Just when we thought we couldn’t be any more excited for Christmas, Lidl goes and unveils its brand new range of festive desserts. And let me tell you, they look delicious.

‘Tis the season to bag a bargain, too, as for under £10, customers can pick up the delightfully decadent Deluxe Dark Chocolate & Salted Caramel Cottage for just £8.99. This show-stopping centrepiece is dusted with sugar snow and satisfies all our salty-sweet cravings, with a cookie base, smooth salted caramel and a hot chocolate pouring sauce – need we say more?


Also joining the tempting line-up are

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Cuong Pham, the founder and chief executive of Red Boat, a Bay Area company, wants customers to use its fish sauce for pastas and vinaigrettes, not just in East Asian dishes. But because it is usually placed in the ethnic aisle, he said, it limits perceptions of the ingredient’s uses.

Mr. Pham said the aisle seems to exist more for those looking to find ingredients new to them than for the communities whose cuisines are represented there.

That aligns with the ethnic aisle’s original purpose: to serve returning World War II soldiers who had tasted foods from countries like

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Aisles Abroad is a monthly feature that examines notable grocery initiatives outside the U.S.

When Swiss food retailer Migros was making plans for a combination supermarket and food hall in the heart of Switzerland’s largest city, the company made design flexibility a top priority.

The store, which debuted in early April just steps from Zurich’s central railroad station and is known as Bridge, features an array of prepared foods from local purveyors along with a curated selection of packaged goods and other foods. But while Migros had clear ideas about what would prove popular with shoppers based on decades of

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