Amazon Launches Private Label Food Brand, Impossible Prepares for $10B IP0, Grab’s $40B SPAC Deal + More

Source: Food Business News

Every week we track the business, tech and investment trends in CPG, retail, restaurants, agriculture, cooking and health, so you don’t have to. Here are some of this week’s top headlines.

Amazon has unveiled Aplenty, a new private label food brand set to eventually include hundreds of products across a variety of center store categories. This could have huge implications Meanwhile, Impossible Foods is in talks to go public, either through an IPO or merger with a so-called SPAC that would value the company at around $10 billion or more.

In other news, several large investments closed this week – Hazel Technologies raised $70 million to combat food waste; Atlast Food raised $40 million for its fungi-based bacon; and Pizza o… Read More

Steve Weinberger and Sandy Williamson Talk About the Evolution of Women’s Bodybuilding

Femme Flex Friday host Alina Popa and current co-host Whitney Jones are no stranger to facing judges. The former Rising Phoenix World Champion and two-time Fitness Olympia winner have been compared to other athletes by IFBB judges Sandy Williamson and Steve Weinberger multiple times in the past. On the March 25th episode of FFF, the tables are turned. It’s Williamson and Weinberger that are facing Popa and Jones, but it’s in a different setting. The head judges were taking questions and discussing how they do their job when determining the best of the best in bodybuilding and physique competitions.

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals 2020

Black Friday is generally a great time to stock up on some of your favorite food storage and preparedness products. 2020 has been a very strange year with demand for these types of products skyrocketing at the same time as production has been shut down/limited and shipping has been delayed.

A few companies have managed to keep things in stock and are even still offering some promos this weekend! Here is a roundup of the deals I’ve found or am offering myself 🙂

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Why the Chair Challenge Is Much Harder for Men

The fitness industry is always looking for the next great challenge. The harder it is, the better. Well, this one will appear easy, and it should be for most of the women that read this. Men, on the other hand, could fail long before they succeed.

It’s called “The Chair Challenge,” and it’s been picking up steam once again on the internet. The instructions appear simple: Stand immediately in front of a wall so your head and feet touch. Take two connecting steps back from the wall. Bend over at the waist so the top of your head touches the wall. You should have a chair in front of you, or you can have someone else place the chair in front of you. Reach down, grab the sides of the chair, pull it up to your torso, and stand straight up.

Seems simple enough, right? Well, as many men are finding out, not so much. In this video, you can see that the woman dominates the task while the man is unable to stand at all.

How could this be? Well, the problem may be a … Read More

Starbucks Inspired Homemade Protein Bistro Snack Pack

Starbucks-Inspired Protein Snack Pack

Starbucks Copycat Protein Bistro Packs
You know those packaged Starbucks Bistro Protein Packs? I love to pick them up along with my “Tall, Decaf, Soy, No Foam Latte” (yes, a little high maintenance order there…but I can’t have caffeine and I want as much soy milk as possible so no foam…but I digress). Anyway, the latte is already $3.75 and the protein pack “snack” adds another $5.25 to the order and poof…the balance on my Starbucks app goes away pretty quickly.

Every time I pick one up, I think “I can make this myself.” Also, I don’t eat the cheese that’s inside so I’m wasting food – in addition to the plastic container. But the little tasty bread rounds are my favorite and the limiting factor in making the packs myself.

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3 Tips to Keep Your Fitness Resolutions Alive All Year

By the end of February, most New Year’s fitness resolutions are abandoned.

Gold’s Gym analyzed check-in data among its more than three million members over the past four years. Researchers found that gym attendance among new members begins dwindling 41 days after the New Year (Feb. 10), with most new gym-goers falling off what they call the “fitness cliff” by Feb. 24. Jamie Eason — a fitness magazine cover model, writer, and public speaker— has tips to help keep your fitness resolutions on track this year.

1. Invest In It
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“Buy yourself new exercise clothes, sneakers, or a workout bag,” says Eason. Doing so will prove to yoursel… Read More

Lace Cookies – Or Florentine If You’re Fancy

If you asked the average person to name their five favorite cookies, these lace cookies, also known as Florentine cookies wouldn’t make it on to many of those lists, which is kind of surprising for several reasons. First of all, they’re incredibly simple to prepare, and the dough… to read the rest of Chef John’s article about this Lace Cookies recipe, please follow this link to become a member.)

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Land O’ Lake’s Meyer Lemon Snack Cake

Lemon Snack Cake
Meyer Lemon Snack Cake
This is a great morning snack cake! I love snack cakes because they have no or limited frosting and they are perfect with breakfast – you never feel like you are eating a heavy dessert. The tang of the lemon is a perfect way to start your morning. This recipe “only” uses less than a stick of butter so it isn’t super rich. And because of that, you can sneak pieces throughout the day. 🙂 Just sayin.
Lemon Snack Cake
Baked in an 8″ square pan, you can get 9 really big pieces or more smaller ones. I cut several of these into triangles and they looked cute.
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Blue Cheese Popovers – Cold Start, Hot Finish

Popovers are one of those “too good to be true” recipes. Simple to prep, virtually foolproof to make, and few things coming out of your oven are as visually impressive than a pan of fully puffed popovers. When you also consider how inexpensive the ingredients are, and how adaptable the recipe is, it’s no wonder why I consider this… to read the rest of Chef John’s article about this Blue Cheese Popovers recipe, please follow this link to become a member.)

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