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Fresh Food

No Meat, No Problem: More Americans Are Devouring Plant-Based Alternatives

Consumers aren’t abandoning meat—not by a long shot—but they are choosing plant-based more often.

Fresh Food

Indoor Farm Bowery Nets $300M in Latest Funding Round

Bowery Farming, whose big-name backers include chefs Jose Andres and Tom Colicchio, as well as Natalie Portman and Justin Timberlake, is now valued at $2.3 billion.

On the heels of closing a $290 million Series B funding round, Berlin-based Gorillas will begin service in Brooklyn on May 30 as the market for super-fast grocery delivery heats up.

Brick-and-mortar grocers have been dominant in part because shoppers have more of an emotional connection with stores than with online platforms, Jupiter founder Chad Munroe says. Jupiter wants to change that.

Up-and-comer Oatly just made its buzzed-about IPO, and almost 2 in 5 U.S. consumers have bought dairy alternatives. But traditional dairy is seizing on areas where it has an edge.

"As human beings, we still need to be romanced, we still need to socialize—those kinds of things," says John Lucot, newly named senior strategic adviser for Mercatus and a 42-year veteran of Giant Eagle.

"Guests turn to Target because of our stores and our digital options, not one vs. the other," Target CEO Brian Cornell says following the company's expectations-busting first-quarter results.

Symphony RetailAI's Jonathan Tye-Walker talks about the retail promotions that will get COVID-changed consumers into stores again and again.

"My optimism is higher than it was at the beginning of the year," CEO Doug McMillon says as the company touts grocery gains and improved capacity, and lifts its fiscal 2022 guidance.

Target says that in pilots in Florida, California and South Dakota last year, it saw more than 450% digital growth in the adult beverage category.

Some grocery retailers are dropping mask requirements for individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Others are leaving them in place for the time being. Here's a look at who has said what so far.

Meijer CEO Rick Keyes touted the success of the chain's Shop & Scan technology in promising a state-of-the-art, one-stop shopping experience.

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