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Phil Lempert

The SupermarketGuru, Phil Lempert, along with SupermarketGuru.com managing editor Sally Smithwick, discuss Food News, Consumer Insights, Trends, New Products and MORE!

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Food Prices Impact, Ag Merger Moratorium, Google Replacing Amazon?
5d ago
Food Prices Impact, Ag Merger Moratorium, Google Replacing Amazon?
Today we look at  how the lower prices in restaurants could be causing a major problem. Are we fooling ourselves when it comes to eating healthy? A local food system comes to the rescue. What retailers need to do to get us to spend money in this environment. An article in the New York Times challenges CPG profits. A food & drink consultancy opens a new office – in the Metaverse.
Food Prices Impact, Ag Merger Moratorium, Google Replacing Amazon?
5d ago
Food Prices Impact, Ag Merger Moratorium, Google Replacing Amazon?
Today we look at  how the lower prices in restaurants could be causing a major problem. Are we fooling ourselves when it comes to eating healthy? A local food system comes to the rescue. What retailers need to do to get us to spend money in this environment. An article in the New York Times challenges CPG profits. A food & drink consultancy opens a new office – in the Metaverse.
Walmart+ Update, Summer Food Trends, TikTok Science
Jun 14 2022
Walmart+ Update, Summer Food Trends, TikTok Science
Today we talk abut the brilliance of Trader Joe’s – again! How Tik Tok’s Food Science is creating issues, why culture assimilation is important for nutrition learnings. We ask "is Target in trouble"? And we take a look at the summer foods trends. On The Lempert report an in-depth discussion about Albertsons, Sally briefs us on a white hot labor market, a tease from Microsoft’s Bill Gillespie and more on personalized diets.
Hepatitis & Kids, Walmart+, Millennial Metaverse
Jun 7 2022
Hepatitis & Kids, Walmart+, Millennial Metaverse
Today we look at what Lidl is doing, your kids and Hepatitis A, Walmart+, A questionable shopper survey, Kroger Digital, Tamagotchi's are making a comeback, learnings from our Exploring the Metaverse webinar, On the Lempert Report an NFT Restaurant, Millennials in the metaverse, and our Bullseye addresses the front end of our supermarkets.
NYC Food Fiasco, Edible Tape, Is the Metaverse Safe For Kids?
May 25 2022
NYC Food Fiasco, Edible Tape, Is the Metaverse Safe For Kids?
Today we look at how we could have a better food system, a food fiasco in NYC, a more sustainable package idea, a model for communicating food, how the animal protein business is gobbling up plant based everything and the metaverse for kids. On The Lempert report we focus on how people select healthier foods and on Bullseye its all about fitness.
Dirty Soda, Vegan Allergies, Great Resignation
May 17 2022
Dirty Soda, Vegan Allergies, Great Resignation
Today we look at how supermarkets just might be the key that unlocks the child obesity epidemic, we explain the dirty soda phenomenon, a new waste reduction plan, why the great resignation isn’t as simple as it appears, how the rise of veganism is correlating to the rise in food allergies and in our metaverse review we look at DoorDash’s new concept. On our Lempert report we discuss the latest and probably lamest P&G move and McDonald’s faux pax.
Ice Cream Robot, Star Wars Frosted Flakes, New H-E-B
May 10 2022
Ice Cream Robot, Star Wars Frosted Flakes, New H-E-B
A new climate fight – this time between Leo and a President. Why data is the key to success at retail. Ice cream delivery in 2 minutes – where’s the Good Humor man when we need him? Big brands are trying to take back share from private label. HEB’s new store opening is a WOW and in the metaverse today we look towards the creators. Sally has a new opportunity to share and on The Lempert Report its all about dollar stores and this week’s Bullseye marketing report is focused on Star Wars.
Bad Vegans, Chief Taco Officer, McDonald's Personality Quiz
May 2 2022
Bad Vegans, Chief Taco Officer, McDonald's Personality Quiz
Welcome to The Lempert Report LIVE. Tom Vilsak takes a stand on climate smart, Pop culture and bad vegans, Indonesia strikes back – maybe, out of stocks latest dilemma, time to really look at your bottled water, a new food world on the metaverse, tropicana wants to change breakfast, Sally shares a new job listing for those seeking a new challenge and forget about Myers Briggs – McDonald’s has a new personality quiz.
Food & Wine Cities, Eating in Spain, Environment Savings
Apr 26 2022
Food & Wine Cities, Eating in Spain, Environment Savings
Today we look at the best food cities rated by Food & Wine, the importance of our 5 senses, an update on SNAP, saving money & the environment, Facebook’s whistleblower is going after the Metaverse, and lots on sustainability.  Also, Sally is back with fun food stuff she found in Spain.
Inflation Rate, Walmart Trucker, California Food Waste
Apr 18 2022
Inflation Rate, Walmart Trucker, California Food Waste
Welcome to The Lempert Report LIVE. this week there is no bigger food story than the rate of inflation. We'll ask be discussing kids & food, alt food futures, Walmart Truckers, food waste in California, spending on health & wellness remains higher than it was pre-pandemic, and Absolut Coachella.
Food As Medicine, Meta Fashion Show, Cage Free Fraud
Apr 12 2022
Food As Medicine, Meta Fashion Show, Cage Free Fraud
Welcome to The Lempert Report LIVE. Missed you last Monday – but Wow was our RDBA Virtual Experience a huge success! We had over 400 attendees. Later on I’ll introduce you to the 2022 winner of the 2022 RD of the YearAward. This episode we'll discuss Russia & Food, Food as Medicine, FDA's New Symbol, Food Trash, SupermarketInnovation, a Meta Fashion Show, another food company lawsuit, and Marketing & serving sizes.
Grubhub Sued, Meataverse, Lame Supermarket Ratings
Mar 29 2022
Grubhub Sued, Meataverse, Lame Supermarket Ratings
It’s a remarkable food holiday! It’s Cesar Chavez Day! A remarkable farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded what we today know as the United Farm Workers union. To quote President Obama who declared the national holiday “Chavez left a legacy as an educator, environmentalist, and a civil rights leader. And his cause lives on. As farm workers and laborers across America continue to struggle for fair treatment and fair wages, we find strength in what Cesar Chavez accomplished so many years ago. And we should honor him for what he's taught us about making America a stronger, more just, and more prosperous nation.” Cesar Chavez, all of us in the food world thank you and honor you. Today I just have to shake my head at what I’ll call “lame” supermarket ratings that continue to be meaningless, GrubHub gets sued, Applebee’s wants a face lift – but maybe they need a food-lift? Why flexitarianism IS the diet to watch today and in the future, the Mediterranean diet gets even better, Slim Jim joins the metaverse, you can’t blame that cow any more for climate change and breaking the myths on food processing.  One programing note – there will NOT be a TLR LIVE next week due to the RDBA Virtual Experience beginning on Tuesday April 5th. We will be back here same time on Monday April 11.
Metaverse Smell-A-Vision, Target Zero, Live Longer
Mar 21 2022
Metaverse Smell-A-Vision, Target Zero, Live Longer
Today we are discussing why is Walmart trying to copy target? Or should I say Targét - maybe the new hip is Walm-arché? Amazon takes a major stand on plant-based, and how we can all live longer. Metaverse update – all about aromas and on The Lempert Report an important look at food waste. Today’s Bullseye takes a look at McDonald’s move into the Metaverse.
Google Bowls, Crispy Cows, Meta Crypto Food Hall
Mar 14 2022
Google Bowls, Crispy Cows, Meta Crypto Food Hall
USDA gives approval for gene edited beef, regenerative farming gets a boost, Kroger’s private brand gets a lawsuit, Google figures out how to eliminate food waste and Ford has some fun. In the metaverse we explore how to eat, on The Lempert Report we discuss the language of plant-based foods, Jason Green is next week’s guest on Lost in the Supermarket and we share just one intriguing thought of his and in the Bullseye – a new virtual food hall that just might make you hungry.
3D Printed Food, NFT Dining, Meta Retailers
Mar 8 2022
3D Printed Food, NFT Dining, Meta Retailers
Today a US Senator takes on Climate Change, How 3D printed food has evolved, Danon gives backs, How about going out to dinner on an NFT, another moon shot – this time its all about food, the 3 resons retailers are heading to the metaverse, kudos to Nestle a conversation about WIC and farmers and a return to my childhood roots with a major twist.
Women's History Month, Retailer Champions, Octopus Farm
Feb 28 2022
Women's History Month, Retailer Champions, Octopus Farm
This week we discuss restaurant delivery meltdown, Plastic packaging and the impact on food waste, USDA's retailer champions, the world's first octopus farm, ugly fruit fails, a Meta verse wedding and Women's History Month.  Plus more live updates!
Covid Wine, Sustainable Retailers, Meta Mcdonald's
Feb 22 2022
Covid Wine, Sustainable Retailers, Meta Mcdonald's
Today we talk school nutrition, the effects of wine on Covid, a new concept store from Lowes, the saga of Trader Joes, what shoppers really feel about sustainability, how McDonalds and GrubHub are looking at the metaverse, a keto friendly new product review, a cool foodservice program, an insightful discussion with Sylvain Perrier on The Modern Shopper and on Bullseye we think we see a hint of the future of retail and we don’t like it.
Instaqueen, Supermarket Designs, Fat Dogs
Feb 15 2022
Instaqueen, Supermarket Designs, Fat Dogs
Happy Valentine’s Day! We took a look back in our archives and decided to repost a column on aphrodisiac foods – its what you and your special one should be eating today! Check it out on SupermarketGuru.com for a couple surprises. Today – an Instacart shopper gets even with a customer, we look at the future – and past - of supermarket design, Stop & Shop takes a lead in produce prescriptions, is it time to dust off the Robinson-Patman Act, yet another fallout from the pandemic, a special look at Miller Lite through the Metaverse. On The Lempert Report we wonder what happened to Bob the butcher. The Morning Fix visits a 7-acre state of the art greenhouse, and The Bullseye wants to scare you to eat healthier.
Romantic Whole Foods, Black Leader Appreciation, Safeway's Fight
Feb 8 2022
Romantic Whole Foods, Black Leader Appreciation, Safeway's Fight
Today – what’s missing in the White House’s Cancer Moonshot, Blue Apron’s marketing is on target, how about a kiss in Whole Foods’ aisles? Our friend Al Roker celebrates black leaders, thumbs up for Safeway, on The Lempert Report we look at kid’s loneliness, Bullseye is focused on Domino’s latest marketing coup and on The Morning Fix we talk broccoli. Let’s get started.
FDA & BPA, Middle Aisle Shoppers, Child Friendly Marketing
Feb 1 2022
FDA & BPA, Middle Aisle Shoppers, Child Friendly Marketing
On today’s episode Marc Lore and Gwyneth Paltrow hook up, FDA finally stands up to BPA, Kroger comes to shoppers’ rescue, what’s more important – price or loyalty, a PR machine that won’t stop and wont melt in your hand, on The Lempert Report a new convenience or waste of money at Aldi and Lidl, Jane Wilcox joins us on The Modern Shopper and the Bullseye is on Child Friendly Marketing – or maybe not so child friendly?
Cell Based Meat, Asian Grocery, Takeout Breakup
Jan 25 2022
Cell Based Meat, Asian Grocery, Takeout Breakup
On today’s episode the intersection of fashion and grocery, how supermarkets are changing takeout, one study finds people who are disgusted by eating cultured meats, What Covid is doing to our taste buds, ethnic food stores delight, my conversation with CEO Beth Johnson of food directions and in the bullseye – Walmart enters the metaVERSE.