Dept. Adult Bev

Articles on adult beverage.

  1. Media & Marketing
Furniture and homewares retailer has launched its first Idea Ads with Paid Partnership campaign on Pinterest, making it the first brand to do so in the UK. To support its Never Ordinary campaign, the company’s collaboration with two creators on the platform (Kerry Lockwood and Little Big Bell) aims to inspire Pinners to style […]
  1. Department: HBC
Cannabis is in growth mode: the industry posted sales between $24.5 and $27 billion in 2021 and reached an estimated 11,800 retailers in 2022, according to data from the MJBiz Factbook. A Gallup poll found that 68% of Americans believe marijuana should be legal and 16% of adults aged 26 and over used cannabis in […]
  1. CPG: Food
Christmas 2021 was billed to be a huge occasion until a new variant of Covid kept people at home in small groups, once again. Pernod Ricard UK predicts this year will eclipse any forecasts for last year’s big come back due to large gatherings with friends and colleagues finally getting the green light and the […]
  1. Department: Food
Sponsored by: Kopparberg Mixed Fruit Tropical, Kopparberg International Kopparberg launched its limited edition Mixed Fruit Tropical cider in time for summer 2021, with the new flavour retailing at £2.05 for a 500ml bottle and £5 for a 4x330ml pack. Both formats featured a limited edition design. Kopparberg said the cider “bursts with the tastes of […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Molson Coors, Chicago, announced the expansion of its exclusive agreement with Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. to develop and commercialize Topo Chico Spirited, a line of spirit-based, ready-to-drink cocktails inspired by some of America’s most beloved tequila and vodka-based beverages. The deal marks another milestone in the relationship between Molson Coors and The Coca-Cola Co., following […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart is diving into the metaverse with two immersive experiences on the Web3 platform Roblox, the retail giant announced Monday. In Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play, Roblox users can shop in a virtual store of merchandise, go on a Ferris wheel, and unlock tokens and badges by playing various games and competitions. The […]
  1. CPG: Food
  Retail foodservice is evolving faster than most legacy restaurants can understand or keep up with according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. New grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresher and faster food platforms are garnering customer attention and migration. Have you heard of PizzaForno? It is one of North […]
  1. International
Mast-Jägermeister UK is producing 500,000 promotional bottles with a temperature-sensitive back label reinforcing Jägermeister’s perfect serve — an ice cold shot chilled to -18C. The bottles are available now across the UK off-trade including grocery, impulse and wholesale, on 50cl and 70cl Jägermeister bottles, including 50cl PMPs. This interactive, on-pack promotion encourages consumers to keep […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — As part of its ongoing quest to meet its customers wherever they are, Walmart on Monday launched two new immersive virtual experiences on Roblox, a metaverse gaming platform. Called Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play, the spaces are meant to offer unique interactive content and entertainment for Gen Z shoppers, allowing […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart announced today that it is stepping into the metaverse with two new experiences on Roblox: “Walmart Land” and “Universe of Play.” The virtual worlds are aimed at younger Walmart customers and let Roblox players collect new virtual merchandise, play games featuring toys and characters, earn toys from a blimp, attend concerts, win fashion competitions […]
  1. Department & Category
SALISBURY, N.C. — With more shoppers opting to save time by ordering groceries online, Food Lion announces the expansion of its Food Lion To Go grocery pick up service to 24 more stores in North Carolina and Kentucky, beginning Sept. 26. Food Lion is offering shoppers their first pickup for free. The launch of this service comes […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 26, 2022 — Hold onto your headsets! Today, Walmart is announcing the launch of two new immersive experiences in the metaverse mega-platform, Roblox. Called Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play, the spaces offer unique interactive content and entertainment for customers, bringing to life the best of Walmart’s ‘isles’ in a virtual […]
  1. International
The Retail Industry Awards 2022 ceremony took place on 20 September at The Brewery in London. The sold out event celebrated the best retailers across the UK. Next week we will be posting more information on the winners and a picture gallery. In the meantime here’s a video overview of the event. Winners independent Winners […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
The context in which a brand is used can provide huge positioning opportunities for brands either by understanding the context in which a brand is already used or by associating your brand with a specific usage occasion (for example, “Take a Break, Take a KitKat”). Another example is Beats by Dre, which became the leading […]
  1. International
The Retail Industry Awards 2022 ceremony took place on 20 September at The Brewery in London. The sold out event celebrated the best retailers across the UK. Here are the winners and highly commended in the independent categories. More details about the winning entries will follow soon. INDEPENDENT WINNERS Best Use of Technology – Independent […]
  1. Department: Beverage
The vodka-based alco-pop VK has re-branded in an effort to boost sales of the drink in the new university year. The re-brand, which aims to clearly define each flavour of the drink, has been timed to coincide with Freshers weeks at UK universities, because students are one of the key target markets for the brand. […]
  1. Department & Category
SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion’s efforts to reduce refrigerant emissions has earned the grocer the “Superior Goal Achievement” honor from the U.S. Environmental Agency’s GreenChill Program. Food Lion has taken many steps to reduce its refrigerant emissions from its more than 1,100 stores. By placing doors on refrigerated cases and monitors on key refrigerant devices […]
  1. International
The Retail Industry Awards 2022 ceremony took place on 20 September at The Brewery in London. The sold out event celebrated the best retailers across the UK. Here are the winners and highly commended in the multiple and company owned categories. More details about the winning entries will follow soon. Best Use of Technology – […]
  1. CPG: Beverage
Alcohol Kopparberg Mixed Fruit Tropical, Kopparberg International   Chilled & Frozen Cornetto Go, Unilever Confectionery Love Raw White Choc Cre&m Wafer Bar, Love Raw Crisps & Snacks Graze Marmite Crunch Punnet, Graze Grocery McVitie’s Blissfuls, Pladis Soft Drinks Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Tobacco Players JPS Easy Rolling Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco Vaping & Smoking Alternatives […]
  1. Media & Marketing
I had the opportunity the other day to spend some time at the Willamette Valley Vineyards winery and tasting room in Turner, Oregon, and got a lesson in storytelling … but not the one that you might expect, considering the venue. The post FaceTime with the Content Guy:  Vintage Story Time appeared first on MNB.
  1. Media & Marketing
It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! September 15 to October 15 is a time to honor the history and contributions of Hispanic cultures to American business. While this is a great time to celebrate the significance, we recommend supporting Latino-owned brands all year long—just as we do with LGBTQ-, POC-, and AAPI-owned businesses. Observation of Hispanic heritage […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
NEW YORK  — With more than 2,000 exhibit booths, the PLMA event being held from Nov. 13 through Nov. 15 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Center in Chicago will be the largest convention for store brands in North America. “The exhibit hall will be filled with thousands of new products that will shape […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
New Instacart Pop-Ups Enable Brands to Inspire and Delight Consumers As They Shop for Life’s Moments As the fall football season kicks off, we’re excited to partner with Pepsi as one of the first brands to leverage Instacart Pop-Ups. Pop-Ups are a new way for people to shop for seasonally relevant use cases. Our new […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  There is no doubt that the customer is dynamic not static. It does not look as if work from home is going to go away any time soon.  With many companies wanting all workers back at least a couple days a week and workers not wanting to get stuck in traffic, lose “Their Time” […]
  1. Department: Food
The Arizona Republic has a story about Gastromé, described as “a highly anticipated new luxury grocery store in Scottsdale” that opened last weekend. Some context: “After moving to metro Phoenix from Boston in 2018, owners Jenny Le and Tiffany Chavez dreamt of opening a specialty store similar to Dean and Deluca or Eataly to offer cheese, wine […]

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Retail vacancies in the United States dropped to 6.1% in the second quarter, a 15-year low, as Americans continued to resume in-store shopping. Asking rents for shopping center spaces during the quarter were 16% higher than five years ago, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Tuesday (Oct. 4), citing figures from commercial real estate broker […]
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Nestlé Confectionery has announced sustainable packaging innovations for two of its best-loved brands – Quality Street and KitKat. In a category first, Quality Street will move to recyclable paper packaging for its twist-wrapped sweets. By replacing the double layer of foil and cellulose with a paper wrap, Quality Street will remove more than two billion […]
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The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]