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  1. Department: Food
GOODLETTESVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General customers can now purchase food, produce, over-the-counter medicines and additional wellness products in more than 20,000 stores nationwide using health supplemental benefits, the company said on Wednesday. “With approximately 75% of Americans within five miles of a Dollar General, we recognize the unique access we provide to all communities, especially […]
  1. CPG: Food
We’ve posted a lot of commentary and emails against the Kroger-Albertsons deal, so it is important to point out that not everybody feels that way, as one MNB reader wrote: Throughout the saga of the Kroger-Albertsons deal I’ve definitely felt I carry the minority opinion.  I work for a large CPG and engage with Kroger’s […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
After a tumultuous few years, Rent the Runway is seeking a fresh perspective to drive its marketing and advertising efforts to drum up demand. Natalie McGrath, who has 20 years of experience, will join the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective March 4, 2024. She will be the first person to take on the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Retail food sales success can be found at the intersection of growing your share of stomach and your share of wallet according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who stated these two metrics play a crucial role in understanding consumer behavior and competitive dynamic driving success today within the […]
  1. CPG: Food
CNN reports that Kellogg’s CEO Gary Pilnick is in a bit of hot water with people frustrated with how inflation has driven up food prices. The story points out that Pilnick recently “said the company was advertising cereal for dinner to consumers looking for more affordable options. ‘Give chicken the night off,’ the ad’s cheery […]
  1. Department: Food
Nakd is expanding its portfolio of healthier snacks with the addition of fruit and fibre bars that offers shoppers one of their five-a-day. Rolling out across all major retailers from March, the two-strong range will include Apple & Cinnamon and Strawberry & Raspberry flavours. Jo… This story continues at Nakd unveils functional fruit and fibre […]
  1. Department: HBC
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart entered 2024 moving simultaneously on several fronts to advance its transformation into a new kind of retailer — indeed, a new kind of business enterprise. At the same time, the company is re-emphasizing the importance of its retail roots with plans to resume opening stores in the United States. At a […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  On average, grocery shoppers buy approximately 260 different items at the grocery store throughout the year, with just over 100 of them food items. It’s interesting to note that grocery store typically stock, a much larger variety of products, with an average of 35,829 items.  According to Steven Johnson grocery stores understand just how […]
  1. Department: Food
Tilda has expanded its product range with a new collection of Tilda Tasty Sides and the products are being launched via a new film campaign, created by independent creative agency Isobel. The ready-to-heat packs of vegetables and pulses in sauce come in four variants: Mexican… This story continues at New ad compaign for Tilda Or […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit to block Kroger’s proposed $25 billion merger with Albertsons Cos., contending that consumers will see higher prices and workers will see lower wages if the deal goes through. “This supermarket mega merger comes as American consumers have seen the cost of groceries rise steadily over […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
From the Associated Press: “Inflation has changed the way many Americans shop. Now, those changes in consumer habits are helping bring down inflation. “Fed up with prices that remain about 19%, on average, above where they were before the pandemic, consumers are fighting back. In grocery stores, they’re shifting away from name brands to store-brand […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
MNB reader Rich Heiland had a thought about out continuing conversation about CVS’s shortcomings: I consider drug stores a commodity. None of them do anything to distinguish themselves from one another in any significant way. I live in a downtown area. There is a Rite-Aid a block or so away. I go there. If there […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
For small businesses, resonating with as many potential customers as possible is a unique but critical task. With limited resources and more targeted product offerings, SMBs need the right plan and tools in place to effectively reach different demographics and drive sales year-round. Shopping journeys and preferences look different across generations, and retailers looking to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Grocery stores have been in a state of flux in recent years, influenced broadly by the economy and supply chain issues and, at the store level, by how consumers want to shop. This year, grocery bills are expected to exceed $300 a week, which in turn will impact the choices consumers are making at the […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Retail foodservice operators and restaurants specifically are operating at the intersection of yesterdays branding templates, and tomorrows customer focused interactive, participatory experiences according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who stated, “The Vision Pro Headset has elevated every brands relationship with every customer making it a one-on-one immersive personalization […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Facebook advertising is an indispensable tool for businesses within all industries and of all sizes. Whether you’re an established service provider or a startup e-commerce store, implementing a strong Facebook advertising strategy with effective targeting will ultimately improve your awareness and conversions. So, let’s dive into the steps you should put in place to set […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  McDonald’s is selling lots of fresh food through their drive-thru for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.  In terms of drive-through speed, McDonald’s has been a major player in the fast-food industry. According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA Based Foodservice Solutions®, when it come to speed of drive-thru service they need to do better. […]
  1. Department: Food
Are you hungry to carve out a niche in the bustling food industry but not quite sure where to dig in? Get ready for some food for thought! We’re about to explore ten tantalizing types of food retail businesses that might just align with your entrepreneurial appetite and spice up your life.  From the sweet […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WEST HILLS, Calif. — Nature Made has expanded its existing Multivitamin portfolio with the launch of Nature Made Advanced Multivitamin Gummies, a new line of easy-to-take gummies curated to address common dietary shortfalls. Key vitamins and minerals play vital and unique roles in the body to support good health but, even as consumers continue to […]
  1. Channel: Mass
NEW YORK — Building off the success of the 2023 L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron + Plump collection, which launched exclusively at Walmart in the fall of 2022, the brand has once again collaborated with the retailer on exclusive haircare line. The new Hyaluron + Pure collection features a shampoo, conditioner, and oil-erasing scalp serum. L’Oréal […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  At the intersection of getting the consumers interested in your brand and elevating meal bundling options Casey’s General Stores is focused on consumer messaging that they are about more than just gasoline and pizza according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. ·         Did you know that: 1.       Casey’s has […]
  1. Department: Food
The Chicago Sun Times reports that the City Council there has approved a new ordinance that “will prevent dollar store operators from opening within a mile of an existing dollar store owned or managed by the same controlling person.” The move comes “amid complaints of filthy, unsafe stores in the city pushing shoppers to cleaner […]
  1. Department: Food
GrowUp Farms is partnering with one of the UK’s leading convenience store groups by securing a listing for its award-winning Fresh Leaf Co. bagged salad. Fresh Leaf Co. red + green baby leaf salad will be available to buy in more than 400 Spar stores… This story continues at GrowUp Farms to sell Fresh Leaf […]
  1. Associates & Employees
With the best talent in high demand, businesses are turning to creative solutions to hire and retain productive employees. As these businesses look for innovative incentives, their employees are pointing to a simple yet highly effective solution: gift cards. There’s a reason why gift cards are a mainstay in our wallets and the preferred gift […]
  1. CPG: Food
Milk and dairy products are an important staple in the convenience store and with limited refrigeration space it is vital to get the stock right. In dairy spreads, the ‘lighter’ sub-category is continuing to grow its share of trade. In the past 15 years, it… This story continues at Churn a profit In focus: Dairy […]
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84.51° is out with a new report that “examines who omnichannel shoppers are, where they shop, and some of the reasons why they choose to shop in-store and online.” Some key findings: •  “This shopper is likely to be Millennial or Gen Z, is engaged with natural and organic, is more likely to have children, […]
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Walmart this morning released its final results for Q4 and the just completed fiscal year, saying that Q4 revenue was $173.4 billion, up 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago.  Q4 operating income was up 13 percent to $7.3 billion. US same store sales for the quarter were up four percent. Global e-commerce […]