Food retail and e-commerce

'As Alexa grows in popularity, voice-activated purchases of snack foods and other consumables have the potential for major growth,' says One Click Retail

I need chocolate, Alexa... sweets, snacks, and the Amazon effect

By Elaine Watson

Candy and snacks sales on Amazon are growing at 42% year-on-year,* according to new report from ecommerce data firm One Click Retail, which says category sales have already hit $215m in the first eight months of 2017, compared with $240m for the whole...

Head to Whole Foods on Monday and expect to see lower prices on everything from organic avocados and eggs to almond butter

Whole Pay Check? Not any more, says Amazon

By Elaine Watson

Amazon’s decision to tackle Whole Foods ‘whole paycheck’ moniker from day one with a wave of price cuts sends an immediate signal to rivals that “they are now dealing with a competitor that is not afraid to damage profits and margins if it creates long...

The Chaat Co lands more than money with Jain Farm Fresh investment

The Chaat Co lands more than money with Jain Farm Fresh investment

By Elizabeth Crawford

For US-based Indian street snack maker The Chaat Co, $1 million in seed funding including investment from India’s Jain Farm Fresh Foods is about more than just the money -- it is also about securing a supply line for authentic ingredients to make its...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Can duck be a dark horse of animal proteins?

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Can duck become the dark horse of animal proteins?

By Elizabeth Crawford

When it comes to eating meat in the US, chicken, without a doubt, is the main attraction with Americans consuming an average of 91 pounds last year – that is nearly double the roughly 50 pounds of pork and 55 pounds of beef consumed in the same period,...

Kroger's 'Private Selection' packaging is on the left, while Lidl's 'Preferred Selection' packaging is on the right...

Is Lidl infringing Kroger’s trademarks? Attorneys weigh in…

By Elaine Watson

Is Lidl’s ‘Preferred Selection’ private label “confusingly similar” to Kroger’s ‘Private Selection’?  Or is Kroger’s recent trademark infringement lawsuit against Lidl merely an opportunistic bid to derail a rival’s US market entry? 

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