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Last week’s top story is a look inside the shady practices of on-demand food startups. Quartz deep dives into how companies like Postmates are misleading customers on fees and pricing schemes in order to make their economics work.
Other headlines include celebrity chefs using food waste from the Olympic Games to feed the homeless, why Hormel hired an anthropologist to help improve its R&D and sales and an inside look at a new shared economy platform that acts as a matchmaker between commercial kitchens and food entrepreneurs.
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Faced with diminishing sales numbers, Hormel hired an anthropologist to better understand consumer behavior and trends to improve R&D and sales.
The Food Corridor offers an app and online marketplace for shared kitchen space and acts as a matchmaker between commercial kitchens and food entrepreneurs.
The retail giant is revamping its grocery aisle by localizing store offerings, adding organic and gluten-free brands and improving the look and feel. Will it be enough to improve sales?
Using leftover food donated by the Olympic games, a team of chefs led by Massimo Bottura created a dinner for 70 homeless people.
In order to make the economics work, on-demand delivery startups often times have exorbitant fees and/or offer shady pricing schemes.
Tyson has responded to reports of animal cruelty at one of its contract farms by firing several employees and reviewing its policies, which could result in sweeping animal welfare reforms like those Perdue recently announced.
The Redd On Salmon Street offers a central warehouse where small and midsize farmers, ranchers and producers can stash their products until they’re ready to be distributed.
The founder of Wholesome Wave sees a future where food is as much a part of the political conversation as healthcare and the economy.