Welcome to Food Week January 9 – 15, 2023. This week, everyone discovered eggs were expensive. It’s one of the few dark spots in an improving inflationary picture. Even chicken is going down. We head to the Fancy Food show this week to re-connect with the industry. But in the meantime, enjoy our weekly roundup.
Inflation has been essentially flat for months.. Except eggs.
A governmental default benefits no one.
The next culture war may be over gas stoves. We love them, but they aren’t good for us
RETAIL AND CONSUMER
Eggs. Everybody wants them. Nobody has them. Everybody is mad.
Collecting rainwater and bottling it for profit.
USDA using Medicaid as a way to increase access to healthy food. Actually it is a big savings as people eating healthy have far fewer health problems.
Big oopsie on ‘golden beer can‘ promotion.
RESTAURANTS AND FOODSERVICE
In n Out opens in Tennessee. Well, offices. Not actual restaurants.
The virtue of soft openings for restaurants.
Subway wants to sell, wants $10B. We’ll see…
It’s harder and harder to a get a cheap slice in NYC.
FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN
Chicken prices falling dramatically,
Needless to say, the California rains are messing up everything. Agriculture is no exception.
Agricultural workers are on the front lines of protests and unrest in Peru.
Combing Dairy and regenerative agriculture.
FOOD WEEK JANUARY 9 LAGNIAPPE
Exposure to boiled peanuts help children get past peanut allergies
5 under-rated food cities in the USA
Crazy giant drive-in restaurant from San Francisco’s past.
A viral tweet about cooking food in hotel rooms.
Hybridizing seagrasses and rice to create a crop that can be grown in the ocean