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London's First Zero-Waste Supermarket Has Opened

A new store in the UK shows US supermarkets how to reduce food waste.

Refinery29 reports that the Bulk Market opened in Dalston, Hackney, a district of East London, and will run as a pop-up shop on Kingsland Road until 25th October,…

October 17, 2017 Watch Video


Food, Politics and the Consequences 

The top reason consumers will boycott a brand is because of their politics.

We’ve seen politics arise in the food industry before. When John Mackey, Whole Foods CEO, went public with his feelings about Obamacare, or when Chick-fil-A took a hard line on gay marriage, and most recently Walmart CEO, Doug McMillon, openly criticized the president for his position on…

October 16, 2017 Read More

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Empty Shelves in The Edeka Store Makes A Point

The Edeka, a supermarket in Hamburg Germany, removed all foreign-made products from its shelves to illustrate just how reliant Germany is on people from around the world reports the Washington Post.

The Independent reports that the experiment might expand to more stores in the chain. 

Surprised customers browsed mostly empty aisles,…

October 16, 2017 Watch Video


Chef Jamie's Apple-Stuffed Pork Chops with Cider Sauce

Pork never had it so good!

Chef Jamie says: Pork never had it so good as in this dish filled with fall flavors!
This recipe serves 6

Ingredients for the Stuffing:
4 slices pumpernickel or dark rye sandwich bread, crusts…

October 16, 2017 Read More

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Surprise! Shoppers Are Confused About Food and GMOs

According to a new nationally representative Food Literacy and Engagement Poll conducted at Michigan State University more than one-third of Americans do not know that foods with no genetically modified ingredients contain genes.

The other major surprise in the survey is that most of the people who stated this incorrect answer were young and affluent, and described themselves as having a higher-than-average understanding of the global food system. Boy, are we in trouble. 

The now annual Food Literacy and Engagement…

October 13, 2017 Watch Video


Food, the Fountain of Youth?

It is becoming more and more obvious, and undeniable that you are what you eat. Find out SupermarketGuru's top anti-aging tips here.

It is becoming more and more obvious, and undeniable that you are what you eat. Study after study, demonstrating the link between a certain overall lifestyle or particular food and improved health, are making headlines on a weekly basis. Foods that we eat today will have both an immediate and…

October 12, 2017 Read More


Are Bad Habits Permanent?

It appears that when confronted with bad news about health, people don’t change their habits. How can you help your customers change?

It appears that when confronted with bad news about health, people don’t change their habits. There is no question that dietary patterns, exercise, and general health habits are hard to break, and that’s just one of the reasons why communities, schools, CPGs, supermarkets, the government, and others…

October 11, 2017 Read More

Product Reviews

Phil's Food Reviews for October 11th, 2017

This week Phil reviews: ProYo Treats High Protein Ice Cream Salted Caramel Crunch, Buf Creamery grass fed water buffalo fresh mozzarella, The Gluten Free Bar GFB Bites Dark Chocolate Coconut, GH Cretors Popped Corn Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn

Individual Review links with nutrition information and product breakdown are listed below:

October 11, 2017 Watch Video


Power Greens 101

Colder months bring the healthiest of the leafy greens. Find out the different varieties and why you should include power greens in every meal...

Delicious and healthy greens are available throughout the year, but colder weather is typically when the adventurous dark leafy green bounty is at its peak. There’s so much to choose from: Swiss chard, kale and collards thrive in cooler temperatures, as do beet, turnip and mustard greens.

October 11, 2017 Read More

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Maybe The Best Nutritional Facts Label I’ve Seen

London’s The Sun just published an article about the paper’s nutritionist Amanda Ursell and illustrated ingredients, those that she calls “hidden” in some favorite foods.

What’s interesting to me about this article is not the foods she chose or the ingredients themselves, but the immediate impact and empowerment that these illustrations offer to the reader. 

Keep in mind that the recipes for the foods she breaks down differ in the UK from those same food’s…

October 11, 2017 Watch Video

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