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5@5: Amazon's grocery model continues to evolve | How big brands land supermarket shelf space

Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top food and supplement headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

Amazon may expand grocery delivery with convenience stores

As brick and mortar retailers feel the pressure to plan their foray into e-commerce, Amazon is reportedly conceptualizing small physical stores where it would sell produce, milk, meats and other perishable items, as well as offer shelf-stable items for same-day delivery. This would be another step in Amazon's transformation of its Amazon Fresh delivery service. Read more at Fortune...


Inside the secret backroom deals big brands make to vie for control over grocery stores

A recent report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest explains how food brands pay hefty fees to earn prime shelf space in supermarkets--fees that many smaller brands can't afford to fork over. Read more at Quartz...


Disney, Dole partner to get kids to eat healthier

Grocery stores in the U.S. will soon be stocked with fresh bananas, pineapple, berries and vegetables branded with Disney characters under a new marketing partnership. Together the companies are also planning Disney, Star Wars and Marvel character-based nutrition education programs to roll out next year. Read more at Fortune...


Report: Organic farming in New York keeps growing

California is tops when it comes to organic food production, but New York saw sales of organic products grown in the state jump 35 percent last year, led by vegetables and melons. Read more at Times-Herald Record...


What's 'healthy'? What's 'natural'?

The past several months have seen a number of class-action lawsuits surrounding the use of "healthy" and "natural" on food products. While many say these lawsuits have money--not consumer interest--in mind, they're representative of a bigger movement that's sweeping the nation and its food companies: that consumers want to know what they're putting in their bodies. Read more at The Atlantic...

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