Top Grocery Retailer and Food Supply Chain News Sept 1 – 15
September 15, 2023
Here is our bi-weekly roundup of the latest food industry news. In the weeks of September 1-15, research identified how AI can benefit the food packing industry and food waste reduction, and the impact of foodservice distributors in the U.S. economy was analyzed.
Reducing Food Waste with AI
A new report by Alvarez and Marsal, “The Grocer’s Sustainability Playbook: How sustainability can boost your bottom line,” covers the role AI plays in food waste reduction. Greater visibility, and using data to make decisions, are some of the ways AI can help reduce food waste.
4 Benefits of Automatization in the Packing Industry
Food packers are embracing automatization to help address industry challenges and consumer needs. Improved traceability, resource optimization, streamlined processes, and higher quality are some of the benefits digitalization offers to the food packaging industry.
5 Holiday Trends 2023
Progressive Grocer shared a list of five trends grocery retailers should watch during the 2023 holiday season. Mocktails, spreads, and healthier foods are some of the products mentioned.
Retail Dietitians Play a Vital Role in Sales
Grocery retail dietitians play a key role in educating shoppers about the health benefits of foods. Seafood is the latest category in which dietitians and grocery stores are focusing their efforts to align with consumers’ willingness to pay more for nutritious healthy foods and boost sales.
The Impact of Foodservice Distributors
A new study of the U.S. foodservice distribution industry identified the impact the foodservice industry has on the U.S. economy, estimating $482B and a workforce of 918,000 people.