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Aldi: 20% of products in every ALDI store will be new

By Stephen Daniells

Aldi is putting an emphasis on fresh, organic, and easy-to-prepare options as it remodels stores, and says “20% of products in every store will be new compared to last year,” with the fresh selection increasing by 40%.

Dr Errol Raghubeer:  'We’ve been working with three major companies in the meal kit space'

Where next for HPP? In conversation with Avure/JBT

By Elaine Watson

The growth of retail meal kits and prepared meals is driving interest in high pressure processing (HPP) for multi-component foods in order to deliver products that are more commercially viable for retailers that want more than a few days of shelf-life,...

GUEST ARTICLE: What's the key to cracking the retail meal kit code?

GUEST ARTICLE: What's the key to cracking the retail meal kit code?

By James Richardson, PhD, founder, Premium Growth Solutions

As Chef’d found out the hard way, the future of the fresh meal kit category will be via retail and localized e-commerce services (e.g. Fresh Direct, Prime Now, Shipt, etc.). Drop-shipping subscription-based meal kits causes more problems than it solves...

Chomps Snack Sticks launched two new varieties earlier this month: Original Turkey and Jalapeño Turkey.

Chomps punches above its weight in jam-packed meat snacks category

By Mary Ellen Shoup

In a space like meat snacks, it’s hard to standout especially for a small brand like Chomps Snack Sticks. The Chicago startup’s lean and mean approach has gained it access into major retailers including 7-Eleven, Safeway, and Albertsons where it outsells...

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