Get Creative: Eat More Produce

Can produce help people find meaning in their life? A New Zealand study thinks so. Find out the specifics here...

Can fresh produce help us feel more curious and creative, as well as more engaged, so we can live meaningful and purposeful lives?  Research published in the British Journal of Health and Psychology found…

August 20, 2014 Read More

Product Reviews

New Product Hits & Misses for August 20th, 2014

This week's Hit of the Week scored 94!

  • Nonni's Biscotti Bites Almond Dark Chocolate
  • Golazo Hydration Replenishing Electrolyte Drink Mandarin Flavor
  • Cholula Green Pepper Hot Sauce 
  • Way Better Snacks Simply Tangy Mustard + Onion Tortilla Chips
  • Vermont Peanut Butter Beenut Butter

August 20, 2014 Watch Video


The supplier deck reshuffles

There’s some good and bad as companies and brands change hands.

Food industry mergers and brand acquisitions will likely place more upward price pressure on key categories, since food and nonfood prices are already rising today, says The Lempert Report. And supermarkets will have to decide whether to absorb them or pass them along.

August 20, 2014 Read More

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Back To School retail

The back to school shopping period for retailers is much like the holiday season, busy!

 From school supplies, dorm furniture and clothing there's a lot of shopping to be done to fill the needs of more than55 million K-12graders and about 22 million college and university students, as measured by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for…

August 19, 2014 Watch Video


In the Kitchen with Karen Graham, RD, CDE

From our In the Kitchen series on, Karen Graham talks about diabetes, and it's connection to local farmers, sustainability and more.

Karen Graham has worked as a diabetes educator for over 25 years in Manitoba, and has counseled more than 5,000 people to lose weight and live a healthy life with diabetes. Graham has also worked as a renal dietitian in British Columbia helping people better manage their kidney disease.…

August 19, 2014 Read More

The Lempert Report ®

Importing Our Produce

Imported fruits and vegetables account for an ever increasing share of U.S. consumption.

According to a recent report from the USDA, imported fruits and vegetables account for an ever increasing share of U.S. consumption and in most cases, U.S. imports are sourced from just a few supplying countries. 

According to the data, since 1990, consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables…

August 18, 2014 Watch Video


Recycling Codes 101

We all know we should do our part to recycle plastics, and potentially even avoid some - but knowing what the different numbers mean can get confusing. Here is SupermarketGuru’s guide.

We al know that recycling is important because it turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. There are many benefits to recycling, and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, these include protecting and expanding US manufacturing jobs, reducing the need for…

August 18, 2014 Read More

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