Food retail and e-commerce

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Mintel: Are meal kit online marketplaces the future of category?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

While meal kit demand surged during COVID-19, many consumers still aren't sold on the idea of a meal subscription and players in this space should embrace the full potential of e-commerce to become "true online grocery retailers" by providing...

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Kodiak Cakes taps into pro-athlete circle with new investment

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Kodiak Cakes, best known for its protein-packed pancakes and waffles products, has received an investment from Patricof Co (P/Co), a specialized private investment platform for professional athletes, to fuel the brand's continued expansion and leadership...

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Study: Turning waste from apples into a compostable packaging solution

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Scientists from Oregon State University have developed a way to turn apple waste into compostable packaging material that could serve as the main ingredient for molded pulp packaging (e.g. egg cartons, beverage cartons, and take-out containers) and as...

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Acosta: How will consumers be eating and shopping in 2022?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Many consumers are maintaining the habits they formed at the onset of the global pandemic nearly two years ago, including a sustained preference for at-home dining and e-commerce, notes market research intelligence firm Acosta, which says retailers and...

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Square Roots opens fourth and largest indoor vertical farm

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Indoor vertical farming company Square Roots and national food distributor Gordon Food Service have opened a new climate-controlled, indoor farm in Kenosha, Wisc., making locally-grown, fresh leafy greens and herbs available to more Midwest consumers...

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