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People often speak of Alice Waters as a leading light in the trend toward fresh, less processed food. Utilizing her now-famous restaurant Chez Panisse as a springboard, Waters pioneered — and politicized — a new way of thinking about food that chose as its motif the romance of an imagined, premodern past. “So successful was her recipe for authentic food that the values she braided together into Chez Panisse’s winning formula — fresh, local, seasonal, sustainable, traditional and simple — now seem inseparable,” Emma Marris observes in Slate.[…] Continue Reading »

The next-generation trading platform from Chicago-based Trading Technologies International Inc. will leverage both co-located servers and the cloud to provide unprecedented computing power and flexibility. The company’s Nextrader platform, unveiled Wednesday at the 39th Annual International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, Fla., will be available in the latter half of this year. Nextrader represents a faster and more scalable option for users of TT’s X_TRADER platform.[…] Continue Reading »

Anyone who works in the consumer packaged goods industry can attest that the shopping landscape is evolving at an accelerated pace. As shifts in shopping and spending resulting from the rise of a new generation of consumers who embrace different values and lifestyles intersect with the exploding digital landscape, manufacturers and grocery retailers are faced with the challenge of understanding these changes and their implications.[…] Continue Reading »

It’s 7:42 a.m. in Busan, South Korea, and Ji-hye Kang is running late for work. She grabs her bag, ties back her hair and snatches her keys just before hustling out the front door. At the subway station, a digital sign shows five minutes until her train’s arrival. Just below the sign, lining the walls of the subway stop, are rows of large photo displays that look just like grocery shelves.[…] Continue Reading »

The online grocery industry has come a long way since Webvan’s failed attempt in the business, but there is still a long way to go. Online sales currently account for 3.3% of total grocery spending in the U.S., Businessweek reported, and logistics is a complex issue that online grocers must continue to work out in increasingly innovative ways in order to stand out and be successful.[…] Continue Reading »