Friday, December 2, 2016

Amazon Food Stores Wouldn't Disrupt the Grocery Business

Daily Insights 12/02/2016
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Amazon Food Stores Wouldn't Disrupt the Grocery Business

In fact, they might not even succeed.

The unconfirmed reports that Amazon is planning to build 2,000 food stores within ten years here in the U.S., beginning with a pilot program of 20 stores by the end of 2018, has the grocery industry in a tizzy. The stores will reportedly be under the Amazon Fresh banner and will be tested in two formats – a more traditional store with shelves and shopping carts and one which is "click & collect" where you order beforehand (or in-store on a kiosk) and just pick up.

Are Your Shoppers Ready to Eat Insects?

Eating insects is gaining traction in the US as an increasing amount of food products, restaurants, and resources are going towards growing this sector. The Food and Agricultural Organization's report, Edible insects Future prospects for food and feed security, urges the developed world to adopt eating bugs for environmental and health benefits. With high protein, calcium, zinc, iron, fiber and omega 3s, and lower environmental requirements, insects might just be the food of the future. But will consumers actually eat them? 

Is Shopping Getting Easier? 

Have you noticed any changes to your supermarket that make your life easier? We want to let supermarkets know what's working for you! Share with us up to five innovations you think are most notable about American supermarkets, and we will enter you in a random drawing for five $50 American Express gift cards. It only takes about two minutes of your time and helps us inform the food world! Click here to share your thoughts.


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

Maypo Instant Maple Oatmeal with Quinoa is MY PICK OF THE WEEK!

I want my Maypo! That was one of the TV spots that I grew up watching and hearing. This new iteration of the classic could be a sleeper hit of the year. Whole grain oats with quinoa - perfect for 2016 and beyond. Just a hint of maple makes this a terrific meal for breakfast or anytime. Full review.

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