The retail food industry just isn’t what it used to be, says Leslie Sarasin, president and CEO of the Food Marketing Institute. Sarasin was one of more than a dozen speakers Wednesday at a day-long forum at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which explored the changes in the food industry and provided a look at where the industry is headed.
WASHINGTON, August 30, 2017 - Amazon celebrated its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market last week by immediately cutting prices on a wide range of products, a sign that Amazon is serious about doing battle with competitors such as Costco, Kroger and Wal-Mart stores.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 15, 2017 - In the Northeast, a group called Farm Fresh Rhode Island is opening its own retail store and kitchen in Pawtucket, offering 40 percent bonuses on eligible purchases with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.