Food trends

Walmart CIO: Analytics Grow Grocery

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Karenann Terrell, CIO of Walmart.  For anyone who’s interested in Big Commerce and Big Data, the article is a good read on how to use information to increase customer satisfaction, sales and profits.

How’s it work? While there are many data uses and users at Walmart, one key application has been […]

By |October 3rd, 2016|Food trends, Insights, Retailing|0 Comments

For VC-Level Returns Follow Female Users

No matter if you have a dollar, a million or a billion bucks in the bank, you want to make sure you have more tomorrow — or at least don’t lose it.
Launching for Success, Viral Adoption
So, how do you decide where to put your money and time in launching a new product — whether investing […]

Amy’s Drive Thru: Vegetarian Fast, Delicious and Successful?

In our Paleo era with its abundance of bacon-flavored everything, can a vegetarian restaurant be successful? Let alone can it be fast and delicious?

Andy Berliner, vegetarian, organic food proponent and entrepreneur of Amy’s Kitchen, Santa Rosa, California, certainly thinks so. Amy’s Drive Thru opened July 20, 2015. Since then it has been packed nearly every […]

By |August 19th, 2015|Food trends|0 Comments

EXPO West: momentum shifts

If there were any doubts, lay them aside:  Expo, with emphasis on Natural Product Expo, is mainstream.

On my visit last week to Anaheim, I met and mingled with the throng of exhibitors and attendees. “Throng”:  yes, an expected 60,000 metastasized into 72,000 according to official estimates.  This attendance alone indicates the growing clout and some […]

By |March 17th, 2015|Food trends|0 Comments

Food & flavor trends at the Fancy Food Show

 

More than 15,000 food professionals met and mingled with 1,300 exhibitors who presented their wares at the San Francisco International Fancy Food Show, January 11-13, 2015. And what did they see?  What was new and trending?

Here are my impressions.

Paleo / Meat Proteins / Salumi – While there have always been many specialty meat exhibitors, this […]

By |January 27th, 2015|Food trends|0 Comments