On the final night of the Seed Food & Wine Festival in Miami, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend the While Lotus Dinner Experience with Matthew Kenney.
Renowned chef Matthew Kenney, who co-founded Pure Food & Wine in New York City and now has sprawling plant-based empire throughout the world, flew into town and prepared a delicious four-course meal. This served as a preview for his Miami-based raw food restaurant White Lotus, which is expected to open in 2015. Read More »
Having just gotten back from the phenomenal Seed Food & Wine Festival in Miami, the country’s first plant-based food and wine festival, I was considering doing the same but in some ways it felt a little strange to do so.
The Seed Food & Wine Festival was not a trade show but was an event open to the general public. Furthermore, this festival felt more like a celebration rather than a critical showcase to impress buyers from retail chains across the country. Read More »
In my Wednesdays at Whole Foods column last December, I wrote about how the company would be rolling out a very innovative produce rating system in 2014.
Well, the wait is over.
After three years of exhaustive research, planning, and collaboration with suppliers, scientists and issue experts, Responsibly Grown, as the program is officially known, was just announced this morning.
And my enthusiasm about this initiative back then has been echoed by many industry leaders today.
Responsibly Grown is a produce rating system that assesses growing practices that impact human health and the environment. Read More »
If you’ve been reading my recent emails to the Organic Food Industry group on LinkedIn or if you watched my video recapping the Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo East 2014, you probably noticed that I mentioned a company called .ORGANIC (“dotORGANIC”).
And if you’ve been a little confused by it, I completely understand why.
.ORGANIC is doing something that has never existed before – the company is offering organizations in the organic industry a .ORGANICdomain name. Read More »
On the first Wednesday of every other month, I have a column called Wednesdays at Whole Foods. It showcases the most interesting news, products, store events, and happenings at the company.
As the competition heats up in the organic retailing world, Whole Foods Market has announced some very compelling initiatives that will surely enhance the customer experience.
- Home Delivery Whole Foods Market recently agreed to a partnership with Instacart, which will enable shoppers to have products delivered to them in as little as one hour. Additionally, customers will soon also have the option to place orders via Instacart and pick up their order at a local participating Whole Foods Market store. Read More »