Future of Food

Fresh Food

Illinois’ new fight against food deserts to benefit independent grocers

The Local Checkout: Governor signs Senate Bill 850, which establishes the Illinois Grocery Initiative. Plus: indies keep a close watch on the FTC.

Industry Partners

Food industry associations are uneasy about FDA's new record-keeping rules

FMI and NGA say new recording processes will hurt smaller grocers and exceed the FDA’s statutory authority.

From experienced chefs to novice home cooks, aromatics and herbs are indispensable parts of the kitchen arsenal.

Whether to offer cashier-staffed lanes, self-scanners or a mix of both is an ongoing question for retailers. Some grocers, though, have no interest in the labor-saving technology.

Partnership with Kalera is the distributor's largest vertical farming relationship to date

To keep up with demand, Oishii has opened a new indoor farm at a former Anheuser-Busch factory in Jersey City, N.J. 

It's a misconception to think that indoor farming is inherently safer, writes FMI's senior director of food and product safety—and retailers need to be aware of indoor farms' unique potential challenges.

Makers of alternatives to traditional seafood, meat, eggs and dairy items raised 60% more in invested capital in 2021 than 2020, the Good Food Institute reported.

Strawberry fields forever: A New York-based vertical farming company has acquired computer-vision and robotics specialist Traptic as it seeks to apply smart technology to commercial fruit production.

"We have a very aggressive rollout strategy," COO Austin Martin says, "and we believe that being first is important in having access to the deep equity markets here."

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