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When Is the Right Time to Eat? Interesting Conclusions

Looking to eat better? Then cut down on impulse eating. According to food and supermarket guru Phil Lempert: “Mom was right when she said to wait until dinner. Improve your diet by time-delaying your eating by ordering your food long before … Continue reading

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Why Is It So Hard to Compete with Whole Foods?

For years, Whole Foods has been seen as the model for the next wave of food retailing, a chain that focuses on consumers interested in healthy eating. Whole Foods describes itself as “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store.” “Who are we? Well, we … Continue reading

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Grocery Sales in 2017

What’s ahead for the grocery industry? As reported by Facts, Figures & the Future, a recent study by Willard Bishop consultancy uncovered some interesting findings: “By 2017, traditional grocery stores will lose another 1.6 percentage points of dollar-spend market share to 44.9%—down from … Continue reading

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Reshaping Retail the Ahold Way

Ahold is a leading global food retailer. In Europe, it comprises Albert Heijn,  Etos, Gall & Gall, albert.nl, and Albert/Hypernova, and Bol.com. In the U.S., Ahold operates Giant Carlisle, Giant Landover, Stop & Shop, and the Peapod online business. Recently, Klaus Behrenbeck … Continue reading

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ShopHouse by Chipotle

Chipotle is a very popular restaurant chain: “When Chipotle (pronounced chi-POAT-lay) opened its first store in 1993, the idea was simple: demonstrate that food served fast didn’t have to be a ‘fast-food’ experience. We use high-quality raw ingredients, classic cooking … Continue reading

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Breakfast Market Booming at Fast-Food Restaurants

One sometimes neglected segment of the fast-food business is breakfast. But today, many companies are expanding their breakfast offerings, while a few are abandoning them. As Maureen Morrison reports for Advertising Age: “Wendy’s won’t be serving you breakfast, but Ronald … Continue reading

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Grocery Stores Shifting Much More to Social Media

With the continuing decline in their long-time favorite advertising medium (newspapers), many food retailers are planning to do a lot more promotion through social media over the next 5 years. Click the eMarketer chart to learn more.

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