Produce that Produces: The Effect of Digital Marketing on Grocery

There’s not much difference from one orange to another. Nevertheless, today’s consumers are inundated with options when shopping for ingredients for their next meal. It’s no longer enough for a grocery store to simply exist; to be successful, they need to convince potential customers that their produce is in some way superior to the selection [...]

By | 2018-01-16T10:17:34+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Business, Customer Satisfaction, Ecommerce, Technology|0 Comments

What is Microwave-Assisted Thermal Sterilization?

Microwave-assisted thermal sterilization (MAT) was developed initially as an alternative food preparation method for combat zones. Now, demand for this five-year-old technology has expanded beyond the battlefield. All humans must eat. In the 21st century, a huge amount of advanced technology exists with the sole purpose of feeding us. However, it’s unlikely that you will [...]

By | 2018-01-16T10:17:35+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Packaging, Technology|0 Comments

The Best of Both Worlds: Online And Physical Retail Together

Electronics retailer Best Buy has posted online sales exceeding $1 billion for three consecutive quarters, exemplifying an economy that continues to gravitate toward the Internet. At the same time, online-only retailers have been investing in short-term physical locations to sell their wares. What does this two-way trend mean for the future of retail? Over the [...]

By | 2017-12-28T16:46:22+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Business, Ecommerce, Technology|0 Comments

Oracle Takes on Amazon in Cloud Computing

American technology company Oracle has been in fierce competition with Amazon over dominance of the market for cloud-based products. They’re upping their game with regard to remote computing and storage technology, introducing advanced artificial intelligence and improved efficiency to their platform. It’s never easy for anyone to defeat the ecommerce giant in direct competition, but [...]

By | 2017-12-28T16:46:23+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Business, Internet of Things, Technology|0 Comments

The Benefits of Sustainable Packaging

Cost and a lack of scalable innovations are barriers for sustainable business strategies, though there are many benefits to minimizing your footprint that exceed the expense. Thinking outside the box when it comes to your company’s packaging and shipping processes can keep your budget in the black while keeping the rest of the world green. [...]

By | 2017-12-28T16:46:23+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Packaging, Packaging Design, Sustainability|0 Comments

Albertsons Acquires Meal Kit Startup Plated

In September Albertsons, a large supermarket chain, acquired Plated, a New York-based meal kit delivery service. In what looks like a move to compete with Amazon Fresh, Albertsons is making their own foray into the meal kit market. If you’ve seen ABC’s investment TV show “Shark Tank,” a company by the name of Plated might [...]

By | 2017-12-28T16:46:24+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Business|0 Comments