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  1. Trends & External Forces
As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on into its second year, it continues to inflict unprecedented personal, societal and economic disruption around the world. Although the pandemic initially hit sub-Saharan Africa less severely than other areas, in the first few months of 2021, just as the spread of COVID-19 appeared to be slowing, a second wave […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Company Release – 5/12/2021America’s largest grocery retailer invites local and regional growers and producers to apply for new accelerator program CINCINNATI, May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced the Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, a new partnership program inviting American growers and producers to apply for the opportunity to work with […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Also: Mattel wants to recycle old Barbies, YouTube offers funds to compete with TikTok for influencers, insights from Ragan’s Communications Benchmark Report, and more. Hello, communicators: Plenty of brands are looking to have an impact on the conversation around COVID-19 vaccines—despite mixed evidence on the effectiveness of incentives and giveaways. Following Krispy Kreme’s promo offering […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Wall Street Journal reports that a court in the European Union has voided a 2017 European Commission ruling that Amazon owed the EU the equivalent of $300 million in taxes, giving the tech company a major win that could have implications for other companies. Essentially, the EC maintained that Amazon cooked the books so […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The New York Times reports that a business opportunity has been created by one of the byproducts of the pandemic – many people who stayed home gained weight, and now they want to lose it. The Times frames the story this way: “While some spent the year of the pandemic creating healthy meals or riding […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
MPB Careers – Big Lots – VP, Private Brands Requisition #:21005145 Store #: GO~910_BL CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS Location: 4900 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH Schedule: Regular Shift: Standard Job Type: Full-time Day Job Date Posted: 5/6/2021 Description Position Summary: Responsible for the overall development and execution of a cohesive, integrated, innovative Private Brands strategy and […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
The ‘halo’ of ‘better for you’ has now elevated Pepsi Cola to platform where your menu choice will depend on which ‘flavor of a Pepsi beverage’ you choose. McDonald’s, Starbucks, Burger King are but a few of international restaurant chains evolving the ‘halo’ of ‘better for you’ in their food, beverage, and packaging options according […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Yesterday we talked about how Taco Bell was edifying its brand with customer relevance evolving its hot sauce packaging for recycling.  Today, we wanted to once again mention just how focused Taco Bell is on consumers need-set of a better world, a better normal, adding humor to its messaging.  Adding humor helps us all […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Also: NYC mayor promises July reopening, Twitter tests business profiles, Dish Network calls T-Mobile ‘The Grinch’, and more. Hello, communicators: New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio has announced that the city will “fully reopen” for business on July 1, promising that offices and theaters will be able to operate at full strength by then as […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
  The world is looking for signs that things are getting better, life is normal, and doing what leaders do help everyone by doing better.  Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, stated, “Taco Bell is giving consumers a glimpse of the ‘better for you’ signs they are looking for by helping […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Al Franken, the former senator of Minnesota, shares how he got his start in comedy and discusses the state of play around our political ecosystem — including who might be in the running in 2024, the issues he believes Democrats and Republicans can compromise on, and the need to address systemic inequality. We also hear […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger today announced the expansion of its Simple Truth Recycling Program – offering customers a free and easy way to recycle flexible plastic packaging – to include all private brands, including Private Selection, Kroger Brand, Comforts, Luvsome, Abound, and more. The newly expanded Kroger Our Brands Recycling Program is the first program of its kind and advances […]
  1. Channel: Drug
Earlier this week Walgreens launched the No7 Beauty Company, a beauty business creating trusted, affordable beauty brands for every skin type, ethnicity, age, and texture. The new business launches with the Walgreens Boots portfolio of private brands, including No7, Liz Earle Beauty Company, Botanics, Soap & Glory, Sleek MakeUP, and YourGoodSkin. Placing its leading insights […]
  1. Department & Category
  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food had been driving customer migration in every sector of retail foodservice for the past 17 years.  Digital natives specifically Gen Z and Millennials can’t seem to put their phones down.  Ordering food on line is as natural to them as staying home for school.  It should […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Company Release – 4/22/2021 Program now enables customers to recycle nearly 2,500 products from America’s leading private-label brand portfolio from home CINCINNATI, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America’s largest grocer, today announced the expansion of its Simple Truth® Recycling Program – offering customers a free and easy way to recycle flexible plastic packaging – […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Foodservice Solutions® team of experienced, executive, experts have worked with, inspired, and developed grocerant niche meals and meal components with companies from Australia, Malaysia, Switzerland, France, England, Italy, Canada, and the United States as industry insiders and regular readers of this blog know. Global companies the ilk of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the parent company […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Success does leave clues.  Today, we have a guest blog by Jean-Philippe Nuel.  Like Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® Nuel believe that now is the time evolve not remain as we once were ‘back in the day’ aka 2019. Nuel believes that hotels need ‘to reinvent, revitalize and reposition’ […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
It’s often said ‘there’s never a dull moment in retail,’ and perhaps the saying has never rung more true than now. Ordinarily, in North America, March is about as dull as it gets in retail – after the holidays and Valentine’s Day, before Mother’s Day and ‘Dads & Grads.’  Not this year. The coronavirus (COVID-19) […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Who’s ready for the ultimate guide to Clubhouse App? I’ve been tasting and exploring the app for months now. Therefore, I’ve got a pretty good idea of what it is, so far. I know a lot of you have questions about the app although for some of you, the app isn’t available in your country. […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Who’s ready for the ultimate guide to Clubhouse App? I’ve been tasting and exploring the app for months now. Therefore, I’ve got a pretty good idea of what it is, so far. I know a lot of you have questions about the app although for some of you, the app isn’t available in your country. […]

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  1. Channel: Mass
Here’s the RetailWit’s top picks from yesterday: B&G Foods reports Q1 results (+12.4% sales, adjusted EBITDA +5.2%) and names former Mars exec Kenneth Keller as CEO. Sprout reports Q1 results (-9.4% ID sales). Bright spots for growth in the following month include smaller format stores, logistics, and targeting / digital capabilities. Ex-Barry Callebaut boss Antoine […]

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