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 Researchers Hope To Get Maine Green Crabs On The Menu
by Laurie Schreiber, MaineBiz
Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 3:40PM EDT

Could deep-fried soft-shell green crabs be the next culinary sensation? Researchers at Manomet, a Brunswick nonprofit, have discovered a culinary market for green crabs in Venice, Italy, that they think could carry over to U.S. restaurants.

 Benchmark, A Global Hospitality Company, Announces The Top Ten Dining Trends For 2019
Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 3:40PM EDT

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, with three distinctive brand portfolios, including Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, Gemstone Collection and the London-based etc.venues, has just released its Top Ten Dining Trends for 2019. The trends were observed by Benchmark’s executive chefs and culinary experts at the company’s 80 luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants coast to coast, off shore and in Europe.

 Walmart Built A New Vending Machine That Retrieves Groceries Within Seconds
by Hayley Peterson, Business Insider
Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 3:48PM EDT

The company is testing a second version of the concept, which serves as a vending machine for online grocery orders, at a Walmart supercenter in Sherman, Texas. The kiosks allow customers to pick up online grocery orders within seconds, without interacting with employees.

 Instacart To Offer Delivery From ALDI Nationwide
by Kate Clark, Tech Crunch
Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 3:48PM EDT

After pilot programs in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles and Chicago were “overwhelmingly positive,” per Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta’s statement, the grocery delivery service has decided to expand its partnership with U.S. grocer ALDI.

 Mariano's Executives Departing In Shake-Up That Consolidates Leadership Under Kroger
by Greg Trotter, Chicago Tribune
Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 3:48PM EDT

In the most significant shake-up since being acquired by the Kroger Co., Mariano’s confirmed Thursday that its leadership team will be consolidated into a single Wisconsin-based division.

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