Food delivery firms meet demand for mass personalization and convenience, but do the numbers add up?

Rabobank assesses food delivery, meal kit services

The rise in home-delivered groceries, meals and meal kits satisfies the growing demand for mass personalization and convenience, says a new report from Rabobank. But are the business models viable, and what will determine the winners from the losers?

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Kraft Heinz CEO Bernardo Hees: 'Consumption trends are working against us.'

Kraft Heinz could be ‘on the prowl again' before the year-end, says analyst

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Vinegar sales in US climb on health benefits, bold flavor & versatility

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Beetroot juice helps muscle recovery, but not through antioxidants

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Algal omega-3s sustainability message should be additive, not predatory, GOED director says

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General Mills targeted ‘100% natural’ lawsuit over glyphosate

General Mills targeted in latest ‘100% natural’ lawsuit over glyphosate

Judge Andersen defended Starbucks’ filling practices by pointing out that its iced-drink cups are transparent, allowing the consumer to see that the beverage consists of both ice and liquid.

Judge throws out case against Starbucks over liquid to ice ratio in its iced drinks

Unilever, CSPI support NuTek potassium salt petition

Unilever, CSPI support NuTek potassium salt petition, but the Salt Institute urges FDA to reject it ‘in the strongest terms’

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NCN says 'curated' list helps boost success of innovation events

NCN says 'curated' list helps boost success of innovation events

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WHO adds more cancer types linked to excess weight

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New research tackles carrageenan safety concerns

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Back-to-school launches & campaigns highlight innovation, giving-back

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Who’s raising the bar? Top 10 snack bar brand performance in first half of 2016

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Harris Poll reveals what groceries Americans buy online and why

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ChocZero offers sugar-free chocolate that meets demand for natural, clean labels

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Healthy advertising at sporting campaigns under scrutiny in run-up to next Olympics

aProTings closes $1.2m financing round, changes name to Protes

ProTings closes $1.2m financing round, changes name to Protes after spat with Original Tings

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Bhakti recruits Annie's exec to drive push into conventional channel

Bhakti CEO: 'I think consumers get fair trade and organic, but I wish they knew more about what it means to be a B-corp'

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Perfect Day animal-free milk utilizes dairy proteins made via a fermentation process

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