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Latest developments prove grocery delivery is a necessity as more consumers across the world look for new ways to save time and stay safe. Uber launched grocery delivery services under its Eats Pass and Uber Eats programs, while Rouses Markets will launch an unmanned drone grocery delivery pilot in fall 2020. Additionally, same-day delivery marketplace Shipt is expanding its offering by partnering with Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. Food Institute Focus
About one-third of Americans said they plan to continue cooking at home more after pandemic restrictions lift, according to a survey conducted by Bloomberg News and Morning Consult. In particular, Gen Z respondents showed an affinity for home-made meals, with 43% saying they will make their own food more often in the future. While this contributes to declining restaurant revenue, it can factor into companies like General Mills' increased sales, reported Bloomberg. Full Story (Subscription Required)
The Retail Industry Leaders Association asked for help from state governors regarding mask mandates, saying various rules across the country created confusion for shoppers which led to conflict between customers and workers. In a letter to the National Governors Association, the group reported social media videos capturing conflict between workers and guests, reported Boston Globe. Full Story
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Upper Saddle River, NJ (February 11, 2020) - The Food Institute, a New Jersey-based news and market research company founded in 1928, is proud to announce the appointment of Richard Bei as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Data Science.
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