Food Industry M&A Activity Soars in First Quarter of 2014

The latest from The Food Institute.

Mergers and acquisitions in the food industry more than doubled in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the same period the previous year. FOOD INSTITUTE  research shows that in the first three months of 2014 there have been 138 deals, while in 2013 there were only 58.…

April 23, 2014 Read More

Product Reviews

New Product Hits & Misses for April 23rd, 2014

Which of these 5 new products scored 94?

  • Hormel Compleats Good Mornings Bacon Breakfast Scramble
  • Element Sweet Orange Rice Cake 
  • The Paleo Diet Cinnamon Raisin Bar 
  • Youthy Forever Passion For Cactus
  • Late July Chia & Quinoa Tortilla Chips

April 23, 2014 Watch Video


How to Have a Healthy Meeting

We spend almost half of our waking hours at work. And our sedentary and snack-filled workplaces help pack on the pounds and contribute to chronic disease. Find out some tips for a healthier meeting, here...

We spend almost half of our waking hours at work. For too many of us, much of that time is spent sitting in a chair. And when we leave our desk to go to a meeting or conference (to another chair, naturally), there is most often a meal or snack involved. Croissants and donuts for a morning meeting,…

April 23, 2014 Read More

The Lempert Report ®

What’s Next for Organics?

The world of organic foods is about to get a lot bigger.

Two retail giants have recently laid out their plans to expand into organic products. First, Walmart announced a new organic initiative under the Wild Oats brand, then Target a day later shared details of its “Made to Matter” program with 17 handpicked organic brands. Both chains are hoping…

April 22, 2014 Watch Video


Show more urgency in home food delivery

Laggard efforts in ‘online delivery’ or ‘click-and-collect’ could cost supermarkets dearly.

Are supermarkets becoming more like the U.S. Postal Service?

It’s a harsh question, we know. Yet The Lempert Report has seen grocers abdicate significant volume to alternate channels through the years, simply because they were slow to identify consumer trends…

April 22, 2014 Read More

The Lempert Report ®

Could Girl Power lift supermarkets?

Who doesn't love Girl Scout Cookies?! And who doesn't love supporting the kids who sell them?!

Who doesn't love Girl Scout Cookies?! And who doesn't love supporting the kids who sell them?! Not only are the cookies delicious, but we're generally happy to pay for them as a way to build kids vconfidence, especially when we're cornered at the supermarket!

April 21, 2014 Watch Video


Specialty foods extend hot streak

Purchases escalate in most categories, yet supermarket growth is outpaced by specialty and natural food stores.

In an economy where millions of households forgo purchases of homes, cars, trips and boats, consumers do apparently perceive specialty foods as affordable indulgences. 

Dollar sales of specialty foods have grown 8% to exceed $88.3 billion in 2013, reports the Specialty…

April 21, 2014 Read More


Maple Syrup 101

Spring signals maple syrup making time; find out why you might want to include this nutrient dense sweetener in your diet...

Spring signals maple syrup making time; SupermarketGuru wants to give you the 101 on everything maple including how the folks “tap” the sap so you can pour it on!

When this luscious treat was first discovered in trees in the Northeast, it was used as an all-purpose seasoning…

April 21, 2014 Read More

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