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Chocolate consumption rates among U.S. adults are up 7 percent from a decade ago but have slipped in recent years, according to data in a new report by market research firm Packaged Facts. Full
Protein snacks are hot, as are all things artisan. That’s good news for producers of craft meats sold in grocery delis. Full
Picking and preserving fresh products has long been a thorn in the side of grocery delivery – but that reality appears to be changing, according to new research from the Lake Success, N.Y.-based Retail Feedback Group (RFG). Full
Apollo Brands will release a new chewing gum called Fly Gum, which aims to combat jet lag through a caffeine-rich liquid core. Full
New from Atlantic Natural Foods is Tuno, a plant-based canned seafood alternative suitable for seafood-free sandwiches and salads. Full
New from Campbell Soup Co. are Well Yes Sipping Soups, convenient grab-and-go soups that can be enjoyed as a satisfying snack or pick-me-up. Full
Ahold Delhaize will roll out small, automated warehouses to speed order picking and cut delivery times, as it revamps its e-commerce business in response to rising competition. The company will automate order collection at mini "robot supermarkets" attached to the stores of its U.S. chains like Stop & Shop, teaming up with Takeoff, a startup which builds small warehouses that stack groceries to save space and use robot arms to assemble shoppers' orders. The warehouses cost about $3 million
Amazon will split its second headquarters between two cities, with each housing 25,000 workers, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Full