Convenience for Food and Fuel

From freight trucking services to the average Joe getting to work to road tripping Millennials, America is a nation on-the-go. The national reliance upon individual vehicles offers Americans a specific and unique freedom of mobility, …

Almost 70% of Americans Shop Online Monthly

In a world that is increasingly dependent upon technology and convenience, it’s no surprise that online ordering is becoming a staple for the American consumer. Although brick-and-mortar locations will always be a viable choice for …

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Will Grocery Delivery Services Benefit from SNAP?

Grocery and meal delivery services are growing at an astonishing rate within the United States. Specifically, Millennials, who are often portrayed as having too much work and not enough time, seem eager to take full …

Distance “From Farm to Fork” May Be Shrinking

At The Food Institute, we have a little saying we like to repeat: we cover the entire food industry, from farm to fork. But the distance between the two seems to be shrinking as American …

Trends at the Summer Fancy Food Show 2015

Several trends stood out at the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show as companies capitalized on consumer demand. Some long-running flavors also made an appearance, whether continuing their existing trajectories or becoming slightly altered as consumers …

Fresh vs. Center: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

When you take a look into the shopping carts of U.S. consumers, you’re likely to find fewer packaged goods and more fresh produce, meats, seafood and dairy. U.S. fresh food sales have gone up in …

Invisible Watermarking Could Help Alleviate the Wait

The next time you’re sitting in line, waiting for the cashier to find an oddly-placed barcode on the snack package the customer in front of you so desperately craves, think of this: this dismal part …

Google Invests in the Nexus of Technology and Food

Food and technology have always been intrinsically linked. As humanity expanded its ability to manipulate the world around it, food was always a logical place to apply new tools. From human ancestors learning that cooking …

Can Your City’s Food Be Fully Locally-Sourced?

Is your diet local? If not, can it be? Researchers at the University of California, Merced asked these very questions and, overwhelmingly, the answers were yes. According to the research, most American cities’ food requirements …