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Blue Apron explores a sale… but who’s buying?

Blue Apron explores a sale… but who’s buying?

By Elaine Watson

While Blue Apron lost less money in 2019 (-$61m) than it did in 2018 (-$122m) and some customer metrics are improving, bosses at the meal kit co have conceded that they can’t execute a turnaround strategy without raising more capital, and are looking...

IN PICTURES: New directions for almonds

IN PICTURES: New directions for almonds

By Elaine Watson

California almonds now star in every category of the store, from plant-based dairy and nut butters to protein shakes and gourmet salad oils. So where are the new growth opportunities, and how is the industry dealing with questions about sustainability...

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Gen Z drives the future of unattended retail, study finds

By Mary Ellen Shoup

As members of Gen Z enter the workforce in greater numbers, their shopping habits are influencing the retail industry in non-traditional ways including fueling the growth of unattended retail channels such as cashierless checkouts and smart vending machines,...

The Beyond Burger at Costco (picture: Beyond Meat)

Don Lee Farms files 3rd amended complaint vs Beyond Meat, seeks damages

By Elaine Watson

Don Lee Farms has filed a 3rd amended complaint vs Beyond Meat, accusing it of doctoring a food safety consultant’s report and sharing trade secrets with Don Lee's rivals to help them “actively solicit” to replace Don Lee as Beyond Meat’s co-manufacturer...

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