Dept. Dairy

  1. Department & Category
  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 […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer recently opened two new supercenters in northeast Ohio. Located in Brunswick and Canton, the 155,000-square-foot stores are considered retail anchors in developing communities, the company said in announcing grand openings at both locations. Each supercenter offers consumers a state-of-the-art retail experience that features multiple ways to shop, Meijer said. “These […]
  1. Merchandising
The 170-year-old Lancashire pie-maker, Holland’s Pies, is to make its products available in sustainable, price-marked packs (PMPs). From the middle of June, the new packs will be offered in Potato & Meat, steak & kidney, Cheese & Onion and the company’s latest filling, Peppered Steak, which the pie-maker launched last September. The range can be […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The shopper should set the agenda for your brand — always. Those brands that fall out of touch with consumer tastes become disconnected from those with the sole power to keep you profitable and relevant. This is why Raydiant produced the State of Consumer Behavior 2022 report. By serving up actionable insights into what the […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Flavoured milk brand Yazoo is running its ticket promotion with the Merlin group for the third summer running. The deal offers two-for-one tickets for attractions such as Alton Towers and Thorpe Park and is available until November. Maren Fuhrich, Yazoo’s brand manager, said: “With the summer months approaching, we wanted to shake up the mundane so […]
  1. Department & Category
Three former Walmart and Jet.com executives announced this week that they are launching Sustain.Life, described as a “platform empowering small- and medium-sized enterprises to take impactful climate action,” having “raised $16 million in seed funding.” According to the announcement, “Sustain.Life democratizes sustainability by making it easier and more affordable to measure, manage and report carbon […]
  1. CPG: Food
The next five years will be pivotal for the dairy and non-dairy sectors. Dairy drinks have sought to reassure consumers about health with added functionality, and environmental claims are becoming more detailed. And with the cost of living crisis, brands will need to keep prices in check to reaffirm their role in providing affordable nutrition […]
  1. Department & Category
Third-party marketplaces have emerged as one of the biggest growth opportunities for retailers this year, with companies from Macy’s and Bed Bath & Beyond to Giant Food and Michaels launching marketplaces (or announcing plans to do so) in the last six months alone. Albertson’s will soon join that mix as well, and the company’s Senior […]
  1. Retailer Media
This is the second of an ongoing series profiling Momentum Commerce team members (MCs for short). Click here to see more of our team, and be sure to check out our open roles! Before coming to Momentum Commerce, what was your experience in the eCommerce space? I came out of school with a degree in […]
  1. CPG: Food
Walkers’ premium crisps range, Sensations, is creating two limited edition flavours to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee. The flavours, Spit-roast Pork & Apple Sauce and Baked Cheese & Sweet Honey, will be launched alongside what Sensations calls its “poshest-ever” marketing campaign. Sensations claims to have taken inspiration from regal British dining flavours and the new flavours will come in […]
  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. 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. Department & Category
In volumes one, two, and three of our sustainability series, we examined how consumer behavior is driving the demand for more environmental awareness among eCommerce, how companies are responding throughout their supply chains, and how major retailers are helping online shoppers go green. Our fourth and final volume asks if going green pays off. While […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Paul Wilkinson has taken on the role of Group Product Manager – Grocery Partners at Deliveroo. He joins from Amazon where he spent almost two and a half years as Senior Product Manager (Tech), Alexa Shopping. Prior to that, Wilkinson worked for Tesco for nine years, where he held such positions as Head of Technology […]
  1. CPG: Food
Cathedral City cheese has created new packaging and designs in its first major change of branding in six years. The new look features a modern, re-designed city scene with the cathedral centre-stage, while the familiar burgundy colouring is retained. The pack also features a signature from the brand’s master cheese grader, highlighting the quality checks […]
  1. Department: Food
CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. announced the second year of its Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, a program designed to enhance and accelerate the selection of local items sold in the Kroger Family of Companies. The program provides a pathway to entry for local businesses of all sizes by allowing American-based growers and producers […]
  1. CPG: Food
Specialist yogurt-maker The Collective has launched a campaign to increase consumer awareness of the brand. The company believes one of its strengths is that it offers gourmet dairy products for all ages, alongside dairy-free options. The campaign, encouraging consumes to join “The Yog Squad”, will be made up of the launch followed by two bursts […]
  1. Department: Food
Love this story, told by MNB reader Steve Ritchey: With the new “advent” of home delivery, I can’t help but think of the stories my Dad used to tell me about working in small town grocery stores in my home town from the mid thirties until his induction into the Army Air Corps in WWII. […]
  1. Data & Insights
Values related to sustainability, community, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) have become front and center for consumers, which is why many brands have ramped up their CSR efforts over the last few years.  However, it’s worth pointing out that some retailers have long been prioritizing these values.  We’re referring to co-op stores. Also known as […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The New York Post has a story about how “the makers of brand-name products such as Tide detergent and Kraft Macaroni & Cheese are bolstering their defenses against store-brand rivals like Walmart’s Great Value products as shoppers’ budgets start to show signs of strain due to persistent inflation … The roughly $361 billion US packaged-food and […]
  1. Data & Insights
Omnichannel Data Gives Beverage Brands Insights To today’s shoppers, brick-and-mortar and online stores each bring benefits depending on what they’re buying and when. That’s long been apparent for household items and clothing. However, it’s also proven to be true for beverage. Shoppers aren’t just buying milk and soft drinks at the grocery store anymore, but […]
  1. Department & Category
With the growing consumer demand for sustainable offerings and simple, real ingredients used within food and beverage products, more consumers are choosing non-dairy, plant-based alternatives such as nuts and grains.
  1. CPG: Food
Philadelphia, the cream cheese brand, has launched an advertising campaign called “Deliciously Simple”. The campaign aims to link Philadelphia with simplicity, “while keeping the importance of taste and the lunch occasion at its core”. The promotion effort is being backed by posters on busy roads and will also run on digital, social and video-on-demand channels, […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Once the leader in the grocerant niche focused on selling Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat meals and meal components. In a new partnership aimed at drive new electricity into aging brand; KFC is targeting Mother’s Day to make a statement according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. So, this Mother’s Day, KFC and Proflowers are helping […]

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  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
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  3. Corporate Strategy
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  5. Department: Consumer Durables
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  10. Operations & Supply Chain
  11. Stores & Formats
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 […]
  1. Data & Insights
  2. Corporate Strategy
  3. Department: HBC
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  5. Data & Insights
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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 […]
  1. Retailer Media
  2. Corporate Strategy
  3. Media & Marketing
  4. Retailer Media
  5. Data & Insights
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. 
  1. Technology & Innovation
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  5. Shopper & Customer
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  10. Operations & Supply Chain
  11. Stores & Formats
In 2022, the perfect store is rooted in constant evolution — a system that maybe isn’t perfect in every moment, but is agile always, malleable when needed, and capable of critical self-reflection. These innate characteristics of the modern perfect store are supported by, and in return support, the adoption of a few important technologies and […]

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