Friday, January 20, 2017

eBay Wants a Place in the Food Space!

Daily Insights 01/20/2017
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Move Over Amazon, eBay Wants a Place in the Food Space!

eBay is differentiating itself by emphasizing product pairings with seasonal moments.

Move over Amazon, eBay wants a place in the food space. Food Navigator reports that eBay, an often misunderstood platform where 87% of its products are sold at a fixed price and 80% are new, might just be the next online food player. 

nChannel reported that eBay's weirdest purchase in 2014 was a $1,209 Dorito shaped like a pope's hat, compared to Amazon's 1,500 ladybugs priced at $8.99.  More...

Boost Happiness and Productivity with Dopamine Rich Foods

Can we boost and normalize dopamine through foods?

First things first, what is dopamine? Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain's reward and pleasure centers. It influences well-being, alertness, learning, creativity, attention, emotional response, and concentration. Dopamine also enables us to take action and move toward our goals. It's thought that dopamine deficiency results in Parkinson's, and people with low dopamine activity may be more prone to addiction. A study in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism, suggests that your brain uses dopamine to tell your body when to stop eating. Alcohol, cocaine, nicotine, amphetamines and even sugar can also disrupt dopamine balance, feeding the addictive cycle.

Help Shoppers Get Creative: Eat More Produce

Can produce help people find meaning in their life?

Can fresh produce help your staff and shoppers feel more curious, creative and engaged, so we can all live more meaningful and purposeful lives? Research published in the British Journal of Health and Psychology found a correlation between fruit and vegetable consumption and well being; specifically the characteristics mentioned above. The concept is eudemonic well being and encompasses more than just leading a happy life. Psychologists define eudemonic well being to include purpose, meaning, and engagement that lead to a more fulfilling and happier life.

Phil's Food Review
 

Primal Essence Instant Tea Lemon Ginger is a HIT!

This is cool. A concentrated liquid "tea" that has no caffeine, no fat, no calories, no sugars or artificial ingredients. Just use three squirts and add to hot or cold water. I tested in hot water. The flavor is great and so easy. Watch full review. 

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