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5 strategies that set ‘genius’ digital marketers apart from the pack

5 strategies that set ‘genius’ digital marketers apart from the pack

By Elizabeth Crawford

Inspiring consumers through beautiful Pinterest posts, delicious recipes, heart-warming blog posts and viral videos can help build brand awareness, but the most effective digital marketers also make each experience easily shoppable, according to new research...

FoodNavigator-USA’s 10 food and beverage trends to watch in 2018

FoodNavigator-USA’s 10 food and beverage trends to watch in 2018

By Elaine Watson

2017 has been a rollercoaster ride for the food industry, with Amazon coughing up a cool $13.7bn for Whole Foods, a flurry of M&A activity from Nestlé, Hershey, Campbell Soup and Kellogg, and an exodus from the industry’s biggest trade association,...

FOOD VISION USA 2017 VIDEO: What's your vision for the future of food?

VIDEO: What's your vision for the future of food?

By Elaine Watson

From entrepreneurs pioneering new farming methods and food technologies, to big brands adjusting to the changing landscape, FOOD VISION USA 2017 brought together a wide cross-section of industry players to explore how the industry is facing the challenges...

What was the biggest surprise of 2017 in food, asks Rabobank

What was the biggest surprise of 2017 for the food industry?

By Elaine Watson

With hindsight, we can all pretend we saw it coming, but in reality, Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market – announced on June 16 – caught most of the industry by surprise, says Rabobank, which polled 200+ food execs from entrepreneurs to CEOs of...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Will low-glycemic be the next gluten-free?

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Will low-glycemic be the next gluten-free?

By Elizabeth Crawford

Every 21 seconds someone in the US discovers they have diabetes, setting a breakneck pace that is fueling a 6% annual increase in the number of Americans diagnosed with the chronic disease for which there is no cure, but which can be managed in part through...

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Could e-Commerce boost food waste vs conventional retail?

By Stephen Daniells

The ease of buying food online may diminish the sense of psychological ownership, which may ultimately make it easier for people to discard food, suggests a new analysis with implications for retailers.

Hispanic shoppers emerge as heavy natural, organic buyer in the US

Hispanic shoppers emerge as heavy natural, organic buyers in the US

By Elizabeth Crawford

Hispanic shoppers buy significantly more natural, organic and better-for-you items than the overall US population, which suggests manufacturers in the space could generate even higher sales by targeting the demographic, according to new research from...

Organic industry fights back against USDA delay of animal welfare rule

Organic industry fights back against USDA delay of animal welfare rule

By Elizabeth Crawford

Against the vast majority of stakeholders’ wishes, the US Department of Agriculture once again is delaying the widely supported Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices because the department believes the final rule oversteps Congress’ mandate ‘for the...

Ahold USA exec: Personalized offers key to online success

Ahold USA exec: Personalized offers key to online success

By Adi Menayang

Compared to other retail categories, brick-and-mortar for groceries still prevails, but companies like Ahold USA are upping their digital game anyways, as consumers spend their daily lives equally off and online.

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