Dept. Adult Bev

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  What’s for Dinner is the age-old question every parent hears, and most say I don’t know.  Today more and more families or looking online, or for new avenues of fresh food distributions in the way of meals and meal components that can be mixed and matched into perfect family meal.   Alternative fresh food […]
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Ezgi Barcenas, AB inBev chief sustainability officer, said that the world’s largest brewer is “off track” to reach its goal of having 20 percent of its beer volume in non-alcoholic and low-alcoholic drinks. Ms. Barcenas said that non- and low-alcoholic beers currently account for six percent of the company’s sales.
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Vodka brand Ciroc is relaunching its Summer Citrus flavour this summer following a successful debut in 2021. Ciroc Summer Citrus is expected to become permanent in the Ciroc portfolio, taking advantage of the sales growth of flavoured vodkas. Samantha Newby, category marketing director with Ciroc’s owner, Diageo, said: “Ciroc Summer Citrus was a hit when […]
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Alcoholic seltzer drink White Claw is launching a summer-long promotion at festivals up and down the UK. The ‘hard seltzer’ will run bars at more than 40 festivals this year, including: Wide Awake and City Splash next week; Love Saves the Day and Mighty Hoopla in June; and Boardmasters and All Points East in August. […]
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Spanish wine producer Campo Viejo, known for its Rioja, has launched a major social media, video and radio campaign in time for the summer. The “Decanta La Vida” (live every day to the fullest) campaign aims to celebrate the sociable Spanish way of life and to encourage drinkers to share a bottle with friends and […]
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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 […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
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 […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
  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 […]
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 […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
  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, […]
  1. Department: Food
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 […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
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 […]
  1. Department: Beverage
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) […]
  1. Merchandising
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 […]
  1. Department: Beverage
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 […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
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.
  1. Media & Marketing
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 […]
  1. CPG: Adult Beverage
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 […]
  1. Department: Beverage
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% […]
  1. Merchandising
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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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
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Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior. 
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