Companies See Mobile Ad Potential

Mobile advertising spending more than doubled in the first half of 2013, with the INTERACTIVE ADVERTISING BUREAU estimating U.S. mobile-ad spending totaled $3 billion in the first half of the year, compared with $1.2 billion in the first half of 2012, reported THE FOOD INSTITUTE.

Oct 29, 2013 Read More

Food Institute Inflation Projection In Sync with USDA

Based on wholesale food price trends, The Food Institute projects retail food inflation will step up only slightly over the next few months. Since mid-2012, wholesale food price advances have consistently outweighed those at retail—one of the longest stretches this has happened in several years.

Sep 05, 2013 Read More

USDA Sees Limited Retail Food Price Inflation for 2013. But Food Institute Chief Economist Not So Sure.

Retail food price inflation thus far in 2013 has been extremely low, at just one percent on an annualized basis in the first half notes The Food Institute while USDA’s ECONOMIC RESEARCH SERVICE (ERS) has now reduced its projection for all of 2013 to a range of 1.5% to 2.5% as a result.

Aug 01, 2013 Read More

Only Moderate Retail Food Price Inflation Projected Near-Term

With wholesale food prices in the U.S. trending higher, The Food Institute projects retail food prices will move up as well, but only moderately.

Jul 04, 2013 Read More

FDA Weighs Caffeine Limits in Foods

The Food and Drug administration is still in the midst of developing regulation for the addition of caffeine to common food products, reports The Food Institute.

Jun 14, 2013 Read More

Whats Up with The Food Safety Rules?

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled late last month that FDA violated the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2010 by failing to promulgate final regulations for FSMA by the deadlines imposed by Congress and contained in the legislation, reports The Food Institute.

May 09, 2013 Read More

Food Industry M&A On Record Low Pace

The Food Institute tracked 59 mergers and acquisitions through the first quarter of 2013, of which 43 were completed and 16 were not finalized. If the current rate were to continue through the end of the year, a total of 236 mergers would be counted, a decline of more than 25% from the previous year.

Apr 26, 2013 Read More

Retailers Move Into More Profitable Territory

After trending in line with retail food inflation since the third quarter of 2011, sales growth at the nation’s food stores exceeded that rate for the past three quarters, according to exclusive Food Institute analysis of government data. The gap between the year-over-year changes for both indices expanded to 1.8 percentage points in the first quarter of 2013 – the largest positive gap for retailers since the second quarter of 2011.

Apr 18, 2013 Read More

Showrooming, Not Online Transactions, Is Real threat To Grocers

The Food Institute Report recently noted that in an extreme move to prevent showrooming of its products online, an Australian gluten-free grocery store called Celiac Supplies began charging a $5 fee for “just looking” online in February of this year.

Apr 10, 2013 Read More

Not Interested in the Online Grocery Shopper?

If you’re a seller of food of some sort and don’t think it’s time to at least starting learning about the online grocery shopping experience, you may want to re-evaluate ,according to The Food Institute, which will explore the high value of online shoppers in an upcoming webinar.

Mar 21, 2013 Read More

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