Articles about Nestle

  1. CPG: Food
Nestlé Cereals is launching its first ever Nesquik media campaign to support its cereal portfolio. The new campaign launched in February and promotes Nesquik’s non-HFSS cereal portfolio – Nesquik Chocolate, Nesquik Mix and Nesquik Choco Waves – highlighting Nesquik’s nutritional attributes, whole grains, B vitamins,… This story continues at Nestlé Cereals launches first Nesquik UK […]
  1. CPG: Food
After a successful run last year, the bar will hit all stores nationwide in February. “We are thrilled to unveil these new flavours in our KitKat range,” said assistant brand manager for KitKat, Torin Zieboll, “We know KitKat enthusiasts nationwide look forward to exciting new… This story continues at KitKat Chunky White and Lotus Biscoff […]
  1. CPG: Food
Nestlé Confectionery has launched the new Aero choco-hazelnut flavour sharing bar. “We can’t wait to share the heavenly combination of Aero and hazelnut”, said assistant brand manager for Aero Michael Kehoe, “Aero’s iconic light and airy chocolate bubbles have been loved worldwide for decades, and… This story continues at Aero presents choco-hazelnut flavour Or just […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Pet supplies saw immense growth in 2023, with GMV among top retailers up 16% vs 2022. Generalists Amazon and Walmart contributed largely to the category’s growth, growing their market share at the expense of pet supply pure players, Petco and Chewy. Amazon saw the largest market share gains in the category, up +2.2 pp, while […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food, the leading greater Washington, D.C., regional grocery chain, announces the grand opening of a new Maryland store located at 5320 Zenith Overlook in Bethesda. Doors officially open at 6 a.m. on Friday, January 26. The opening brings a new pharmacy to the Bethesda community along with amenities, including full-service meat and seafood departments, an expanded gourmet cheese selection, expansive […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Yesterday we had a piece about how how ESG (environmental, social and governance) and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) have lost their luster with many companies. One MNB reader responded: First of all, I appreciate your nuanced position on ESG and DEI, which is in keeping with your ability to see all sides of any […]
  1. CPG: Food
Microsoft evidently envisions Copilot, the umbrella brand for its portfolio of AI-powered, content-generating technologies, becoming a significant future revenue line-item. And that’s perhaps not far off base; according to the company, more than 40% of the Fortune 100 participated in its Copilot early access program. But given the enormous cost of running GenAI models in […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The Atlantic – which is fast becoming one of my favorite reads – has a story about how “plant-based” has become a description that has lost all meaning. An excerpt: “The ‘plant-based’ label lives on in virtually every food product imaginable: instant ramen, boxed mac and cheese, Kraft singles, KitKat bars, even queso. You can […]
  1. Data & Insights
It was announced this morning that Relationshop-owned and Mercatus Technologies have finalized a merger. Here’s how the announcement was framed: “The newly merged company will be called Mercatus, a testament to the equity the eCommerce brand has achieved in the grocery sector, and will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Relationshop Inc. “The […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Felix B. Chang, a Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and Visiting Professor at Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law who specializes in antitrust, has a piece in the Yale Journal on Regulation in which he makes an argument that Kroger should not be allowed to complete its proposed $24.6 billion […]
  1. Department: Food
  Regular readers of this blog know that Winsight grocery magazine is being rolled into Supermarket News.  Last week Russell Redman wrote another very good article for about grocery stores that are offering mix and match bundled grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat meal deals that save the consumer both time and money.  According to Steven […]
  1. Department: HBC
Lots or response to yesterday’s FaceTime, in which I went to McDonald’s to road test the supposedly new-and-improved burgers that have been seven years in the making. MNB reader Barbara Watters wrote: Love the morning FaceTimes.  Your McDonald’s segment had me remembering my recent Big Mac a few weeks ago.  Blah and bleg.  The flavor […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
One of the benefits of being a RangeMe Starter or Premium subscriber is that you can participate in retailer sourcing campaigns, increasing your chances of getting your products discovered. This is just what Gianna Malatrasi, Co-Founder & CEO of The Panza did. The brand was one of 12 selected by Madeleine Yastrow, Owner of Maddie’s […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  The fast-food sector drive-thru has set a standard for service or perceive fast, friendly, convenient service that consumers like. According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “elevating customer service in the minds-eye of the consumer that is equal too or better than the ‘drive-thru’ should be the goal of […]
  1. Department & Category
​ ​ In this article NES.N-CH Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Wonder Group has bought rights to make dishes from popular restaurants and celebrity chefs, such as Bobby Flay and José Andrés. It’s also developed high-tech kitchen equipment to speed up and simplify cooking. Wonder Group Food-delivery company Wonder Group has gotten a cash infusion […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Amid an unsteady economy, there have been concerns that consumers will reduce their spending on indulgences, yet the dessert industry remains stable in growth. Nevertheless, Americans are changing their dessert consumption behaviors. In this article, we’ll explore how consumers are contending with healthy versus indulgent dessert perceptions, the influence of plant-based innovation in sweet treats, […]
  1. Department & Category
    [[“value”:” Whole Foods Market is on the verge of opening a new 45,791-square-foot store in Kansas in the city of Overland Park. The store, which opens Nov. 15., will be a relocation of an existing store in the area which has been open since 2007. Related: Whole Foods forecasts top 10 food trends […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
IN BRIEF: Maddie’s Market, an independent gourmet foods retailer in Highland Park, Ill., sought new pantry items for its assortment that were not available at local chains The retailer worked with RangeMe on a sourcing campaign that delivered product submissions from 320 qualified brands across several categories Owner Maddie Yastrow selected more than a dozen […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
    [[“value”:” Hybrid purchasing groceries is not just a trend, it’s a new way of life. According to a recent PYMNTS study titled “Changes in grocery shopping habits and perceptions”, more are shopping for food both online and at the physical store (hybrid), especially Millennials and Gen Zers. As they grow older, the lean […]
  1. Holiday & Events
BATAVIA, Ill. — Aldi is ringing in the season with the introduction of over 350 festive food offerings – from gourmet cheeses and charcuterie to snacks, wine and beyond – rolling out through the rest of the year. The Aldi holiday food selection is larger than ever before, including over 70 new items with the majority […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
  The ongoing uptick in foods that are better for you and provide you an incremental benefit are still driving the growth in the Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared grocerant niche according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  If you are planning a new menu, want to introduce a new […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Whole Foods is out with its ninth annual prediction of next year’s 10 most likely food trends – “the coolest cuisine we can look forward to in 2024,” as Food & Wine puts it. They are, according to the Whole Foods Market’s Trends Council: •  Put the “Plant” Back in “Plant-Based.”  The OGs of plant-based […]
  1. Stores & Formats
  The old adage ‘time is money’ once again is the foundation block help drive growth and success and Farm Stores.  Now according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “Farm Stores is one of the few convenience stores focusing on harassing consumers overwhelming adoption of a drive-thru.  That should prove […]
  1. Department: Food
  Grocery stores are having a bad time stocking the shelves with products legacy food manufactures want them to sell.  Grocery stores the ilk of Kroger and Publix like the slotting fees legacy food manufactures pay.  In fact, according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “slotting fees” are the as […]
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When Valentine’s Day approaches, the world’s craving for fresh roses reaches its peak. Swissport, a leader in the global logistics arena, orchestrates the movement of over 9,000 tons of these love tokens through its acclaimed Flower Corridor, spanning from the Kenyan highlands to Europe.
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ZAANDAM, The Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize reported solid results for its fourth quarter and 2023 fiscal year, with full-year sales and earnings per share in line with expectations. Fourth quarter net sales were €23.0 billion ($24.65 billion), up 1.9% at constant exchange rates and down 1.4% at actual exchange rates. Comparable sales, excluding gas, increased […]
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The Wall Street Journal reports that “Walmart is shopping in the TV aisle to help grow its advertising business.  The retail giant is in talks to buy smart television-manufacturer Vizio for more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the situation. The move would give Walmart more places where it can sell ads and pitch […]
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We just launched the YipitData Consumer Spend Index (YCSI),  a measure of overall and category-level non-seasonally adjusted US retail sales as observed in a large transaction panel.  In January, YCSI showed consumer spending Y/Y growth (ex-gas stations) decelerated slightly from December. Y/Y growth in core retail sales was relatively stable over this period. YCSI saw […]