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OPS 2022 keynote presentation on future of grocery

- General News
On the heels of a global pandemic, much has changed over the past two years in the world of grocery retailing, and with it, the various dynamics of what may lie ahead for the fresh produce industry.

Tour Amazon’s second Just Walk Out Whole Foods store

- Retail
As previously announced, the Sherman Oaks store is the second of two Whole Foods Market stores opened this year that feature Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology.

They can’t really call it ‘Amazon Stale’

- Analysis
In the past, I have betrayed a certain lack of fondness for the Amazon Fresh concept. I admit that this is an entirely subjective response based on my visits to the Bloomingdale, IL, location.

Whole Foods’ San Francisco flagship and the legacy of the hippie co-op

- Featured
The store will be in Trinity Place, a luxury apartment complex that did not exist when I lived in the city (or the City, to go with the natives’ preferred capitalization).

Amazon: Addressing solid obstacles

- Produce Blueprints
Amazon’s initial foray for its own branded grocery, Amazon Fresh, was an online-only venture. To expand further, it needed credibility.

Square Roots to supply Whole Foods in NY, MI

- General News
Indoor farming company Square Roots now supplies all Whole Foods stores in New York and Michigan with their fresh herbs.

Indoor farming stars in Whole Foods’ Top 10 Food Trends for 2022

- Retail
Today, Whole Foods Market global buyers and experts unveiled their top 10 anticipated food trends for 2022 in the retailer’s seventh-annual Trends predictions.

Whole Foods founder, CEO to retire; COO named successor

- Retail
Jason Buechel joined Whole Foods in 2013 as Global Vice President and Chief Information Officer and was promoted in 2015 to Executive Vice President before being named Chief Operating Officer in 2019.

Amazon adds cashier-less Just Walk Out technology to select Whole Foods stores

- Featured
Amazon's Just Walk Out technology is available in the retailer's Amazon Fresh physical stores. Customers are prompted at the store’s entry gates to choose if they want to use Just Walk Out shopping or the traditional checkout lanes.

A Plant-Based kick in the teeth

- Produce with Pamela
My inbox is overloaded with keyword news alerts. The amount of “plant based” news that has little to do with fruits and vegetables is astounding – and, frankly, kind of depressing sometimes.