Through a combination of automation, analytics, mobile payment and other digital technologies, the world’s leading food retailers are in a race for your “digitally-enabled” grocery business.
They say variety is the spice of life. As millions of households around the world can increasingly afford to diversify their diets, stimulating global demand for more meat, fish, dairy, fruits, and vegetables. It’s an opportunity farmers in America and in developing countries are preparing to seize.
Madison, Wisconsin is home to the exceedingly vibrant and sort-of-famous Dane County Farmers’ Market. Purveyors arrive in the wee hours of the morning from all corners of the state. We all recognize that drawing the line at the county is arbitrary. The market’s popularity, variety, energy owe themselves to trade and to quality—not to locality.
Among the chief beneficiaries of the current Korean passion for potatoes are U.S. potato growers and processors, who’ve seen their exports explode in recent years. U.S. exporters credit one factor in particular for boosting the wide availability of American potatoes in Korea: free trade.