Posts tagged "Blue Apron"

Alberstons to roll out Plated meal kits to hundreds of its stores by end of year

[5 April/CNBC] Alberstons planned to release its Plated meal kits to hundreds of stores this year. They acquired Plated last summer and plan to make it available through home delivery which as the reason to do the deal according to Plated Co-Founder and CEO, Josh Hix. They planned to further strengthen their partnership beyond selling...

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...

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...

Blue Apron prepares for IPO: ‘We have reimagined the traditional grocery business model’

[5 June/ Food Navigator USA] In a prospectus filed before an initial public offering, meal-kit company Blue Apron explained it made net losses annually since inception. Blue Apron said business operations were becoming more cost efficient; however, the company’s net losses increased from USD47 million in 2015 to USD54.9 million in 2016, and the average...

Blue Apron acquires grass-fed beef company

[24 March/ Food Dive] Blue Apron, a meal kit business, has acquired the BN Ranch beef business and brands. Blue Apron has had BN Ranch products on its menu for the past two years. Bill Niman, the president and founder of BN Ranch, will join Blue Apron and oversee further development of animal welfare and...