A Food Industry Web Guide

How many people in the U.S. buy their groceries online?

For decades now, there have been studies and articles predicting that grocery shopping will join the e-tailing revolution ushered in by Amazon.Com. Amazon has indeed changed the retail landscape forever and we can't rule out that they - or some other up and coming company - will make online grocery shopping as [...]

2019-11-26T15:24:20-05:00July , 2019|

How big is the organic food market in the United States?

The U.S. organic food market size was valued at $43.7 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $70.4 billion by 2025 as a result of increasing demand from consumers. This is the prediction made in a June 2018 study published by Hexa Research. A more recent sales estimate by the Organic [...]

2019-11-24T07:25:08-05:00June , 2019|

The politics of food insecurity

The USDA defines food insecurity as a state in which “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.” Food insecurity is not a synonym for hunger rather it's a term that is applied to populations that are struggling to avoid [...]

2019-11-22T14:35:04-05:00June , 2019|

High Court: Food retailers can keep SNAP data confidential

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as the Food Stamp Program, provides food-purchasing assistance for low-income people living in the United States. SNAP gives 40 million Americans a monthly food allowance that can only be spent at food stores and farmers markets. The program dishes out $60 billion in benefits [...]

2019-06-28T17:57:27-04:00June , 2019|

Is farming octupus unethical?

A Japanese aquaculture company recently announced it has succeeded in hatching eggs of fully farmed octopus in western Japan. The seafood company confirmed the hatching of about 140,000 eggs produced by octopus conceived by artificial incubation and is hoping to ship fully farmed octopus to retailers and restaurants across Japan as early [...]

2019-06-25T12:44:40-04:00April , 2019|

The largest supermarket company in the U.S. is Krogers

But there's a hitch The Kroger Company consistently shows up in lists of the top supermarket companies in the United States. Kroger's operates over 2,700 stores, including some that operate under the Ralphs, King Soopers, and Dillon's brands. In 2018 Kroger reported over $105 billion in revenue which is far ahead of [...]

2019-11-27T18:00:55-05:00January , 2019|