Dept. Frozen

  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is launching Nice! For You, a new tier of its popular owned grocery brand, Nice!, to help customers find food choices that help support their journey to a healthier lifestyle. Nice! launched in 2011 and offers a range of everyday food and beverage products at an incredible value. While all Nice! products meet national brand […]
  1. Data & Insights
NEW YORK — Back-to-School spending for K-12 students is expected to remain flat at $586 per student, according to a report from Deloitte. As parents weigh prices, they plan to make room for both necessities and a few indulgences, representing an opportunity for retailers to take some anxiety out of the shopping season. As families […]
  1. Department: Food
  The team at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® and the Grocerant Guru® believe that, summer is the season of outdoor festivities—parades, firework shows, and ballparks are alive with excitement. But beyond the spectacles and entertainment, there’s another adventure waiting to be discovered: the culinary delights from kiosks scattered throughout these events. Crafting a great […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Hey there, fellow food enthusiasts! This year’s Independence Day cookout might burn a bigger hole in your pocket, but don’t worry Steven Johnson the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® has the scoop on how to stretch those dollars. According to the American Farm Bureau’s annual Fourth of July market basket survey, […]
  1. Department: Food
In celebration of National Ice Cream Day on July 21, NESCAFÉ, the world’s leading coffee producer, is offering espresso enthusiasts a unique chance to win a limited-edition NESCAFÉ® Affogato Kit. This exciting initiative draws inspiration from the recent TikTok affogato trend, which has garnered over 400 million views and nearly 24,000 videos. The classic Italian […]
  1. CPG & FMCG
As the Grocerant Guru®, it’s my pleasure to see Hooters make a bold move into the grocerant niche by launching its first line of frozen appetizers and snacks at more than 1,300 Publix Super Markets. The team at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believe that this venture represents a significant step in diversifying their brand […]
  1. Department: Food
Over the past five years, the prices of various food items have risen significantly, affecting staples like milk and fruit as well as treats like chocolate bars and ice cream. Savings experts at BravoVoucher analysed data from the Office for National Statistics on the average… This story continues at Biggest grocery price increases over last […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
CHICAGO — Circana has released the 2023 New Product Pacesetters report, showcasing the top-selling new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood consumer packaged goods sectors. The report shared that consumers sought exploration as they adjusted to active post-pandemic lifestyles. Leading products reflect shifts in Americans’ daily routines, offering increased versatility and venturing into […]
  1. CPG: Food
The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Julie Bowerman, Chief Marketing Officer at Kellanova, a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, and North America frozen foods, with iconic, world-class brands and strong underlying growth momentum and profitability. Follow Julie Bowerman on LinkedIn at: Follow Kellanova on LinkedIn at: […]
  1. Data & Insights
In an era where the lines between grocery stores and restaurants continue to blur, Nestlé, a major player in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, has made a bold move that could redefine the future of food. The company has announced the launch of Vital Pursuit, a new frozen food line developed specifically for consumers […]
  1. Department: HBC
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Kevin Host, senior vice president of Walmart health, wellness and pharmacy and new chair of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, considers retail pharmacists to be in the early stages of “our journey to create the next generation of pharmacies, where technology and personalized care intersect.” “We are creating what […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at for […]
  1. CPG: Food
I’m returning from giving a keynote talk in Europe on different types of marketing myopia, and gave some thought this week to category myopia. There’s a famous Jeff Bezos quote attributed to an early Amazon shareholder letter: “We’re not competitor obsessed, we’re customer obsessed. We start with what the customer needs, and then we work […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Getting promotional material about your brand located in a different category in a store is, for many shopper marketers, a highly sought-after prize. It is also notoriously difficult to achieve. So, when The Institute of Promotional Marketing posted this example of cross-category in-store signage, it attracted a lot of attention and a lot of well-deserved […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
PALM BEACH, Fla. – At the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Annual Meeting Business Program today, newly elected NACDS Chair Kevin Host urged that industry leaders continue to create, to advocate, and to collaborate — so that pharmacies may continue to deliver “never-ending innovations” across the total store for Americans in their moments […]
  1. Department & Category
  It’s at the intersection of yesterday fast-food restaurant and playground and time starved consumers that today’s consumers is opting for fresh food fast and simple according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  The drive-thru has been a fast-food staple for decades, but the way we get our burgers and […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Corporate social responsibility (CSR), once a differentiator for brands, is now the norm. Today’s consumers expect those they do business with, including retailers, will have positive impacts on the world. In fact, Gen Z consumers are three times as likely to say that the “purpose of business is to serve communities and society” rather than […]
  1. Department: Food
Wall’s has launched Twister Berry-licious, Cornetto Soft Stracciatella and Caramel and three new Guuud Greek Style Yoghurt Ice Cream flavours: Raspberry, Salted Caramel and Passionfruit. Twister Berry-licious is the first ice cream in the market to naturally colour tongues blue. Made with real fruit juice… This story continues at Wall’s expands its handheld range Or […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
With one in four convenience shoppers buying frozen food, the category has become a key area for independents in recent years. Newly refitted stores will inevitably feature more freezer space as they seek to cater for the ‘meal for tonight’ mission alongside more traditional ‘impulse’… This story continues at Break the ice In focus: Frozen […]
  1. Department: Food
The psychological connection between sound and human recall has long been scientifically established, with certain sounds having the power to transport us back to a moment in time, jog a memory, or even a feeling. The tune of an ice cream truck in the distance, for instance, conjures up the warm memories of childhood summers. […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
Bloomberg reports that Amazon-owned Whole Foods plans to open a new small format – between 7,000 and 14,000 square feet – “aimed at serving quick-trip urban consumers.” The first Whole Foods Market Daily Shop is slated to open on Manhattan’s Upper West Side this fall, and Bloomberg reports that the retailer has signed five leases […]
  1. Department & Category
  Food Marketers have great jobs and most have lots of fun while working.  Imagine being the new person on the marketing staff and tasked with driving brand awareness while driving top-line sales and bottom-line profits for the brand.  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® blending pancakes and potato […]

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WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation has released its annual list of the Top 100 Retailers. Compiled by Kantar, the list ranks the industry’s largest retail companies by their U.S. sales. “This year’s list of the Top 100 Retailers largely reflects a post-pandemic return to normal,” NRF Executive Director of Research Mark Mathews said. “As […]