Dept. Adult Bev

Articles on adult beverage.

  1. Department & Category
Last week I referenced a Ted talk by restaurateur Will Guidara, in which he described a customer service epiphany that changed his approach to business and inspired what he calls “unreasonable hospitality.” Which led MNB reader Kiran Smith to write: Thank you so much for sharing this! It was a great reminder that we all […]
  1. Department: Food
  Regular readers of this blog know that Winsight grocery magazine is being rolled into Supermarket News.  Last week Russell Redman wrote another very good article for about grocery stores that are offering mix and match bundled grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat meal deals that save the consumer both time and money.  According to Steven […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The CPGGUYS are joined in this episode by Ben Galvin, VP of Sales, National Accounts at Flying Embers, a hand-crafted, alcohol beverage brand based in Ventura, California that develops great-tasting botanical brews with functional benefits.  Follow Ben Galvin on LinkedIn at: Flying Embers on LinkedIn at: Flying Embers online at:  Ben  answers these […]
  1. Department: HBC
Lots or response to yesterday’s FaceTime, in which I went to McDonald’s to road test the supposedly new-and-improved burgers that have been seven years in the making. MNB reader Barbara Watters wrote: Love the morning FaceTimes.  Your McDonald’s segment had me remembering my recent Big Mac a few weeks ago.  Blah and bleg.  The flavor […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Picture this: You’re invited to an event hosted by your male friends in their late twenties. It’s not a birthday party or engagement, or even New Years’. No – it’s a glitter-filled Eurovision party. Passing revelers dressed as ABBA and Conchita Wurst, you sip on non-alcoholic beer and cheers to good times. The winner’s announced, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“When we talk about omnichannel native, what we try to think about is a seamless path for the consumer. “ — Stewart Samuel, Director of Retail Futures, IGD The pandemic fundamentally changed how we shop, with many people becoming accustomed to online and omnichannel shopping. Rather than eradicate shoppers’ interest in physical stores, though, this […]
  1. Department: Food
We’ve had stories recently about how the availability and even the quality of a wide variety of products – including apples, beer, wine, olive oil and truffles – are being affected by climate change. Now we can add ketchup to the list,. The Wall Street journal writes that “plant breeders at Bayer are testing whether […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Absenteeism in work can be hugely problematic for a business. It can cost money, see projects run behind schedule, and damage team morale. However, it’s also important to support the person who is off work. Businesses have a duty of care to an employee and in this day and age someone’s absenteeism could be for […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Top Companies for Employee Retention in the U.S. and UK Workers weigh various factors when deciding to stay with a company for an extended period. These include a positive work environment, fair compensation, job security, opportunities for professional growth, and resilience against disruptive changes in the economy or technology. So, which companies excel in employee […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The best marketing in the world won’t move the needle if potential customers shy away at the last moment. One way to avoid this is shopper marketing, a group of tried and true techniques designed to make the last mile of the purchase journey so effortless that potential customers become actual customers. In this blog […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart unlocks alcohol delivery in partnership with Wegmans. Credit: Instacart/PRNewswire. Grocery technology company Instacart has launched an alcohol delivery service for the first time in New Jersey, US. The service was launched in partnership with Wegmans Food Markets and all independently owned Wegmans wine, liquor and beer locations. Customers above the age of 21 can […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Take a look at a typical “For you” page on TikTok, and the chances are you’ll see clips ranging from dance tutorials and recipes, to highlights from the big football match, movie trailers, and even “Get ready with me for a night out”. That apparently random list shows how TikTok has become a one-stop shop […]
  1. Holiday & Events
​[[“value”:” This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Dive Brief: DTC bedding brand Parachute is hosting its first-ever outdoor holiday market event Dec. 2-3 in Culver City, California. The in-person marketplace will feature over 40 brands, including Avaline, ILIA, Nécessaire, Our Place, Brightland, Cuyana and Janessa Leone, per an email sent to […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
One of the benefits of being a RangeMe Starter or Premium subscriber is that you can participate in retailer sourcing campaigns, increasing your chances of getting your products discovered. This is just what Gianna Malatrasi, Co-Founder & CEO of The Panza did. The brand was one of 12 selected by Madeleine Yastrow, Owner of Maddie’s […]
  1. Department: Beverage
There’s a lovely little story in the Dayton Business Journal about Dorothy Lane Market, which the site has named its 2023 Family Business of the Year.  CEO Norman Mayne describes the company’s approach this way:  “We’re gonna try more stuff than other companies.  We’re going to probably fail more often because when we hear something, […]
  1. Department: Food
  Grocerant Niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits.  The fact is cooking and cleaning the kitchen are not high on most peoples to do list according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Here are some 2023 numbers from our team: Recent […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re big fans of LinkedIn and are busy building an amazing community of retail tech enthusiasts on the social media platform. These are the articles that are currently on their radars, including Tesco, B&M, TPP Retail, SeeChange Technologies, Coalescent Mobile Robotics, German Doner Kebab, and the 2023 RTIH Innovation Awards. B&M rolls out TPP Retail […]
  1. Department: Beverage
At a time when customer acquisition costs are going through the roof, DTC wine brand Wine Insiders has seen a 151% increase in net-new customer acquisition in a single quarter through its partnership with gifting platform Nift Networks. Wine Insiders, which was recently acquired by Full Glass Wine Co., began working with Nift to find […]
  1. Department & Category
The Associated Press reports that “the country’s canned seafood industry is moving well beyond tuna sandwiches, a pandemic-era trend that began with Americans in lockdown demanding more of their cupboard staples … U.S. canned seafood industry sales have grown from $2.3 billion in 2018 to more than $2.7 billion so far this year, according to […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  If you were ever wondering what brand relevance looked like after over a hundred Yes, (102) years of messaging looked like just keep reading.  White Castle after over 102 years has brand electricity once again this year.  How can that be?  Simple branded gift giving!  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
  Regular readers of this blog know that old adage; if the shoe fits ware it, well apparently so does the marketing team at McDonald’s. Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believe relevant brands look for ways to bring comfort and convenience to their customers.  There is no doubt that McDonald’s […]
  1. CPG: Adult Beverage
CNN reports that Benoit Garbe, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s US chief marketing officer, is stepping down at the end of the year, as the company continues to feel a backlash from its attempt to broaden sales by partnering with a transgender social media influencer. The company said that Garbe was leaving “in order to embark on a […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
We’ve had stories recently about how the availability and even the quality of a wide variety of products are being affected by climate change. The list includes apples, beer, wine, olive oil, and a range of produce from California’s Central Valley. In Italy, the New York Times reports, “A bone-dry summer and an autumn drought […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Welcome back to the enthralling world of CPG Marketing Magic! In the first three columns, we delved into the captivating realms of CPG branding and packaging. In this month’s column, we’re ready to equip you with strategies that will not only catch the eye of retail buyers but also powerfully propel your inventory off the shelves. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2023 RTIH Innovation Awards Customer Experience Excellence category, sponsored by Goodays. We received a record number of submissions this year and many fantastic examples of the continued resilience and dynamism of the retail space during hugely challenging times. Our winners will be revealed at the 2023 RTIH […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
  Wondering what to eat tonight?  You are not alone according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® consumers have a hard time deciding simply what’s for dinner tonight.  Let’s look at some of the numbers: Recent Grocerant ScoreCards found 82.3% of consumers don’t know what’s for dinner at Noon, and […]
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The National Retail Federation (NRF) has updated a report that had attributed “nearly half” of 2021’s $94.5 billion in retail shrink to organized retail crime, saying the data point was part of two-year-old testimony to a U.S. Senate committee by Ben Dugan, former President of the Organized Retail Crime Resource Center. The NRF report was […]