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Chefs and Restaurateurs Enter the Meal Kit Market #restaurants #mealkits
supermarketnews.com Chef Stephanie Izard partnering with Peapod
Restaurants Taking Delivery and Customer Data In-House #restaurants #foodservice
nrn.com Uber testing dine-in option that rivals Allset
New Foodie Foraging Venue at NY Hudson Yards #chefinsights #restaurants
restaurant-hospitality.com The massive destination retail and dining hub features more than 25 concepts
Customer-Facing Restaurant Tech Driving New Sales & Operational Efficiency #restaurants #AI
qsrmagazine.com You no longer need a team of data scientists to tap into the power.
On-Demand Dining Trend Brings Restaurants Without Dining Rooms #restaurants
qsrmagazine.com The test units will be focused on catering and delivery.
Amazon's Potential Game-Changer for On Demand Meals #amazon #restaurants
bloomberg.com Amazon.com Inc. is considering a plan to open as many as 3,000 new AmazonGo cashierless stores in the next few years, according to people familiar with matter, an aggressive and costly expansion that would threaten convenience chains like 7-Eleven Inc., quick-service sandwich shops like Subway and P...
Meal Kits Continue to Chase Growth Via the Supermarket #mealkits #hellofresh
cnbc.com HelloFresh joins Blue Apron and Plated in making the move.
Nestle Turns to Starbucks for Market Share #nestle #starbucks https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-07/nestle-enters-7-2-billion-global-coffee-alliance-with-starbucks
bloomberg.com For years, a smoldering George Clooney would sip his espresso and ask: “Nespresso...what else?” Turns out the answer is: Starbucks.
New Amazon Prime Perks at Whole Foods Stir Competition #amazon #wholefoods
cnbc.com The new perks will bring the might of Amazon's membership program to the grocery industry, folding Whole Foods into a network other grocers will struggle to compete with.
Delivery Boom is Changing the Restaurant Business #restaurants https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/04/24/restaurants-struggle-adapt-food-delivery-boon/487605002/
usatoday.com Delivery sales jumped 20% in the last five years, while food service visits increased 10% according to The NPD Group
Innovative Solution Addresses Food Desert Neighborhoods
fastcompany.com Thrive Market sells organic, healthy pantry items at below-market prices. Members pay an annual fee that sponsors another family in need.
The Emerging Distribution Network for Amazon Via Whole Foods #amazon #wholefoods https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-03/how-amazon-can-use-whole-foods-to-help-weather-postal-rate-hikes
bloomberg.com In recent tweets, President Donald Trump has urged the U.S. Postal Service to charge Amazon.com Inc. more to deliver packages to consumers -- a potentially costly blow since the e-commerce giant uses the federal agency for an estimated 40 percent of deliveries.
The Battle for Market Share Continues Between Supermarkets and Restaurants #restaurants #walmart
bloomberg.com Walmart Inc. will start offering prepared meals at its stores for the first time, a move that could help the nation’s biggest grocer sell more food while siphoning customers from restaurant chains.
Kohl's Adds Groceries With Aldi to Drive Store Traffic
washingtonpost.com Some customers will soon be able to pick up milk and eggs with their cargo shorts, as the retailer partners with German grocer Aldi.
Amazon's Free 2-Hour Grocery Delivery Raises the Bar for Competition in Supermarkets #supermarkets #amazon
washingtonpost.com The company has brought the service to Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach.
Food Delivery Breathes New Life Into Restaurant Brands #restaurants
bloomberg.com Deals with Yum and McDonald's are signs of things to come.
Is This the Shape of Things to Come? #restaurants #supermarkets
eater.com Inside the lunch rush at the cashier-less Seattle location
The Rise of Meal Kits and Implications for the Supermarket Sector #mealkits #supermarkets
fooddive.com As consumer interest in meal-kit solutions continues to grow, grocers have a unique opportunity to piece together the same components and market them at an affordable price to capitalize on this growing demand.
Amazon Pushes Into the Restaurant Space #restaurants #amazonhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-22/amazon-looks-to-deliver-shake-shack-chipotle-in-restaurant-push
bloomberg.com Amazon.com Inc. may soon bring Shake Shack burgers and Chipotle burritos to your door as it pushes deeper into the growing market for restaurant delivery.
Amazon Moves Quickly to Lower Prices at Whole Foods #amazon #wholefoods
recode.net The price reductions will roll out on Monday, Aug. 28.
Amazon Charges Into the Meal Kit Space #restaurants #mealkit
theverge.com Earlier this week, rumors were swirling that Amazon was preparing a new meal kit service, similar to those offered by companies like Blue Apron or Plated, with a trademark filed on July 6th. Turns...
The Changing Dynamics of the U.S. Restaurant Industry #restaurants
theatlantic.com The quality and variety of food in the U.S. has never been better. The business seems to be struggling. What’s really going on?
Amazon's Potential Impact on Restaurants and Meal Kit Companies #restaurants #Amazon http://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/news/what-amazon-whole-foods-combo-could-mean-restaurants
restaurantbusinessonline.com In a phrase: Stepped-up competition for share of stomach.
Panera Initiatives Making Big Market Impact #restaurants
nrn.com Bakery-café expects that figure to double by 2019
Independent Restaurants Are Outperforming National Chains #restaurants https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-16/mom-and-pop-joints-are-trouncing-america-s-big-restaurant-chains
bloomberg.com There’s a limit to unlimited breadsticks after all.
Turning Negative Reviews into Positive Customer Experiences #restaurants https://www.pizzamarketplace.com/articles/firehouse-first-watch-pie-five-pei-wei-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-of-online-reviews/
pizzamarketplace.com A recent survey found that 61 percent of the dining public check online reviews before visiting a restaurant. How those reviews can help or hurt sales was a central theme at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit.
More Grocery Stores Take a Bite Out of Restaurant Market Share #restaurants
eater.com The fast-casual trend is popping up in supermarkets
Future Shock: Facial Recognition Ordering in Fast Food Restaurants #restaurants #foodservice https://www.qsrmagazine.com/exclusives/facial-recognition-future-fast-food
qsrmagazine.com Technology has ushered in a brave new ordering world.
American Chefs Take Top International Honors #restaurants
bloomberg.com For the first time in 30 years of the competition, the U.S. comes out on top.
Restaurants Transform the Approach to Charitable Food Assistance #restaurants https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/inside-the-world-of-pay-what-you-can-restaurants-which-are-redefining-charity/2017/01/23/4b7b588e-d45e-11e6-945a-76f69a399dd5_story.html?utm_term=.1ff5f6361761&wpisrc=nl_sb_smartbrief
washingtonpost.com A new crop of community-minded businesses hopes to change the way we think about food assistance and charity
Motivating the Unmotivated on Your Restaurant Team #restaurant
foodabletv.com By Donald Burns, Foodable Industry Expert We hear it all the time: “Teamwork makes the dream work.” Good saying. Very positive. But often, it’s not true. And the reason is simple. Some people on your team just don't want to do the work. So, what is a restaurant owner or leader to do? Let’s dig into…
Build a Gingerbread Dream House for the Holidays #restaurants
bonappetit.com This is what it takes to win a gingerbread house competition—and then some.
Restaurants as Office Space for the New Independent and Startup Workforce #restaurant
eater.com If you can’t beat ‘em, sell ‘em table space
Emerging Healthy Restaurant Chains Impact the Market #restaurants
businessinsider.com These healthy fast food chains are part of a growing movement that prioritizes affordability, local ingredients, convenience, and transparency.
Food for All Connects Users to Unsold Food at Restaurants to Eliminate Food Waste #restaurants #foodwaste https://www.fastcoexist.com/3064898/this-app-helps-you-save-food-waste-and-money-at-local-restaurants/2
fastcoexist.com It's the Seamless for food waste, connecting users with heavily discounted, unsold food at the end of each day.
Amazon to Disrupt the Grocery Business #conveniencestores http://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-to-expand-grocery-business-with-new-convenience-stores-1476189657
wsj.com Amazon.com is pushing deeper into the grocery business with plans for convenience stores and curbside pickup locations, aiming to compete more directly with Wal-Mart and other grocery discounters.
Now You Can Eat Your Coffee - In A Cone #restaurants
thefrisky.com Happy National Coffee Day!
Starbucks Creates Jobs in Low-Income Areas with New Openings #restaurants
bloomberg.com Starbucks Corp. said its move to put stores in low-income areas such as Ferguson, Missouri, hasn’t been a money-losing endeavor.
Shipping Containers Retrofitted Into Urban Ag Mini Farms http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/08/29/indoor-farming-startups
takepart.com A new food-tech accelerator is promising a host of urban ag start-ups. But just how sustainable will the growing operations be?
Beer Makes a Bold Move to the Brunch Menu #craftbeer #restaurant http://www.winemag.com/2016/09/09/beer-meets-brunch/
winemag.com Why should wine get to have all the Sunday fun? Explore the complex and complementary world of beer pairing. And pass the maple syrup.
Unique Strategies to Build Your Restaurant Customer Base #restaurant http://restaurantengine.com/attract-more-customers-to-your-restaurant/
restaurantengine.com You've probably read articles on how to get more restaurant business. These are little known, but effective ways to get more customers to your restaurant.
Harnessing Salvaged Foods to Produce New Artisanal Products http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/08/19/490499715/artisanal-food-waste-can-you-turn-scraps-into-premium-products
npr.org Entrepreneurs hope that, instead of paying bottom dollar for produce that might otherwise have ended up in the landfill, customers will pony up for high-end foods made from rescued ingredients.
news3lv.com An urban farm set to revolutionize local food is planting its roots not too far from the Las Vegas Strip.Urban Seed is poised to change how some of Las Vegas’ premier restaurants get their produce, transforming a three-acre plot located near Tropicana and
Food Trucks Help Reshape Real Estate Landscape #restaurants #foodservice http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/22/food-is-ruling-retail-real-estate-and-food-trucks-are-moving-in.html
cnbc.com E-commerce may be driving consumers away from shopping centers, but food is pulling them back in.
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