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Two US grocery chains are on the verge of bankruptcy as Amazon moves in

Bloomberg reports that Winn-Dixie parent Bi-Lo and Tops Friendly Market could both declare bankruptcy this month, an ominous shakeout in a grocery industry that is bracing for new competition from Amazon and its newly acquired Whole Foods subsidiary.<p>Dig a little deeper and the situation is more …

'We can only take so much abuse': Whole Foods suppliers slam 'hellacious' new policies and say rising costs are hurting business

Whole Foods is changing the way it does business with suppliers, and some local and regional brands say it's having a crippling impact on their business.<p>The grocery chain is charging brands more money for prime shelf space and in-store product demonstrations and taste tests while also requiring …

Whole Foods

FDA orders food manufacturers to stop using trans fat within three years

<b>(CNN) —</b> Artificial trans fat will have to disappear from the American diet, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.<p>The FDA on Tuesday ruled that trans fat is not "generally recognized as safe" for use in human food.<p>The department gave food manufacturers three years to remove the …

Nutrition

How to Connect with Millennial Shoppers

All consumers want convenience, value and the right selection when grocery shopping. That includes Millennials, but they also want personalization …

Blogs | Food & Wine

It beat Trader Joe's and Aldi yet again, according to a Temkin Customer Experience survey.<p>In case you missed it, the grocery store has its own …

Trader Joe's

How Grocery Delivery Can Save You Time and Money

Amazon takes on the grocery store with Prime Pantry

Launching today on Amazon, the online retailer is taking a shot at becoming your go-to source for groceries with the new Prime Pantry delivery …

eCommerce

Think You Have A Real Choice When Grocery Shopping? Think Again.

Despite what rows and rows of different beer, cereal and ice cream brands suggest, shoppers actually have little choice when it comes to groceries.<p>The proliferation of grocery items specifically tailored to every taste is a bit of a deception. In reality, a 2013 study by the U.S. consumer rights …

Your Grocery Store May Soon Be Cut in Half

Many grocers known for the gigantic mega-supercenter shopping experience are trying out store models shrunk down to the size of the old neighborhood …

eCommerce

On-demand grocery delivery startup Instacart raises $44 million in VC funding

Roughly one full year after its 8.5 million series A round in 2013, on-demand grocery delivery startup Instacart has just concluded a massive $44 …

New York City

Lidl owner set to become Europe's biggest grocery company by 2018

Study says popularity of discounters will last long after downturn and Schwarz Group will overtake Carrefour and Tesco<p>The company behind the Lidl supermarket chain is set to become western Europe's biggest grocery retailer by 2018 as discounters become mainstream across the continent.<p>"This is an …

A Look at How Women Grocery Shop

These days, ladies are all about the labels in the grocery store. With the help of mobile devices and coupons, they tend toward the healthiest food …

Advertising Industry

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Trader Joe's Caught In Sticky Lawsuit Over Peanut Butter Pretzels

Among the many snacks you can find in the aisles of Trader Joe's is an icon of sweet and salty goodness: the peanut butter pretzel. It's a combination so tasty, famed food writer Ruth Reichl once raved, "You haven't lived until you've tried the two together."<p>But the beloved treats aren't just …

Tesco under pressure to abandon profit margin targets

Philip Clarke expected to announce next week that company will abandon 5.2% target – the highest in the industry<p>Tesco boss Philip Clarke is expected to signal next week that the scale of the investment needed to win back disaffected UK shoppers will mean sacrificing the industry-leading levels of …

Your dark chocolate addiction is driving up the price of chocolate

Cocoa prices are climbing fast. Cocoa futures jumped to $2,868 per ton ($3,161 per tonne) on Jan. 27, the highest price since mid-September of 2011.<p>Cocoa prices are soaring for several reasons, but one in particular is rising demand for darker chocolate, which takes more cocoa to make. The average …

Dessert

Sainsbury's boss Justin King to step down in July

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1048000/1048148_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522272892_33ceaa297aedc87c6f79185dbcca327b<p><b>Sainsbury's has said its chief executive Justin King is to leave the supermarket chain in July, after 10 years at the head of the company.</b><p>Mike …

Sainsbury'S

Costco pays more ... because it can

Can Costco pay more because workers stay longer or because customers spend more? Experts are divided.<p>President Obama chose a Costco warehouse store in Maryland on Wednesday to push for a hike in the federal minimum wage, choosing Costco, the White House says, because it is "acting on its own to pay …

Dessert

Nestlé chairman warns against playing God over climate change

Peter Brabeck courts controversy by claiming climate change is largely down to natural cycles and society should focus on adaptation<p>Nestlé chairman Peter Brabeck has a history of courting controversy and is likely to further inflame his critics with his belief that man-made emissions are not the …

Climate

Kroger to Buy Harris Teeter

<b>CINCINNATI --</b> Kroger Co. here said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Harris Teeter Supermarkets for $49.38 per share in cash, or about $2.5 …

Double Peanut Butter Quick Bread

I’ve had an extra bag of peanut butter chips sitting in my pantry, just waiting for a great recipe to go into. Peanut butter chips are a great way to …

superbowl + meyer lemon bars with salt n’ pepper crust

I’ve lived 28 years of life without hearing or even knowing that the words “Polar” and “Vortex” had any possible meaning when strung together. Now …