Department: Beverage

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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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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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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Today, Hy-Vee, Inc. awarded $50,000 to minority- and women-owned businesses during the Hy-Vee OpportUNITY Inclusive Business Summit at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls. During the pitch competition component of the event, 15 companies from across the Midwest presented to a panel of judges and more than 150 event attendees. The […]
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ARLINGTON, Va. — For supermarket operators, the nonfoods business is a riddle. An afterthought for many shoppers — and arguably, in some cases at least, for the retailers themselves — products in the category generally deliver significantly higher margins than food and beverages. Increasing sales would go a long way toward improving the financial outlook […]
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Radnor Hills founder and CEO William Watkins has been elected as the new President of the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA). Kicking off his tenure, Watkins called on the Welsh government to help unlock the way for an interoperable Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) to support… This story continues at New British Soft Drinks Association president […]
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A slowdown in food and drink prices was one of the key elements in May’s fall in inflation to 2%, says the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The 2% mark means that inflation has hit the Bank of England’s target for the first time in… This story continues at Inflation drop helped by slowdown in […]
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Amazon has teamed up with media investment company GroupM to co-develop original, shoppable content for the new Amazon Live free ad-supported TV (FAST) channel, which launched in April 2024 on Amazon’s Prime Video and Freevee streaming TV services. The mobile experience that sits alongside Amazon Live’s streaming TV content. (Image courtesy Amazon) The partners will […]
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Vijoy Gopalakrishnan, SVP, Product Management, Innovation and Media, Circana It’s the holy grail for CPG manufacturers: Find the market gap and fill it with a product that resonates with consumers and is a winner for retailers. But doing this effectively requires a deep understanding of consumers’ needs and a willingness to solve them with new, […]
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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Although inflation’s pace has slowed since the middle of 2022, the cost of everyday essentials continues to rise. At Dollar General, more shoppers are experimenting with store brands as they seek ways to lessen the strain on their family budgets, says Jackie Li, senior vice president, private brands and global sourcing at […]
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Barr Soft Drinks has launched sparkling coconut and lime-flavoured KA Karnival Twist which will be available in two pack formats, 500ml PMP and two-litre plain pack. “Carnival season is a massive opportunity for soft drinks retailers with over two million people joining the celebrations, and… This story continues at KA adds limited edition Karnival Twist […]
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Starbucks has announced a special treat for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16. This year in 2024, Starbucks Rewards members can enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free promotional offer on all handcrafted drinks. The promotion, which runs from noon until 6 p.m., allows customers to treat their fathers or father figures to a favorite beverage. To claim this […]
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And, just like that, Drizly is out. As of March 2024, the departure of what was once the largest online marketplace for alcohol in North America has created a significant void in the adult-beverage industry. However, this void also presents a significant opportunity for grocers. With customers increasingly returning to in-store shopping, grocery stores are […]
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  The food sector is witnessing a significant shift as Millennials continue their exploration for fresh food options in the grocerant niche. This journey of discovery, trial, and migration is challenging the traditional paradigms of legacy chain restaurants. Steven Johnson, the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, has been at the forefront of […]
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As Euro 2024 approaches, a survey shows that Scottish football fans are planning to spend more than their English counterparts on food and drink during the tournament. Most of this will be spent at home, as only a quarter (25%) plan to enjoy the games… This story continues at Scottish fans predicted to spend even […]
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Over the past five years, the prices of various food items have risen significantly, affecting staples like milk and fruit as well as treats like chocolate bars and ice cream. Savings experts at BravoVoucher analysed data from the Office for National Statistics on the average… This story continues at Biggest grocery price increases over last […]
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As part of its “Drink Responsibly This Summer” campaign, Kopparberg has launched a UPF40 (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) football shirt, designed by Neverland. The Kopparberg shirt, which blocks 97.5% of UV rays, was made in response to stark findings around sun protection. Its consumer survey revealed that… This story continues at Kopparberg launches Euro 2024 football shirt […]
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Guinness has announced its first-ever global football partnership with the globally popular English Premier League. The four-year agreement, which kicks-off for the 2024/25 season, will see Guinness become the Official Beer of the Premier League, and Guinness 0.0 as the Official Non-Alcoholic Beer of the… This story continues at Guinness to become official beer of […]
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Labour’s plan to introduce a ban on under 16s from buying highly caffeinated energy drinks, has found some support from plant-based energy drink brand Tenzing. However, the natural brand’s CEO believes the proposed ban is too narrow in its focus. Tenzing’s chief executive, Huib van Bockel, said: “As… This story continues at It’s unfair for Labour to single […]
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This past weekend, Boxbar Tech rolled-out what is pitched as the biggest ever self-service, auto-pour festival bar. This took place at Parklife 2024 in the UK. In a LinkedIn post, the company said: “What can we say? WOW! Over the weekend, as well as running several other events and venue installations across the country, we […]
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Wine brand Jam Shed is launching a new on-pack promotion featuring a ‘spin to win’ mechanic, offering consumers the chance to win from a pool of more than 25,000 prizes. To take part, shoppers need to scan the QR code found on the packaging, supporting… This story continues at Jam Shed to launch ‘spin to […]
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Labour has  announced plans to ban the sale of energy drinks to children aged under 16 if the party wins the upcoming General Election. Keir Starmer is promising the clampdown because of the impact on kids’ health – as well as concentration in classrooms. Some… This story continues at Labour proposes ban on sales of […]
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As part of its Consumer Pulse survey, KPMG polled 3,000 UK consumers ahead of multiple international sports tournaments being screened this summer. Food and drink purchases are set for a boost, with a fifth of people intending to buy more snacks, or branded alcohol, and… This story continues at Consumers reveal ‘summer of sport’ spending […]
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Swizzels has been named official sweets supplier to Co-op Live, the UK’s largest live entertainment arena. Visitors to the venue, which aims to elevate the fan experience through its acoustic design, varied food and drink, and unique clubs and lounges, will be able to purchase… This story continues at Swizzels named official supplier to Co-op […]
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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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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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