Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Food and Robots, A Match Made In Heaven?

Daily Insights 11/29/2016
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Food & Robots, A Match Made In Heaven?

While Silicon Valley continues to forge relationships with restaurants – from white table cloth to fast food – on developing new foods in the lab to supply chain logistics – one very interesting part of the discussion seems to be about robots.

Robots of all kinds, stand alone human-like forms that talk, take your order and move around to replace waiters, to robotic arms in the backrooms that augment chefs to make food preparation and cooking faster, easier and more exacting. And in some cases, cheaper.

But are they better in the long term?

Help Shoppers Boost Bone Health

How to encourage your shoppers to keep strong bones? There are various things you can promote in your store to help delay bone loss and continue to maintain and even build bone density. According to the American College of Physicians, osteoporosis currently affects over 40 million Americans. Osteoporosis is characterized as a loss in bone mass and increased fragility. It's most common in older women, but about 7 percent of white men and 5 percent of black men are affected. Here are some things to share with shoppers: 

Q&A Profile: Jeremy Gosch, Hy-Vee

Foodservice@Retail: Grocerants features one of the first supermarkets to offer in-store dining. The 242-store Hy-Vee chain, which serves eight Midwest states, expects to take its contemporary Hy-Vee Market Grilles chainwide by the end of 2018, says Jeremy Gosch, Executive Vice President-Strategy and Chief Merchandising Officer. Hy-Vee Market Grilles offer a fun vibe—with local brews and broad menus for game watching. They also highlight Hy-Vee's charcuterie and Responsible Choice seafood, as well as the grocer's own brand of sushi, which are also popular in the supermarkets. In the stores, customers can choose from other dining choices too.


WEBINAR: Food and Retail Top Ten Trends Forecast for 2017

Join Phil Lempert on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 12 noon Eastern for our once-a-year, live streaming event "2017 Top Ten Trends Forecast." Register now for this free webinar!

Phil's Food Reviews

The Wine RayZyn Company MerlayZyn Dried Merlot Wine Grapes is a HIT!

I really like this idea and product. It's a terrific snack that certainly is a better-for-you option, but will satisfy any sweet tooth. Just merlot grapes that are dried. Nothing added. Full review.

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