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Phil Lempert

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Phil Lempert

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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.

Technology

Answer the Door: Your Robot Is Here

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

The Lempert Report: Cannabis and CBD are going mainstream, and there will be room for larger operators in the web-based marketplace now growing across the country.

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.

CRISPR, an alternative to traditional forms of genetic engineering, is much cheaper and more readily available. Plus, it may spur progress in how we farm and help solve the problem of how we’re going to feed the world.

The Lempert Report: Grandma was right: You should eat smaller portions in a varied, balanced diet. And you should exercise at least three times a week to stay healthy.