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Wal Mart Associates Deliver to Your Home

Touch the Soil News #720 (feature photo – CC SA 2.0) To survive amidst heavy competition, Wal Mart is experimenting with having employees deliver on-line orders to customers on their way home. A Wal Mart store in New Jersey and one in Arkansas are now engaged in testing employee (associates) delivery after they get off work. The program is voluntary and customers are to receive their orders on the day after making the order. Wal Mart says it is already having trucks move online orders from fulfillment centers to stores for pick-up. The idea of engaging employees for the last mile delivery could save the company many dollars. Wal Mart…

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The Fastest Growing (Small) Food Companies (Part 2 of 2)

Touch the Soil News #190 Thanks to research from Inc. 5000, we have some insights into the 10 fastest growing food companies and the trends they are setting. These examples, open our minds to lots of opportunities in food and smaller-scale farming. Following are the last 5. Logo courtesy of Deliver Lean Deliver Lean. This company was inspired by the idea that workers are more productive after a fresh, healthy lunch. This Florida meal delivery service grew its revenues 3,000 percent since 2011. http://www.deliverlean.com/googlesummer2014/ Logo courtesy of Kill Cliff Kill Cliff. This company’s vision is to provide functional recovery drinks. The drinks are fortified with B, C, and E vitamins,…

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Something Fun – Food Ecommerce – Squeezing in Between Grocery Stores and Restaurants

Touch the Soil News # 147 Appearing on the food landscape in America is a niche way of getting food. It’s formally called Food Ecommerce as its effectiveness is in part hinged on i phones for connecting with customers. It generally follows specialty food preparation – some of it local – and delivered to your house or location. The idea is to get consumers closer to the point of production. Venture capital and private investors, in the first half of 2015, invested over $550 million into individual companies and enterprises that fall into the Food Ecommerce category. In order to differentiate themselves from other food delivery companies, some companies focus…

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