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  1. Department & Category
  At the intersection of branded food sales and consumer demand grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat food continues to resonate with consumers.  While new avenues of distribution continue to open-up driving customer trial, the frozen food court is increasingly playing a larger and larger role for many families according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
Chalk one up for the home team is an old adage we have all heard.  Touting the success of a new limited time offer or menu item is not the same as touting the success of an entire daypart; according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Marketing messaging, total unit […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Raydiant’s Future of Workspace Series featured interviews with experts and professionals to learn more about how the workplace experience will evolve. Here are some of our favorite responses: What will the workplace of the future look like? Nick Iovacchini, CEO of KettleSpace Hybrid is here to stay! This is a true sea change moment in […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Investing. This has been one of the topics I’ve been most commonly asked about throughout my career. People want to know why I make my decisions and how I decide what to invest in and what not to invest in, but I think there’s a more important conversation that needs to be had first.  The […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Iceland Managing Director, Richard Walker, has called on the UK government to take urgent action and add supermarket store workers to its quarantine rules exemption list. Supermarket depot workers and food manufacturers in England will now be exempt. The move comes after the rising number of retail workers being forced to self-isolate began to affect the availability […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Food stores led the way in the increase in retail sales in June, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Food stores reported a sales increase of 4.2% in June compared with the previous month, with anecdotal evidence suggesting the increase was due to the Euro 2020 football championship. Overall […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Delivery service Instacart announced yesterday what it called the “first phase of the company’s next-generation fulfillment initiative designed to bring automated technology solutions to retailers across the U.S. and Canada,” saying that it will work with automation partner Fabric to build warehouses for its retail partners, using them to make the fulfillment process more efficient […]
  1. Department & Category
Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood has called on the Prime Minister to announce a COBRA meeting to deal with the intensifying “Pingdemic” crisis which is plaguing the country’s food supply. The… The post Tory MP calls for “deployment of the army” to assist HGV driver shortage appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Rapid grocery delivery startup, Gopuff, is close to raising approximately $1 billion, valuing it at $15 billion, according to media reports. The venture was last valued at $8.9 billion after a March funding round pulled in $1.15 billion. The latest round will include participation from Blackstone Group, and also existing investor Fidelity. Gopuff is using […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
  Now that Dollar General operates more than 17,408 stores in 46 states you would think they would act like most legacy brand retailers but they don’t. Dollar General since its inception has sought after a product and price point differentiation that consumers have been migrating too according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, […]
  1. CPG: Food
What’s more fun than grabbing a mini Cone out of the freezer for a sweet, chilly thrill? As with most things, the answer is making sure that even more folks can join in on the fun. With Trader Joe’s private brand Hold The Dairy! Chocolate Mini Cones, now that fun isn’t just limited to those […]
  1. Channel: Mass
SANDTON, South Africa and BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 22, 2021 — Underscoring the importance of both short-term and long-term solutions to address hunger and relief efforts related to the recent riots in KwaZulu-Natal, Walmart, the Walmart Foundation and Massmart are committing more than 13 million rand (over $880,000) in cash and in-kind donations to hunger relief […]
  1. Department: Food
Mintel Global Food and Drink Analyst Katya Witham discusses five ingredients that are making an impact on bakery, snacks and cereals in 2021 and beyond. Seeds Seeds and kernels are nutrient powerhouses that have an opportunity to grow in bakery, cereals and snacks, offering new flavours, textures and nutrition. Seeds and kernels are expanding across […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ARLINGTON, Va. — Food retailers are investing to turn their stores into community health and well-being destinations, according to a new report from FMI – The Food Industry Association. Eighty-four percent of respondents in a poll of grocery retailers said their company has an established health and well-being strategy, and this same share of retailers report that […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Today, Instacart unveiled the first phase of a next-generation fulfillment initiative designed to bring automated technology solutions to retailers across the U.S. and Canada
  1. Channel: Club
Benzinga reports that Uber and Costco “have entered into a grocery delivery pilot with 25 locations across the state of Texas. This deal marks Uber’s first pilot with a food wholesaler in the U.S. “Costco members could have their groceries delivered within hours with Uber and Uber Eats. In the coming weeks, seven additional Costco […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Following this year’s informative first all-virtual Mintel Big Conversation, our Global Food & Drink Analyst Ophélie Buchet and Senior Innovation Analyst Rosalia Di Gesu highlight some of the standout disruptive innovative products featured at the event. These food/drink and beauty innovations are rated ‘best in class’ by both Mintel clients and our analysts, and tap […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  How long has your company been in business? I bet for most of you it has not been 100 years?  You don’t have to be the largest company in your niche to be successful, but you do have to stay relevant according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions.  Too […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In the post-pandemic era, health has become one of the hot topics of the day, and Chinese consumers’ concern for their own health has risen to a new level. Experts in what consumers want and why, Mintel predicts that the Chinese in-home food and health supplements industry will see a boom in consumption.  According to […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  How can independent C-stores keep up with the grocerant niche fresh food fast undercurrent over flowing from 7-Eleven driven by customer consumption and adoption?  Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® stated, “it’s not easy, however they must first simply follow the trends in foodservice and put their own local spin […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The future prospects for operators of food trucks and carts in New York City are almost entirely dependent on office workers returning to offices. A month ago, it seemed many would return as many New Yorkers were getting vaccinated against COVID-19, but that is now in question as cases of COVID-19 have spiked by 203 […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Today, Macy’s introduced the new private brand, And Now This. The line launching in ready-to-wear and men’s categories for the fashion-forward, contemporary dresser, features effortlessly wearable elevated basics and sophisticated pieces. Made for every moment of the day and every wherever-life-takes-you decision, the brand inspires shoppers to showcase their most authentic self and celebrate unique and […]
  1. Department & Category
US consumers are prioritizing restaurants that offer value and familiarity, both of which can be delivered by working with well-known packaged brands. Packaged food and drink brands can lend a helping hand as the US foodservice industry recovers from the challenges brought on by the pandemic. Well-known food and drink brands can provide the value […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
RONKONKOMA, N.Y. – Nature’s Truth recently partnered with both LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry and Convoy of Hope to donate over $3.5 million in vitamins and supplements to those in need. As part of the wellness brand’s ongoing mission to share good health, Nature’s Truth said it is striving to get vitamins and supplements into […]

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