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Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Shakes Up Specialty Food

  By Mark Hamstra Amazon’s relentless focus on driving efficiency could become a two-edged sword for many companies in the specialty food industry as the(...)

Amazon Wins Patent For Device That Prevents In-Store Price Checks

Amazon was awarded a patent entitled "Physical Store Online Shopping Control" which details a mechanism where Amazon, in its brick and mortar stores could intercept(...)

Fresh Market CEO Resigns

The Fresh Market's Rick Anicetti has resigned his position as CEO and board member. Brian Nicholson, who currently serves as chief financial officer, was appointed(...)

Amazon May Try to Change Whole Foods’ Image

Amazon.com will try to shed Whole Foods Market’s “Whole Paycheck” image, according to a source familiar with Amazon’s grocery plans, reports Bloomberg. This(...)
Diageo Acquires Casamigos

Diageo Acquires Casamigos

Diageo will buy tequila company Casamigos for $1 billion, adding the brand to a portfolio that includes Don Julia tequila, Guinness beer, and Tanqueray gin. Casamig(...)
Dry Weather Threatens Prosciutto, Parmesan Production

Dry Weather Threatens Prosciutto, Parmesan Production

Italy's farm lobby is warning that agricultural production is plummeting nationwide because of prolonged heat and dry weather, with the country declaring a(...)
ME Enacts Food Sovereignty Law

ME Enacts Food Sovereignty Law

Maine Govenor Paul LePage signed a new law allowing cities and towns to regulate local food production, putting the state at the cutting edge of the “food sovereignt(...)
Epic Burger Goes Cash-Free

Epic Burger Goes Cash-Free

Chicago-based burger chain Epic Burger stopped accepting cash at its eight restaurants on June 12, joining the likes of Sweetgreen and Argo Tea, which have(...)
Agriculture Startups Garner Major Funding, Support

Agriculture Startups Garner Major Funding, Support

Nestlé USA partnered with Rabobank and RocketSpace to offer support to the Terra Food + Ag Tech Accelerator program. The companies will select and coach innovative(...)
American Places for First Time in Worldwide Cheesemonger Competition

American Places for First Time in Worldwide Cheesemonger Competition

For the first time ever, an American cheesemonger won a medal on European terroir at the Mondial du Fromage in Tours, France. Nadjeeb Chouaf, one of three(...)
How to Reach Millennials Who Are Driving the Market

How to Reach Millennials Who Are Driving the Market

Matt Beaudreau of The Center for Generational Kinetics knows Gen Y and Z. Not only is he a millennial himself—and a parent to young kids—he works for a research(...)
Summer Fancy Food Show Kicks Off in NYC

Summer Fancy Food Show Kicks Off in NYC

The 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show gets underway today at the Javits Center in New York City. The show kicks off this morning at 8:45 a.m. with the Super Session,(...)
Summer Show Education Preview: Q&A with The Hartman Group's Shelley Balanko

Summer Show Education Preview: Q&A with The Hartman Group's Shelley Balanko

As senior vice president of The Hartman Group, Shelley Balanko is in tune with trends and insights in the food world, and has a strong understanding of the(...)
Beverage Innovations Abound at Summer Fancy Food Show

Beverage Innovations Abound at Summer Fancy Food Show

Oak water, drinks with turmeric, and beverages with bee-related ingredients are on display at the Summer Fancy Food Show. Here are a handful of new innovations. (...)
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