Just when you thought the controlled environment agriculture hype was winding down, San Francisco-based vertical farming company Plenty Unlimited Inc. secures its largest investment to date.The indoor ag startup procured $400 million in a Series E financing round, led by One Madison Group and JS Capitol, that includes Walmart and existing investing partner SoftBank Vision Fund 1 in January 2022.Leaders from Walmart a...

On a recent early afternoon, I stared down a lineup of five juices. Some were green. Others were orange.I was about to taste them all, live on camera with other tasters during the Evolution Fresh Winter Wellness Virtual Tasting — just a few days before National Green Juice Day on Jan. 26, a holiday created by Evolution Fresh in 2016, according to National Day Calendar.The primarily organic, cold-pressed, premium...

From global flavors to continued cooking at home to celebratory vittles, The Kroger Co.’s recently released 2023 Food Trends Report predicts emerging food trends, consumer behaviors and popular items for the year ahead.The fifth-annual report centers on America's continued eat-at-home habits as pandemic concerns subside. 84.51º, Kroger's retail and data science, insights and media arm, reports that customers say...

Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market launched a Rescued Organic produce program in all 130 stores in California.The program reduces food waste and supports local farmers by bringing to market organic produce that would typically be discarded due to imperfections that do not affect quality, according to a news release.This produce may be misshapen, under- or over-sized or slightly off-color, but it has the same t...

Inline Plastics has expanded its Essentials Platters line with the addition of seven new ready-to-serve options.The clear, rectangle-shaped party platters are made with 10% post-consumer content, offering consumer solutions in a sustainable fashion, according to a news release.“We wanted to offer a packaging solution for any event — from birthday parties to holiday gatherings to neighborhood cookouts,” Inline Plastic...





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