I often use baked beans as a stereotype of a food where the completion is mainly on price and the small entrepreneur has no chance of penetrating because he can't get his price competitive until, he has a market which he can't get until he is competitive. Now Rhodes seem to be turning my argument around.
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Here they come with different flavours and formulations and sell nutritional and demographic needs!
I am going to be spending the next few months working from a house in rural Bourgogne (Burgundy to the English and the wine drinker!) in France.
Having just returned from a first visit to the supermarket it was interesting that for the first time in my life I actually said to myself “We mustn’t buy too much fruit because the garden is full of cherries!”.
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This brought home the Local Food issue, especially as the plums and pears in the supermarket were from South Africa! We definitely, especially in South Africa, make little effort to reduce our carbon footprint by using foods that are grow nearby. Here someone planted trees decades ago and without fertilisation or any real pruning they produce year after year and as they are just off the dining room with “zero” carbon emission.
I also saw some interesting products and concepts in the supermarket such as LCD pricing, easy cracking macadamias and another solution to cooking rice!
I have therefore decided to write a number of posts while I am here that reflect on these and similar items focussing on innovation and the environment.