Posts tagged "Amazon"

Soylent meal-replacement drinks to be sold at Walmart

[11 April/Food Dive] Soylent meal replacement products will be sold at Walmart stores from this month. They will stock products in Cacao, Vanilla Latte and Coffiest varieties. Soylent is currently being sold in over 2,500 7-Eleven stores, was the number one grocery product on Amazon in January and continued to grow customer numbers on its...

Amazon says food warehouse isn’t subject to FDA food rule

[10 April/Food Safety News] Amazon did not see the need to register a Kentucky food warehouse with the Food and Drug Administration. Regional Operations PR Manager for Amazon Strategic Communications, Shevaun Brown, said she did not see any problem and that food and safety were Amazon’ stop priorities. Companies that transport and store food were...

Amazon targets French grocery market with Monoprix deal

[28 March/Reuters] Amazon had made further inroads into food retail in France as Casino’s upmarket Monoprix Chain became the first local retailed to sell groceries via Amazon. According to one source, Amazon and Casino were negotiating a deal in Brazil. The deal was to either partner or sell Casino’s appliance and electronics chain Via Varejo....

Once-hungry investors pass on meal-kit start-ups

[6 January/The Wall Street Journal] Only a few years ago the idea of delivering packages with all the ingredients for a meal measured out was novel and saw venture capitalists invest hundreds of millions of dollars into the companies developing these businesses. However, many are now questioning the validity of meal kit delivery businesses given...

Coca-Cola embraces a digital future as consumers move online

[27 November/ Food Dive] Coca-Cola has been focused on finding more was to embrace a digital future as the number of consumers purchasing their groceries online increases. The company has been working closely with its key customers, including Walmart and Amazon, to find ways to integrate with their apps, online operations and traditional brick and...

Amazon files meal-kits trademark, treading on Blue Apron’s turf

[18 July/CNBC] Amazon has registered a U.S. trademark for a service described as “we do the prep. You be the chef.” The service will provide customers with prepared food kits that are ready for cooking and assembly as a meal. The kits will mainly consist of grains, rice, noodles, pasta and bakery products. This service...

Amazon to acquire Whole Foods for USD13.7 Billion

[17 June/ Bloomberg] Amazon has stunned investors with the announcement of a USD13.7 Billion takeover of Whole Foods Markets Inc, providing Amazon with hundreds of physical stores and supports its strategy to grow its grocery footprint. The price, a 27% premium to the stock price on Thursday before the deal, will see Whole Foods CEO...

Uber for wine and all without grapes

[22 May/ The Observer, London] Ava Winery has the potential to be as disruptive in the field of wine as Airbnb, Amazon or Uber have been in their sectors.  The San Francisco start-up has spent the last two years developing a way to recreate wines by ‘molecule by molecule’ using flavour molecules, sugars, acids and...

Amazon strikes again: E-commerce giant to open click-and-collect groceries

 [24 February/ Food Dive] Amazon is about to open a 9,700-square-foot store in Seattle that allows shoppers to pick up online grocery orders in between 15 minutes to 2 hours. Customers have an alternative option to order their groceries in-store using electronic tablets and then proceed to a “retail room” to wait for their order....

Amazon starts UK fresh food delivery

[The Guardian/ 9 June] Amazon has stepped up its battle against traditional supermarkets in Britain, launching fresh food deliveries in North and East London.  The Amazon Fresh service will offer more than 130,000 lines to homes in London, including thousands of fresh produce, dairy and bakery items previously not sold.  This is the first step...

Morrisons signs deal to sell food to Amazon customers

[29 February/ BBC] UK Supermarket chain, Morrisons has signed a deal with Amazon to supply their customers with fresh, frozen and non-perishable goods. Morrisons Chief Executive, David Potts said the deal was a low risk supply arrangement and showed that the company had the opportunity to become a broader business. Mr Potts added that the...

NZ petfood exports on a roll

[19 May/ Business Day] A Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment report stated that the $78 billion global petfood industry is one of the six best ‘emerging growth opportunity’ sectors of the New Zealand food and beverage industry, with sales increasing at 9 percent per annum. Coriolis Research (the company which prepared the report) retail...