Have you seen the new movie Interstellar yet? Will we have to go to a different galaxy to feed the future? Not if we’re smart. Lately, there is an incredible escalation of interest from individuals and all public sectors about how we will provide food security for the 9 billion people we’ll need to feed in by 2050. I’ve been on calls, webinars and running to meetings all over the country on sustainable agriculture, food security and food waste and in my mad dash from plane to plane, I’ve collected a potpourri of interesting tidbits to share.
My favorite app is my DC Metro commuter app. I check it each morning before leaving for work and it shows me when to expect the next train and it alerts me to Metro system delays. My DC Metro app is the perfect combination of convenience and usefulness that makes it a key tool in my daily life. The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) have teamed up to dive deeper into grocery apps and help food retailers better understand what makes them successful.
What does the holiday season mean for grocery stores? In 1939 Franklin Roosevelt changed the date of the Thanksgiving holiday from the last Thursday in November to the second-to-last Thursday in November to allow retailers the benefit of more holiday season shopping days. It wasn’t a popular decision.
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