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Power of Meat Study Explores Its Role in Today’s Food World

The Lempert Report: Retailers should align their thinking with shoppers who consider their meat purchase as a meal occasion and not just a visit to the aisle.

Retail Foodservice

Looking Past the Healthy Hype

Consumers have many more options than in prior decades, but the reality is that if fast-food restaurants truly want to sell healthier foods, it's time to alter menus and portion sizes.

Morgan Stanley reports that online food delivery sales in 2021 will reach $21.6 billion

The Lempert Report: Hyperlocal restaurants are sourcing almost all their food locally, even growing vegetables on-site.

The Lempert Report: Caviar lists women-owned restaurants but doesn't elaborate on details about these innovative entrepreneurs, and this may constitute a missed opportunity for both the technology and the foodservice operators.

The Lempert Report: Trendy diets aren't just providing a temporary boost for innovative companies. Food prices are changing, and farmers face new challenges in meeting changing consumer demands.

The Lempert Report: New grocery tech includes screens equipped with sensors ready to react to customers and anticipate their product selections. Whether shoppers will use—or be turned off by—such tech is the big question.

Nickel-and-diming guests might not be the best way to go. Understanding what consumers will and won't accept is the key to success.

The Lempert Report: The focus on health and wellness is here to stay, but indulgences shouldn't require forgiveness.

A new study by Deloitte finds that U.S. retailers are in the weakest position since 1999 to withstand another recession.