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Research Perspective and Analysis: E-Commerce: Friend and foe

At the onset of the pandemic, grocery e-commerce jumped forward about five years on its natural growth trajectory. It was the full growth trifecta: more people, more trips and greater spending online. Fresh produce partook, but not to the same extent as center store grocery — a gap that still exists. Across all food and beverage sales, between 10% and 12% are sold online. Fresh

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Fueled by new growing methods, Apricots show massive rebound in UK

The biggest crop of apricots in a decade is coming to UK supermarkets this year, according to a new report from Tesco. The retailer predicts that it will see some 250 tonnes of the fruit this year, a stunning turnaround over the past 10 years when volume was a paltry 40 tonnes from a “handful of gutsy, mainly Kentish fruit farmers.” Despite cooler temperatures, UK

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