SAVVY SHOPPING

grocery_store_l1There has been dramatic growth in deep discount food retail locations over the past several years. While the economy appears robust and unemployment is at deep lows, the phenomenon of SAVVY SHOPPING is gaining a toehold.
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Bullying or Protecting

out of stockSeems that Walmart is always in the news. The most recent stories that I have seen involve transportation issues. The first is about late fees and the second is all about exclusivity. Bloomberg estimates that Walmart loses $1 Billion annually from out-of-stock situations in its stores. Read more >

Digesting Whole Foods

170616141515-amazon-whole-foods-jeff-bezos-grocery-brick-and-mortar-00001001-1024x576It has taken me a while to digest the Amazon play for Whole Foods. There was so much hype and speculation at the time of the announcement that I couldn’t focus. Read more >

Zap – Read – Pick

sb_us_t_main_Tomato_problems_2015-07-14Researchers never cease to amaze with the variety of new applications for existing technology. Currently at the University of the Basque Country in Spain they are experimenting with lasers to assess when tomatoes are at peak ripeness and ready to be harvested for maximum flavor and nutrient content.

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Tech Gets Dirty

Driverless-TractorGrowing is a dirty business. Technology conjures images of clean rooms with technicians wearing space suits. The two can actually merge on the farm! Read more >