Dept. Bakery

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  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. 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. Channel: Restaurants
So while Michael’s column today is about how a community rose up to defend its right to have a local McDonald’s, I have another take on the fast feeder. The other day there was a story about how, after an exhaustive seven-year development process, McDonald’s has improved its burgers and buns.  That’s quite a claim […]
  1. Data & Insights
Some phrases become so common that they bring thinking to a grinding halt. A new one poses a special risk to retailers, because it may prevent them from seizing opportunities to keep up with competitors. The phrase in question? “The AI revolution.” To be clear, artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming retail. But retailers need to […]
  1. CPG: Food
The Wall Street Journal has a story this morning about how fast feeder McDonald’s has “decided it’s had enough with dry patties and squishy buns. For the past seven years, the chain that made its name on burgers has been on a quest to improve its signature offering. “The changes are now rolling out in […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
Axios reports this morning that “Whole Foods Market is reviving the flagging art of culinary apprenticeships,” in the belief that “in an era of labor shortages, apprenticeships are a proven workforce training model that inspires employee loyalty and drives customer satisfaction.” The story says that “Whole Foods aims to add at least two new apprenticeships […]
  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. Department: Food
  Restaurants have been stubbing their toes as they raise prices to the point that consumers stopped buying the items they liked and started exploring new points of fresh food distribution according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Did you know that grocery store prices were up slightly in the […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
How are you going to garner new customers while edifying the old and most loyal customers?  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® a customer focused partnership just might be the answer to drive incremental brand relevance. Have you heard that Arby’s is partnering with Paramount+ to celebrate the release […]
  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. Channel: Mass
Got the following note from MNB reader Terry Marshall about my commentary and follow-up emails about Target’s store issues: Just wanted to say that with all the comments on Target in the “Your Views” section,  I hope someone in senior Target leadership reads it. Reading is one thing.  (I’m think that is likely.). But paying […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Yesterday, when commenting about a Wall Street Journal story about Target’s challenges, I wrote: Granted, I’ve hardly scratched the surface when it comes to visiting Target stores, but for me, the flavor that overwhelmingly comes to mind when I think about them is vanilla.  They’re okay, but just okay, and just okay isn’t enough these […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Gen Z and millennials are known disrupters — and the retail landscape is their latest target. Specifically, their payment choices signify a shifting consumer spending landscape this holiday season. While the economic projected outlook is tentatively positive — despite inflation stubbornly persisting and an increasingly volatile economic landscape — Adobe expects U.S. online holiday sales to hit […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Portuguese startup Sensei has announced its entry into Italy with the opening of the country’s first autonomous supermarket. Located in Verona, the Tuday Prendi & Vai location was inaugurated on Wednesday 8th November, offering a shopping experience with no queues, or self-scanning or checkout processes. Sensei, whose autonomous stores can also be found in Europe […]
  1. Department: Food
    [[“value”:” Consumers flocked to the frozen-food aisles during the peak of the pandemic, and some of that heightened demand appears to have staying power. Dollar sales of many frozen items have continued to show growth over the last three years, including frozen meals, desserts, and frozen fruits and vegetables. Although price inflation is […]
  1. Department: Food
    [[“value”:” The new store has a wine and sushi/tapas bar, as well as an outdoor patio Southern California-based Gelson’s has opened its 28th full-service store in West Los Angeles. The store serves as the anchor of West Edge, a mixed-use residential/office/retail development currently under construction. Designed by the award-winning firm Shook Kelley, […]
  1. Department & Category
    [[“value”:” Whole Foods Market is on the verge of opening a new 45,791-square-foot store in Kansas in the city of Overland Park. The store, which opens Nov. 15., will be a relocation of an existing store in the area which has been open since 2007. Related: Whole Foods forecasts top 10 food trends […]
  1. Department: Food
    [[“value”:” The renovation includes upgraded departments and larger product assortment H‑E‑B has reopened a 43,000-square-foot remodeled store in Burnet, Texas.  The remodel includes renovations, upgrades, and an enhanced design to the store’s exterior, plus interior updates with new finishes, signage, lighting, equipment, and fixtures. In addition to updating some of the […]
  1. Stores & Formats
  The old adage ‘time is money’ once again is the foundation block help drive growth and success and Farm Stores.  Now according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “Farm Stores is one of the few convenience stores focusing on harassing consumers overwhelming adoption of a drive-thru.  That should prove […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Alex Lindstrom Hy-Vee, a prominent supermarket chain with a peak revenue of $12B in 2022, has seen continual success in its innovation strategy by implementing new digital technologies and taking chances to find out what works best for its customers and stores.  As a chain with a history of diverse and continually expanding services–including food […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” Publix Super Markets is on track to open its first Louisville store this year, and the grocery chain is hosting multiple in-person hiring events for all positions at the store. The grocer has yet to say when its first Kentucky store will open, but the retailer is hosting hiring events on Thursday […]
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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 […]