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Should Supermarkets Avoid The Public Stock Market?

The U.S. supermarket stocks lost value through the first three quarters of 2017.

This is bad news since the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 soared 13% and 12%, respectively, through the same period. Kroger Co. fell more than 40% from the start of the year through the end of September. Ahold Delhaize, down 21.5%; Ingles Markets, down 46%; Village Super Markets, down…

December 15, 2017 Watch Video

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Childhood Obesity Must Be Reversed

The UK is planning targeted reductions in sugars in processed foods. What's the US going to do?

FoodNavigator reports that Public Health…

December 14, 2017 Watch Video

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Our 2018 Trends Forecast

Our trends this year take an in-depth look at the factors that will be influencing every grocer, every brand and every consumer.

To watch the Live 2018 Trends Webinar on Wednesday 12/13 at 12p EST, click HERE.

2017 will go down in food history as the year that changed the grocery and CPG worlds. Not only have we witnessed a huge…

December 13, 2017 Watch Video

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Paying More For "Natural"?

Shoppers who don’t understand beef labeling will pay more.

A study led by Carola Grebitus, assistant professor of food industry management at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, conducted an online experiment using 663 beef-eating consumers and recently…

December 12, 2017 Watch Video

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Fair Food Agreements Might Just Be the Next Big Thing

Back in 2001, farmworkers in Florida launched a new Campaign for Fair Food to educate consumers on the labor conditions behind the food they eat.

Then in 2011, The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) launched the Fair Food Program, which is a unique partnership among farmers, farmworkers, and retail food and foodservice companies…

December 11, 2017 Watch Video

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Surprise! We Like Junk Food More Than Healthy Food.

A recent Johns Hopkins University study, published in Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, found that images of junk food are almost twice as likely to tempt you as health food.

According to an NBC News report, after a few bites of candy, study participants found junk food to be no more interesting than kale — which also proves that food shopping…

December 8, 2017 Watch Video


Holiday Foods that Lift Your Mood

Find out what foods will contribute to a good mood during this sometimes-stressful time of year...

Certain foods can stimulate the feel good parts of your brain. And other foods have the opposite effect. So during this sometimes-stressful time of the year, what foods will contribute to a good mood? Find out here.

Chocolate! It's not your imagination, chocolate is a known joy stimulant.…

December 7, 2017 Read More

Product Reviews

Phil's Food Reviews for December 6th, 2017

This week Phil reviews: Stoneridge Orchards Montmorency Cherries Indulgent Dark Chocolate, Victoria Gourmet Pasta Meal Penne Alla Vodka, Farmhouse Culture Gut Punch Ginger Lemon.

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

December 6, 2017 Watch Video

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Is It Finally Time For Hydroponics?

Hydroponics have been around for a long time, but will they catch on?

Hydroponics have been around for a long time. Back when I was in college it was thought to be the next big thing for produce with companies like Campbell’s rolling out hydroponically grown tomatoes. But it never seems to catch on.  

At a meeting of the National Organic Standards Board in Jacksonville,…

December 6, 2017 Watch Video

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Thanksgiving is over!

Are you ready for Christmas, Chanukah, New Year's and Super Bowl?

Supermarkets have a unique opportunity over these holiday months to really show their stuff to customers - both present and potential customers with showing off their foods. After all, if you can get someone to come in and buy your foods for some of the most important food events of the year - it…

December 5, 2017 Watch Video

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