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80% Expect Ethical Animal Welfare Choices from their Supermarket

Your shoppers want you to be socially responsible when it comes to animals raised for food.

As consumers continue to teach us they are interested in what’s in their food and where it comes from, we are also seeing growing concern for the welfare of animals raised for food. And while food producers today know they can quickly be held accountable for practices that are not socially…

March 28, 2017 Read More


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Millennials and Instagram

The two are a toxic combination for food waste.

Sainsbury’s has released their national supermarket study of the food waste patterns of 5,050 UK consumers, and reveals nearly two-fifths of those aged over 65 say they never waste food, compared with just 17% of those under 35. 

March 28, 2017 Watch Video


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Enough on Millennials Already, Maybe

A new report discusses Millennials and the food industry.

Markets insights firm Maru/Matchbox released a new report The Future of Food: Are You Ready for the Millennials, on the major influences of millennials on the food industry which include:

  • Millennials have a passion for premium. This group differs from…

March 27, 2017 Watch Video


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Eating Healthy is More Expensive. Is it Really?

Consumers have a pervasive tendency to associate healthier food products and higher prices and using a higher price to judge quality.

A Washington Post column explores how studies show that consumers tend to associate higher costs with healthier foods, regardless of evidence. This belief is so pervasive that tips on how to eat healthy on a budget are everywhere, implying that most consumers think this is a truly difficult task.…

March 24, 2017 Watch Video


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Surprising Calcium Sources for Shoppers Avoiding Dairy

Shoppers can get their calcium from these fruits, vegetables, spices, seeds and more!

Calcium is a very necessary mineral, but when most of us hear calcium we automatically think milk – well think again because there are a plethora of calcium rich foods that are actually dairy free! Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body; it helps to maintain strong, healthy bones and…

March 23, 2017 Read More


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Supermarkets That Understand Their Consumers Best, Win

Dunnhumby’s Global CCI Report, has identified the most customer-centric retailers.

Coincidentally (or not!) these retailers grew their market share by an average of 7% from 2015-2016. The UK’s highest scorers included Aldi, Lidl and Tesco. While Trader Joe’s topped the most US lists. The global top 25% of retailers shared attributes such as trust, transparency, ease and value. 

It…

March 23, 2017 Watch Video


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Why I Want to Continue the Conversation About Responsible Antibiotic Use

An eye-opening discussion about responsible antibiotic use that Phil Lempert participated in with the National Pork Board.

As I shared with you at the beginning of the month, I had the opportunity to join the National Pork Board in hosting an important discussion about responsible antibiotic use on the farm and what it means at every end of the food supply chain – from farmers to consumers.…

March 23, 2017 Read More


Product Reviews

Phil's Food Reviews for March 22, 2017

This week Phil reviews: Tetley Super Herbal Tea Immunity Peach and Orange, Nonni's Foods Limited Batch Spring Biscotti Limoncello Pistachio, Squeaky Pops Strawberry, Bare Snacks Baked Chips Fuji & Reds Apple, D'Artagnan Artisanal Dry-Cured Saucisson Sec Duck

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

March 22, 2017 Watch Video


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The App Review:  Favado Grocery Sales

Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s Favado Grocery Sales – find out what the Lempert Report thought.

What it says it does: Cut your grocery bill in half! Favado has the tools to turn a casual saver into an expert saver. You can save big on your grocery bill by using Favado for just a few minutes every week.  Find the lowest grocery prices fast. Favado has more sales and more stores listed…

March 21, 2017 Read More


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Is That A Robot At Your Door?

It’s time that traditional grocers understand it’s a new world and the robots are here.

A couple weeks ago consumers and businesses in Redwood City, Calif., and Washington, D.C., started to get food delivered right to their doors — via robot according to Recode.net. 

Starship…

March 21, 2017 Watch Video


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They Say All PR Is Good PR

Which brands are the best and worst according to YouGov?

YouGov's just-released ranking of America's best-perceived brands—and those that dropped to the very bottom of it include Chipotle, Wells Fargo, Samsung and the Trump Taj Mahal. Adweek reports on the ranking and says that in the last year…

March 20, 2017 Watch Video


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Forget Labor Problems, Hire a Robot in your Store

Check out Café X in San Francisco that serves its customers with a robot-barista.

You might remember PeppAR, we introduced him to you during our 2017 Food Trends Forecast back in December – a robot in an upscale restaurant that took your order, showed you in 3D the food you ordered and took your credit card. 

Now lets head to Café X, a café in San Francisco that allows…

March 17, 2017 Watch Video


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Amazon Gets Serious About Meal Kits And Partners With Martha Stewart

Amazon Fresh putting a stake in the ground in this category is important for a variety of reasons.

Originally published on Forbes.com.

Amazon Fresh forged an interesting relationship with Tyson and launched Tyson Tastemakers ready-to-cook meals in the fall of 2016. This…

March 16, 2017 Read More


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Feed The Truth Launch May Change the CPG World

We applaud this effort by KIND to help fight fake food news.

KIND founder Daniel Lubetzky has pledged $25 million of his own money to launch "Feed the Truth" a group dedicated to reveal corporate influence in the nutrition world and will supplement those efforts with shopper education campaigns and investigative…

March 16, 2017 Watch Video


Product Reviews

Phil's Food Reviews for March 15th, 2017

This week Phil reviews: CAULIPOWER Cauliflower-Crust Pizza Three Cheese, Element Corn Cakes Sweet Mint, Orca Bay Albondigas Spicy, Seafood Meatballs in a Velvety Tomato Chili Broth, Premium Organic Tiger Nuts Flour, siggi's Whole-Milk Drinkable Yogurt Strawberry

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

March 15, 2017 Watch Video


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Ipercoop Livorno: The Hypermarket in Tuscany

Take a tour of an Italian hypermarket.

By Antonello Vilardi – ITALY

Certainly not rich, but very populous (about 160,000 inhabitants), Livorno is a large reservoir for the retail trade, as to be heavily guarded area of supermarkets, hypermarkets…

March 14, 2017 Read More


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Do We Focus too Much on the Impact of food?

Constantly guilting yourself over food choices can spiral into something more dangerous than some off-handed comments.

Yesterday we shared a study on how purchasing healthier foods have become a status symbol today we want to discuss what PopSugar calls a Sad Trend That's Ruining Our Relationship With Food. 

Constantly…

March 14, 2017 Watch Video


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How your store can promote cultural correctness

Be proactive, not reactive, when it comes to cultural sensitivity.

These days, it’s shaky ground out there when it comes to political correctness. And in the last couple of years, we’ve seen food become an area where consumers can be offended if they sense any grounds for cultural appropriation. Most recently. Andrew Zimmern, a food blogger, was criticized…

March 13, 2017 Read More


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Supermarkets are the Go-To Places for Status

Consumers value food product claims and are willing to pay more for differentiating attributes that matter to them.

A study entitled Fashionable food: a latent class analysis of social status in food purchases by Marco A. Palma Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University utilized a latent class econometric approach to investigate how…

March 13, 2017 Watch Video


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Shoppers Hate A Long Checkout Lane

Shoppers can now see how long someone stays in your store and how crowded it is is in real time.

Google Map’s new Popular Times update for the iPhone and android may become your biggest foe – or force your checkout to be better than it is. 

Shoppers can now see how long someone stays in your store and how…

March 10, 2017 Watch Video


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Are You The Most Popular Supermarket In Your Area?

Check out Foursquare’s list of the most visited grocery stores in each state across the US to find out if your store made the list.

Surveys come out all the time ranking just who is the best supermarket chain in the US. But the listing isn’t realistic or fair since there isn’t even one supermarket chain that is national – yet alone a few that would offer a fair comparison. Every shopper has different criteria for what makes “best”…

March 9, 2017 Watch Video


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Time to Toss it? And Proper Food Storage Advice

Help your shoppers reduce food waste and keep their groceries fresh. Here are eight different grocery items that can be significantly affected by improper storage.

Your shoppers definitely have a shopping and storing routine for their groceries, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are doing it to extend shelf life. Help your shoppers with these food storage tips that can extend shelf life, and help save money! Below is a list of seven different…

March 9, 2017 Read More


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How Good Is Your Food?

Good Food 100 is a new seal of approval for trust and transparency which recognizes chefs and restaurants that are transparent with their purchasing and sustainable business practices.

This is a new, annual survey and list of U.S. restaurants and food service businesses – fast casual, fine dining, food service and more – designed to educate eaters and celebrate restaurants.

The objective according to food industry veteran Sara Brito, the founder, promises to move the restaurant…

March 8, 2017 Watch Video


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Food Scientists Will Become the Next Food Celebs

There is no doubt that the next generation of our food supply will have more science than ever.

They may well be coming from silicon valley or academia, but there is no doubt that the next generation of our food supply will have more science than ever as we move from farms to labs and we engineer our foods to be more tasty, healthy, sustainable and nutritious. 

Funding for the research…

March 7, 2017 Watch Video


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The App Review: SavingStar - Grocery Savings

Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s SavingStar - Grocery Savings– find out what the Lempert Report thought.

What it says it does: Want to save money at the grocery store, but don’t have the time or desire to clip coupons? Use SavingStar to earn cash back on in-store grocery purchases at over 60,000 retail locations. There’s nothing to clip or print! You’ll earn cash back quickly…

March 6, 2017 Read More


Product Reviews

Phil's Food Reviews for March 6th, 2017

This week Phil reviews: Fiber One Layered Chewy Bars Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate, Zellee Organic Fruit Gel Strawberry Pear, Quinn Snacks Pretzels Classic Sea Salt, House Foods Go Umami Baked Tofu Bar Savory, yuso onigiri smoked salmon.

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

March 6, 2017 Watch Video


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Transparency and Disclosure – 2 Words for the Future

Kudos go out to Unilever for changing the HBA industry.

Kudos go out to Unilever for changing the HBA industry. Gone will be the word 'fragrance' from its extensive line of beauty care products as the company will now list detailed info on fragrance ingredients that are used in excess of 100 parts per million. For decades consumers have complained that…

March 3, 2017 Watch Video


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The Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture

A panel of experts discussed the global food supply system and the impact on Africa and the US.

Some may not believe in climate change, but the effect on growing our foods is without doubt according to four experts who gathered at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for a panel concerning the impact of climate change on agriculture…

March 2, 2017 Watch Video


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