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A New Study Tries to Make the Case for Center Store

Sounding like it was ripped from the headlines, a new Catalina study gives the impression that if they say how important center store is – again and again and again, we will believe it.

Their report “The Center Store Revolution: Innovation Drives Trips and Category Growth,”says thatthe Center Store remains a ‘vital driver of trips and volume for grocery retailers’, with more than 99 percent of all shoppers purchasing from the Center Store in 2017.  Well of course 99 percent bought…

July 16, 2018 Watch Video

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5 Food Trends Revealed For Grocerants

JLL Foodservice Consulting has in their words “scoured the globe for the most weird, wonderful but also prophetic innovations in the world of foodservice.”

The report starts out by stating that While some retail spend has migrated online, eating out spend has boomed. In the US eating out spend has overtaken grocery spend, and Western Europe is not far behind. We have moved from a retail economy to an experience economy, with foodservice acting as a new…

July 13, 2018 Watch Video

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Is Animal Agriculture About To Change?

A recent TEDx talk examines the problems of animal farming - and how humanity can overcome it.

Jacy Reese is the Research Director at Sentience Institute, a think tank researching the most effective strategies to expand humanity's moral circle gave a recent Tedx Talk proclaiming…

July 12, 2018 Watch Video

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Will Our Kids Be The Solution To Climate Change?

Across the pond, Project Earth Rock creates songs, animation and videos about sustainability for schools.

One of their customers is Fleet primary school in north London, where children between the ages of three and 11 are learning songs about climate change and the environment. Music as we all know can be a very effective tool for change and for understanding. The cost is based on the number of…

July 11, 2018 Watch Video

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Is Sainsbury’s Following Uber’s Lead?

A couple of weeks ago we told you about Uber’s new program using eBikes to make deliveries for Uber Eats.

Now, Sainsbury's has launched the first UK trial of e-bikes for grocery deliveries, with a fleet of five electric cargo bikes hitting the streets of London. Customers in a three-mile radius of the Sainsbury's store in Streatham, South London ordering less than 275 lbs. of grocery are eligible…

July 10, 2018 Watch Video

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Healthy Personalized Foods May Be Right Around The Corner

Here at The Lempert Report we have been touting the 3D printing for food opportunity since I witnessed and tasted Oreos being 3D printed at SxSW five years ago.

We’ve showcased other foods, like pizza being 3D printed and offered up the idea that 3D printing of food, in retail stores as well as home applications could be one of the biggest tools in our fight against waste. 

Now it gets even more exciting. 


July 9, 2018 Watch Video

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It’s Time To Get To Know Agroy

Agroy is a e-commerce platform that lets farmers connect with other farmers and find wholesale products from around the globe.

In an interview with The Spoon, Brand McDonald, co-founder, equates his company as an Amazon-type platform that makes agricultural products avaialbe and affordable - the company’s LinkedIn page calls itself “

July 6, 2018 Watch Video

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A New Food Twist On eBike Sharing

Uber recently bought JUMP Bikes, which The Spoon suggests is an opportunity for Uber Eats.

The question is significant since Uber acquired Jump which provides dockless, electric bike sharing services. The Spoon reports that while much of the talk surrounding the deal has been about adding a new mode of transport for people trying to get around town, they see a different twist - a vertically…

July 5, 2018 Watch Video


Recent California Expansion of the Fresno Food Expo Sparks Increase in Variety of Exhibitors and Award Platform Entries

New Product, Consumer’s Choice, & Fred Ruiz Entrepreneurial Award entries close July 6 at 5 p.m.

The 8th annual Fresno Food Expo has seen a more diverse array of food and beverage companies join the Expo and enter their products in the New Product Awards, Consumer’s Choice Awards and the Fred Ruiz Entrepreneurial Award programs after opening its show…

July 4, 2018 Read More


Is Watermelon Good For Your Heart?

Everyone loves watermelon in the summertime, and so does your heart!

Elevated blood pressure (hypertension) is unfortunately common for many Americans, affecting approximately one in three adults according to the CDC. As with many of today's health related issues, medication can help, but diet can also play a major role in improving health. Shoppers can…

July 4, 2018 Read More

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