Growth in supermarkets is currently taking place in the perimeter, away from the center aisle. And that’s exactly where fruit and vegetables are! This segment isn't necessarily growing a lot in volume – but the opportunity is in providing value to the consumer. Value in fruit and vegetables means providing convenient products (or even solutions). Rabobank analyst Cindy van Rijswick talks to Consumer Foods-to-Go host Cyrille Filott about the latest trends in fruit and veg, along with – of course, always! – the impact on they're having on consumer food companies.Read more
The hemp industry has got a lot of people excited. Despite headlines about legalization, there are serious regulatory, agronomic, and market risks that are being overlooked in the fervor around hemp, according to the Rabobank report, Hemp Is Hot Right Now. "Hemp and hemp-derived products like CBD will soon become a multibillion-dollar industry, but the road ahead is rocky, risky, and untraveled. For many hemp-curious farmers and investors, it might pay to sit on the sidelines a little longer," says RaboResearch analyst Bourcard Nesin.Read more
The recent McDonald’s acquisition of tech company Dynamic Yield highlights the importance of big data for the foodservice industry. We see three takeaways for the broader food industry: integrating digital into real life, supply chain applications, and the need for collaboration with tech specialists.Read more
In this edition of Rabobank To Go, Rabobank’s regular foodservice publication...