Dept. Grocery

  1. Trends & External Forces
 While the pandemic showcased the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, it also validated an indulgent relationship with food. In the UK, almost half of consumers say it’s been easier to justify eating indulgent food/drink since COVID-19. This agreement is even higher among younger adults. While ice cream is inherently indulgent, brands have been […]
  1. Channel: Mass
One Stop has launched its new Selected by Tesco range across all its stores with a brand redesign that illustrates the link between One Stop own-label fresh food and parent company Tesco. There are now more than 160 products in the Selected by Tesco range of chilled food products, including fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, […]
  1. Merchandising
KP Snacks has launched brand new, limited edition Christmas packaging for its premium snack brand Tyrrells. Rolling out from October, the festive packaging will feature across sharing bags of the top 5 Tyrrells flavours: Lightly Sea Salted, Mature Cheddar & Chive, Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar, Sweet Chilli & Red Pepper and Veg Crisps with Sea Salt. Designed to engage shoppers, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the stand out retail systems deals, deployments and pilots from September, including Walmart, Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, Kwik Trip, Marks & Spencer, Currys, Boots, Lowe’s, Ikea, and Aldi. Lowe’s is tapping NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise to create interactive store digital twins in Mill Creek, Wash,. and Charlotte, N.C. “We are always looking […]
  1. International
Designed to spark conversation and action, Malnutrition Labels: Nutritional Ink, has been launched in the UK by the Dole Sunshine Company (DSC), the global packaged fruit products specialist. The campaign calls attention to the low nutritional value in some of Britain’s favourite snacks and on-the-go food options by printing ads using ink made almost entirely […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
DETROIT — Kroger Health is partnering with Michigan’s second-largest health plan, Priority Health, to launch two co-branded Medicare plans that promise to address patients’ whole-health needs. The two co-branded plans, PriorityMedicare + Kroger (PPO) as well as PriorityMedicare D-SNP + Kroger (HMO), will be available in eight counties in Southeast Michigan beginning in January 2023. […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Food banks, Axios reports, more and more are relying on “donated services” to reach people in need “who can’t or won’t make the trek to pick up groceries.” Examples cited in the piece: “DoorDash last week unveiled a partnership with 18 mayors that will provide funding for delivery and logistical expertise to help get donated […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
American consumers believe that food inflation is 5.1 percent higher than it is in reality, according to new research from dunnhumby. “Consumers are responding by changing their shopping behavior, and perhaps most troublingly, nearly a third are cutting back or completing eliminating some meals,” said Grant Steadman, president for North America at dunnhumby. “Retailers and […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  School is well underway in most of the USA and teachers are scrambling to lean every student’s name, create good weekly lesson plans, and enjoin students with the love of learning.  The team at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® encourages everyone to help Subwayby submitting a nomination for a Subway catered teachers lunch at […]
  1. Department & Category
The Weetabix Food Company celebrates its 90th anniversary of production. It was established in 1932, the year the BBC World Service began broadcasting and Emelia Earhart became the first woman to fly nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. Today, the company still operates from its original Northamptonshire base – alongside its sites in Corby and Ashton […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
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 […]
  1. Department & Category
Doritos is launching a new flavour inspired by one of the nation’s favourite takeaways, as it continues to build upon its strong presence within sharing occasions. Available in Loaded Pepperoni Pizza flavour, the new addition to the Doritos family has more corn. Doritos and pizza are both popular food choices during sharing moments – a […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Amid evolving consumer preferences and a myriad of business challenges across food retail, organizations have turned to digital transformation as a source of support for their physical supply chain and stores. Among the most prevalent innovative adoptions is the applied use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. However, as economic volatility has increased and consumer […]
  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. Shopper & Customer
CHICAGO – Americans believe that food-at-home inflation has hit 22.8%, 9.7 points higher than the 13.1% annual rate reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to the latest dunnhumby Consumer Trends Tracker (CTT) released Monday. The perceived rate of food at home inflation is 5.1% higher than the dunnhumby Consumer Pulse report from February […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
WASHINGTON – Consumers are still spending despite their worries about inflation and rising interest rates, National Retail Federation chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said today. “The economic situation in the United States is unsettling,” Kleinhenz said. “Consumer confidence is down, consumer spending’s rate of growth has slowed, and economists and consumers alike are worried about the […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
FMI-The Food Industry Association is out with its second installment of the 2022 Power of Private Brands report, which “surveys food retailers and manufacturers about their private brands growth strategies.”  Among the findings: •  “Retailers report having strong goals over the next two years for their private brand portfolio, with a current average dollar share […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Walmart believes that the value of its Walmart+ subscription is compelling enough to attract larger numbers to the service, even those participating in federal assistance programs. The retailer says that around 25 percent of its current members receive food assistance from the government.
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Success does leave clues and if you want too garner the attention of Gen Z consumers you had better start thinking like a QSR according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who stated “David Portalatin and his team at NPD left plenty of success clues on how to garner […]
  1. Department: Food
When we say that ketchup is amazing, we can bet that most individuals will concur with us. This theory does indeed have some scientific support. Most researchers agree that there are five basic tastes that people enjoy: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and mysterious delightful. Ketchup is the best condiment since it contains all five essential […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Recent Grocerant Scorecards reveal that 34.7% of customers at your restaurant are first time visitors.  If you want to garner new customer you must extend a branded invitation with customer relevance according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. A new report from Intouch Insight Ltd. found that convenience does […]
  1. Department & Category
NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — According to the research report “Baby Food Maker Market by Application and Distribution Channel – Forecast and Analysis – 2022-2026”, the market will witness a YOY growth of 7.29% in 2022 at a CAGR of 8.29% during the forecast period. The report…

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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 […]
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  2. Department: Food
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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 […]