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  1. CPG: Food
From USA Today: A nationwide recall of products containing cheese with a risk for listeria contamination continues to grow larger with salad kits and taco kits sold at stores including Albertsons, Costco, Walmart, and WinCo being removed from shelves. “Rizo-López Foods of Modesto, California, on Feb. 5 recalled dozens of dairy products including Queso Fresco and Cotija Cheese, because […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Applewood Vegan is being relaunched with a few tweaks to its original recipe so it looks and taste more like dairy cheese. The team at Applewood Vegan have taken the original recipe and made it more like “dairy cheese” like with a creamier taste and… This story continues at Applewood Vegan relaunches with improved recipe […]
  1. Department & Category
  Rutter’s excels a quantifying and qualifying additional food retail segment opportunities, new menu product segments, brand and menu marketing integration strategy that edifies its relationship with consumers according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Now Rutter’s is helping football fans get ready for the Super Bowl by bringing back […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Dallas Morning News reports that Kroger believes it has “come up with a way to successfully bring online grocery shopping to neighborhoods in southern Dallas’ that are considered food deserts … Kroger is waiving fees and tipping at three delivery destinations within walking distance of neighborhoods in southern Dallas, starting Tuesday at the South […]
  1. Department & Category
  Today, the Team at Foodservice Solutions® has a coveted food focused leadership role in social media as well will well over 350,000+ followers on LinkedIn alone. While Technomic founder, Ron Paul, was a mentor to Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru®, he was also the inspiration for much of what Johnson has accomplished making Foodservice Solutions®, […]
  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
Historically, the dairy industry in the United States has been one of the strongest in the world. With 91% of American consumers regularly drinking some form of milk. There have been considerable innovation and consumption alterations in the past few years – most notably due to the advent of plant-based milk options. With more options […]
  1. CPG: Food
In 2024 Cadbury will celebrate its 200th year and throughout the year, the brand will be engaging in a multitude of activities, promotions, and celebrations to mark the landmark anniversary. Limited edition 180g Limited Edition Cadbury Dairy Milk Bars, as well as 95g PMP packs… This story continues at Cadbury celebrates 200 years Or just […]
  1. Department & Category
 ​​[[“value”:” The scope of environmental responsibility in the dairy industry includes developing innovations that support multiple initiatives, including reducing food waste and promoting recycling. “]] 
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
 ​​[[“value”:” Online food retail sales, which include instore pickup, curbside delivery, and at-home delivery, reached $76 billion in 2022. Euromonitor International predicts online grocery will be the largest source of growth for food in the US in the future. “]] 
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including electric powered deliveries in South London, autonomous micro stores in Belgium, and, in Croatia, digital tools that use data to improve margins, streamline the supply chain and enable better, faster decisions on where to build […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Carrefour Belgium has this week opened its smallest store in Belgium, measuring just 18 sqm. Carrefour BuyBye is located at the retailer’s Belgian headquarters in Zaventem (near Brussels). The autonomous store consists of a series of refrigerated vending machines where customers can purchase lunch, snacks, cold drinks and fruit. Shoppers need to download the Carrefour […]
  1. Department: Food
  Restaurants have been stubbing their toes as they raise prices to the point that consumers stopped buying the items they liked and started exploring new points of fresh food distribution according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Did you know that grocery store prices were up slightly in the […]
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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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Here’s today’s news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Sky Bridges Standalone walled gardens are transforming into an interconnected network of fortresses. It’s not that walled gardens are opening up, exactly, but individual platforms are now actively partnering to allow one-to-one user targeting and other use cases among themselves – but […]
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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 […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
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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 […]