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  1. Department: Beverage
This year’s 44 honorees create a tale of two c-stores: healthy products on one side and comforting, fun products on the other.
  1. Shopper & Customer
British consumers have global tastes – and the COVID-19 crisis appears to have further whetted their appetites for international products. The influential British magazine Retail Week has identified the desire for more adventurous flavours in food and drink as a critical trend for U.K. retail in 2021, enabling consumers unable to travel internationally to taste […]
  1. Data & Insights
What Are Product Attributes? Attributes are a unique combination of claims, certifications, nutrition facts, ingredients, allergens, brand positioning, and consumer ways of eating to deliver a complete view of the factors driving consumer decisions. SPINS Product Intelligence offers a variety of attribute types for products across the health and wellness market. Get to know more […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Own label products could be set for a boom in sales as inflation looms, according to a leading analyst. IRI (Information Resources Inc) says in one of its twice-yearly reports on demand signals for fast moving consumer goods (FMCGs) that forthcoming price increases might mean own label goods increase sales. But any own label boost […]
  1. Holiday & Events
*The following op-ed originally appeared in Morning Consult on October 20, 2021. This Halloween is going to be a blowout. Retailers are going strong on their Halloween sets with about 27 percent more seasonal items on display per store than in 2020. Consumers are planning to celebrate in a big way, including young parents – 93 percent […]
  1. Data & Insights
Ecommerce in Europe is preparing for the busiest time of the year: the holiday season. However, many businesses aren’t sure they’ll be ready for what the holiday season brings, reveals the Ecommerce Trend Report published by Packhelp.  Ecommerce businesses in Europe feel as though they could do more According to the data sourced by Packhelp, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Pandemic prompts love for own-label amongst European shoppers as price sensitivity rises, Pricer’s data reveals. Pandemic-fuelled price sensitivity is making European shoppers less loyal to brands, prompting shoppers to switch to own-brands rather than private-label products, the latest research from Pricer, the world’s most reliable provider of ESLs (Electronic Shelf Labels), reveals.  Original research of over […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“How do you take care of your customer after you actually have shipped a purchase? Does a customer need to make an exchange or make a return? We really think that loyalty is the most critical part of long-term customer lifetime value and that having a positive experience at every step of the post-purchase journey […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Point of purchase (POP) corrugate displays are a great way to boost your product’s visibility in-store, improve brand awareness and increase your sales. Using cardboard stands to display your products, you can ensure that your products are showcased in the best light possible, encouraging more interest in your offerings. Point of purchase cardboard displays are […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
If starting your own subscription box isn’t something you want to do, but you’re intrigued by the overall idea, there is an easier route you can take. As a brand owner, you are most likely consistently looking for ways to get your products in front of new customers and share your brand story with as […]
  1. Data & Insights
Make Your Products Stand Out with Retailers Using SPINS Product Hub The top highlight at Expo East was getting an up-close view of the latest innovative products that brands showcased and are poised to please natural shoppers. New items and updates to existing products gave us brand visibility into how manufacturers are adapting to emerging […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Brands are facing continued transportation and shipping costs pressures, with benchmarking data from CRC’s Traditional Retail Council suggesting it’s the top cost pressure for brands, above labor, commodities, packaging, and more. Retailers are feeling these same transportation and shipping cost pressures, which has resulted in more vendor drop ship requests or otherwise pulling back on […]
  1. Merchandising
Aldi is introducing a policy of selling food at 30% reduction if its packaging is damaged. All of the group’s 920 stores are making the markdowns on goods including rice, pasta, cereal and tinned goods in a bid to further reduce food waste. The reduction plans to give customers a chance for a bargain  as […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
If you’re an E-commerce business owner, you need to realize that returns are a necessary evil. And they stay evil and negatively impact your business only when you approach it as something that eats into profits and is a gateway to operational nightmare. So instead of begrudging returns, make it a means to earn customer loyalty and […]
  1. Channel: Mass
The Hill reports that Walmart has announced new sustainability goals, saying that it is committed to reducing its “use of new plastic by 15 percent by 2025 … The company said in a press release that it intends to achieve this goal by reducing the amount of plastic it uses overall in addition to using more recycled plastic. “The retail […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits in every sector of retail that it is offered according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  Regular readers of this of this blog understand the success many chain restaurants have found in the […]
  1. Department & Category
RETHINK Retail’s Solution Spotlight shines a light on industry vendors and what makes them distinct. This spotlight from Groceryshop 2021 is on Avery Dennison, a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, […]
  1. Merchandising
Snacking brand Strings & Things is bringing back its Halloween and Winter-themed packaging across its entire portfolio. The Halloween packaging is available now across its Cheeshapes, Cheestrings and Yollies packs and includes 18 new Cheeshapes designes, 16 Yollies motifs and 48 limited edition collectable Rare Scare Cheestrings characters. Rolling out from 2 November, the Winter-themed […]
  1. Merchandising
SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– #AB_818–Today Governor Newsom signed AB 818 by Assembly Member Richard Bloom into law, requiring all packaging for diaper wipes, cleaning wipes, and cosmetic wipes to display clear “Do Not Flush” warnings. The bill is the result of a three-year effort between representatives from wastewater and product stewardship groups and wipes manufacturers to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In-store success is often won at the shelf. For a shopper to choose your brand out of a sea of competitors, your products need to make it to the shelf, be displayed correctly, be re-stocked when needed, and many other crucial steps. That’s why it’s a no-brainer to focus your data collection efforts on the […]
  1. Data & Insights
As SPINS’ Marketing Data Analyst and Trade Show Insider, Scott covers the latest trends and insights within the Health and Wellness Industry.  After going virtual in 2020, Expo East returned to an in-person experience in Philadelphia this year. Even though we were all wearing masks and practicing safety precautions, it felt like old times. Brands […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Last year was the year of self-care. Due to COVID-related restrictions, many retail stores, spas, and beauty salons were shuttered, and we all were forced to take care of our beauty needs at home. We colored our own hair, did our own manis and pedis, and developed our own home spa regimens. We also turned […]
  1. Department: Food
Fatherson Bakery has launched a range of cakes for Halloween 2021. The range includes a 12-pack of Trick or Treat cupcakes on a platter (£7.50), a six-pack of chocolate Halloween Fairy Cakes (£3) and a £5.50 Toffee Apple Loaf cake. Each product is packaged in eco-friendly packaging which is 100% recycled and 100% recyclable. This […]
  1. Merchandising
Natasha’s Law, the latest legislation on food labelling to provide allergy information on packaging, comes into force tomorrow (1 October). The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is among those highlighting the new requirements for retailers. The new law is named after Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, a 15-year-old who died after suffering an allergic reaction to a baguette that […]
  1. Merchandising
PARK RIDGE, N.J. — PIM Brands Inc. is adding two flavors to its creamy Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks products mix, with the introduction of Welch’s Blueberry-Acai and Welch’s Mango-Peach Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks. “Along with the new flavors, Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks also rock a new and colorful eye popping look with stunning […]

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  1. RetailWit QuickWit
Kroger launches private targeted marketing platform. Big news coming from 84.51 / KPM. The platform allows clients to use their demand-side platform (DSP) of choice. Data is money, and Kroger has blown open the doors for extending first-party data beyond their walled garden—while maintaining (shopper) privacy and control.  Amazon gives third-party sellers access to more […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Solution enables brands to target relevant shoppers, optimize performance against actual retail sales The Kroger Co.’s retail media business, Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM) powered by 84.51°, has rolled out a new private programmatic advertising marketplace. The Kroger Private Marketplace enables agencies and brands to target consumers by applying Kroger audience data to programmatic campaigns on […]
  1. RetailWit QuickWit
Albertsons posts Q2 earnings beat. ID sales +1.5% (2 year stacked: 15.3%); digital sales +5% (2 year stacked: +248%). They announced a strong quarterly dividend of 20% and raised FY2021 outlook.  Gross profit margin decreased 28.6% (fuel, inflation, supply chain costs). Albertsons spoke to their transformation strategy and, specifically, called out modernizing their technical infrastructure […]