1. Department: Beverage
Lots of reaction to yesterday’s”What’s wrong with America” FaceTime video.  One MNB reader wrote: You are right, people don’t care anymore; there is almost a pathetic pride in doing whatever pleases you and that SUV is a perfect example. That guy could care less or maybe it’s some spoiled kid who would go home and […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  You have to like the fact that Chick-fil-A is continuing its tradition of expanding it brand with grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food elevating its customer focus to the dinner table according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. When Chick-fil-Aannounced it began selling four of its most […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
ChaseDesign just finished our annual study of 1,000 shoppers to see what the latest insights are around online grocery shopping, specifically focused on which delivery methods are winning out pre, during and now post-COVID times. For starters, we do see a trend that online grocery shopping has become an important part of a shopper’s repertoire. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
For the first time since 1969, the White House convened a conference on hunger, nutrition and health. The meeting, which late last month brought together government officials and leaders from the business, civic, philanthropic and academic sectors, was intended to put the country on course to achieve two of President Biden’s major objectives — ending […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
NEW YORK — Food retailers and suppliers are making ambitious commitments to help reduce hunger and stem chronic diet-related health conditions, according to FMI — The Food Industry Association, which announced the commitments September 28 following the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, an event intended to galvanize action by anti-hunger and nutrition […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Incontinence, better known as a loss of bladder control, affects approximately 13 million Americans – 85% of whom are women. As a practicing physical therapist since 1977, Faye Pryor commonly encountered the consequences of this problem while treating patients with fall-related injuries. While assisting a patient with a bedpan, major spillage occurred on her clothes […]
  1. Department: Food
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In its latest innovation to provide a shopping solution for every customer, Meijer has introduced a new brick-and-mortar store concept – called Meijer Grocery – that will provide convenience for customers who are looking for a simplified shopping experience, while providing communities easier access to fresher foods. The first two Meijer Grocery stores will […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Terri Nguyen first learned the concept of entrepreneurship through her father, who found financial success exporting automotive parts internationally. However, when Nguyen was just 15 years old, the South Vietnamese forces collapsed under the rapid advancement of the North Vietnamese. This caused a significant rift in her life and millions of others. When the North […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Coborn’s, the Minnesota-based supermarket chain, announced yesterday that its CEO-chairman, Chris Coborn, “has joined the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion coalition. The organization is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to drive measurable action and meaningful change in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. “In signing this commitment, Coborn’s, Inc. joins a partnership […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
The Us Weekly brand is bringing its celebrity lens on culture, content and commerce to local grocery beauty aisles with a new program featuring the latest in celebrity-inspired trends, brands and products. Merchandised as floor displays or endcaps, thousands of Us Weekly Now Trending fixtures have been added to Kroger banners, Albertsons banners, Meijer stores and Food Lion locations. […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer earned the title of Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion from the Disability Equality Index (DEI) for the sixth year in a row, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to championing a culture of dignity and respect for its team members. The DEI is a unique, joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Meijer achieved Gold-level status as a Veteran-Friendly Employer (VFE) from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA), the company said Wednesday. The retailer was recognized for its commitment to hiring, retaining and supporting military veterans. Meijer is the first retailer to earn the MVAA’s prestigious Gold-level honor as a VFE and is only […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Midwestern grocery retailer Meijer Inc. on Monday announced its involvement in a wind energy center that contributes to its renewable energy portfolio and marks a significant move toward meeting its carbon reduction goal. The announcement came just six months after Meijer announced its goal of reducing 50% of its absolute carbon […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Grove Collaborative is further boosting the omnichannel presence of Grove Co., its flagship homecare brand, by launching products at Kohl’s, Giant Eagle and Meijer. Additionally, the sustainability-focused retailer has more than doubled the product assortment available at Target since its launch in 2021, with a broader selection of scents, room spray concentrates, reusable dish cloths […]
  1. Media & Marketing
PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. — In conjunction with the recent launch of MPG’s first-ever Diverse Supplier Development Program, which is designed to provide pro-bono support for selected diverse suppliers and entrepreneurs as they prepare to engage and sell their products in digital and traditional retail channels, MPG has confirmed their 12 Finalists, who will compete in […]
  1. Channel: Mass
In one of the most exciting Meijer LPGA Classics yet, Jennifer Kupcho claimed the title of Champion and the event surpassed its increased fundraising goal to garner $1.25 million to feed families in need. BELMONT, Mich. — In one of the most exciting Meijer LPGA Classics yet, Jennifer Kupcho claimed the title of Champion and […]

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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
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SMI Core data captures the actual spend data from the SMI Pool partners of major holding companies and large independent agencies, representing up to 95% of all US national brand ad spending, to provide a complete monthly view of the SMI Pool market size, investment share and category performance. Core Data delivers detailed ad intelligence across all media […]
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CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]