The grocery industry is ripe for disruption

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Amazon, Trader Joe’s, and Wal-Mart are, at least experimenting with grocery delivery.

From an economic prospective, the grocery business is loaded with friction. Once a week or more, shoppers must drive to stores, traipse through aisles hunting for what they want, and stand in lines — a gigantic, continual waste of time, patience, and gasoline. Grocers, which stand between food producers and consumers, must maintain chains of stores dotted across a geographical region or across the country, and each store must be serviced by a complex logistical and transportation infrastructure. If any industry is ripe for disruption by online shopping, it should be the grocery business.

 

 

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Grocery Meat Contains Some Bacteria That is Resistant to Antibiotics

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Customers shopping for meat.

High levels of bacteria in meat commonly found on grocery store shelves have been found by researchers.  According to a study released on Friday, more than half of the bacteria is resistant to multiple types of antibiotics.

 

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Your Diet in 2020 – Making Healthy Choices Will Be Done For Us

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Just checked out with the grocery cart of the future? Here’s your digital receipt scoring the nutrient richness of your trip. Heading home for dinner? Your smart fridge has scanned all the food in your kitchen, compiled a menu of the healthiest meal combinations (tailored to your food preferences and allergies, of course) and has started preheating your oven.

 

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Some Products Flying Off Shelves Despite The Recession

Products That Are Bucking The Recession

Products bucking the recession

It’s not all doom and gloom in the U.S. economy. Some products are bucking the recession and flying off store shelves.

Sales of chocolate and running shoes are up. Wine drinkers haven’t stopped sipping; they just seem to be choosing cheaper vintages.

Gold coins are selling like hot cakes. So are gardening seeds. Tanning products are piling up in shopping carts; maybe more people are finding color in a bottle than from sun-worshipping on a faraway beach.

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