In the News...What you Might Have Missed and a New Book

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, BA, MS on Monday, October 29, 2018

In the News...What you Might Have Missed and a New Book

Article originally appears in the October 25, 2018 issue of the SNEB eCommunicator.

Those darn millennials...did they kill processed cheese? 
Sales of processed cheese are in the 4th year of declining sales and this article seems to think millennial are to blame. Consider that 40% of American households buy Kraft singles, yet sales are flat. Current demand at restaurants and chains is for Gouda, cheddar and others. 
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-10/american-cheese-is-no-longer-america-s-big-cheese

School lunch may not mean what you think it does
Making school lunch is stressful so a Minnesotan entrepreneur pursued making school lunches for parents - more @ https://www.redapplelunch.com/. And one Chicago company - Kiddos Catering @ 
https://www.kiddoscatering.com/ - contracts with schools to deliver restaurant meals.
https://www.supermarketguru.com/the-lempert-report/a-new-take-for-grocerants-school-lunch/

Amazon accounts for 30% of online grocery shopping but most of us aren’t buying food online
According to a survey of over 4800 people @  https://www.grocerydive.com/news/report-amazon-captures-30-of-online-grocery-spending/538767/ Amazon captures the online food buyers but a Gallup poll tells us 84% of us don’t buy food online (including meal prep kits)and those who do are mostly millennial and those with higher incomes. More stats @ https://www.fooddive.com/news/poll-84-of-consumers-never-buy-groceries-online/530104/

Uber’s next frontier is grocery
Uber started with restaurant delivery of food, now it may enter grocery delivery - those darn millennials are driving online food ordering.
https://retailleader.com/why-ubers-next-frontier-grocery
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brittainladd/2018/10/15/uber-wants-to-deliver-groceries-but-there-is-a-much-bigger-opportunity/

Uber again...they’re bringing snacks to riders
For those that use Uber, snacks may be available.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/bizcarson/2018/07/19/uber-strikes-exclusive-deal-with-cargo-to-bring-snacks-to-riders/

Walgreen’s piloting Kroger food pickup at stores
Convenience is key...order Kroger online and pick it up at at Walgreen’s. 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2018/10/02/walgreens-and-kroger-to-test-grocery-and-food-pickup-at-drugstores/

Aldi delivers in 35 states
A new entry in the brick-and-mortar grocery delivery arena...Aldi.
https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/aldi-grocery-delivery/

Aldi again...at Kohl’s
You will be seeing Aldi at 10 Kohl’s stores.
https://www.supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/kohl-s-add-aldi-groceries-stores

Can bringing refrigerators into elementary classrooms improve children’s fruit and veggies intake? 
According to a pilot study, yes! At https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2018.04.278 eight K through 3rd grade classrooms received refrigerators and 7 did not. The random assignment of classrooms for this pilot study occurred during 2013/2014 in Madison, WI. The classrooms with refrigerators had more parent-donated fresh fruits/veggies when compared to classrooms without refrigerators (P<.001). And there were significantly less salty snacks/crackers and sweet baked goods in the classrooms with refrigerators than those without them (P<.001). All teachers, when asked, said all of their students were excited to eat fresh produce or dairy for snacks. Compare this to the non-refrigerator classrooms, 86% of teachers said cookies and fruit gummies were snacks the children were most excited to eat at snack-time. 

Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat by Dr. Marion Nestle - new book available Oct. 30
How food companies’ sponsorship of research impacts public health and a look at page 2
https://www.foodpolitics.com/2018/10/unsavory-truth-a-peek-at-page-2/
And the first 10 pages including chapter titles
https://www.amazon.com/Unsavory-Truth-Food-Companies-Science/dp/1541697111
Here are some reviews...Publishers Weekly @ https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-5416-9711-9
Kirkus @ https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/marion-nestle/unsavory-truth/, Science @
http://blogs.sciencemag.org/books/2018/10/02/unsavory-truth/