Dept. Dairy

  1. CPG: Food
Mondelēz International has announced that its Cadbury Dairy Milk and Cadbury Mini Snowballs 110g sharing bars, which are made in Bournville and sold in the UK and Ireland, are now wrapped in packaging with 30% recycled plastic. The company has started to roll out the packaging innovation on more than 28 million sharing bars. This […]
  1. Channel: Drug
The Wall Street Journal reports that Walgreens is using robotics to help compensate for staffing shortages in its retail pharmacies, “setting up a network of automated, centralized drug-filling centers that could fill a city block. Rows of yellow robotic arms bend and rotate as they sort and bottle multicolored pills, sending them down conveyor belts. […]
  1. Department: Food
Bloomberg reports that “Florida’s farmers and ranchers are facing ‘widespread destruction’ from Hurricane Ian that threatens to curb supply from a key US source of fruit and vegetables this winter.  Along with citrus crops the state is famous for, other fruit, vegetable, livestock and dairy operations have been devastated by the storm.”  And, “in addition […]
  1. Department: Food
Beyond Meat, the plant protein, traditional meat alternative brand, has a value equation problem. A value equation is the internal mind-set that customers have when assessing the worth of a brand. A value equation is a mental perception that assesses value prior to a purchase. A customer-perceived value equation is what you get for what […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Got the following email from an MNB reader responding to Michael Sansolo’s column last week about classical music groups playing a popular repertoire as a way of expanding Appeal: Last Saturday evening my wife, a friend and I went to a candlelight concert in Chicago at a nearby Episcopal church – Taylor Swift songs played […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Plus: What we do every minute online. A retail giant is making a major investment into the virtual world with new Roblox experiences. Walmart is launching “Walmart Land” and “Universe of Play” which allows children to collect virtual merchandise, play games with toys and characters, earn toys from a blimp go to live concerts and […]
  1. CPG: Food
Cadbury Dairy Milk is launching a marketing campaign this month. The campaign will aim to remind consumers of familiar occasions for eating the chocolate, as part of a wider investment into promoting the brand this year. The advertising effort will run for the next six weeks, aiming to reach 80% of adult consumers. Retailers are being […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart announced today that it is stepping into the metaverse with two new experiences on Roblox: “Walmart Land” and “Universe of Play.” The virtual worlds are aimed at younger Walmart customers and let Roblox players collect new virtual merchandise, play games featuring toys and characters, earn toys from a blimp, attend concerts, win fashion competitions […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Next has hired Duncan Robson as Chief IT Architect. He joins from IBM where he spent almost 30 years, taking on such roles as Retail CTO for IBM UK and Executive IT Architect for the Distribution Industry and IBM TCG Chair. In a LinkedIn post, dated 20th September, Robson said: “Today was my first day […]
  1. Stores & Formats
  It seems to the team at Foodservice Solutions®that convenience stores are out marketing restaurants of late. Consider this, Kwik Trip Inc. is a-“mazing” consumers this fall with a Kwik Trip-themed corn maze. The maze opened Sept. 10, at Stevens Point, Wis.-based Feltz’s Dairy Store.  This year Feltz’s is welcoming customers to its annual corn […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Rapid grocery delivery service Getir is giving away free milk in the UK amidst the cost of living crisis.  The company says that, in supermarkets, it is cheaper to buy milk in bigger quantities, but it may not be practical for those living alone, the elderly and those who do not use a lot of […]
  1. International
Getir is giving away free pints of milk in the UK, as inflation is causing fuel prices to fall, making milk more expensive than petrol in some cases. According to… The post Getir offers free milk with orders over £20 appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Regular readers of this blog know that consumers paid higher prices for everything from cereal to eggs last month, sending retail food price inflation up 0.7% in August and 13.5% year over year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Last months, 13.5% increase was the highest rate for that number since March 1979, the […]
  1. CPG: Food
Popular cream cheese brand Philadelphia is launching a new, soft white cheese product this month: Philadelphia Intense. Made with natural ingredients and available in two flavours, Garlic & Herbs and Herbes de Provence, the launch of the new Philadelphia Intense range will add a soft white gourmet cheese line to the category. It’s described as […]
  1. Data & Insights
In 2021, Fresh Kitchen turned to PAR Technology to deploy a configurablepoint-of-sale system that could accommodate both cloud-based and on-premises ordering—and enable customers to complete their orders in under60 seconds. Part of the Ciccio Restaurant Group, Fresh Kitchen is a modern, fast-casualdining concept offering premium gluten-free, non-dairy, vegan-friendlybowls and homemade sauces, as well as pressed […]
  1. Holiday & Events
  Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores let the fun begin!  Did you know that 60% of Americans agree that it is socially acceptable to start celebrating the holiday before October. That said, we turned to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  Johnson, stated, “linking your brand to ‘fun’ edifies it with […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands and retailers strive to strengthen their relationship with the consumer, particularly in a retail climate increasingly affected by inflation and supply chain issues, there are two converging trends to consider — enriching the omnichannel shopping experience and meeting specific consumer need states in new ways.  These aren’t new trends, but […]
  1. Channel: Drug
NEW YORK — Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) said it is joining with CVS Pharmacy as the exclusive retail partner of the FARE Teal Pumpkin Project 2022. This program is a yearly effort to make trick-or-treating safer and more inclusive for the one in 13 children in the U.S. living with food allergies and […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Oat milk chocolate brand, Happi, is excited to reveal the launch of two new Christmas-themed bars. The brand, which prides itself on using the most sustainable and ethically-sourced cacao for its delicious range, has created two new chocolate bars specifically for the festive season. Available in 80g bars, the new products are Chocolate Peppermint and […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  With employees going back to work much slower than anyone had expected, retailers that excelled at selling coffee and snacks during the AM Daypart have struggled.  Success does leave clues and 7-Eleven is a leader in retail for a reason; they evolving with the consumer, albeit today at the expense of fast-food restaurants.  Steven […]
  1. Media & Marketing
On Saturday mornings, my heart turns to visions of a breakfast burrito – not just any breakfast burrito, but one made and served by Enchanted Sun, a longtime vendor at the weekly Farmer’s Market held on Saturdays on the campus of Portland State University in Oregon.  Visions of scrambled eggs, green chiles, cheese, potatoes, and […]
  1. Department: Food
The Arizona Republic has a story about Gastromé, described as “a highly anticipated new luxury grocery store in Scottsdale” that opened last weekend. Some context: “After moving to metro Phoenix from Boston in 2018, owners Jenny Le and Tiffany Chavez dreamt of opening a specialty store similar to Dean and Deluca or Eataly to offer cheese, wine […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The bee and honey industry has been abuzz for almost two decades. In 2006 it was first reported that there were problems afoot with Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), through which adult honeybees were disappearing. Opinions are divided over what’s causing the decline in bee populations elsewhere, but it’s believed to be a combination of factors: […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Yesterday, Wegmans customers received the following email from Colleen Wegman, the company’s president/CEO, announcing the end of the company’s SCAN app, which allowed customers to scan their groceries as they shopped the store: Hello there, As a valued customer and user of our SCAN App, we’re writing to let you know as  of Sunday, September […]

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Retail vacancies in the United States dropped to 6.1% in the second quarter, a 15-year low, as Americans continued to resume in-store shopping. Asking rents for shopping center spaces during the quarter were 16% higher than five years ago, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Tuesday (Oct. 4), citing figures from commercial real estate broker […]
  1. CPG: Food
  2. Department: Food
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  4. Merchandising
Nestlé Confectionery has announced sustainable packaging innovations for two of its best-loved brands – Quality Street and KitKat. In a category first, Quality Street will move to recyclable paper packaging for its twist-wrapped sweets. By replacing the double layer of foil and cellulose with a paper wrap, Quality Street will remove more than two billion […]
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The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]