Dept. Bakery

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  1. Shopper & Customer
What is market segmentation? Market segmentation, also known as audience segmentation, means splitting potential customers into meaningful groups based on their characteristics, wants, and behaviors. Once you’ve got these segmentations, you can tailor your marketing messages to speak more directly to your varied customer base.  It’s the 101 playbook on speaking to the right people […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America's largest grocery retailer, today announced its 2022 Food Trends Report, which predicts emerging food trends, consumer behaviors and popular items for the year ahead.
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
  If success does leave cluse and it does, empowering consumers to sample, taste, and try new items is but one of the things Aldi does very well.  Aldi’s use of its ‘Charcuterie Board of Directors’, has proven a step ahead of competitors, and a consumer standout. Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based […]
  1. Department: Food
SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B in late December celebrated the opening of its newest store with a New Year’s Eve-inspired ball drop, welcoming shoppers to the El Dorado H-E-B outlet in Webster, Texas, in the Houston suburbs. The ball dropped during the opening ceremony featured a metal shingle design resembling the underside of the Space Shuttle, […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
With 2021 in the rearview, it’s time to evaluate winners and losers in the food delivery space. From a platform perspective, DoorDash still leads the pack with a wide margin over competitors Uber Eats and Grubhub. In Q4, DoorDash captured about 59% of all sales across the three platforms. Throughout the year, Uber Eats has […]
  1. Merchandising
Mondelēz International is launching a new packaging format for its Cadbury Duos portfolio, in a move designed to encourage portion control and “more mindful snacking”. The new Twist Wrap packs feature a portion control mechanism that allows shoppers to “twist to seal” and save half for later. The new packaging uses memory technology, meaning the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Mondelēz International is bringing back its Cadbury FC promotion, offering shoppers the chance to win football-themed prizes. The new “Win A Day In Their Boots” competition offers consumers the chance to win one of eight experiences with football clubs, including Arsenal FC, Aston Villa Women, Chelsea FC, Leeds United FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester […]
  1. Department: Food
The Associated Press has a story about how some companies are ramping up their efforts to introduce kids to kitchen skills and equipment, with the theory being that it will help them be more self-sufficient and even, perhaps, healthier eaters. “Play kitchens,” of course, are staples of the toy business, and over the years they’ve […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Every once in a while, I say to myself, “Self, you need to find a way not to engage so much with the whole pandemic-vaccination debate.  You’re never going to convince anybody of anything.”  And I listen to myself for a while – sometimes for as long as a few days, sometimes for 10 minutes […]
  1. Department: Food
Ferrero has made improvements to its convenience retailing facing website – Your Perfect Store – following retailers becoming “increasingly time-poor” and reverting towards digital channels for support. The website will be “even more accessible than before”, with easier navigation and information to digest. To celebrate the relaunch of Your Perfect Store, Ferrero is giving five […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  What does hyper localization mean to a local restaurant?  Have you ever heard someone call a McDonald’s “MY McDonald’s? I bet you have. How does McDonald’s get customers to think it’s “My McDonalds”?   Local branded messaging; things like interior of a store that has the color or theme of a local (NFL, MLB, NHL, […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
At first glance, the liquor business may not seem in dire need of customer-centric innovation. After all, revenue from the alcoholic beverage market has been steadily rising over the past decade and is projected to continue that way, after a slight dip in the wake of Covid-19. Drinks have become a critical ingredient in many […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Ferrero is once again running its convenience-exclusive competition ahead of Valentine’s Day. Five retailers will not only win stock but will also receive a Ferrero Rocher-inspired rose bouquet worth £50, to gift to a customer or member of their community. The competition will “highlight the importance of stocking the core Ferrero Rocher range ahead of […]
  1. Department: Food
Responding to my FaceTime piece yesterday about Price Chopper’s Neil Golub’s role in the resurgence of Schenectady, New York, as chronicled in the book “”Metrofix: The Combative Comeback of a Company Town,” one MNB reader wrote: I have not had a chance to read the book yet, but I can tell you it is a […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Mondelēz International has expanded its range of Easter products for 2022. The company is launching a new promotion for its Cadbury Creme Eggs brand, giving shoppers the chance to win one of 200 half white half milk chocolate Creme Eggs across the UK and Ireland, for the chance to win £10,000 – but only if […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Protein bar brand Grenade has added a Peanut Butter & Jelly flavour to its portfolio. The 60g bar retails at £2.59 and consists of peanut butter-flavoured nougat and a gooey strawberry caramel layer. The bar will be available from Spar stores from 1 February and Nisa stores from 9 March, with more convenience listings to […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
  We all need to take a step back and look at just what customer bought online and had delivered 2021. Some of the best insights come from DoorDash.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “every restaurant knows what they sold, but knowing what customer bought when your customers […]
  1. Department: Food
  While many consumers are just starting to think about going a diet at the start of the year.  I want to take a look back at 2021, within the grocerant niche and let you know that bread is back.  Yes, according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® the number […]
  1. CPG: Food
As soon as the tree has come down and the decorations put back into the loft to gather dust for another year, the convenience sector swiftly moves onto the next major confectionery event – Easter. Next year’s celebrations will kick off on 17 April – or 15 April if you celebrate Good Friday – but […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Compass Group UK & Ireland, part of foodservice business Compass Group, has unveiled plans to launch its first fully frictionless store in a workplace in early 2022. This is set to open in Ireland followed by additional sites in the UK over the next year, including units within other corporate clients, as well as in […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
  Can Robots be ‘fresh’?  If you want to grow, your food brand today you have to think outside the box. Regular readers of this bold know that the restaurant business model has evolved with consumers.  Consumers are dynamic not static and according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®“restaurants need […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  How do you drive new electricity into a brand that is an industry leader, country icon, and consumer staple? Well, if you are Tim Hortons, you are all of those things, but the best way to edify that relationship with consumers is add another global icon to the mix that is an icon that […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  What drives growth in today’s world? New Electricity! How are you inviting guest to return? Low prices, fast service, hot food hot, cold food cold?  How about expanding your brands reach with clothing?  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® grocerant niche mix and match branded non-food products not […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Plastic containers are ending up in landfills and oceans all over the world as more countries stop accepting our recycled goods. This is adding up: The average American uses and throws away 110 pounds of single-use plastic every year, yet only 8% of plastic is recycled in the United States. You might think that all […]
  1. Department: Food
PHILADELPHIA — The GIANT Co. held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday at its newest Philadelphia store, which is located at 1403 South Christopher Columbus Blvd. The 46,000 square foot store operates from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week, and employs approximately 150 full- and part-time team members, the company says. The new […]
  1. Department: Beverage
  At the intersection of being time-starved and lacking the skill-set to cook a holiday meal from scratch, The Honey Baked Ham Company has a great set of solutions for anyone that is looking for a great holiday meal any time this holiday season according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice […]

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Dried pasta should be so easy to cook and yet, somehow, that delicious al dente texture Italian restaurants so effortlessly perfect often seems to elude even the biggest pasta fans. Leave the pan boiling for 30 seconds too long or too little, and it seems you either end up with overcooked mush or a bowl […]