Food retail and e-commerce

Organic players consider new options to promote their industry after USDA cans checkoff proposal

Organic players consider options after USDA cans checkoff proposal

By Elizabeth Crawford

Organic stakeholders are considering how they can promote their industry and raise funds for organic agriculture research and extension efforts after the US Department of Agriculture “blindsided” them by terminating the check-off program that many worked...

Organic stakeholders test pilot to root out fraud

Organic stakeholders test pilot to root out fraud

By Elizabeth Crawford

Starting next month, a small but diverse group of organic stakeholders from across the supply chain will test-drive a rigorous set of fraud prevention, detection and mitigation strategies that once fine-tuned will become subject to the annual inspection...

Impulse snack purchases are a common yet declining consumer habit, Euromonitor finds. ©GettyImages/Wavebreakmedia

SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO

Are impulse snack purchases under siege? Euromonitor explains

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Nearly 70% of in-store snack purchases are unplanned -- indicating that impulse snack shopping is a shared habit among most consumers, Euromonitor senior analyst Jared Koerten said at the Sweets & Snack Expo in Chicago yesterday.

Meal kits: Home Chef exec on growth, profitability, and omnichannel retailing

60-second interview: Rich DeNardis, chief revenue officer, Home Chef

Home Chef chief revenue officer: ‘We believe in the omni-channel model’

By Elaine Watson

Home Chef has just struck a partnership with New England-based retailer Hannaford enabling shoppers to order its meal kits through Hannaford To Go and pick them up at their local store the same day, without committing to a monthly subscription. FoodNavigator-USA...

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