Dept. Natural / Organic

  1. International
Full Year Highlights Net revenues for the full year increased +9.7% driven by Organic Net Revenue1 growth of +12.3% with underlying Volume/Mix of +2.7%. For the fourth quarter, Net revenues increased +13.5% driven by Organic Net Revenue1 growth of +15.4% with underlying Volume/Mix of +1.6% Diluted EPS was $1.96, down 35.5%; Adjusted EPS1 was $2.95, up +11.9% on […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
A recent consumer survey found that 76 percent of respondents would stop doing business with a company after just one bad experience. Reasons include high prices, rude agents, long hold times, and too many transfers. A bad bot experience can just as quickly upset a customer. Even when a chatbot clearly states it’s a chatbot, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Fragmented audiences create a unique challenge for brands and retailers Product innovation is one of the most exciting aspects of the health and wellness industry—and it can also be one of the most overwhelming. Within one year, SPINS channels tracked 71,000 new brands, with 65% of them specifically within the health and wellness space. This […]
  1. Department: Food
The grocery distributor and retailer has added more than 40 fruits and vegetables to the organic line, including apples, sweet potatoes, broccoli and tomatoes, as it looks to strengthen its own brands portfolio.         
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The e-commerce industry is heading into a year of rapid change and potential uncertainty, as labor and capacity issues could intensify or ease, carrier and rail strike concerns could reemerge, and fuel prices and shipping surcharges might be a crapshoot. Plus, ever-evolving technologies, strategies and innovations make keeping up with customers’ expectations increasingly difficult. However, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
NEW YORK — A paradox at the heart of the retailing business was brought to light during the first keynote session at NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show. John Furner, president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S., addressed the constancy of change in the industry during his opening remarks at Javits Center and, in a […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
NEW YORK — Rodney McMullen, chairman and chief executive officer of Kroger Co., shared insights into the supermarket retailer’s purpose of “feeding the human spirit” in a marquee session at the NRF Big Show earlier this month. “At Kroger, we succeed by giving a great experience to the customer, investing in associates and making an […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Bioprinting is a promising technology that offers hope to patients on the notoriously lengthy waiting lists for organ donation. Not unlike additive manufacturing, bioprinting involves 3D printing technology but instead uses organic material. The aim is to imitate natural tissue for a range of applications, including drug discovery, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.
  1. Department: Food
“Organic fresh produce sales grew by 3 percent in 2022, while volume declined by –3.7 percent, as total sales topped $9.4 billion for the year,” according to the 2022 Organic Produce Performance Report released today by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners. “Total fresh produce sales gained 7.3 percent in dollars for the year but […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – During the final quarter of 2022, even as the U.S. grappled with a “tripledemic” of flu, RSV and COVID-19, unit sales of vitamins and health supplements declined over the prior year while average unit prices rose, according to shopper intelligence leader Catalina. A clear exception was Herbal Immune Supplements, unit sales of […]
  1. Department: HBC
MIAMI — Megalabs USA is bringing Prospan, the global leader selling natural ivy leaf cough remedy, to the United States. Through Megalabs’ exclusive, long-standing partnership with Prospan manufacturer Engelhard, the globally popular herbal cough remedy, will be available midyear 2023 at major American retail outlets in Puerto Rico, including CVS and Walgreens as well as […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Plus: How luxury developers are courting influencers without spending a dime. Anthropomorphic M&Ms have been one of the weirdest flashpoints of the culture wars. But indeed, that’s what’s happened, with the female (do candies actually have genders?) sweets in particular drawing ire over their choice of footwear from conservative commentators. Now, M&Ms says it is […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
​Understanding the value your customers bring and how you can maximize it is crucial, especially when there’s an impending recession. When the economy suffers, customer lifetime value (CLV), or the long-term revenue that customers create, can take a huge hit. Consumers are more cautious and they’re likely to shop around in search of alternative or […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced new “organic” guidelines that are designed “to close loopholes” that permitted ingredients that did not meet the criteria for “certified organic” to get into the organic supply chain. The Washington Post reports that “the USDA has a strict definition of ‘certified organic,’ allowing the label to be […]
  1. Data & Insights
Making strategic adjustments around your eCommerce operations and marketing need to reflect trends both within your own data, along with the market at large. When it comes to that wider view, shopping data detailing online consumer behavior and changes in competitor tactics from 2022 gives you the most actionable clues about how to optimize your […]
  1. Department: Beverage
  Bojangles new brand messaging with a real kick! In an effort to drive brand awareness, brand relevance, and internet buzz all with edifying the Bojanglesbrand with some new electricity, according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. So, that’s why Bojangles and Appalachian Mountain Brewery (AMB) have partnered to brew […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon is ending its long-running charitable giving program AmazonSmile, saying that after a decade in operation it has not created “the impact that we had originally hoped.” Instead, the company said it plans to pursue and invest in “other areas where we’ve seen we can make meaningful change.” The news was announced to Amazon customers […]
  1. Data & Insights
The dashboard makes it possible to accurately monitor various information relating to the objectives set and the health of the company. This monitoring is organised around key indicators (also called KPIs), which are collected and listed. However, when you become an e-commerce seller, it can be complicated to develop a relevant and efficient dashboard. To […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
Business Insider reports that Whole Foods’ new CEO Jason Buechel, wants to triple the number of stores that the retailer opens each year, to roughly 30. Buechel also says that “Whole Foods is looking at new store formats, including ‘new ways that we can serve customers’ with new store sizes and shapes. ‘I can’t share […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
If you plan to open a retail store in the USA, you must take some time off your busy schedule. Plan your shift to the US with the correct visa and documentation. For business purposes, the EB5 visa is ideal. It’s also called the Investor Green Card Program. With this visa, you can set up […]
  1. Media & Marketing
As of January 2023, Yeo Valley Organic 350g and 450g tubs of yogurt will no longer be sold with single-use plastic lids.  Instead, reusable lids will be available via the company’s online loyalty scheme by exchanging ‘Yeokens’. In the build-up to the change, products featured a message telling consumers that the old clip-lids were going […]
  1. Department & Category
Responding to last week’s In Conversation piece with David Friedler, president and managing partner of Simpactful, about the current state of vendor fees and deductions, one MNB reader wrote: Congratulations for having this conversation about vendor fees and deductions.  Over the years, I felt that you were ALWAYS siding with the trade because you never […]
  1. Department & Category
The global market for biogas upgrading is geared toward rapid expansion. Driven primarily by the growing demand for renewable and low-carbon fuels, upgraded biogas represents an increasingly promising alternative to natural gas. Due to climbing demand, BCC Research has predicted that the market for biogas upgrading will grow by a CAGR of 21.1% over the […]
  1. Department: Food
Fruittella is expanding into the jellies market with its newest innovation – Fruittella Curiosities. Available now, Curiosities have a recommended retail price of £1.50 per 110g bag. The HFSS-compliant sweets are made with 30% less sugar, real fruit juice and natural colourings and flavours. Curiosities come in two contrasting themed packs: By the Sea, which carries […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The e-commerce user experience (UX) is more important than ever for retailers. Consumers are looking for convenient, personalized shopping experiences, from online to in-store and everything in between. While there has been significant progress in improving e-commerce UX in recent years, advancements focused on efficiency have had the most impact. As we begin 2023, three […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Home Depot has released a new short documentary entitled “Hope Builds,” which details the impact of three major natural disasters – Hurricane Andrew in 1992, a tornado that tore through Joplin, Missouri in 2011, and a California wildfire in 2018 – on communities, and how the retailer enabled both disaster preparedness and recovery efforts. KC’s […]

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Full Year Highlights Net revenues for the full year increased +9.7% driven by Organic Net Revenue1 growth of +12.3% with underlying Volume/Mix of +2.7%. For the fourth quarter, Net revenues increased +13.5% driven by Organic Net Revenue1 growth of +15.4% with underlying Volume/Mix of +1.6% Diluted EPS was $1.96, down 35.5%; Adjusted EPS1 was $2.95, up +11.9% on […]
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KEY POINTS “We are just at the dawn of the robotics age. And I would say artificial intelligence and battery technology are all a part of that movement as well,” Cathie Wood said. Amazon had more than 1.6 million workers at the end of 2021, according to its most recent annual report. Wood’s Ark Innovation […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
  2. Department & Category
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  4. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  5. International
  6. Stores & Formats
Aldi is rolling out its partnership with the world’s largest surplus food platform, Too Good To Go, across all of its 990 UK stores. Following a successful trial last year, Aldi is now offering surplus food bags available nationwide, in a bid to tackle food waste while also offering even lower prices to customers. The […]
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  2. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
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H-E-B, Costco Best Navigate The 2020 – 2022 Pandemic Grocery Market Upheaval, Bumping Amazon From Its Top Ranking Customers emerged from 2020 – 2022 placing more importance than ever on finding the right balance of savings and quality while placing less importance on saving time. Pandemic surge in retailer digital capabilities and consumer digital adoption […]
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Charted: U.S. Egg Prices Double in 2022 Eggs are a staple food for many countries around the world, and the U.S. is no exception. Americans eat between 250‒280 eggs a year on average. Eggs are also easy to cook, protein-dense and supply many daily vitamins needed for healthy living, making them a popular meal or […]

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