Dept. Refrigerated

  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Supercenter pioneer Meijer opened its first two Meijer Grocery stores in the Detroit metro area on Friday, introducing a more streamlined, food-focused shopping experience to customers in communities where there is no room for a full-sized Meijer store. “As a company, we’ve opened more than 500 supercenters, neighborhood markets and Meijer […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Sam’s Club is embarking on an ambitious expansion of its physical footprint, beginning with five new fulfillment and distribution centers opening this year — the first, in Georgia, in Q3 2023. The club retailer also plans to open more than 30 larger-format stores, most of which will include enhanced perimeter departments, bigger healthcare spaces and […]
  1. Stores & Formats
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Buoyed by record membership growth, Sam’s Club on Thursday announced plans to open more than 30 new clubs across the country, starting with a unit in Florida that is slated to open next year. The Walmart division also revealed a multiple-year plan to invest in and modernize its supply chain through new […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Todd Vasos began an exciting new leadership chapter at Dollar General Corp. on November 1 as he transitioned from chief executive officer to senior advisor. The new role underscores the leadership, mentorship and perpetual evolution that has defined Vasos’ retail career for nearly four decades. MMR is proud to honor Vasos with […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
One of the most persistent trends of the last 30 years of CPG marketing has been SKU (Stock-Keeping Unit) proliferation – the addition of more products and a variety of products based on changes to the market, such as adding several new flavors of a top-selling beverage. However, this trend is coming to an end.  […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The “plant-based” category is at a crossroads. The term “plant-based” has evolved from produce to something that is meant to replace animal meat and dairy (e.g. looks like a hamburger but is made with plants). Some argue that the term has been co-opted to give a health halo to highly processed foods that may not […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize today announced that chief financial officer Natalie Knight is leaving the company to pursue another career opportunity. A search for a successor has begun, the company said. Knight joined Ahold Delhaize as executive vice president, finance, in 2020 after more than four years as chief financial officer at European […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee will host its next quarterly Best of Local Brands Summit in March to expand and enhance the product offerings at its more than 285 retail stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Since the Best of Local Brands summits began in early 2021, more […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Saputo Dairy UK’s dairy free spread brand, Vitalite, has launched new brand positioning and a new website to mark Veganuary. Vitalite’s new ‘Shine Bright’ positioning is a call-to-action for consumers to focus on all-round holistic health and wellbeing, recognising the links between physical and mental health and how eating well is an important part of […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
It’s January. The holidays are over and people across the country can breathe a sigh of relief now that the decorations have been packed away and the house is neat and tidy again. After a long period of celebrations, whether for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas, the start of every new year is often the perfect […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
What shoppers will be prioritizing in food, beverage, beauty, and pet care The new year is poised to bring a mix of trends that will meet shopper preferences and shape the health and wellness industry. Many of the trends that will make the biggest splash in 2023 aren’t brand new, but rather reaching new heights […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee is offering several events in January to help people get a jumpstart on their health goals. With the start of the new year, Hy-Vee’s team of registered dietitians will offer 1,000 free Vitamin D screenings at nearly 60 stores throughout Hy-Vee’s eight-state region. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Consumers are dynamic not static and you must evolve as fast as your consumers or your food retail company will lose customer relevance according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. If you are not focused at the intersection consumers, evolving food path to purchase, you are most likely missing […]
  1. Department: Food
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  1. Shopper & Customer
Audience segmentation is a crucial aspect of retail media networks, as it allows retailers to tailor their marketing and advertising efforts to specific groups of consumers. By dividing their audience into smaller segments based on various characteristics, retailers can create more targeted and effective campaigns that are more likely to resonate with their desired audience. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Inflation, sustainability, and shopper trends shaped the market in 2022. The past 12 months have been eventful, exciting, and stressful. Unlike the previous two years that left everyone unmoored, 2022 was a year of moving forward. Shoppers returned to stores, students were in school, and workers settled into their permanent routines. The pandemic still affects […]
  1. Department: Food
CARLISLE, Pa. – The GIANT Co. held grand opening ceremonies today for its new Benner Township store, located at 2699 Benner Pike, in Bellefonte, Pa. The new 50,000-square-foot store will operate from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week, and add more than 100 full- and part-time jobs to the Centre Co. community. […]
  1. CPG: Food
Yogurt brand The Collective will start the new year with the latest phase of its marketing drive, highlighting its new dairy-free Suckies yogurt pouches for children. The New Year marketing campaign for Suckies is aiming to reach nearly 10 million UK consumers and build on growth that is already running at 18.9% year on year. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
  Day after day we are witnessing the continued expansion, adoption, and success of Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Just in case you did not know, Thistle, is a leading tech-enabled food and nutrition company that delivers delicious, Ready-2-Eat plant-forward […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In its latest earnings call, Beyond Meat articulated a three-step turnaround plan. Observers, investors and analysts agree that Beyond Meat is a troubled brand-business in need of a turnaround. In yet another analysis of Beyond Meat on CNN, there was the familiar litany of issues. As CNN points out, Beyond Meat is facing a “waning” […]
  1. CPG: Food
Responding to last week’s interview with Matthew Lee Sawyer, author of “Make it In America: How International Companies & Entrepreneurs Can Successfully Enter & Scale in US Markets,” MNB reader Tom Murphy wrote: Great interview, both in terms of content and insights.  The failure of most of the examples discussed were the result of what […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The BelliWelli wellness brand of wholesome snack bars was founded within a community of people who suffer from digestive issues, a group cultivated by the brand’s Co-founder, CEO and IBS sufferer Katie Wilson. As the digitally native company expanded to the national retail stage with its new partner Sprouts in October 2022, the brand also transformed […]
  1. Data & Insights
Hemp offers many uses and benefits Hemp has made its way from specialty retailers into mainstream outlets as a common ingredient in the food, beverage, VMS, and body care aisles. Yet, many shoppers are still not sure what hemp is (and what it isn’t). That is in part because hemp only became legal in the […]
  1. CPG: Food
Following a series of successful trials, Müller Milk & Ingredients has started switching its coloured milk bottle caps to clear and aims to convert its whole range by summer 2023. In a phased approach, which started in November and will complete in December, the dairy company is currently converting all green semi-skimmed milk, its most […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
James Hall & Co’s transport and logistics department has taken delivery of its first fully electric refrigerated trailer. It is the first in the company’s fleet to have an electric refrigerated motor rather than a diesel one, and it eliminates diesel costs as well as Co2 emissions from the trailer refrigeration unit. The new trailer, […]

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In a year when holiday spending on gifts, travel and entertainment was down 1 percent from the year prior, one age group bucked that trend in a huge way. Millennials, perhaps aided by increased incomes due to “The Great Reshuffle,” told us it would spend a whopping 11 percent more than it did in 2021, […]
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  11. Stores & Formats
While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]

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