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Another Reason To Watch Walmart

Walmart, once again, may well have discovered a solution that will change the grocery industry.

Our focus has been on Amazon, Aldi, Lidl and Walmart for almost 4 years now; and all 4 organizations continue to fascinate us with what they are doing and how far ahead of the traditional grocers they seem to be. 

CB Insights reports that last year Walmart filed for a patent for technology…

February 21, 2018 Watch Video


Product Reviews

Phil's Food Reviews for February 20th, 2018

This week Phil reviews: Eight O'Clock Coffee 100% Brazilian Breakfast, Glean Beet Powder, Sejoyia Coco-Thins Chocolate, The Good Bean Crispy Favas and Peas Balsamic Herb, hummustir Organic Hummus Mediterranean

Nutiritional Information and product breakdown listed below:

February 20, 2018 Watch Video


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Our Update On CRISPR

Dupont played its hand and communication well and this technology surely sets the stage for a non-GMO supermarket.

We first reported on Dupont Pioneer CRISPR last July and how the breakthrough gene-editing tool was talking to consumers to avoid the problems that stifled GMOs. Unlike conventional genetic modification, CRISPR works directly on the DNA of the plant or animal being bred. While GMOs, as we have traditionally…

February 19, 2018 Watch Video


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A Sustainable Planet Is A “Must”

By 2050, the United Nations forecasts that 66 per cent of the world’s population will live in urban areas, with India and China, expected to see the fastest rates of change.

This shift to city living has enormous implications for all of us.  Research by the Abu Dhabi-headquartered International Renewable Energy Agency suggests that…

February 16, 2018 Watch Video


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The National Retail Federation Study

The Quarterly Consumer View offers some interesting findings

• “Whether shopping in-store or online, consumers are typically seeking to buy a certain item rather than just browsing, with 73 percent surveyed saying that’s the case with stores and 54 percent online, according to the report. And in either case, 58 percent rated being able to find what they want…

February 15, 2018 Watch Video


Articles

5 Foods to Naturally Defend Yourself Against This Tumultuous Flu Season

With predictions of this year having one of the worst flu seasons in history, we've got some suggestions for virus-fighting foods in the supermarket.

This flu season is one for the books! With people across the country falling ill, some related deaths, schools closing to prevent outbreaks, and poor performance in effectiveness from this year’s flu shots, it’s more important than ever to feed your body with immune system-building foods.

February 14, 2018 Read More


Product Reviews

Phil's Food Reviews for February 14th, 2018

This week Phil reviews: Bacon's Heir Pork Clouds Malabar Black Pepper, PopCorners Popped Corn Snack Spicy Queso, Explore Cuisine Organic Edamame Spaghetti, Braxton Brewing Company Graeter's Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout, La Colombe Coffee Roasters Draft Latte Peppermint Mocha

Individual reviews and links to nutrition information:

February 14, 2018 Watch Video


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A Different Side To The Brain Health Issue

A new study suggests that there is a link between consuming canola oil and increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease

Don’t panic just yet as the study was conducted on mice and to date there is no linkage to human brain health. As we discussed in our 2018 Trend Report – there is a new focus on brain health and we anticipate reading many more studies on the effects of foods on our brains.    

And here is…

February 13, 2018 Watch Video


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Will The Next Farm Bill Be A Disaster?

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has released his blueprint for the 2018 farm bill.

He says that its goal is to “improve services while reducing regulatory burdens on USDA customers”. Here are just some of what he wants to achieve:

• Provide a farm safety net that helps American farmers weather times of economic stress without distorting markets or increasing shallow loss…

February 12, 2018 Watch Video


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The CES Show Revealed A New Supermarket Worker

LG Electronics of South Korea showcased a new robot that was created to work with customers at a supermarket, tells them the price of products and then guiding them through the aisles to find the products they want.

LG already has produced significant innovation for home appliances that can order and the combination of smart home appliances and smart robots in store could simply be amazing. 

This is just one of three new models; the second was a server robot that can deliver food and drinks to customers…

February 9, 2018 Watch Video


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