Food & Drink

I have a scoop-ette out this morning. The news—that the House of Representatives will hold hearings next Wednesday on consolidation in the food industry leading to food price hikes—anchors a broader feature. Antitrust enforcement has been insufficient for decades, and the food industry is a prime example of the consequences. Mergers and acquisitions have swept
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The appeal by U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Suzanne Clark was simple. “We need more workers”, she told CNN on Tuesday. As the U.S. economy is struggling with staff shortages and record resignations, Clark’s appeal to double legal immigration to the U.S. is still highly controversial. Data aggregated by the Migration Policy Institute shows that
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Over 8500 grocery workers at over 80 King Soopers/City Market locations in Denver and Colorado Springs are going on strike this Wednesday January 12th. The negotiations between UFCW Local 7 and Kroger KR owned chain have reached an impasse, with the union rejecting the latest company offer. The union has also commissioned a timely report on
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In January 2021 over half a million people said they’d go vegan for a month, according to the official Veganuary organisation and it looks like that number will be higher for 2022. So, it’s no surprise that the range of vegan products continues to expand, with new launches every month. Here is a top selection
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Last week Governor Kathy Hochul of New York announced a plan to reinstate the state’s “Drinks-to-Go” initiative. Launched in 2020 amid pandemic lockdowns, the program afforded a financial lifeline to bars and restaurants struggling to stay afloat. With Omicron in full swing, many of those same small businesses are again facing financial hardships. Reinstatement would
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“The biggest surprise this year is that consumption of packaged foods remained elevated despite mobility returning and food-service establishments regaining customers.” that according to Robert Moskow, a senior analyst at investment bank Credit Suisse. The questions that I have is whether this consumption behavior is due three issues: the need of so many of us
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