Food Facts Round Up #5

At Star Foods, we frequently find information that is relevant to both our business and yours. The food industry is constantly changing, and we want to keep our customers up-to-date on the latest food safety news.

Here are just a few pieces that we’ve been talking about lately:

Forbes: Preparing To Grapple With Grocery’s Hard Discounters (link)

All told, we expect the deep discount segment in the US to grow by 8% to 10% annually through 2020—that’s five times the rate of traditional grocers. To better understand the changes afoot, Bain & Company recently surveyed nearly 2,800 US shoppers at traditional grocers such as Kroger and Safeway, mass retailers such as Walmart and Target, and club stores such as Costco and Sam’s Club. The findings helped us determine what incumbents need to do to stay competitive.

It starts by breaking down four long-held myths…

Food Business News: Consumers Search For Clear Understanding of ‘Clean Label’ (link)

More than half of consumers report they’re familiar with “clean label,” but just 38% indicated a strong understanding of its exact definition, according to preliminary results of new research by Kerry, Beloit, Wis.

Rather, the study reflected that respondents have a multifaceted interpretation of the commonly used industry term…

Supermarket News: Competition from deep discounters will strengthen industry (link)

Over the past few years, many professionals in the retail food industry have been focused on e-commerce as the biggest threat to traditional supermarkets and grocers. While the concept of the online grocer has been around for at least the past 10 years, the emergence of AmazonFresh has really put the industry on notice…

FDA: Did you know that a store can sell food past the expiration date? (link)