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Phil Lempert founded SupermarketGuru.com in 1994. He is the CEO, editor and columnist for the website. He is also a spokesperson for ConAgra Foods. He has hosted the weekly radio show, Before You Bite ® with Phil Lempert, for over 13 years.

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Top Food Trends for 2015... Are You Ready?

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 11:04 AM

There is a lot to look forward to in the New Year for food trends and the evolution of supermarkets. Expect to see smoked as this year's key flavor and a huge rise in popularity for fermented foods. Online grocery shopping will continue to expand to even small markets around...

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Lessons Learned From the 6.0 Napa Valley Earthquake

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 5:19 PM

This is a report on communication. Last Sunday, I was honored to be included in PMK's Global Forum on the future of food. Arguably, one of the most important discussions on nutrition, sustainability and our food supply.

Early Sunday morning, about 3:20a.m., there was a hiccup to the conference --...

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The Cottage Food Bill Clears First Hurdle in California

(2) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 3:58 PM

On April 17, the California Homemade Food Act (AB 1616) -- more commonly known as the California Cottage Food Bill -- passed the California Assembly Committee on Health, bringing small food operators in California one step closer to being able to legally provide their communities with healthy, home-grown food products.

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New Product Hits & Misses for May 2, 2012

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2012 | 5:40 PM

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Protein: Not Less, Just Different

(2) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 1:07 PM

A major shift in the nation's food supply will probably appear from the controversy over lean finely textured beef, or, as it has been called, pink slime.

For many consumers it was a tipping point that further eroded confidence in our foods and have people scrutinizing what they'll buy and...

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New Food Product Hits & Misses for April 11, 2012

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 1:38 PM

So, just weeks away from Memorial Day BBQ time. Post your ideas below on how to save money at this years extravaganza. I'll pick the best idea, publish it on SupermarketGuru.com and here in the Huffington Post. And to top it all off, I'll send you a goody bag of...

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New Products Hits & Misses for April 4, 2012

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 6:30 PM

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Cashier or Smartphone: Which Do You Prefer?

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 1:41 PM

Most consumers would rather have a competent cashier and bagger than self-checkout lanes. After all, it's the ending to our shopping trip and common sense tells us that last touch point be a positive emotional human connection and should be a pleasant experience, the one that keeps us smiling as...

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New Product Hits and Misses for March 28

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 4:54 PM

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Pink Slime Is (Almost) Gone, What Happens Next?

(4) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 1:57 PM

For most shoppers, the headlines about "pink slime," what the beef industry calls boneless lean beef trimmings, were upsetting and stirred emotions to the point that retailers, fast fooderies and the producer itself took action to eliminate the filler; which also acted to help reduce pathogens that could...

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Where Are You Buying Your Groceries?

(3) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 5:50 PM

Before you answer, pause and ask yourself if you are shopping for foods differently than you did just a few years ago. You may have changed your purchasing habits because you want more local or fresh foods, or healthier foods or perhaps you are just trying to save money. But...

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New Product Hits & Misses for March 21, 2012

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 1:20 PM

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To Reverse Childhood Obesity We All Have to Work Together

(7) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 2:23 PM

Earlier this week I attended an eye-opening overview of a Scientific Statement published and funded by the American Heart Association in January of this year. The lead author, Myles S. Faith PhD, associate professor, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina discussed how...

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New Product Hits & Misses for March 14, 2012

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 10:59 AM

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Chocolate Can Be a Superfood, But Read the Fine Print

(5) Comments | Posted March 8, 2012 | 6:00 PM

Scanning the covers of magazines and books it appears that one of the most powerful keywords to prompt purchase of these publications is "superfoods." A quick search on Amazon alone brings up over 450 book titles that include the term.

Superfood is not a term recognized (or defined) by the...

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How to Buy Healthy Foods, Without Breaking the Bank

(10) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 6:14 PM

These days, more of us are trying to improve the nutrient quality of the foods we eat, whether it is avoiding certain added ingredients or choosing foods that contain more nutrients. As food prices continue to rise, however, it is getting harder to do. So here are a few of...

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New Product Hits and Misses for Feb. 29, 2012

(0) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 12:42 PM

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I Hate Freezer Burn!

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 12:33 PM

We've all seen it -- we open our freezer door and see those dry patches of white stuff under the plastic wrappers of our foods, or even on the top layer of our ice cream. Yeeech. The good news is that freezer burn will not make us sick, but it...

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New Food Product Reviews for February 22, 2012

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 10:50 AM

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What The New USDA Baseline Forecast Means for Food Prices

(1) Comments | Posted February 15, 2012 | 4:25 PM

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its Agricultural Projections through the year 2021. These baseline projections offer a glimpse into what is likely to happen to the prices we pay at the supermarket.

After a year or more of harsh weather conditions, which drove up...

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