Phil Lempert

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Phil Lempert

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Fresh Food

Silicon Valley VCs Are Thinking Twice About Throwing Money at Food

The Lempert Report: Big investors who put money in food companies say the size of the opportunity in food is enormous, but recent disasters for meal kit services and delivery-only restaurants are forcing them to think twice.


Food Industry Getting Serious About Plant-Based Food

The Lempert Report: Companies are banding together for a $4 million initiative to explore sustainable products and packaging.

The Lempert Report: A mobile app enables Hy-Vee's shoppers to find and buy food items nearing their expiration date at significantly reduced prices.

The Lempert Report: Conflicting information about what constitutes healthy food can mislead consumers into believing some food is healthier than it really is.

The Lempert Report: The critters can also be ground into food for farm animals.

The Lempert Report: Up to now, only 3% of grocery sales have been placed online. But that's all about to change in a big way, thanks to delivery and e-commerce catching up to consumers' real needs.

The Lempert Report: More gluten-free foods are showing up on today’s supermarket shelves, yet the prices of these products remain relatively high.

The Lempert Report: Machine learning in food science could help producers determine which ingredients complement each other.

The Lempert Report: Sandwich chain Jimmy John’s is the first national restaurant chain to take a stand against third-party delivery apps.

The Lempert Report: A 20-year study found that consuming fried chicken and fried fish increases chances of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

The Lempert Report: Researchers point to the ads for Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles, in particular.

The Lempert Report: Younger, socially conscious Americans and their concerns about sustainability have turned some unflattering attention toward the food industry, according to an article in The Atlantic.