Dept. Adult Bev

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  1. Department: Food
  Here is some of what the team at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® has heard from clients, at the National Restaurant Show, or read printed in other recent articles. The simple fact is that rent for food retailers including restaurants, C-Stores, Deli’s etc. are continuing to increase.  In many spots around the country, they […]
  1. Department: Beverage
CHICAGO – Circana, formerly IRI and The NPD Group, has released its 2022 New Product Pacesetters, the 28th annual report revealing the top new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood sectors. The report illustrates the enduring power of CPG innovation, revealing that consumer spending on new product offerings remained elevated last year despite challenges […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Yesterday we took note of a Boston Globe story about how youth organizers with the Hyde Square Task Force in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, did significant market research and figured out that a grocery cart of items at their local Stop & Shop cost $34 more than the same products at the chain’s store in suburban […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
MADISON, Wis. — Hy-Vee Inc. on Thursday awarded $50,000 to local minority- and women-owned businesses during the Hy-Vee OpportUNITY Inclusive Business Summit at Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison. The event was the fourth summit Hy-Vee has hosted in support of these business owners with access to funding and valuable business development resources. These summits […]
  1. Data & Insights
Worked so hard for this corner office with a view. This wonderfully awe-inspiring room. But instead of enjoying my due. Have the same square footage as everyone else on Zoom. As a manager we would monitor and check-in. Now with everyone working anywhere that is in the dust bin. Worked my way up the ladder […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Wegmans said yesterday that it will close one of its six Massachusetts stores, located in the Natick Mall, about 20 miles west of Boston. The company said that “the Natick store opened in 2018 and was Wegmans’ first multi-level store within a major mall. At 134,000 square feet, it is one of the company’s largest […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Aldi announced yesterday that it is working with Instacart to launch what they are calling Aldi Express, described as a “virtual convenience store.” According to the announcement, Aldi will use Instacart to get “Aldi-exclusive products to customers’ doors quicker than ever. From convenience items such as prepared foods, snacks and drinks to grocery staples and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The continuing goal of “The Innovation Conversation” is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory … and one that Tom Furphy – a former Amazon executive who led the team that developed Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Advertising Age reports that Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Bud Light brand, reeling from a series of public relations missteps that have sent its market share into an even greater decline that it was seeing before, announced a $200,000 donation to the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The donation, according to Ad Age, extends “an existing partnership with […]
  1. Data & Insights
We’ve spent a lot of time here on MNB talking about America’s troubled cities, and the impact that urban issues – especially vandalism and theft – are having on retailers. But in the last couple of days, there have been a number of stories examining the issue from a different point of view. •  The […]
  1. CPG: Beverage
Amazon is continuing to expand the reach of its Just Walk Out (JWO) cashierless checkout tech with a particular focus on events-based venues. Two Six Flags theme parks will feature new cashierless stores where fans can buy park essentials without waiting in line, and at the Coors Field stadium in Colorado, fans can now purchase […]
  1. Department: Beverage
The New York Times over the weekend had a fascinating story about Sherry-Lehmann, the iconic wine retailer, written by columnist James B. Stewart, that focuses on how far the business has fallen. An excerpt: “One of the world’s most prolific sellers of high-end wines, Sherry-Lehmann introduced Americans to Dom Pérignon Champagne in 1947 and the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Since the pandemic, Alcohol sales have shot higher, and they aren’t letting up. According to Statista, revenue from alcoholic drinks has nearly doubled since 2019, leaping from $8.43 to $15.46 billion in the U.S. Globally, estimates say eCommerce Alcohol sales will surge 34 percent by 2026.
  1. Department: Beverage
BrewDog has launched a brand-new dedicated webpage, built specifically with convenience retailers in mind, to help them maximise the profitable Craft Beer category. The brand said craft beer shoppers spend more on their total basket than any other beer shopper, with BrewDog shoppers, reportedly spending +28.8% more on their total basket than average beer shoppers. It […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including Amazon One, Marks and Spencer, Walmart, and eBay. 1. Amazon One payments solution rolls out age verification with […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Yesterday we took note of a Wall Street Journal report that Target plans to remove some of the items it brought in to help customers celebrate Pride Month, and will move remaining displays to less visible parts of its stores, as it reacts to a backlash that caused some of its employees to feel unsafe.  […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Retail TouchPoints and Design:Retail have unveiled the 2023 winners of the annual 40 Under 40 Awards, representing a dynamic and diverse class of executives who have contributed to industry progress.   The 40 Under 40 Awards have evolved to spotlight the personal and professional accomplishments of executives across the retail industry — from store design to CX […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon said yesterday that it has added age verification its Amazon One palm-based biometric identification system. The addition means that adult customers ages 21 and over will be able to “purchase alcoholic beverages by simply hovering their palm over an Amazon One device, without digging into their wallets for a physical government-issued ID. Coors Field, […]
  1. Corporate Finance
•  Axios reports that Sweetgreen has opened “its first automated salad bar in Naperville, Illinois — 30 miles outside of Chicago … It’s faster, more accurate and more precise, Sweetgreen notes.” The company says that “guests can watch the technology at work, from dispensing greens and dressing bowls and plates, to evenly dispersing ingredients and […]
  1. Department & Category
  Did you know that grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food will drive top-line growth and bottom-line profits in 2023 according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. There is no doubt that the need for branded, craveable fresh food is preferred 8.6 to 1 over cooking a meal […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
From the Tampa Bay Business Journal: “Publix Super Markets Inc. will once again phase out its GreenWise Market banner — less than five years after reintroducing the concept.” According to the story, Publix has confirmed that the eight Greenwise stores it currently operates will be transitioned back to the Publix banner. According to the Journal, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Recorded May 16, 2023. The New Consumer‘s founder and editor-in-chief, Dan Frommer, shares key takeaways from his latest consumer trends report, including the state of online grocery, TikTok’s role in driving commerce, and the rise in popularity of celebrity brands. Dan Frommer on the increasingly popular concept of food as medicine: “We’ve seen, of course, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The Seattle Times reports that “in yet another sign of the pandemic’s lingering grip, PCC Community Markets posted its first loss since the ’90s, with much of the red ink flowing from the co-op’s struggling new store in still-flagging downtown Seattle.” PCC said that it lost $250,000 in 2022 and “was canceling members’ dividend for […]
  1. Department: Food
Embracing Change: Redefining Growth in the Natural Products Industry The natural products industry has always been about evolution and change. As we navigate the challenges and opportunities of today’s dynamic business landscape, reimagining growth has become more important than ever. In this keynote, the focus was on elevating nutrition, adopting a positive mindset, and embracing […]
  1. International
New data published in Growth Index 2023, the annual ranking of the UK’s 100 fastest growing brands reveals that UK retail is firmly ‘on the up’ again and it’s largely thanks to multichannel selling. This approach, adopted by more than 65% of the UK’s fastest-growing retail companies has helped them broaden their customer base, connect […]

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Bloomberg has a story about how “a slew of retailers are beefing up their grocery investments to lure in consumers cutting back on non-essentials like clothing and electronics. But as they lay out plans to improve their food offerings and supply chains, the big question is how does one compete with the mighty Walmart Inc. on […]
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CHICAGO – Circana, formerly IRI and The NPD Group, has released its 2022 New Product Pacesetters, the 28th annual report revealing the top new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood sectors. The report illustrates the enduring power of CPG innovation, revealing that consumer spending on new product offerings remained elevated last year despite challenges […]
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From Advertising Age: “Walmart Connect, which has made huge gains in recent years through digital advertising, is testing ways to bolster in-store pieces of its retail media network. “For the first time, Walmart Connect is selling ads on its revamped in-store radio network and integrating sampling programs with online offerings. While aspects of Walmart Connect’s […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
  2. Trends & External Forces
  3. Stores & Formats
Several years after opening its last Joe V’s location, H-E-B is reigniting the banner with two locations set to open in Dallas by 2025. Dive Brief: H-E-B announced Tuesday it is opening two Joe V’s Smart Shop by H-E-B stores in Dallas, marking the first time the grocer’s discount format will appear outside of the Houston area. […]
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The platform leverages the chain’s loyalty program, bringing personalized ads to shoppers in-store, in-app, on social media and elsewhere, said Damian Scott, who heads up the grocer’s retail media and front-end digital operations. Dive Brief: Giant Eagle announced on Wednesday the debut of Leap Media Group, an in-house retail media arm that leverages the regional […]