durian tree branch with fruits

Food Week July 25 – 31, 2022

Welcome to Food Week for July 25. I am excited about odorless durian, intrigued by pickle pizza and surprised by the monk fruit in Capri Sun. Stuff on the struggles of the grocery delivery biz, consumers and diners trading down, regenerative agriculture, Ukrainian exports and the coming Halloween candy shortage. Enjoy.

MACRO

  • For Food Week July 25, the great resignation is officially over. And it has been for a while.

RETAIL AND CONSUMER

  • Kraft Heinz fully committed to switching out sugar for monk fruit in Capri Sun.

RESTAURANTS AND FOODSERVICE

FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN

  • California nut farmers continue to expand despite the drought.
  • Bees are over-rated as pollinators and neonicotinoids are not the only reason for colony die offs. Nonetheless, banning them is a good start.

FOOD WEEK JULY 25 LAGNIAPPE

  • Odorless durian could change the world. If you ever had durian the flavor is amazing, but the smell is that of an unattended dumpster.

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