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Amazon Instant Pickup and Aldi’s partnership with Instacart illustrate gains of online grocery shopping

The launch of Amazon Instant Pickup and Aldi’s new partnership with Instacart, both announced this week, propel forward online grocery shopping, which according to industry analysts is quickly gaining momentum despite significant lingering challenges.

Amazon launches Instant Pickup and Aldi partners with Instacart

Door to Door Organics CEO: Amazon/Whole Foods deal a ‘huge wake-up call’

Americans buy everything online, from books to vacations. But when it comes to groceries, bricks, not clicks, still rule. That was until Amazon struck a deal to buy Whole Foods, and gave everyone a “huge wake up call,” says Door to Door Organics CEO Mike Demko.

Barnana rolls out to 8,000 Starbucks stores

Banana-fueled snack Barnana is rolling out to 8,000 Starbucks stores nationwide in chocolate, and chocolate and peanut butter flavors in single serve bags with customized brown and gold packaging.

RXBAR extends minimalist philosophy to school lunchboxes with new kids line

Chicago-based RXBAR’s new kid’s line is now available in 3,000 stores nationwide, providing a smaller version of the fastest growing bar by dollar growth in the natural and conventional channels, per measurement by market analytics firm Nielsen.

$16.8 million in government grants aim to encourage SNAP spending on more produce

After efforts earlier this year to use a stick to discourage SNAP beneficiaries from buying unhealthy products was met with resistance and doubt, the government is trying another approach – a carrot in the form of $16.8 million in grants to boost purchases of fruits and vegetables. 

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Blue Diamond increases almond flour production to meet record demand

With demand for almond flour at an “all time high,” Blue Diamond Growers is increasing its production capacity for the on-trend ingredient via a new processing line at its Salida (CA) manufacturing complex.


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