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October 21, 2017

2 Min Read
5@5: B Corp. Badger goes above and beyond | Even regular online shoppers prefer physical grocery stores

Inside Badger’s B Corp ethos

Carpenter Bill Whyte started Badger in Gilsum, New Hampshire, in 1995 after creating a balm that soothed the cracked skin on his hands. Twenty-two years later, that company scores within the top 10 percent of all certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment, which measures various aspects of corporate responsibility. Rebecca Hamilton, co-owner and vice president of research and development, says Badger didn’t exactly start as a mission-driven, sustainable company, but evolved into that because the family that ran it had strong values toward organic agriculture and local products. The company goes above and beyond by providing at-work childcare for employees, organic lunches daily and an on-site garden. Read more at GreenBiz…


Amazon’s $13.7 billion bet on online grocery ordering hasn’t convinced shoppers to stay home

Despite speculation over how much Amazon's Whole Foods acquisition will shift the grocery industry, most U.S. shoppers say local food stores are better than online options, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll of nearly 8,600 adults. Even a majority of shoppers (60 percent) who said they buy something online at least once a week said they rarely or never bought groceries online. Read more at CNBC…


Grain bowls: The new super bowls

Grains, greens and protein are the magic mix. Power bowls, grain bowls, Buddah bowls—call them what you will, but they’re now trending on menus and in retail. Read more at Consumer Reports…


Vitamin Shoppe adds RangeMe to its merchandising efforts

The retailer is using the platform to allow category managers to find new products and brands and foster vendor relationships. Read more at Drug Store News…


Fresh Market price investments not driving traffic: analyst

Moody’s predicts that Fresh Market’s same-store sales are expected to decline for the rest of the year. Once one of the industry’s fastest-growing publicly traded companies, it now faces increasing price pressures and new competition in its operating areas. Read more at Supermarket News…

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