It’s all to play for. Well, sort of.
Everything from lorry driver shortages to container ship problems are conspiring to make it a tight Christmas for retailers.
The pandemic home-delivery boom is driving a push to automation and precarious work by Australian supermarkets.
Morrisons controls 10% of UK supermarket shopping.
Reassurances around the takeover of UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain come with a strong sense of deja vu.
UK pig farms have some of the highest welfare standards in the world.
Converting food waste to animal feed – or reducing it altogether by supermarkets working with farmers – could save millions of tonnes of food from being discarded. It could also help raise animal welfare standards.
Thanks to a bid from a private equity firm backed by former Tesco boss Terry Leahy, the UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain is in play.
We still don’t know whether ecolabels are significantly better for the environment than alternatives.
Black neighborhoods have a higher density of fast-food outlets than in white districts.
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Discriminatory zoning and housing policies have concentrated poverty in America along racial lines. As a result, healthy food options are limited in many low-income and Black neighborhoods.
A queue outside Coles in the Perth suburb of Maylands, one of the potential COVID exposure sites, on Sunday, January 31, 2021.
Another local lockdown, another outbreak of shoppers stockpiling. Fortunately supply chains are now prepared.
Since opening its first Australian stores on January 25 2001, Aldi has profoundly influenced the supermarket landscape.
Empty shelves in Sainsburys in Belfast because UK suppliers can’t clear customs.
Queues at borders, suspended deliveries, empty shelves: the EU-UK Trade Cooperatiion Agreement is not quite what it seemed in the brochure.
Yes, there will be temporary meat shortages in Victoria, but not for long.
Residents of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood protest in 2017 outside a coffee shop that posted a sign celebrating gentrification.
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Hip food offerings can signal that a neighborhood is gentrifying – especially when they repackage traditional foods for wealthy white eaters.
Melbourne’s return to stage 3 restrictions has precipitated another round of grocery stockpiling. But supermarket shelves won’t be empty as long as last time.
Toilet paper stock at a Woolworths supermarket in Melbourne on June 26 2020.
What motivates people to panic buy and stockpile goods like toilet paper? The COVID-19 pandemic has given us the chance to find out.
We are too reliant on supermarkets and industrial agriculture.
Pickers, purifyers and producers are all working flat out.
Continuing flour shortages in supermarkets highlight a fundamental food security problem in distribution systems.
We surveyed over 100 Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and independent stores around Australia and found supermarkets are promoting unhealthy food much more often, and more prominently, than healthier products.
The Bread Famine and the Pawnbroker, Brothers Lesueur (18th century)
After the brief shock of food insecurity in the form of empty supermarket shelves, we might start thinking about having a Plan B and C based on local food sources and shorter supply chains.
Product tampering is not just committed by teenagers, nor has it just come about during this pandemic.