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Week of 5/22/17

The Supermarket of the Future

Wal-Mart regaining grocery share from competitors  CNBC

AmazonFresh launches in Denver

Albertsons makes 2 e-commerce hires  SN

The Future of Whole Foods Isn’t About Groceries  Bloomberg

The Grocery Shopping Revolution  Yahoo

Amazon Go Sets Sights Abroad  Bloomberg

A Supermarket on Wheels

Grocery stores lag on antibiotic-free food

Week of 5/15/17

Cashier’s automated out of existence?  Yahoo

Ahold’s Martin’s chain to close stores  SN

Whole Foods opens lower-priced 365 store in CA  LA times

Lidl to open its first US stores in June  MW

Hershey’s idea for grocery stores of the future  SN

UK’s Tesco commits to a renewable future  CNBC

Jewel-Osco to buy 19 Strack & Van Til stores  Chicago Tribune

Survey shows a tie for America’s favorite grocery store

Grocery shopping behavior differs online v. in-store  foodnavigator

Week of 5/8/17

Bankruptcy puts spotlight on small food stores  Chicago Tribune

Lidl is buying up land in North Texas  Dallas News

Kroger opens new convenience store concept

Ahold Delhaize cuts costs to beat Q1 expectations  reuters

America’s Top Grocers: Wegmans, Publix, Trader Joe’s  Media Post

Kroger sells meal kits to compete with Blue Apron

Why Amazon might buy BJ’s Wholesale

Jewel-Osco to offer online grocery ordering  Sun Times

Schnucks names Dave Peacock president and COO  StLToday.Com

Week of 5/1/17

The retail crisis could hit American grocers  MSN

IL based Central Grocers, Inc. files for Chapter 11

What’s Happening In The U.S. Grocery Landscape?  Forbes

Food Lion spending $110 million to remodel VA Stores

Whole Foods’ Complex Problems  Forbes

Will ‘robot vans’ propel AmazonFresh?  Yahoo

Publix rings up rough first quarter  Orlando Sentinel

Wegmans Not Waiting for Menu-Labeling Rule  PG

Big-Name Food Brands Lose Battle of the Grocery Aisle  WSJ/Dow Jones

Albertsons names Jewel-Osco vet division president DrugStoreNews

Week of 4/24/17

Wal-Mart’s Price War is a Winning Strategy  FOX Business

Ahold USA and Delhaize America restructure divisional staff PG

Peapod debuts NYC Ad campaign AdAge

Supermarkets struggle to source local products  FoodDive

Whole Foods Isn’t Buyout Fodder  bloomberg

Is Albertson’s the latest suitor for Whole Foods?  USAToday

Same-day grocery delivery coming to Detroit  Crain’s

The Fresh Market shutters five stores  SN

Sam’s Club adds 300 products to private label Arkansas Online

Week of 4/17/17

Walmart cutting prices & crushing Kroger   Business Insider

Grocery shopping tricks for committed savers   CBS News

5 things online grocery shoppers want…   Dig Comm 360

Strack & Van Til Selling Stores   Progressive Grocer

Amazon Grocery Sales for Q1 2017   Int’ SupermarketNews

C-stores put focus on food to capitalize on trend   Omaha.Com

New York’s war on Walmart   NY Post

The Best Grocery Store in America Is…   Epicurious

Hy-Vee restructures to support, IT, foodservice & health   SN

Taking a journey to the center of the grocery store   Pontiac DL

Week of 4/10/17

Amazon Was Serious About Buying Whole Foods   Food & Wine

Industry Report: Grocers Upbeat Despite Uncertainty   Progessive Grocer

Supervalu acquires Unified Grocers in $375 million deal

Activists take stake in Whole Foods; may push for sale   SN

Retailers Tell Congress to Preserve Debit Swipe Fee Reform   RILA

Grocery’s Struggle for Relevance   Progressive Grocer

How Grocery Stores Are Starting to Cash in on the Blue Apron Trend Lexology

Shipt debuts Costco delivery in Tampa

Target Opening 1st Redesigned Store Near Houston  CBS -DFW

Supermarkets are losing the grocery price war USA Today

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Week of 5/22/17

Farmer faces $2.8 million fine after plowing field

USDA Program helps farmers connect with rural stores

Farm groups oppose cuts to agriculture spending  Reuters

House approves bill to upend EPA pesticide rule  Yahoo

Eating Invasive Fish into Submission

Trump Proposes Farm Cuts

The Key to Sustainable Aquaculture

US Ag Exports Ride a 57-Year Surplus Streak  AgWeb

Congress should make organic agriculture a priority

Week of 5/15/17

Trump’s trade stance makes US farmers nervous  ABC News

$175M in Damages to Arkansas Ag Following Floods  AgWeb

The Farm Bill Comes Due

Herbicide Considerations for Replanted Corn  AGPro

In TX, safety concerns over feral hog poison  TX Tribune

Sanderson Farms explains antibiotic stance  Meat & Poultry

Trump’s immigration crackdown not aimed at farm workers  reuters

US will soon export beef to China

How to cope with farming burnout

Week of 5/8/17

USDA Shakeup Worries Rural Advocates  KCUR

The Fight Over Organic Livestock Rules  DTN

The Crop That Ate America  bloomberg

Senate bill to protect farmworkers from deportation

DOJ tackles tuna price-fixing scheme  The Hill

Precision farming may drive down EU food prices

How Agriculture Depends On Trade  Forbes

In NC farmers face dwindling land, soaring prices

FDA to Address GMO Misinformation  Hoosier Ag

Week of 5/1/17

Wheat market leaves OK farmers considering new options

MI may allow commercial fishing of walleye & lake trout  MLive

New Ag Secretary advocates ‘renegotiating’ NAFTA

Argentina lemons get final green light from USDA  The Packer

Beef Prices Soar After Blizzard Clobbers Midwest Bloomberg

Monsanto scraps deal to sell Precision Planting to Deere  Reuters

Ag industry pores over spending bill  Politico

FL agriculture commissioner running for governor  FL Politics

Leaders discuss framework for the next farm bill  F&R Guide

EPA Reviews Put Popular Pesticides Under The Magnifying Glass  AG Pro



Week of 4/24/17

Iowa’s Ag Sec. Northey eyed for USDA deputy secretary  Politico

Trump’s NAFTA comments whiplashes ag industry

Will Sonny Perdue stand up for the little guy?  The Guardian

U.S. agriculture exports could lose if NAFTA gets dumped  MW

The burger of the future comes from crickets…  Fox News

Tribune: Serious hog confinement problems in Illinois  Chicago Tribune

Trump warns Canada’s dairy industry in tweet Twitter

Senate set to confirm Perdue as Ag secretary  AP

Visa program changes worry some farmers Omaha.Com

Week of 4/17/17

Wal-Mart Seeks Farm Nitrogen Reductions   AGweb

Barley production expected to be lower for 2017  Farm & Ranch Guide

Russia’s agriculture sector booming    RT.Com

What Made Farmland Sales Jump?  AgWeb

Trump Vows to Fix Wisconsin Dairy Situation   DairyHerd.Com

Drones may be the farm workers of the future  Yahoo

Sustainable Agriculture on the Chopping Block in Iowa?   UCSUSA.Org

USDA agriculture census critically important  SW Farm Press

Senator Joe Donnelly on Farm Bill & Sonny Perdue   Hoosier AG

Farming: the original growth business  Bowling Green News

Week of 4/10/17

Your Farm is Trying to Kill You   Politico

Economists: Proposed Budget Cuts Could Hurt Agriculture  AGPro

Immigration debate will hit dairy farms Star Beacon

Large Brazilian soybean crop impacting agribusinesses  World-Grain

Sonny Perdue Vote to Take Place on April 24  AJC

NC Bill would shield hog industry from many legal claims  NC Policy Watch

8 questions for Trump’s Agriculture pick Perdue  The Hill

White House aide: Trade No. 1 ag priority  The Fence Post

Meat war looms as Hong Kong grapples with ban on Brazil imports  CNBC

Farmers should help forge conservation policy  Agri-Pulse

How Sensors, Robotics And Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Agriculture Forbes

Week of 5/22/17

World’s Largest Food And Beverage Companies 2017  Forbes

Flowers Foods preps for second century

Food Megabrands Launch VC Divisions

Campbell Soup Invests $10M in Chef’d  Fortune

Some brands squeezed out in Canadian food fight Chronicle Herald

General Mills Loses the Yogurt Wars  Fortune

Groups sue FDA over food additive rule  The Hill

The Worst Fat in the Food Supply  NYT

States try to reduce food waste with new laws

Week of 5/15/17

Union Protesters at Mondelez shareholder meeting Chicago Tribune

The Rise of Palm Oil  Bloomberg

14 Food Products That Failed Miserably  Yahoo

Food-processing program shakes stereotypes  KMVT

Kraft Heinz’s CEO on Cost-Cutting  WSJ

Eating Habits Transforming The Food Industry  Forbes

How Do You Foster A Food Safety Culture?  FoodOnline

Dot Foods opens 10th distribution center

Candy makers band together to reduce calories  reuters

Week of 5/8/17

Money Being Wasted In The War On Sugar?  Forbes

Gluten-free diet carries increased obesity risk  The Guardian

Is Buying Organic Worth It?  USNews

Gottlieb wins confirmation as FDA commissioner  Yahoo

FL attorney general probes chicken pricing   Reuters

The new buzzword at old-line foods companies Chicago Business

FDA seeking an official definition for “healthy” Yahoo

The Next Generation of Plant-Based Beverages  Nutritional Outlook

Week of 5/1/17

In UK Dangerous levels of arsenic found in baby food  Yahoo

Flowers Foods shifts operations into 2 units  Baking Business

General Mills names COO Jeff Harmening its next CEO

FDA Revokes Use of Potassium Perchlorate

Lean Cuisine Wins Top Prize In Packaging Awards  Media Post

How a small food company survived a trademark dispute  newsobserver

Why talent at big food companies is fleeing  AdAge

Tyson Foods to eliminate antibiotics in chicken  USA Today

PepsiCo looking to leverage its Quaker Oats brand  Food Business News

Law Would Legalize Selling Home-Cooked Food in California  Civil Eats



Week of 4/24/17

FDA Set to Delay May 5th Menu Labeling Rule  NACS

Weetabix makes Tesco’s Private label cereal at almost half the price  The Sun

Industry Seeks to Stop Nutrition Facts Panel Rules  WAPO

High US Meat Consumption Drives Food Industry  Investopedia

Calorie counts on menus might make Americans eat better…   MW

Tyson Foods may sell three non-protein businesses  GlobalNewswire

FDA Recognizes Australia’s Food Safety System FDA

Controversy in the UK: Kellogg’s Cereals & Sugar The Sun

Week of 4/17/17

Unilever Buys Small Condiment Maker  NYT

Tyson Foods Appoints First Chief Sustainability Officer  Yahoo

Brands want to capitalize on 4/20 munchies  WAPO

Mondelez says one of its top executives is leaving  Chicago Tribune

Post to Buy Weetabix From Bright Food in $1.8 Billion Deal  MSN

FDA registered food facilities continue to decline  Food Safety News

Ashland Global to pay $660M to acquire Pharmachem Labs

Food Processing Portfolio with 4% Yield  SeekingAlpha

New products from Kraft Heinz, Upton’s Naturals, Luvo  FB News

Hain Celestial In New Food JV

Week of 4/10/17

Danone Completes Acquisition of WhiteWave  Nasdaq

Cargill expands meat processing plant in Nebraska

Mondelez could replace longtime CEO Irene Rosenfeld CNBC

Why Unilever, the King of Margarine, wants out ST Food

Nestle’s CEO Challenges Cost-Cutting Mantra Bloomberg

MN small food companies growing in stagnant grocery industry  MN Star Tribune

Conagra Purchases Duke’s Meat Snacks and BIGS’ Seeds  Food Processing

OFD Foods to invest $25 million in NY plant  WXXI

Holten Meat workers go on strike after rejecting latest contract offer

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Week of 5/22/17

Cubs add all-star chef lineup to food roster Chicago Tribune

Ann Arbor Restaurant Targeted by ICE Raid

Maine Chef Writes About Local Food

Four Ways Trump Could Affect Restaurants  QSR

Dee’s FoodService Acquired by Shamrock Foods

Foodie culture sways mainstream menu offerings

Inside the fascinating life of James Beard

Chicago named America’s best restaurant city Chicago Tribune

LA restaurateur on the rising costs of labor  LA Times

Week of 5/15/17

Documentary films: the new status symbol for chefs  Forbes

The simple reason the restaurant industry is in trouble  Yahoo

Morningstar: Don’t dismiss meal-kit biz  foodnavigator

Nutella restaurant is coming to Chicago  Travel & Leisure

Mom & Pop Joints Trouncing Big Restaurant Chains  bloomberg

Chefs & Restaurants in Defense of Bees  FoodTank

6 ways to solve the restaurant labor problem  RH

Unilever invests in Organic Meal Kit Startup  Fox Business

The diminishing returns of chef worship  deadspin

Week of 5/8/17

Luring top chefs to Silicon Valley  SFChronicle.Com

‘Hot Pot’  dominates China’s restaurant industry

Chefs get a direct line to the sea

Maple food delivery firm ceases operations  NY Post

Chef Dominique Crenn Dares All  FSR

Far East restaurants storm the Bay Area

Restaurants new strategy: meal delivery  BI

The Menu Labeling Law- What’s Next?

Foodservice Supply Chain Challenges & Mobile Ordering

NYC Food Carts Could Be Getting Letter Grades  Yahoo

Week of 5/1/17

Chef Massimo Bottura tips for using leftover ingredients  LA times

Yum’s $130M turnaround strategy for Pizza Hut  CNBC

Cooking With Crickets Will Save the World Popular Mechanics

The Rise of the $38 Pizza in NYC  NYT

Why Mexican Chefs are reviving an ancient grain  NPR

The new ‘calorie count’ deadline is May 7, 2018  USA Today

Winner List: James Beard Restaurant & Chef Awards  JamesBeard.Org

Convenience stores as fast food restaurants  Yahoo

Celebrity Chefs call for ‘Food March’ on Washington  WAPO

The restaurant industry overindulged & now it’s paying the price  MSN



Week of 4/24/17

What does it mean to be a chef in Los Angeles in 2017?  LA Times

NRA Drops Legal Challenge to NYC’s Sodium Warnings

Opioid Addiction and the DC Restaurant Scene  CityPaper

Keeping pests out of foodservice areas  FC&M

The Why of Cooking  The Atlantic

QSR: Why Subway is shrinking  NRN.Com

Saying Goodbye to Elaborate Restaurant Menus  Eater

How Chefs & Bartenders Manage Down Time  Forbes

The value of a tasty menu in healthcare  SmartBrief

Week of 4/17/17

MN chefs are opening neighborhood bars  City Pages

States Streamline Food Truck Licensing  Stateline

Last Minute Challenge to FDA Menu Labeling Rules  Lexology

Designing Restaurant-Style Healthcare Foodservice  FesMag

US Restaurant Industry Suffers Worst Collapse Since ’09  Zero Hedge

Getting in on food truck trend  Jacksonville JC

Ikea ramping up its food division  Fast Company

How do chef-owners actually make a living?  Boston Globe

Top Chef star uses political clout to change food industry  USA Today

Coworking service operates out of New York restaurants  CNBC

Week of 4/10/17

What Nashville’s Food Pros Really Think  Nashville Scene

Study says Restaurant Industry Faces a Defining Moment  Alix Partners

Trouble for restaurants: Loyal customers are cutting back CNBC

How the Restaurant Industry Is Fighting Trump on Immigration Fortune

Is the Chipotle Mexican Grill comeback for real? Motley Fool

Pie Five Pizza Closing 8 of 9 Chicago Locations Chicago Eater

McDonald’s to Sell Sauces in Canadian Stores  Investopedia

Documentary focuses on women working in the restaurant industry – Tech Crunch

After Failed Cabinet Bid, Puzder Leaves Restaurant Post – Market Watch

The food delivery robots are coming Tech Crunch

Sonic downgraded on increased competition from c-stores Market Watch

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