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Why Wegmans Was Forced to Abandon Scan-and-Go App

Wegmans, regrettably, has decided its scan-and-go app has got to go. Wegmans is among retailers realizing scan-and-go, which seemed like such a good idea at the beginning of the pandemic when contactless checkout solutions gained …

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The Future of Food Retail

In this post-pandemic era, the food retail industry has changed dramatically. Inflation is at a 40-year high, customer loyalty is harder to earn and maintain, and margins are razor-thin as retailers battle increasing cost pressures. ...

FI Fast Break audio news: July 13, 2022

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine food companies’ sustainability initiatives, growing economic pessimism, and more. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break News – July 13, 2022 The …

FI Fast Break audio news: July 6, 2022

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine the restaurant industry’s evolution, the growth of frozen breakfast foods, and more. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break News – July …

FI Fast Break audio news: June 29, 2022

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine inflation’s impact on small-business owners, and how much 4th of July cookouts could cost this year. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast …

FI Fast Break audio news: June 22, 2022

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine the prospects of a looming recession, rising gas prices, and more. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break News – June 22, …

FI Fast Break audio news: June 15, 2022

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine the growth of the specialty food market, and Coca-Cola’s unique new cocktail in a can. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break …

Gamification Can Make Loyalty Programs Stand Out

Loyalty programs are becoming more important than ever as rising inflation causes shoppers to seek the best deals possible, but too many offer the same, uninspired benefits — leading to 50% of consumers believing that …

FI Fast Break audio news: June 8, 2022

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine inflation’s global impact, and Smucker’s costly recall. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break News – June 8, 2022 The FI Fast …

FI Fast Break audio news: June 1, 2022

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine how supermarkets are fighting inflation, the industry’s increased automation, and more. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break News – June 1, …

Predicted Increase in Travel Could Benefit QSRs

U.S. gas prices breached $4 per gallon in every state in March, according to AAA, while JP Morgan predicts they could surpass $6 by the end of the summer. Regardless, after two years of COVID …

Blackouts in the Forecast for Summer

The food industry should be on high alert this summer amid warnings from the North American Electric Corp. that high temperatures, drought and the prospects of extreme weather could contribute to blackouts across the continent. …

FI Fast Break audio news: May 25, 2022

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine Mexican cuisine’s popularity growth and Arby’s bold menu addition. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break News – May 25, 2022 The …

How Albertsons Aims to Conquer Digital Grocery

The past few years have primed grocers to explore new opportunities that can better meet changing shopper habits. Albertsons is planning to draw on customers’ newfound comfort with ordering online, combined with their interest in …

FI Fast Break audio news: May 18, 2022

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine the struggles of many ghost kitchens and update the baby formula shortage. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break News – May …

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Keys to Combatting Inflation for Grocers

Inflation is causing shoppers to rethink their buying journeys, which has made price a more important factor than ever. That is affecting how shoppers both plan and execute their supermarket trips, and grocers must start …

Influx of Teens Impacting Workforce

Everyone remembers that first job: the first whiff of responsibility outside school or home, the ability to put cash in one’s pocket that didn’t come from mom or dad, that incredible flush of independence. But …

FI Fast Break audio news: May 10, 2022

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine just how long the Great Resignation might last. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break News – May 10, 2022 The FI …

Study: Meal Kits Gaining Momentum with Gen Z, Millennials

New consumer research suggests that meal kits are gaining momentum – especially with young adults. According to research from Culinary Visions, an insights and trends forecasting practice, 49% of consumers ages 18-34 say meal kits …

FI Fast Break audio news: May 4, 2022

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine: weakening consumer confidence, a surge in America’s snacking, and more. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break News – May 4, 2022 …

Cashierless Tech Creating New Channel for Growth

Image courtesy of Whole Foods Market Cashierless stores are a promising technology that could redefine how shoppers interact with grocery stores, but the field is still in its relative infancy, with experimentation ongoing. While solutions …

What Are the Top Online Grocery Pain Points?

It’s been over two years since the start of the pandemic, a span in which many consumers began ordering groceries online for the first time. Though significant improvements have been made along the way, there …

Tips for Capitalizing on Plant-Based Products

Lead with delicious and prepare for scrutiny ROBYN CARTER, CEO OF JUMP ROPE INNOVATION “I think the most important thing for CPG companies to consider when they’re innovating around plant-based options is that it’s critical ...

FI Fast Break audio news: April 27, 2022

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we examine: the prospects of an economic recession, the Great Regret labor trend, and more. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break News – …