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You already own a profitable retail store, so is there a point in adding liquor to your shelves? The answer to that question depends on the size of your storefront, funding, and several other factors. To help you make a decision, weigh the following pros, cons, and key considerations. What You Should Consider Before Stocking […]
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Sales of alcohol and tobacco were the main cause of a surprising rise in UK retail sales in April. Sales volumes jumped 1.4% last month, following a fall of 1.2% in March, despite the inflationary pressure on consumers. However, the Office for National Statistics, which produced the figures, said there remained a longer-term downward trend […]
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  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food will drive top-line growth and bottom-line profits in 2022 according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Stop by and visit us at the 2022 National Restaurant Show. Today, the need for branded, craveable fresh food is preferred 8.6 to 1 over […]
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Pimm’s has introduced a limited edition design on its No.1 bottle to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee. The limited edition bottle is available until August and will temporarily replace the standard Pimm’s No.1 label design. Pimm’s, now worth £28m annually in the off-trade, always sells well in the summer. The limited edition pack design carries […]
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  Regular readers of this blog are familiar with GoPuff.  What Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, likes about GoPuff is its ability to combine the food industry intellectual quotient (IQ) and consumers emotional quotient (EQ) at the point of purchase. So, instant-needs delivery platform Gopuff has launched The Mean Tomato, […]
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Last Friday we had a story about how H-E-B has signed on with Looma, a shopper education company, to use a network of smart tablets to tell stories about beer and wine products in a way that will inform purchase decision and connect customers to the people behind the products.  Which I found great, though […]
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Retail TouchPoints and design:retail have unveiled the 2022 slate of 40 Under 40 Award winners. Representing the entire retail realm — from store design to CX strategy, ecommerce and retail operations — the 40 Under 40 Awards spotlight up-and-coming leaders who have done innovative and remarkable work and contributed significantly to the progress of the […]
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H-E-B has signed on with Looma, a shopper education company, to use a network of smart tablets to tell stories about beer and wine products in a way that will inform purchase decision and connect customers to the people behind the products.  Which I found great, though I did have two additional thoughts about a) […]
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Nisa is offering a range of cheaper alcohol for the rest of May. The group says that the idea is to help those who are saving money on going out and organising big nights in instead. Danielle Sylvester, Nisa’s wholesale category controller for beers, wines and spirits, said: “After a turbulent few years, consumers have […]
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Spirits specialist Dead Man’s Fingers is expanding its cream liqueur range with two new variants – Mango Tequila Cream Liqueur and Strawberry Tequila Cream Liqueur. The launch follows the successful release of Raspberry Rum Cream Liqueur earlier this year, and aims to tap into the popularity of cream liqueurs, a category showing good growth in […]
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With the world’s largest grocery catalog at our fingertips, we’ve had a front row seat to the food trends and eye-popping stats that illustrate how people are eating, drinking and shopping over the past decade.
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Suffolk-based cider maker Aspall will run its first-ever television advertisement later this year. The Molson Coors-owned cider will make a £3m investment in the campaign, which will include television, video-on-demand, social media and brand exposure in both shops and hospitality venues. The campaign follows a £13m investment in the Aspall Cyder House in Suffolk. A […]
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On-demand delivery service, Gorillas, and The East London Liquor Company (ELLC) have teamed up to create a new canned cocktail in aid of War Child UK.  The Rum and Cherry Drop cocktail will support children living in conflict, via War Child’s music-based community funding movement, The Right To Dance.  Introducing The Right To Dance’s first […]
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TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc.’s Summer’s Eve brand is launching its Summer’s Eve Spa collection consisting of Spa Luxurious Wash and Spa Intimate Skin Serum. The Spa Luxurious Wash, described as the first step to cleansing the external vaginal area, is formulated to gently cleanse while leaving the skin hydrated. The wash is […]
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Cordial maker Bottlegreen has introduced a new lime and mint flavour for summer. The addition to Bottlegreen’s range comes in its well-known 500ml glass bottle, with a recommended retail price of £3.75. One bottle is estimated to make 30 servings and can also work as a cocktail ingredient or to make ice-lollies. The launch of […]
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Hardys is to launch three of its wines in cans this summer. The single-serve cans of rosé, Chardonnay and Shiraz are partly intended to tap into the market for moderate drinking and are expected to appeal to younger shoppers. Since 2020, light canned wine consumption has grown by 46% and a recent survey found 52% […]
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Accolade Wines, which produces the Banrock Station brand, has launched a range of wines in recycled glass bottles. The environmental approach of the new range, which will be called Wise Wolf, also includes labels made from recycled paper, closures made from recycled plastic and even outers made from recycled pulp paper. The company says all […]
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Uber Eats has announced a new partnership with One Stop as the latest step in extending their deliveries for grocery and convenience stores. An initial group of 100 One Stop stores have already launched on the app, with a further 400 scheduled to be added. Products on offer range from confectionery and alcohol to fresh […]
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  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line growth and bottom-line profits in every sector of retail foodservice today. Consumers have elevated fresh food for takeout, takeaway, and ToGo as a better option.   According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “packaging’ is fast becoming […]
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There is a moment at the end of the first episode of season two of “Stanley Tucci:  Searching For Italy,” when a chef with whom the urbane host is chatting says, “Italy is not a cliché.” I take her point, though I’m not sure I entirely agree.  Best I can tell, based on the first […]
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Food & Wine has a story about how delivery service DoorDash, which is operating a ghost kitchen facility in Brooklyn, New York, has expanded the concept to include seating for people who want to eat on the premises. According to the story, “The company stresses that this new food hall is still very much delivery-centric […]
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Last week we noted that Rosalind Brewer, CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance and just one of two Black women to lead a Fortune 500 company, told Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies Summit that “a key indicator of a company’s ability to innovate is the diversity of its leadership.”  And that includes the board of directors.” […]

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Instant grocery startups sprang up and grew like weeds during COVID-19, fueled by consumers opting to practice social distancing and ready to order their food and sundries at the tap of an app, and VCs seeing an gap in the delivery market that had yet to be definitively filled. Now, perhaps inevitably, comes the consolidation.
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A consumer confidence monitor that has been running since 1974 recorded its lowest-ever score this month. The well-established GfK index was down to -40 for May, meaning consumers are less confident now than at any time for nearly half a century. Joe Staton, client strategy director at GfK, said: “This comes as UK unemployment hits […]
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Giving credit where credit is due.  The grocerant niche filled with Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits in every channel of retail foodservice.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® the recent insights by the NPD group show just have important the […]

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