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Study shows grocery delivery gaining on pickup this summer

- General News
Incisiv, a next-generation industry insights firm that helps retailers and brands navigate digital disruption, and Wynshop, the leading provider of digital commerce and fulfillment solutions for local store-based retailers, today revealed the findings from their State of Digital Grocery Performance Card for August, 2022.

A dive into the personalities of plants

- Analysis
A recent scholarly article on this subject asks, “Do plants have personalities?” The study was conducted on sagebrush by a team led by Richard Karban of the department of entomology and nematology at the University of California at Davis. 

AFF research shows progress in produce safety

- General News
A new consumer research project conducted by the Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) shows a 20% decline in overall levels of concern about produce safety over 2016 survey levels.

PBH Gap Analysis shows huge disparity in federal spending and the need to raise fruit and vegetable consumption

- General News
Today the Produce For Better Health Foundation released its latest comprehensive research assessment of fruit and vegetable consumption-focused spending disparities in federal research, feeding and education programs, titled Fruit & Vegetable Gap Analysis: Bridging The Disparity Between Federal Spending & America’s Consumption Crisis, in partnership with Nutrition On Demand (NOD), a small consulting firm specializing in nutrition science, policy, and communications.

Research shows blueberries have cognitive benefits

- General News
A new research study published in Nutrients finds that blueberries have cognitive benefits.

Study finds SNAP-eligible families less likely to buy fresh foods when grocery shopping online

- General News
Families who are eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are less likely to purchase both healthy foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, and sweets when buying groceries online compared to in-store, finds a new study by a team of nutrition researchers.

Study shows Aldi led grocery growth since start of pandemic

- Retail
Aldi was the most active grocer in 2019 and 2020, and its aggressive expansion activity ensured this past year was no different. The German grocery retailer announced plans to open about 150 new stores by the end of 2022, making them the third-largest grocery retailer in the U.S. by store count, right after Kroger and Walmart.

Study shows green vegetables help prevent, fight COVID-19

- General News
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center report evidence from lab experiments that a chemical derived from a compound found abundantly in broccoli and other cruciferous plants may offer a potentially new and potent weapon against the viruses that cause COVID-19 and the common cold.

New study shows plant-rich diet can add a decade to life expectancy

- General News
Do you want to live another decade? A new study shows a plant-rich diet can add 10 years to your life.

Strawberry research reveals higher yields, better quality under broad-spectrum lighting strategies

- General News
Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, announced results from its year-long strawberry research in collaboration with Delphy Improvement Centre (Delphy), an independent institute and expert in food and flowers located in Bleiswijk, the Netherlands.