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Organic Foods May Finally Be Proven To Be More Nutritious

Five years ago, a highly publicized meta-analysis of more than 200 studies concluded that organic food was no more nutritious than conventionally grown food.

Since then, however, additional work has suggested the organic foods contain more health-benefiting phytochemicals. Now, researchers have found that flavonoid levels and antioxidant activity in organic onions are higher than in conventional onions. Their investigation, in ACS' Journal…

July 24, 2017 Watch Video


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Nutella’s Personalized Packaging Connects with Consumers

Millennials show less interest for mainstream brand offerings and are more intrigued by customized brands and services.

According to a study by Deloitte, shoppers would actually be willing to pay more for customized products or services and they prefer to be actively…

July 21, 2017 Watch Video


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Shoppers Continue to Purchase More Fresh Foods

Think deli meats and sushi!

In case the food world is not paying attention, the “fresh” experience is attracting more and more shoppers, and retailers are taking advantage of this increase in interest. In fact the next time you’re in the fresh department, notice how many shopping carts you see perusing the selections,…

July 20, 2017 Read More


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Beef Is Back and Lab Meats Will Have to Work Harder

Only 13% are comfortable with eating meat grown in a lab.

You’ve heard the news about America’s most iconic fast food chain and their efforts to up their game with premium burgers. That’s right, McDonald’s is offering made to order quarter pounders and Signature Crafted Recipe burgers. It may not sound surprising since we’ve seen for the last…

July 20, 2017 Read More


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Jonathan Gold’s New Restaurant robot

Meet Goldbot, the personal L.A. food concierge who also happens to be the robot twin of the LA Times acclaimed food critic Jonathan Gold.

Ask Goldbot where to eat on Facebook Messenger, and he’ll serve up a recommendation just for you. Launched in December, Goldbot was limited to recommendation of the Gold’s 101 Best Restaurant List – its now expanded to over 300 restaurants…

July 20, 2017 Watch Video


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The Conundrum: Falling Retail Prices and Price Wars

Rabobank reports that Food Prices at Supermarkets have been falling since December 2015.

Supermarkets, faced with price deflation, increased competition, and an evolution in the types of products being sold at retail are faced with a situation that is complex and risky. 

Kroger’s CEO, Rodney McMullen has seen its stock price drop almost 20% in mid June after a 13-year run of increasing…

July 19, 2017 Watch Video


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Food Forests Maintain Themselves and Promote Community

The Beacon Food Forest in Seattle is another example of a successful urban food forest that contributes to the public.

When we talk about food forests, we must first grasp the exciting basic principles of permaculture that are based on a ethically whole-systems design approach that…

July 18, 2017 Read More


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Hotel Grocery Delivery May Just Be the Next Big Thing

Wyndham Hotel Group estimates that consumers spent an estimated $42 billion in online grocery orders in 2016.

That’s a 160% increase in revenue for the online grocery industry from 2015. And 2020’s forecast is well over $200 million. 

A new partnership with both Peapod and Instacart (depending on where the hotel is located) allows guests staying at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in eight locations in…

July 18, 2017 Watch Video


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Free Lunch Gets a Culinary Makeover

Catered lunches are becoming a popular perk among tech companies looking to attract the best talent.

The corporate catering market is at $9 billion and growing, and funded startups are adding $500 million to their in-office catering budgets each year according to

July 17, 2017 Watch Video


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High School Students Ready To Solve One of Society’s Biggest Problems

The Smart Straw can test alcoholic drinks for the presence of date rape drugs.

Food & Wine reports that Susana Cappello, Carolina Baigorri and Victoria Roca, students at Gulliver Preparatory High School in Miami, won the Miami Herald’s Business Plan…

July 14, 2017 Watch Video


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