Startup Solve for Food Stakes Claim On Sterilization


Bentonville startup Solve For Food is planning to build what it calls a Food Innovation Center in Springdale next year and is hoping to raise $13 million in capital for the project. The center will focus on teaching the food industry, academics and nonprofits about a new type of food-processing technology called microwave-assisted thermal sterilization, or MATS.

The Grocery Industry Confronts a New Problem: Only 10% of Americans Love Cooking


The supermarket and grocery business is likely to suffer strong headwinds in the future, due to long-term shifts in consumer behavior. Although many people don’t realize it yet, grocery shopping and cooking are in a long-term decline. They are shifting from a mass category, based on a daily activity, to a niche activity that a few people do only some of the time.