California Walnut Board and Commission install new chief executive

The California Walnut Board (CWB) and the California Walnut Commission (CWC) have named Robert Verloop as new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 11, 2022. In a statement, CWB’s Executive Committee Chairperson Bill Tos described the board’s excitement about “bring[ing] onboard an experienced strategic leader such as Robert”, stating that “his background will […]

Tesco hopes Better Baskets logos push consumers to eat more healthy

Tesco has launched a new campaign called Better Baskets that aims to help drive more healthful choices in store by UK customers. Typically, supermarket signage and aisles of not-so-healthy choice can draw shoppers’ eyes away from better-for-you food options, especially fresh fruits and vegetables. Tesco officials say that 86% of those who shop in their […]

SIAL Paris set to bring food innovations back live in October

Returning for the first time in more than two years this fall, the massive celebration and exhibition SIAL Paris is again set to bring together the most creative and innovative food companies in the world. Under the umbrella theme of Own the Change – both an embrace of the environment and sustainability and the digital […]

What if there were more Irish pubs in the U.S.?

A friend of mine has been living in Ireland the past two years. He and his wife initially thought they would leave Southern California for a year in Ireland to spend time with their grandchildren. Then, the pandemic hit, and they decided to extend their stay and embrace living in Ireland a bit longer than […]

Waitrose launches trial with Deliveroo’s Hop for quicker home delivery

Waitrose will be introducing fast delivery service Deliveroo Hop in some of its stores during a trial beginning later this month. The retailer already has a shared partnership with Deliveroo that began in September and does feature on-demand grocery service but could halve the time to get items to customers, arriving in as little as […]

Health, Sustainability and The Younger Diners Of Today’s Restaurants: How The Produce Industry Can Ride the Wave

Interest in health and sustainability — and plant-centered foods — will drive consumer behavior post-pandemic. Consumers aren’t the same people they were pre-pandemic. Foodservice consultant and thought leader Maeve Webster, president of Menu Matters, a consulting firm for foodservice manufacturers and operators, offered insight into how the pandemic fundamentally changed consumer perspectives and behaviors, and that impact […]

Waitrose partners with recipe box service on fresh meal delivery

Waitrose has launched what is believed to be the first UK supermarket partnership with a recipe box service in the UK, agreeing to a 12-week trial of the highly popular brand Mindful Chef. The health-driven, consumer-focused initiative, borne out of demand for those looking for better meal options to cook from home, began on Wednesday […]