Food Retail

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Nestle to sell Nescafe machines using robot brand ambassador

10/30/2014

  • FoodProductionDaily.com (France)

Nestle Japan will use a humanoid robot as the brand ambassador for its Nescafe Dolce Gusto and Nescafe Gold Blend Barista machines. The robot, named Pepper, is able to read and respond to human emotio… Read More

PMA SmartBrief

News for produce marketing professionals

PMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Produce Marketing Association

Urban farming takes root in Wheeling, W.Va.

10/29/2014

  • PBS

Critics scoffed when Danny Swan began digging up bricks, broken toys and other urban detritus to plant a produce garden in East Wheeling, W.Va. This year, the one-acre garden grew $20,000 worth of pro… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

Leaders must take targeted action to help women get ahead

10/27/2014

  • Time.com

Leaders can't rely on assumptions if they want to address the problems that are making life more difficult for women in the corporate world, writes Susan LaMotte, founder of exaqueo. Instead, business… Read More

WSWA SmartBrief

Wine and spirits wholesale news

WSWA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America

Minneapolis voters to decide how to proceed with food-to-alcohol ratio

10/29/2014

  • Minnesota Public Radio

Voters in Minneapolis next week will decide how much beer and wine can be sold at restaurants, either affirming or overturning a 70-to-30 ratio on food to alcohol. Restaurant owners say the ratio is d… Read More