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Target’s grocery has some catching up to do

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You know how Target has that reputation for hypnotizing customers (typically suburban moms) into walking in for cat litter and somehow spending $170 on curtains, clothing, and napkin rings?   I must have become immune somewhere along the way.  

Is rapid grocery for the masses?

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Rapid online grocery is getting a lot of attention – and investment – lately, but I have to wonder how many of these services will make it in the long run.

On the Road: Interspar, Imst, Austria

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I've been following Spar stores on social media for a while but hadn't had the chance to see one in person until we happened upon one on the way from Bavaria to Zurich.

On the Road: Lidl, Garmisch, Germany

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The next leg of my journey has me in the Bavarian town of Garmisch, where I dropped by a Lidl, among other stores.

On the Road: Edeka, Berlin

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Every time I’ve come to Berlin over the past decade, I’ve googled stores to visit and, …

On the Road: Rewe, Berlin

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Like many others in the produce business, I planned to be in Berlin for Fruit Logistica this week. Unfortunately, the show’s timing changed to April.   Fortunately for me (and you, who get to share in the fun!), I already had plans to visit a friend in the area, and do some store checking.  

Convenience, not COVID driving online shopping

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The pandemic might have helped push consumers to online grocery, but it’s convenience that’s keeping them, according to a survey of 1000 consumers by Chicory.

Identifying food trends, and how they’ll shape 2022: The Produce Moms Podcast

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What makes an industry observer like myself choose subjects for a Food Trends forecast?

Focus on Fresh: Five trends to watch in 2022

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A year ago, when I started writing the Focus on Fresh for the 2021 Know Your Commodity Guide, I had no idea we’d still be talking about the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on consumer spending habits in 2022. And yet, here we are.

A firsthand look at supply chain pain points

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Is it just me, or did people start panic buying again?