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Thursday- CRU-Food News-What does Compostable vs. Biodegradable vs. Recyclable really mean, Orgain, Cosco and BJ’S are doing well, new ideas on sampling, farmers markets, Fast Casual, Peapod

Posted by chefmax on March 5, 2009

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Thursday- CRU-Food News

Welcome to Thursday’s Culinary Roundup (CRU). It is becoming an interesting week. We are close to launching phase 2 of A Flash in the Pan. It is taking sooo long but it is looking really good. Thanks to everyone for their patience. 

What does Compostable vs. Biodegradable vs. Recyclable really mean? From QSR– A decent explanation of the three “green” packaging containers. Also a roundup on what McD has done with their packaging. Kind of depressing that companies use the terms but really do not do what they say they do. 

Orgain is developing a meal replacement drink. Enough protien to not need meat. From DrinksBusiness, they may need to look closer at their name. Do you want to drink liquid “Orgain”? Makes me think twice

Cosco and BJ’S  are doing well from their food sales during the current economy. From Google/AP. Is this just people stocking up for the Armageddon? One pound of celery salt, check, 50# of dried onion rings, check…

Some new ideas on sampling. This article has some very though provoking ideas on how new products could get into a group of people for exposure and feedback. It gave me a couple ideas…From Promo.

Great idea for all farmers markets. From NOLA.com

What does Fast Casual mean in your area. From Fastcasual. This seems to be a no brainer and I wonder why there is even conversation about it. The only thing I can think of is the suits spend too much time thinking up items that they think are comfort foods but ignored that it would not translate to every region. I also do not agree that new flavors need to be put on the back burner until the economy changes.

Peapod is adding a healthy ideas program to their offerings at the stores. Great step-From Progressive Grocer.

Talk to you tomorrow,

Chef Max 3-5-09

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2 Responses to “Thursday- CRU-Food News-What does Compostable vs. Biodegradable vs. Recyclable really mean, Orgain, Cosco and BJ’S are doing well, new ideas on sampling, farmers markets, Fast Casual, Peapod”

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  2. […] Thursday- CRU-Food News-What does Compostable vs. Biodegradable vs … By chefmax Cosco and BJ […]
    Should say great post. Looking forward to reading your next one!

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