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Ahold Playfully Redesigns Simply Enjoy!

Ahold Playfully Redesigns Simply Enjoy! | Food World | Scoop.it
  Since its initial launch in 2007 Ahold's premium tier Private Brand Simply Enjoy has taken a different tone and path then the vast majority of the black dominated labels from American grocers, op...

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The Whole Story Behind Whole Foods' Big Announcement That's Shaking up the Food World

The Whole Story Behind Whole Foods' Big Announcement That's Shaking up the Food World | Food World | Scoop.it
While the grocery chain has good news, let’s take a look at what led up to the announcement, and where the plan falls short.

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Kathryn Colla's curator insight, March 16, 2013 5:08 PM

Whole Foods to have genetically engineered produce to be labbeled by 2018 sets back Monsanto.

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Future of Grocery? Food Recognition Scanner Could Replace Barcodes - Forbes

Future of Grocery? Food Recognition Scanner Could Replace Barcodes - Forbes | Food World | Scoop.it
Future of Grocery? Food Recognition Scanner Could Replace BarcodesForbesA new food recognition scanner developed by Toshiba Tec may change the way we shop, and potentially the way we maintain information about perishable food.

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How to Sell to Grocery Giants Wal-Mart and Whole Foods

How to Sell to Grocery Giants Wal-Mart and Whole Foods | Food World | Scoop.it
Here are seven concrete suggestions on getting your products onto the shelves of major grocers. (http://t.co/iEqFrc8RSM)

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Kroger Buys Harris Teeter In $2.5 Billion Grocery Deal - NPR

Kroger Buys Harris Teeter In $2.5 Billion Grocery Deal - NPR | Food World | Scoop.it
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In a merger of grocery chains, Kroger Co. is buying Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc., the companies announced Tuesday.
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‘Reshaping retail’: A conversation with Ahold CEO Dick Boer | McKinsey & Company

‘Reshaping retail’: A conversation with Ahold CEO Dick Boer | McKinsey & Company | Food World | Scoop.it
The head of the international retailer explores what it means to have a global family of local brands, the Internet’s impact on grocers, and how supermarkets can focus on the customer experience of fresh foods.

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AholdConnect's curator insight, February 22, 2015 4:18 PM

Old but still interesting read

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Walmart Strains to Keep Grocery Aisles Stocked

Walmart Strains to Keep Grocery Aisles Stocked | Food World | Scoop.it
The retailer is grappling with low customer confidence after it cut so many workers that it cannot stock its shelves properly, according to some employees and industry analysts.

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How a New Grocery Store Concept Reduces Waste and Increases Profits

How a New Grocery Store Concept Reduces Waste and Increases Profits | Food World | Scoop.it

Think of your average supermarket -- it's a place of plenty, with piles of fresh vegetables bursting off the shelves, yard after yard of meats, cheeses, breads and every wholesome and unwholesome thing you could ever want to stuff in your face. But that illusion of abundance comes with an enormous cost.

 

The Natural Resources Defense Council estimates that grocery stores toss out $15 billion worth of fruits and vegetables each year, and that the average supermarket dumps $2,300 worth of out-of-date products each day. (In fact, the entire U.S. food system wastes 40 percent of the goods it produces.) Then there are the hundreds of boxes the food is shipped in; the tons of plastic bags, pasteboard and cellophane the food is wrapped in; plus the paper and plastic bags customers use to carry it home.

 

When you take a good, hard look, a grocery store starts to seem less like a modern cornucopia and more like a national shame. At least, that's what Christian and Joseph Lane see when they look at a conventional supermarket. The brothers from Austin, who run a software-consulting firm, were kicking around ideas for a second business when they were struck by the concept of a zero-waste, packaging-free grocery store.

 

Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226852#ixzz2Y5ei8bOS


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Alois Clemens's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:12 AM

That's the spirit

 

 

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, August 25, 2013 2:26 PM

Why blame the "US food system" for the 40 some percent waste that's caused by us, not the "system?"

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What Is More Valuable: Kroger Or Whole Foods?

What Is More Valuable: Kroger Or Whole Foods? | Food World | Scoop.it
One supermarket chain is massive, affordable and making acquisitions, while the other is small, urban and elitist. Which one does the market think is the long-term winner (Supermarket chain Kroger is now worth almost as much as rival Whole Foods.
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