Dept. Refrigerated

  1. CPG: Food
Cadbury Dairy Milk is launching a marketing campaign this month. The campaign will aim to remind consumers of familiar occasions for eating the chocolate, as part of a wider investment into promoting the brand this year. The advertising effort will run for the next six weeks, aiming to reach 80% of adult consumers. Retailers are being […]
  1. Stores & Formats
  It seems to the team at Foodservice Solutions®that convenience stores are out marketing restaurants of late. Consider this, Kwik Trip Inc. is a-“mazing” consumers this fall with a Kwik Trip-themed corn maze. The maze opened Sept. 10, at Stevens Point, Wis.-based Feltz’s Dairy Store.  This year Feltz’s is welcoming customers to its annual corn […]
  1. Data & Insights
In 2021, Fresh Kitchen turned to PAR Technology to deploy a configurablepoint-of-sale system that could accommodate both cloud-based and on-premises ordering—and enable customers to complete their orders in under60 seconds. Part of the Ciccio Restaurant Group, Fresh Kitchen is a modern, fast-casualdining concept offering premium gluten-free, non-dairy, vegan-friendlybowls and homemade sauces, as well as pressed […]
  1. Department & Category
SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion’s efforts to reduce refrigerant emissions has earned the grocer the “Superior Goal Achievement” honor from the U.S. Environmental Agency’s GreenChill Program. Food Lion has taken many steps to reduce its refrigerant emissions from its more than 1,100 stores. By placing doors on refrigerated cases and monitors on key refrigerant devices […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Kroger Co. is bringing its grocery delivery service to Birmingham, Ala., another market where it operates no physical stores. The retailer on Friday announced the opening of a new “spoke” delivery facility that serves as an extension of its regional fulfillment center in Atlanta, bringing its Kroger Delivery service to customers in […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
NEW YORK  — With more than 2,000 exhibit booths, the PLMA event being held from Nov. 13 through Nov. 15 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Center in Chicago will be the largest convention for store brands in North America. “The exhibit hall will be filled with thousands of new products that will shape […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The bee and honey industry has been abuzz for almost two decades. In 2006 it was first reported that there were problems afoot with Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), through which adult honeybees were disappearing. Opinions are divided over what’s causing the decline in bee populations elsewhere, but it’s believed to be a combination of factors: […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
  At the intersection of robotics technology, restaurants, cloud computing, fresh fast food, and labor saving solutions is a new retail restaurant called Mezli.  According to Steven JohnsonGrocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “Mezli is ushering in a new platform for growth in both urban and rural locations.”.   A recent article about […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Groceries have always been a big part of any household’s budget – but the past year has been a test for many. Inflation rose to a 40-year high of 9.1% in June, driven by the ongoing war in Ukraine, labor shortages, supply chain disruption and pent-up demand following Covid. By July, food-at-home prices were 10.9% […]
  1. Department & Category
Misfits Market, which describes itself as an “online grocery platform driven by accessibility, affordability, and sustainability,” said yesterday that it is acquiring online grocer Imperfect Foods, which is described as being “at the forefront of eliminating food waste and building a better food system.” Terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to the announcement, […]
  1. CPG: Food
Shipping containers are some of the most useful multipurpose containers for numerous commercial industries. They’ve expanded past their primary use as storage units and cargo shipment vessels. For retail businesses, shipping containers have become essential assets to get around the high costs of operating a traditional store.   Thus, as retail spaces become more limited, these […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Ocado has opened its third site in London for its electric last-mile delivery service owned by Ocado Retail, Zoom. Zoom vehicles are a mix of electric refrigerated vans and pedal-powered… The post Ocado opens its third Zoom site for electric last-mile deliveries in London appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. is accepting submissions from suppliers of local brands ahead of the retailer’s next “Best of Local Brands” summit” in November. The summit consists of 20-minute virtual interviews with selected suppliers and will take place November 2 through November 4. Submissions are made online through RangeMe, the online product […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Operational efficiencies be dammed, price matters. The old formula for the price, value, service equilibrium was: Price + Quality + Service + Portability = Value.  That formula has evolved with Gen Z and Millennials today.  Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® has once again retooled, reevaluated, calculated then evolved the formula and here is the new formula:  Price + Quality […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Two for the price of one? Who can resist? Consumers in England and Wales will soon be forced to resist, at least to some degree, with new legislation around food merchandising, starting in the coming months. The new rules will affect foods high in fat, salt, or sugar (HFSS) and are designed to thrust them […]
  1. CPG: Food
In this environment, the biggest opportunity for innovation in the dairy market is to formulate products for consumers who purchase both dairy and dairy-alternative products, according to a dairy flavors and ingredients report from market research firm Mintel.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
CINCINNATI — Kroger continues to extend its grocery delivery network rapidly, most recently via the openings of a new “spoke” in Louisville, Ky., and a customer fulfillment center (CFC) in Dallas. Kroger describes the 50,000-square-foot spoke as “a last-mile, cross-dock” operation that features technology from U.K.-based partner Ocado Group PLC. The spoke allows Kroger to […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. chief executive officer Todd Vasos plans to step down from his position effective November 1. He will be succeeded by Jeff Owen, who has served as Dollar General’s chief operating officer since 2019. As part of the leadership transition, Vasos is expected to serve in a senior advisory position, […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
We just wrapped up our first RangeMe Deal Days: Summer Savings which took place August 1-5! During the week-long search, discovery, and purchasing event, buyers were able to take advantage of exclusive discounts set by suppliers and make purchases directly through RangeMe. Plus, we hosted several free webinars and business workshops led by industry experts […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In recent years, restaurant owners and operators have experienced significant changes in consumer behavior. Today, the average consumer is a health-conscious and tech-savvy guest who is no longer swayed by generic discounts and basic quick service meals. By Brandon Solnit – PAR Technology The summer of 2022 saw restaurants adapting and implementing successful trends to […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In 2013, Pharrell Williams had a huge hit song called Happy. That song played everywhere. Happiness was all around us. Now, it appears as if we really need to be happy. Having been released from our Covid confinements, we are looking for ways to get happy again. Type in “happiness” for the last month on […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
Bolthouse Farms, Bakersfield, Calif., has closed its acquisition of Evolution Fresh from Starbucks, Seattle. The acquisition includes the brand, business, and employees supporting Evolution Fresh. By uniting the two powerhouse brands, Bolthouse Farms looks to further accelerate the company’s leadership within the premium juice and refrigerated beverage categories in retail, it says.
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced on Friday that Marty Esarte will join the company at the end of August as group vice president of Owned Brands, leading the company’s private label strategy. With over 20 years in retail and CPG leader with experience at Clorox Company, Conagra, and Walmart, Esarte is a results-oriented leader with […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
FMI—The Food Industry Association is out with its inaugural Power of Plant-based Foods and Beverages 2022 report, which it describes as being “the first-ever comprehensive review of the plant-based topic broadly, addressing naturally plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains and alternatives to traditional animal-derived items.” One conclusion:  “Nearly half (42%) of […]

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  1. Channel: Club
  2. Corporate Strategy
  3. Owned Brands (Private Label)
CFO Richard Galanti says customers not trading down to private label Costco Wholesale has followed up one strong fiscal year with another. The Issaquah, Wash.-based warehouse club chain posted double-digit net and comparable sales growth for its fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full year, while topping Wall Street’s consensus earnings-per-share forecast for both periods. Related: Costco […]
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RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures whose funding rounds have been making headlines, including Swiftly, Ryft, Instant Commerce, and 1MRobotics. 1. Ryft Ryft, a PSD2 compliant payments system firm, has raised a seed round, led by SFC Capital. Additional investors include the ex-founder of Shutterstock and the founder of LoveFilm. This brings Ryft’s total […]
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  2. Channel: Mass
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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 […]