Dept. Bakery

Articles on bakery

  1. Holiday & Events
Independent bakery Fatherson has launched its Christmas range. Products on offer include traditional and luxury mince pies, an iced Christmas cake and seasonal fairy cakes. There is also a Christmas cupcake platter in the shape of a Christmas tree, with assorted coloured toppings. Fatherson says its range is packaged in eco-friendly materials that are recycled […]
  1. CPG: Food
Mondelēz International, which owns Cadbury chocolate and other snacking and confectionery brands, has launched a new website to support retailers with category advice. The site, called Snack Display, is designed to help shop-owners increase sales by offering product and display information. To celebrate the launch of the site, retailers will be offered the chance to […]
  1. Media & Marketing
We asked a variety of comms pros what they thought 2023 would look like in terms of social media and traditional media. This is what they said. The story of the media in 2022 was, unfortunately, much as it has been for the last decade or more. Layoffs, attrition and the collapse of both new […]
  1. Data & Insights
Auzerais went from baking for friends to building a DTC bakery empire in a week. Yes, you read that right. This exponential growth has been documented by multiple publications. Currently, Blondery ships over 75,000 shipments per week nationwide.  So how did this huge success happen, and how does Auzerais handle it all? We sat with […]
  1. Department: Food
Brand expression agency Taxi Studio has collaborated with Mars Wrigley’s much-loved confectionery brand Celebrations to deliver one of the most significant rebrands in its 25-year history. The revitalised identity works to cement Celebrations as a treat choice for 365 days of the year – not just for Christmas. From its initial launch in the 90s, Celebrations was a […]
  1. Department & Category
Fermenting is an ancient method of food preservation. It involves the conversion of certain food properties into another compound through the addition of a microbe like yeast. Sourdough bread, sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt – these universally beloved foods are all derived from fermentation.
  1. Shopper & Customer
Consumer goods brands lose 25% of sales due to poor merchandising, but the right retail execution solutions can help. To keep shelves stocked, make sure your field reps can access current inventory levels, no matter where they are. Give reps the information they need to execute your display strategy.  Give them access to penny-perfect pricing […]
  1. Merchandising
  Marketing matters and at Panera Bread packaging is a key took in their marketing tool kit.  Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, stated, “brand messaging is transferred to the consumer via packing and Panera Bread does a very good job utilizing packaging to tell it story. Recently, Panera Bread announced […]
  1. Data & Insights
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  1. Data & Insights
  Gen Z and Millennials are looking for ‘food discovery’ and Neon Marketplace is targeting those consumers looking for a fresh meal that is ‘better than everything else’.  That according to Steven JohnsonGrocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® In case you have not heard, Neon Marketplace is a new prototype that aims to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
This year Nestlé Confectionery will continue to build on its Christmas range from big name brands, with the return of festive favourites and a wealth of innovation for shoppers to enjoy. Synonymous with Christmas, Quality Street had a great 2021 securing the top spot as No.1 twistwrap brand, performing ahead of the category +10.4%. This […]
  1. Department: Food
  Don’t spoil the time you have to spend with the family, friends, and neighbors go to waste over the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday cooking day and night worrying if anyone will like it.    According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, you should take the just a minute to visit […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Hancocks is encouraging retailers to stock early for Christmas with its seasonal products. The confectionery wholesaler advises store managers to stock up on novelty products, pick and mix and other popular Christmas lines to meet demand this holiday season. Hancocks said the new Gummi Pop Surprise novelty sweet makes for a fun stocking filler and […]
  1. Department: Food
Following the HFSS Legislation, which restricts high fat, sugar and salt products by location across UK stores, which came into place on 1 October 2022 – one major confectionery supplier has seen sales volume overall for the month of October fall by 1,191,503 units (3.98% decline in sales volume) from 2021 to 2022 – even […]
  1. Department & Category
  Do you have a convenience store that needs to break out of the past and jump into the present?  Are you looking a Customer Ahead?  If so, Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believes you just might want to reach out too Howland Blackiston, and his team at King-Casey. Below […]
  1. Merchandising
Perfetti Van Melle, one of the leading gum manufacturers in the UK, is pioneering fresh new packaging in market with Mentos Pure Fresh Gum now available in a paper bottle. This is said to be the first paper bottle in the confectionery industry and represents a significant step in the right direction towards Perfetti Van […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Ferrero is launching an array of seasonal products across its confectionery portfolio ahead of Christmas. This includes new products under the Thorntons brand as well as existing favourites across the Pralines and Kinder portfolios. Last year, Christmas confectionery grew +4.3% with almost every segment in growth. The lead up to Christmas presents a great opportunity […]
  1. CPG: Food
As part of its Availability into Action campaign, which launched last year, Mars Wrigley is introducing an online tool designed for independent retailers in the form of a bespoke website, www.availabilityintoaction.co.uk. Availability into Action offers tips for retailers on how to create “best-in-class” gum displays in a bid to drive sales. Content on the site […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Visualizing America’s Most Popular Fast Food Chains Fast food is big business in America. From national chains to regional specialties, the industry was worth $331.4 billion as of June 2022. Which fast food brands are currently dominating this space? This graphic by Truman Du uses data from Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Magazine to show the […]
  1. Merchandising
Panera Bread has announced a suite of new, elevated packaging for its line of grocery products, along with the launch of several new additions to its product portfolio. The brand’s new packaging for its grocery products has been updated with new Panera elements and features a more prominent logo, the use of Panera’s iconic green […]
  1. Department: Food
Bobby’s has signed a deal to exclusively distribute the innovative Yummy chocolate vitamin bar within the convenience channel. Yummy Bars are a new breakthrough concept in confectionery, born from two parents’ desire to provide tasty, healthier chocolate alternatives for their children. Each bar contains 1/3 less sugar than leading brands and is packed with 50% […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Can you believe that McDonald’s is expanding another Co-Branded product?  That’s right after testing McPlant with Beyond Meat they are now testing selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  The morning daypart once owned by McDonald’s has become the envy of most every other food retailer from Convenience Stores, Fast Food Taco Chains, Burger Outlets, even Wendy’s […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Leading confectionery company Perfetti Van Melle is introducing new formats for two of its most popular brands. Mentos, one of the top global candy brands and Smint, the number one sugar free mint, according to recent IRI data, are both expanding their product ranges to include these hyper-portable formats. Research also shows that Mentos is […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Two stories in the Boston Globe about companies addressing the issue of food waste: •  One is about a startup company called Divert, which has as its aim helping “the grocery industry reduce its food waste by 50 percent by 2030, consistent with US and United Nations goals … Stores send Divert expired and damaged […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  Driving new electricity into your brand is hard work.  Leveraging a branded partnership, no matter the size of you company, can drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits when you are focusing on the consumer and attributes that your consumers consider relevant. Developing interactive participatory consumer focused branded marketing programs is discipline many food marketers […]

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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
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SMI Core data captures the actual spend data from the SMI Pool partners of major holding companies and large independent agencies, representing up to 95% of all US national brand ad spending, to provide a complete monthly view of the SMI Pool market size, investment share and category performance. Core Data delivers detailed ad intelligence across all media […]
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CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]

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