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Co-workers Stealing Your Food and Food For Instagram

Here's what's happening this week in Food News!

A new survey from Peapod reports that 71 percent of people had food and drinks stolen from a work refrigerator.  And it appears that it’s the men’s fault. Men were nearly twice as likely as women to admit to have taken food that didn't belong to them. One solution is having your company follow the…

August 25, 2016 Watch Video


Help Shoppers Stay Healthy Back-to-School

Vitamin C is believed to help during a cold primarily because it is necessary inside our white blood cells, who's function it is to “devour” invaders.

School is back in full swing, and unfortunately that means cold and flu season is just around the corner, as well as fall allergens like ragweed pollen and others. Helping your shoppers build a strong immune system is one of the best defenses against seasonal allergies and colds and flus,…

August 25, 2016 Read More


Amazon's Grocery Pickup Locations Make Sense And Give Food Retailers Another Reason To Worry

This column is not about the clandestineness of Amazon or the Project X – it’s about the two reasons I feel Amazon will be successful in grocery.

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Amazon’s secret Project X, along with supporting photos and site blueprints, appears to no longer be a secret. Last week Geekwire 

August 24, 2016 Read More

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A Look At Food Waste Through A New Lens

A UK start up called Gander has developed a new app that enables businesses in the food retail and hospitality & catering industries to share discounts on food items approaching expiration, and potential loss.

Gander is a smart idea. Here in the US approximately 40% of all food is wasted and this concept – to redistribute food before it is wasted could work here. Think of the food banks, charities, restaurants and even food manufacturers who could quickly…

August 24, 2016 Watch Video

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Fast Just Got Faster For Supermarkets With Uber

UberRUSH, on-demand delivery has officially opened after a successful test in New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco. Will this be the killer app that threatens InstaCart?

This API is available to any online merchant operating in an UberRUSH city to can add a same-day delivery option to their own online shopping platform.

According to Deloitte and as reported in Business Insider, 96% of US consumers consider same- or next-day delivery to be fast, whereas just…

August 23, 2016 Watch Video


Help Food Sensitive Shoppers

Shoppers need help to get their food choices in check!

An increasing amount of research has revealed that food sensitivities are more common and have a wider, more varied impact on our health than previously thought. Some experts estimate that about 40 percent of the general population has some sensitivity to certain foods. In general, food…

August 23, 2016 Read More

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