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  1. Media & Marketing
In 2013, Pharrell Williams had a huge hit song called Happy. That song played everywhere. Happiness was all around us. Now, it appears as if we really need to be happy. Having been released from our Covid confinements, we are looking for ways to get happy again. Type in “happiness” for the last month on […]
  1. Department: Food
Ice Cream brand Häagen-Dazs is launching a “hyper-personalised” marketing campaign targeting affluent London borough, Wandsworth. The brand is working with retailers to drive sales, with POS merchandising displayed in over 100 independent retail stores in Wandsworth and a two-for-one promotion available in wholesalers DWF and Consort. Waitrose Wandsworth will also receive a special Häagen-Dazs makeover, […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
A McDonald’s, Dairy Queen and Wendy’s in Marshfield, MO, got into some trolling with their store signs last week. It all began with the McDonald’s posting a message: “HEY DQ! WANNA HAVE A SIGN WAR.” The local DQ replied on its sign: “WE WLD BUT WERE 2 BUSY MAKIN ICECREAM.” That reply was an obvious […]
  1. Channel: Drug
PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid has published its fourth annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, detailing the company’s strategy and progress against goals over the past year. This year’s report addresses the four ESG pillars introduced in the company’s 2021 report: Thriving Planet, Thriving Business, Thriving Workplace and Thriving Community. “As a purpose-driven healthcare organization, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Between 2017 and 2019, large brands in the U.S. lost volume at a rate of 1.5% a year, while small brands grew 1.7%, according to a report from management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. The time for small brands is now. Consumers are frequently turning their backs on mainstream companies and looking at what small […]
  1. International
In celebration of National Ice Cream Month and to mark the UK’s current heatwave, Foodhub is giving customers £3 off their orders, so they can enjoy an ice cool treat. With the weather forecasters predicting that 18th July is going to be the hottest day of the year, the discount is on offer to all […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
According to Commerce Department data released earlier this year, consumers are no longer shopping primarily from the comfort of their couch. In fact, e-commerce stocks have plummeted this year as consumers restrict online spending. Spurred both by frustrations with online shopping and a desire for a more tactile experience, consumers are returning, at least in some […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
When I was in college, I had an ill-fated stint as a server at a mall-based restaurant. Onboarding there consisted of a piece of paper saying I knew I had to purchase my uniform – a green apron and a polo shirt embroidered with Bay Back Rowing Company and a place to sign acknowledging those […]
  1. Department & Category
  Hand Held food for immediate consumption has driven growth in the fast-food sector for forty years.  Today there are 28.9 restaurants for every legacy grocery store according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Remember yesterday’s blog? Gen Z consumers had 66 fewer visits to restaurants in 2022 than in […]
  1. CPG & FMCG
The Wall Street Journal reports that “Ben & Jerry’s is suing parent company Unilever PLC to block the sale of its Israeli business to a licensee, the latest twist in a rift over the ice cream maker’s decision to end sales in Israeli-occupied West Bank and contested East Jerusalem. “In a complaint filed in U.S. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
New Hartford, NY – June 29, 2022 –  ParTech, Inc. (PAR), a global restaurant technology company and provider of a unified commerce cloud platform for enterprise restaurants, today announced that Big Chicken has selected PAR’s Brink POS, Data Central Backoffice and PAR Pay for its food and beverage in-store technological requirements.  Big Chicken, the star-powered […]
  1. Merchandising
Nisa retailers are providing a summer meal solution to shoppers with Nisa’s latest Big Deal, offering “a quick and easy mealtime treat that delivers big savings”. The offer comprises two British summer favourites, pizza and ice cream, for around a third of the RRP, offering savings of up to £9.45. In stores now until the […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Beyond Yoga will unveil its first brick-and-mortar location on June 25 with a pop-up experience at The Grove in Los Angeles that will be open from June 25 to July 24, 2022. In addition to selling the popular brand of activewear and athleisure, the pop-up shop will welcome members of its hometown community to participate […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
7-Eleven has partnered with Waitr to add another delivery option at more than 700 of its stores. Waitr specializes in on-demand restaurant and grocery store delivery in 1,000 U.S. cities, and 7-Eleven is the platform’s first national convenience store partner. Waitr will join the range of other delivery options 7-Eleven offers, including: The 7NOW Gold […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Magnum Ice Cream and Deliveroo have unveiled a metaverse located Magnum Pleasure Museum at the MET AMS festival in Amsterdam. Between 14th and 17th June, attendees of the festival can wear a VR headset that transports them to the museum in Decentraland. WE ARE SOLD OUT💜 Thanks for the love everyone. See you tomorrow! — […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
CNN reports that “the last surviving Howard Johnson’s restaurant has closed. Open for most of the past 70 years, the restaurant was located in Lake George, New York, a popular summer vacation spot near the Adirondack Mountains. The restaurant closed its doors in recent weeks and the property is up for lease, according to a […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Axios reports on a Minnesota Target store where the manicurist is a robot. According to the story, “The robot, made by a California startup called Clockwork, offers a 10-minute manicure for $10 … Users pick one of 25 colors … watch the tutorial, and insert their fingers one by one.  The machine scans each nail […]
  1. Department: Food
Luxury ice-cream brand Häagen-Dazs is launching a global consumer campaign called “The Ice Cream of Ice Creams”. The campaign, which begins next week (6 June), will use a series of advertisements across Sky, ITV and Channel 4, supported by social media , digital shorts and collaboration with ‘influencers’. Jose Alves, marketing manager at Häagen-Dazs UK, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— As the world grapples with high inflation rates and supply chain disruptions fueled by the pandemic, triggering rapidly rising prices for many consumer packaged Goods (CPG) brands, shopper intelligence leader Catalina has released “The 2022 Ultimate Pricing & Promotion Inflation Guide for CPG Marketers” to help navigate current economic challenges. Per the Guide, brand […]
  1. Channel: Mass
The Associated Press reports that Walmart has decided to pull from its stores a new special edition ice cream that commemorated the new Juneteenth federal holiday that observes June 19, 1865, the day on which Union soldiers informed enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, that the Emancipation proclamation – two and a half years earlier […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart has pulled its Great Value Juneteenth Ice Cream after having been accused of trying to trivialize and seek profits from a connection to a holiday tied to emancipation of Black people from slavery in the U.S. The “Juneteenth holiday marks a celebration of freedom and independence,” Walmart said in a statement. “However, we received […]

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Why Amazon, Attributes, and Label Claims Matter According to the Nutrition Business Journal’s Supplement Business Report, supplements showed staying power in 2021 even as shoppers returned to more traditional shopping behavior. The beginning of the pandemic spurred historic 14.5% growth in 2020, a rate that was destined to level off once the world moved away […]
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Walmart reportedly is laying off some corporate employees to “better position the company for a strong future,” according media reports. Walmart did not confirm the number of job cuts, but the layoffs will reportedly impact about 200 employees across the merchandising, global technology and real estate teams, people familiar with the matter told The Wall […]
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KEY POINTS Beyond Meat lowered its 2022 revenue forecast and announced it will trim its workforce by 4% The company cited inflation, rising interest rates and recession concerns for the revised outlook. The company’s net sales also dropped 1.6% to $147 million and its net loss widened. Vegetarian sausages from Beyond Meat Inc, the vegan burger maker, […]
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Dive Brief: Ahold Delhaize announced on Wednesday it has named Jan Ernst de Groot as its first chief sustainability officer. In the newly created role, de Groot will head up Ahold Delhaize’s Environmental Social Governance (ESG) work. De Groot will also retain his role as chief legal officer for the grocery company. Ahold Delhaize noted that de Groot has a “track record of leading transformative sustainability programs at companies and supervisory […]

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