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1. Food Tech Media Startup Funding, M&A and Partnerships: December 2015

While December funding activity in the U.S. was light, there were a lot of international deals, pumping a total of $125M+ into the global food tech sector.

2. 10 Steps To Getting Into Whole Foods: Build Your Brand

Once you create a new product, get it into stores and help it sell off shelves, it’s all about nurturing and continuing to grow your food brand.

3. Back to the Roots Secures $5M, But Startup Challenges Still LoomFoodDive

The company plans to use the funding for 10 new products and to expand distribution and staff.

4. Move Over Blue Apron: Grocery Stores Bring Meal Kits to the Masses – Forbes

Grocery stores are now vying for their share of the $1.4B meal kit industry by introducing their own offerings.

5. UberRush / ChowNow Rolls Out Food Delivery to Thousands of RestaurantsEater

Uber’s becoming a major player in the food delivery sphere.

6. 4 Ways Farmers Are Investing in Agtech StartupsAgFunderNews

Investments by farming groups are few and far between, or perhaps just a bit more under the radar than the activities of their VC counterparts.

7. The Surprising Truth About the ‘Food Movement’Washington Post

Sales at farmers markets peaked in 2007 and haven’t grown since.

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