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As D.C. prospers, supermarkets proliferate — except in poor areas 28.6.2017 Washington Post
As D.C. prospers, supermarkets proliferate — except in poor areas
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We rated the ‘healthy’ ice creams on the market. Spoiler: They’re not as good as real ice cream. 27.6.2017 Washington Post
Halo Top, Englightened and others don’t measure up to full-fat Haagen-Dazs, but some flavors are better than others.
Southern California's grocery battle heats up with the spread of discounter Aldi 27.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Ralphs was the supermarket of choice for Inglewood hairdresser Elise Santos — until grocery chain Aldi arrived in Southern California last year.

Aldi, a German-based discount grocer, opened its first U.S. store in 1976 but reached California only last year. It’s now rapidly expanding and quickly...

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These states have the fattest pets — and they might surprise you 27.6.2017 Washington Post
These states have the fattest pets — and they might surprise you
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Some shoppers fret when companies take over favorite brands 27.6.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Some shoppers are fretting about big companies they don’t like taking over their favorite brands. The latest: Amazon’s move to purchase Whole Foods has spurred worries about a decline in quality and ethical standards, or that the store will become like other supermarkets. Walmart’s purchase of clothing labels ModCloth and Bonobos […]
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A taste for blood 25.6.2017 Washington Post
A high school teacher used carnivorous plans to get kids into botany. Then he realized they weren’t the only ones dazzled by a bit of carnage.
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On Top Of Hong Kong's High Rises, Rooftop Gardens Take Root 24.6.2017 NPR News
In one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, a gardening cooperative is helping residents rediscover farming — in the sky.
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Will antitrust concerns trip up Amazon's race to the top? 22.6.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Ever since Amazon made its blockbuster bid for Whole Foods last week, there's been speculation over what the e-commerce powerhouse is going to try and buy next. Chicago-based Grubhub, the online restaurant delivery service? Nordstrom department stores? Maybe it doubles down and buys another ...
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Hain Celestial says accounting review reveals no changes 22.6.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Hain Celestial says a nearly year-long accounting review has concluded the organic food maker doesn’t need to make any major changes to its past financial reports. Shares of the company jumped nearly 6 percent to $35.05 before the stock market opened Thursday. Hain Celestial says it concluded its financial reports were […]
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Here’s how much you actually pay for Blue Apron ‘free shipping’ 22.6.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
“You see a lot of companies leaving the market because they can’t handle the costs,” said Erik Thoresen, a principal at the food industry consulting firm Technomic. [...] they’re responsible, in large part, for the high price of meal kits: $10 per serving, according to market research firm NPD, compared with $4 for the same meal when the shopper buys ingredients at the grocery store. Thoresen and other analysts cautioned in interviews that it’s not easy to generalize between companies, because all have different agreements with third-party couriers and each uses different materials for insulation and packaging. Chen said he and his co-founders are trying to build a meal kit whose cost closely mirrors the price of its ingredients — and is accessible to middle-income patrons. The service is focused on high-density urban areas, where delivery drivers can pick up kits at commercial kitchens and drop them off to customers. (Critically, the Sooma model can’t operate outside of large cities.) But Thoresen, ...
Small food makers wonder about Amazon-Whole Foods impact 21.6.2017 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- Among the many questions being asked about Amazon's intended purchase of Whole Foods is one from small and medium-sized food manufacturers: How might this deal affect me?...
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Speculation grows that Amazon will face a rival bidder for Whole Foods 20.6.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Amazon.com’s plan to buy Whole Foods Market sparked an avalanche of discussion about how the online retail giant could transform the U.S. grocery industry in the years ahead. But Amazon’s $13.7-billion deal might not be the last word on the merger itself. Wall Street signaled Monday that it ...
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Speculation grows that Amazon will face a rival bidder for Whole Foods 20.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Amazon.com’s plan to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. sparked an avalanche of discussion about how the online retail giant could transform the U.S. grocery industry in the years ahead.

But Amazon’s $13.7-billion deal might not be the last word on the merger itself.

Wall Street signaled Monday that it...

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Amazon’s move into groceries could squeeze Costco 20.6.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Costco’s business model of membership fees, low prices, and high degree of vertical integration will help it defend against the e-commerce giant that’s now buying Whole Foods, but the competitive pressure will increase.
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Amazon-Whole Foods tie-up could speed grocery transformation 19.6.2017 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- Grocers trying to compete with the threat of a combined Amazon and Whole Foods will have to make their stores more appealing, leverage their locations to offer delivery and do a better job of collecting shopper data. They may also need to seek innovative partners of their own....
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Grocers facing a united Amazon-Whole Foods must adapt 19.6.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Grocers trying to compete with the threat of a combined Amazon and Whole Foods will have to make their stores more appealing, leverage their locations to offer delivery and do a better job of collecting shopper data. They may also need to seek innovative partners of their own. Amazon’s planned $13.7 […]
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ grocery ‘Waterloo’ is now his biggest opportunity 19.6.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Whole Foods exec John Mackey once called Amazon’s grocery delivery business the online retailer’s Waterloo. But Mackey may have underestimated the flexibility and commitment of Amazon and its headstrong founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos.
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Drone-delivered kale, and 5 more things we might see at an Amazon-owned Whole Foods 18.6.2017 Washington Post
Drone-delivered kale, and 5 more things we might see at an Amazon-owned Whole Foods
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After the Amazon deal: what will shopping at Whole Foods feel like? 17.6.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Analysts say Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods could hasten the growth of online grocery shopping. So, where does this leave brick-and-mortar stores? The store of the future may look very different.
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After The Amazon Deal: What Will Shopping At Whole Foods Feel Like? 17.6.2017 NPR News
Analysts say Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods could hasten the growth of online grocery shopping. So, where does this leave brick-and-mortar stores? The store of the future may look very different.
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