TechCrunch  Aug 15  Comment 
Karma, the Stockholm-based startup that offers a marketplace to let local restaurants and grocery offer unsold food at a discount, has raised $12 million in Series A funding. Swedish investment firm Kinnevik led the round, with participation from...  Aug 6  Comment 
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New York Times  Jul 31  Comment 
As big supermarkets struggle, a new crop of local groceries is innovating to serve niche audiences and advance social causes.  Jul 30  Comment 
Figures reflect demand for artisanal brands and drinkers’ thirst for unusual flavours The number of trademarks registered for spirits and liqueurs in the UK leapt by 41% last year, according to new figures that reflect the soaring demand for...
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 26  Comment 
‘Fancy’ products of foreign brands — such as pan-cake syrups, multigrain cereal, corn puffs, canola and cotton-seed oil, and silken tofu — available i
Japan Today  Jul 25  Comment 
Sales at Japan's department stores and at supermarkets both rose in June from a year earlier as hot weather prompted demand for summer items, industry bodies said Tuesday.…
BBC News  Jul 19  Comment 
Consumer group Which? says up to a third of plastic packaging in supermarkets is not easily recyclable.
Wall Street Journal  Jul 18  Comment 
Grocers including FreshDirect are betting millions on high-tech distribution centers that will move food faster and convince customers to ditch supermarkets for digital shopping carts.
Wall Street Journal  Jul 9  Comment 
As more men do the household food shopping, grocery stores roll out guy-friendly amenities and rewards like beer dens, butchery classes, gasoline discounts and dad-humor signage.  Jul 6  Comment 
Food Standards Agency says 43 own-brand products supplied by Greenyard group affected A number of supermarket chains have been forced to recall thousands of bags of own-brand frozen vegetables because of fears that they could contain a deadly...

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