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Three former Walmart and Jet.com executives announced this week that they are launching Sustain.Life, described as a “platform empowering small- and medium-sized enterprises to take impactful climate action,” having “raised $16 million in seed funding.” According to the announcement, “Sustain.Life democratizes sustainability by making it easier and more affordable to measure, manage and report carbon […]
  1. CPG: Food
The next five years will be pivotal for the dairy and non-dairy sectors. Dairy drinks have sought to reassure consumers about health with added functionality, and environmental claims are becoming more detailed. And with the cost of living crisis, brands will need to keep prices in check to reaffirm their role in providing affordable nutrition […]
  1. Department: Food
Last Friday we had a story about how H-E-B has signed on with Looma, a shopper education company, to use a network of smart tablets to tell stories about beer and wine products in a way that will inform purchase decision and connect customers to the people behind the products.  Which I found great, though […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
With the world’s largest grocery catalog at our fingertips, we’ve had a front row seat to the food trends and eye-popping stats that illustrate how people are eating, drinking and shopping over the past decade.
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In volumes one, two, and three of our sustainability series, we examined how consumer behavior is driving the demand for more environmental awareness among eCommerce, how companies are responding throughout their supply chains, and how major retailers are helping online shoppers go green. Our fourth and final volume asks if going green pays off. While […]
  1. Department: Food
  Food Marketing professionals never take a break, and they are always looking a customer ahead.  Global CPG retailer Unilever is actively targeting Generation Alpha.  So just who is Generation Alpha?  They are the children of Generation Y, and often the younger siblings of Generation A.  More that 2.5 million are born globally ever week.  […]
  1. Department: Food
CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. announced the second year of its Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, a program designed to enhance and accelerate the selection of local items sold in the Kroger Family of Companies. The program provides a pathway to entry for local businesses of all sizes by allowing American-based growers and producers […]
  1. CPG: Food
Specialist yogurt-maker The Collective has launched a campaign to increase consumer awareness of the brand. The company believes one of its strengths is that it offers gourmet dairy products for all ages, alongside dairy-free options. The campaign, encouraging consumes to join “The Yog Squad”, will be made up of the launch followed by two bursts […]
  1. Department: Food
Love this story, told by MNB reader Steve Ritchey: With the new “advent” of home delivery, I can’t help but think of the stories my Dad used to tell me about working in small town grocery stores in my home town from the mid thirties until his induction into the Army Air Corps in WWII. […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Tesco has introduced HGV trailers with refrigeration units powered by solar panels rather than using traditional diesel engine technology. The first 13.6 metre refrigerated trailer based at Tesco’s Peterborough Distribution Centre has already hit the road and is delivering stock to stores across the East of England, with three more destined for Peterborough later this […]
  1. Department & Category
With the growing consumer demand for sustainable offerings and simple, real ingredients used within food and beverage products, more consumers are choosing non-dairy, plant-based alternatives such as nuts and grains.
  1. Trends & External Forces
  Plant based food and beverages have moved from fad to mainstream during the past three years with Gen Z and Millennials leading the way asking for more and more products in more and more categories according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. In a new report by Acosta they […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix is launching a 15-minute delivery service in Miami powered by Instacart’s nano-fulfillment solution, Carrot Warehouses. The service, which debuted on Thursday and will roll out over the coming weeks, will allow customers in Miami’s Brickell, Coral Gables and Wynwood neighborhoods to have a wide range of fresh produce, pantry staples, household goods and […]
  1. International
The United States milkshake brand F’real is introducing two new flavours to the UK market this summer. Banana and the limited edition Birthday Cake flavour, which is sold in the USA as Cake Batter, will join the brand’s line-up in July. In addition, the brand is introducing new packaging to increase its shelf appeal. Dairy […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  The ‘good old days’ of dinner and a movie look as if they are becoming a relic of a by-gone-era. At the intersection of the consumer and the producer price inflation accelerating again month is a time starved, consumer trying to figure out have to pay for both dinner and a movie at home […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The alternative protein space is hot, hot, hot as evidenced by both the number of companies developing products and the venture capital going into the space. Investment into alternative proteins, for example, plant-based meats and dairy substitutes was $5 billion in 2021, according to both the Good Food Institute and Crunchbase data. The latest company […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Aldi is trialling an all-electric refrigerated trailer as part of its efforts to reduce carbon emissions in its lorry fleet. The trailer converts kinetic energy into electricity to power the… The post Aldi trials all-electric trailer to cut carbon emissions in its lorry fleet appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
  1. Media & Marketing
As human beings, it’s just natural to want to hang onto things in our comfort zone. Things and ways of doing things that are familiar make us feel safe, especially in a world that is spinning too fast. The faster it spins, the more we want to cling onto something recognizable. Old habits die hard. […]
  1. Corporate Finance
The Save Mart Companies, which operates some 200 stores in California and Nevada under the  Save Mart, Lucky California, and FoodMaxx banners, has been acquired by private equity group Kingswood Capital Management. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. According to the announcement, “With the addition of The Save Mart Companies, Kingswood is expanding its existing Northern California presence. It […]
  1. Stores & Formats
MODESTO, Calif. — The Save Mart Cos. announced on Monday that it has been acquired by the private equity firm Kingswood Capital Management LP. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Save Mart operates about 200 stores under the Save Mart, Lucky California, and FoodMaxx banners. In addition to its retail operation, the company also […]
  1. Department: Food
  If there is one company in the food retail space that excels with customer data it is Amazon.  There can be no doubt that plant-based food products are fast becoming a mainstay on the family dinner table as Amazon Fresh has developed a private label line of Fresh Plant-based meat alternatives according to Steven […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. will host its sixth Best of Local Brands Summit and its first Pet Products Summit in May 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. More than 100 new brands were […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer announced this week that it will open two new supercenters in Northeast Ohio on April 28. “It’s extremely exciting to continue expanding our presence in Northeast Ohio,” said Tom Wilson, Meijer Regional Vice President. “Over the last 2 years, our store teams have helped families meet unprecedented challenges by providing […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
 Diversifying our food system with plant-based meat, dairy, and eggs provides an opportunity for sustainable food system security in a retail world shaken by supply-side volatility and inflation. WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 24, 2022) — Amidst turbulent economic conditions amplified by the pandemic, supply chain issues, and inflation, new data released today by the Plant Based […]

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Instant grocery startups sprang up and grew like weeds during COVID-19, fueled by consumers opting to practice social distancing and ready to order their food and sundries at the tap of an app, and VCs seeing an gap in the delivery market that had yet to be definitively filled. Now, perhaps inevitably, comes the consolidation.
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A consumer confidence monitor that has been running since 1974 recorded its lowest-ever score this month. The well-established GfK index was down to -40 for May, meaning consumers are less confident now than at any time for nearly half a century. Joe Staton, client strategy director at GfK, said: “This comes as UK unemployment hits […]
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Giving credit where credit is due.  The grocerant niche filled with Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits in every channel of retail foodservice.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® the recent insights by the NPD group show just have important the […]

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