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'For the 4th year in a row, consumers have turned their backs on buying groceries online'

Is online grocery shopping failing?

By Elaine Watson

“Make no mistake,” says Dr Kurt Jetta, the founder of CPG analytics firm TABS Analytics, “Online grocery is failing.” But is he right, given that most commentators predict food e-commerce sales will grow significantly over the next several years, albeit...

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Grocers explore options to defend against growing meal kit category

By Elizabeth Crawford

While the financial threat to traditional grocery stores posed by the burgeoning meal kit delivery category may be manageable for now, it is growing as more players enter the space and consumers become more comfortable with the concept – prompting some...

Paleo: A fad, a trend, or the start of a new food movement?

Paleo: A fad, a trend, or the start of a new food movement?

By Elaine Watson

Is Paleo a trend or a fad? And are 'plant-based foods' just a sexier term for meat & dairy alternatives, or the start of a new food movement? FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Blake Mitchell, president of food packaging and branding design...

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market outlines its strategy

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market: ‘Food retail is in a state of flux'

By Elaine Watson

While some people plan a grocery shopping trip like a military campaign, many others are not thinking much beyond what’s for dinner tonight, says Mike Savage, VP Non Perishables at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, and retailers are not making things easy for...

Vermont AG's safe harbor clause in GMO labeling enforcement

'Our enforcement priorities will focus on willful violations of the labeling law'

Vermont AG offers 6-month safe harbor on GMO labeling enforcement

By Elaine Watson

In a memorandum on the new GMO labeling law coming into force in Vermont in July, attorney general William H. Sorrell says enforcement action will “focus on willful violations of the labeling law” and that there will be a six-month safe harbor period...

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