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MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — BJ’s has announced that Dave Burwick will join the company’s board of directors as a member of the company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, effective immediately. “We are pleased to welcome Dave to our board,” said Bob Eddy, chairman and CEO.  “Dave brings over 30 years of strategic leadership experience in the […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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Steven Johnson the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believes that, it’s clear that White Castle’s strategic focus on consumer interactive participatory marketing is what sets them apart in the fast-food marketplace. Their latest campaign for the summer season exemplifies this approach, showcasing how they engage with customers in a dynamic and personalized […]
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“This is a trend that’s coming. It’s probably more like a two-to-three-year period as it ramps up, especially if the insurance companies start covering it. The question becomes how do CPG [consumer packaged goods] companies react to it?” — John Carroll, President, Digital Commerce and Analytic Services, Acosta Group Ozempic and similar GLP-1 drugs — […]
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Dr Pepper has made a remarkable ascent in the American soda market, now sharing the second spot with Pepsi, a position Pepsi has comfortably held for much of the past two decades. According to new data from Beverage Digest, Dr Pepper has climbed from fifth place in 2000 to its current second position, nearly matching […]
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  The world of beverages is constantly bubbling, and the latest trend making waves is the Dirty Soda. This seemingly unusual concoction blends classic sodas with unexpected twists, like creamy coffee, fruity bursts, and even a touch of salt. But what’s behind the fizz? Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® thinks […]
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CHICAGO — Circana has released the 2023 New Product Pacesetters report, showcasing the top-selling new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood consumer packaged goods sectors. The report shared that consumers sought exploration as they adjusted to active post-pandemic lifestyles. Leading products reflect shifts in Americans’ daily routines, offering increased versatility and venturing into […]
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HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey has released its 2023 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which outlines how the company is implementing its global sustainability strategy. The report zeroes in on data across the company’s six priority areas  – cocoa, responsible sourcing and human rights, environment, people, youth and community. Hershey’s Cocoa For Good strategy runs […]
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  The food industry has been undergoing significant changes, with consumer preferences shifting towards convenience and portability. Amidst these changes, the Five Ps of Food Marketing developed by Steven Johnson at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions have been proven to be a successful strategic path for the food retail industry. These principles were perfected, developed, and […]
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PALM BEACH, Fla. — Kevin Host, senior vice president of Walmart health, wellness and pharmacy and new chair of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, considers retail pharmacists to be in the early stages of “our journey to create the next generation of pharmacies, where technology and personalized care intersect.” “We are creating what […]
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RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including Walmart, Hugo Boss, Zippin, Tesco, PepsiCo, The LEGO Group, M&S, Polytag, DoorDash and Ulta Beauty. Hugo Boss Hugo Boss has unveiled Hugo Boss XP, an omnichannel membership experience based around the brand’s customer app. This […]
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The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Molly Hjelm, Head of Ad Sales at Dollar General Media Network, Cely Moreno-Mosier, Sr Director of Omnichannel Marketing & Retail Media Partnerships at Pepsico & Ellen Mulryan, Sr Director of Retail Data Partnerships at The Trade Desk Follow Molly Hjelm on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mollyhjelm/ Follow Cely […]
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Key Takeaways: IT risk consulting strengthens a retail business’s cybersecurity posture by evaluating vulnerabilities, setting up advanced security protocols, and creating incident response strategies. Consultants provide regulatory compliance guidance, ensuring data management practices adhere to standards like GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS, reducing the risk of costly penalties. By aligning IT strategies with business goals and […]
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  There are at several reasons that Steven Johnosn, the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA Based Foodservice Solutions® thinks that Buffalo Wild Wings’ latest venture, Buffalo Wild Wings GO (BWW GO) will be a big hit.  This innovative concept is a game-changer in the Grocerant Niche for five key reasons:  1.                   Smaller Footprint, Bigger Impact: […]
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  The lines between meals and snacks are disappearing, replaced by a wave of “mini meals” that cater to our busy, time-crunched lives. According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, convenience stores are perfectly positioned to win in the evolving retail food prepared food sales landscape, but they need to […]
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Pepsi has launched limited-edition blue cola, Pepsi Electric. The new launch has a zesty, citrus taste with a striking blue liquid, available for 12 months across the convenience, wholesale and grocery channels. Pepsi Electric is launching exclusively as a 500ml bottle format, offering shoppers more… This story continues at Pepsi goes Electric blue Or just […]
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Shake Shack, the popular burger chain known for its high-quality ingredients and premium experience, faces a number of potential risks in 2024 that could impact its revenue, profitability, and growth according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Here’s a breakdown of the key challenges for Shake Shack: Revenue Recovery and […]
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  The fast-food landscape is evolving, with new players emerging: specifically super-premium fast-food restaurants. These high-end eateries offer a unique experience compared to the established legacy brands we’ve known for decades. Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® thinks it’s time to delve into the key differences and potential factors influencing their […]
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Macy’s has chosen 26 entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities for its 2024 vendor accelerator program, known as “The Workshop at Macy’s,” reports Yahoo Finance. Each participant completing the program receives a $5,000 business grant, and the winner of a pitch contest will get a $100,000 grant, per a Macy’s press release. In addition to getting access […]
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OAKVILLE, Ontario—Iovate Health Sciences International has announced that Tim Toll, its chief executive officer, is retiring after nearly four years with the company and will transition to serving on the board as an advisory director. The company has hired nutrition industry veteran Wes Parris to assume the role of CEO, effective April 29. The duo […]
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  Starbucks, once hailed as a welcoming “third place” between work and home, has faced criticism for straying from its core values. Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® thinks it time to explore some of the factors contributing to this perception, including: ·         Shifting Vision: Howard Schultz envisioned Starbucks as a warm […]
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PALM BEACH, Fla. – At the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Annual Meeting Business Program today, newly elected NACDS Chair Kevin Host urged that industry leaders continue to create, to advocate, and to collaborate — so that pharmacies may continue to deliver “never-ending innovations” across the total store for Americans in their moments […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]

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