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. Data & Insights
Charts are the language of business, used every day at all levels to convey information. But too often, they’re an incomprehensible mashup of pies, bars, gauges, dots and lines that leaves the reader no more informed about the topic at hand. The good news is it’s almost certainly not your fault — it’s the charts […]
  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. CPG: Food
Mondelēz International has announced that its Cadbury Dairy Milk and Cadbury Mini Snowballs 110g sharing bars, which are made in Bournville and sold in the UK and Ireland, are now wrapped in packaging with 30% recycled plastic. The company has started to roll out the packaging innovation on more than 28 million sharing bars. This […]
  1. Department: Food
Lincolnshire based manufacturing company, Jakemans has been creating menthol confectionery for over 100 years. Ahead of what is expected to be a bumper sales season for the category, Jakemans is revealing a packaging refresh. Remaining true to the heritage of the brand, the new branding will retain its traditional styling and bold colours but will […]
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  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. CPG: Food
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 […]
  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. Channel: Specialty & Other
Are you a small consumer electronics product brand who’s trying to figure out how to sell to Best Buy? If so, you are not alone. Best Buy is the largest brick-and-mortar retailer in the US for consumer electronics, which is why thousands of brands attempt to get their products in the company’s stores every year. In […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Custom made paper is one of the most incredible marketing tools, no question about it. Regardless of what kind of industry you are in, custom paper products can help your company stand out from the crowd. For purposes like printing, die-cutting, packaging, or even promotions, there are various ways custom paper can benefit your business. […]
  1. Department: HBC
Cannabis is in growth mode: the industry posted sales between $24.5 and $27 billion in 2021 and reached an estimated 11,800 retailers in 2022, according to data from the MJBiz Factbook. A Gallup poll found that 68% of Americans believe marijuana should be legal and 16% of adults aged 26 and over used cannabis in […]
  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. Merchandising
Could sheep wool be the solution to excessive plastic packaging? It is no secret that the global ecommerce industry generates an enormous amount of plastic packaging waste. Some 55 billion… The post Ewe herd it here first: How Woola is disrupting online retail with sheep wool appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
ARLINGTON, Va. – FMI—The Food Industry Association released on Thursday its second installment of 2022 Power of Private Brands, which surveys food retailers and manufacturers about their private brands growth strategies. Retailers report having strong goals over the next two years for their private brand portfolio, with a current average dollar share of 18.2% and an ambitious […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Wall Street Journal put it this way: “Amazon’s fall hardware event is often where it unveils oddball products such as the Alexa microwave and sticky note printer. This year, the e-commerce giant stuck mainly to more practical devices: a large Kindle e-reader with note-taking capabilities, a sleep-tracking bedside alarm clock and Echo speakers that […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In a first within the frozen category, Aunt Bessie’s has introduced NaviLens technology to the packaging of two of its biggest selling SKUs, as it partners with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to support visually impaired shoppers. Initially appearing on Aunt Bessie’s 10 Glorious Golden Yorkshires (190g) and Crispy & Fluffy Roasties […]
  1. CPG: Beverage
Coca-Cola Great Britain in partnership with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) GB, is extending the roll out of its attached caps to 500ml plastic bottles, as part of a packaging development across its entire portfolio which will help improve recycling rates and prevent waste. The new design enables the cap to stay connected to the bottle […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Sales of chocolate and candy projected to increase 5%, according to NCA WASHINGTON – Spooky, ooky, creepy and crawly? It must be Halloween – and this year, 93% of Americans intend to celebrate in a big way with plans to enjoy their favorite chocolate and candy treats, according to a recent survey from the National […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As food prices rise, many consumers are eating at home more often, offering premium consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands the chance to attract new customers. Even as many shoppers trade down, opting for less expensive grocery products, premium CPG brands somewhat counterintuitively have a unique opportunity to woo cost-conscious consumers. Daniel Doll, CEO of direct-to-consumer […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Keeping your warehouse operations in-house or outsourcing them to a third-party logistics (3PL) company? Each option has its benefits and disadvantages. In internal fulfillment, the business handles the complete process of storing, packing and shipping. The company must have a warehouse to keep its inventory, and a logistics team to manage the goods for storing, […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
With 2 million third-party sellers accounting for more than half of its retail revenue, Amazon’s relationship with the businesses that sell on its platform has become essential to its success. As those sellers have become more successful though, they have also become more powerful …and more demanding. Many are no longer content to exist solely […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Axios reports that “Walmart+ members in some U.S. markets will be able to schedule to have returns picked up from their doorsteps starting the first week in October … ‘Return Pickup from Home’ is scheduled by app.” Walmart says that “members won’t need to provide a box or a label – simply hand off the […]
  1. Data & Insights
The holiday season encompasses the next three months in the form of Halloween by the end of next month to Christmas and New Year by the end of the year. But the most important or ‘peak’ holiday season lies between the two (in November this time) in the form of Black Friday and Cyber Monday […]
  1. Merchandising
Aldi is rolling out recycling bins for soft plastics across almost all its UK stores, with a view to helping customers recycle tonnes of problem materials a year. Following the success of the trial last year, the move now means that customers can return all types of clean, soft plastic packaging – including crisp packets, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands and retailers strive to strengthen their relationship with the consumer, particularly in a retail climate increasingly affected by inflation and supply chain issues, there are two converging trends to consider — enriching the omnichannel shopping experience and meeting specific consumer need states in new ways.  These aren’t new trends, but […]
  1. Department: Food
AUSTIN, Texas — Lafe’s Natural BodyCare has launched a new 100% plastic-free plant-based stick deodorant. The collection is available in Citrus + Bergamot, Lavender + Aloe, Cedar + Lime, Rose + Coriander and is packaged in paper barrels. “Sustainability has always been synonymous with Lafe’s,” said founder Lafe Larson. “During our 27-year history we’ve been […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Supply chains and logistics have seen seismic shifts forward in recent years. In 2020 alone, companies fast-tracked the digital transformation of their internal operations — and their customer and supply chain interactions — by three years to four years. The digitization of third-party logistics (3PL) providers began in the mid-90s, but the pandemic fueled progress […]
  1. Media & Marketing
It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! September 15 to October 15 is a time to honor the history and contributions of Hispanic cultures to American business. While this is a great time to celebrate the significance, we recommend supporting Latino-owned brands all year long—just as we do with LGBTQ-, POC-, and AAPI-owned businesses. Observation of Hispanic heritage […]

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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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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 […]