Trends: Manufacturer

Articles on trends in CPG and other manufacturers

  1. Data & Insights
“That’s kind of the theme of planning this year. It is definitely [economic] uncertainty, but it’s getting smarter about developing those right relationships and deploying resources with the retailers that you’re going to win with your shoppers and their brands.” — John Carroll, President of Digital Commerce and Analytic Services, Acosta Group   Over the […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Welcome back to the enthralling world of CPG Marketing Magic! In the first three columns, we delved into the captivating realms of CPG branding and packaging. In this month’s column, we’re ready to equip you with strategies that will not only catch the eye of retail buyers but also powerfully propel your inventory off the shelves. […]
  1. Department: Beverage
The beverage industry has seen remarkable changes and growth in the first half of the year. From the rise of functional beverages to the introduction of unique flavors, the following sections detail the key trends and insights shaping this exciting market. The top line sales figures for the beverage industry show an interesting conundrum. While […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The values-oriented consumer is at the heart of CPG innovation. Innovation is an inescapable term. It’s used to describe so many businesses, products, and technologies that the word has almost lost meaning. People often zero in on one form of innovation and that becomes the default definition in their mind. In truth, innovation is an […]
  1. Data & Insights
Advantage Solutions is out with a new “Advantage Outlook” survey, including that “product manufacturers are no longer attempting to innovate on lower-price-point products to compete on value. Instead, nearly all manufacturers — 98% — are investing in innovation on mainstream or premium-priced products with a heavy emphasis on health and wellness, and products that offer […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Jenny Frazier Omni-Solutions Commercial Leader for the US & Justin Belgiano SVP NA Retail Measurement Products at NIQ, the world’s leading consumer intelligence company, reveals new pathways to growth for retailers and consumer goods manufacturers. With operations in more than 100 countries, NIQ delivers the most […]
  1. Department: Beverage
CHICAGO – Circana, formerly IRI and The NPD Group, has released its 2022 New Product Pacesetters, the 28th annual report revealing the top new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood sectors. The report illustrates the enduring power of CPG innovation, revealing that consumer spending on new product offerings remained elevated last year despite challenges […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The digital surge during COVID-19 accelerated the introduction of direct-to-consumer CPG brands selling online, but three interlocking trends could hobble their continued growth. One is simple competition: more brands and more products competing for consumer wallet and mind share. The second is inflation, which is causing consumers to adjust their purchasing patterns. In the U.S. […]

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WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation has released its annual list of the Top 100 Retailers. Compiled by Kantar, the list ranks the industry’s largest retail companies by their U.S. sales. “This year’s list of the Top 100 Retailers largely reflects a post-pandemic return to normal,” NRF Executive Director of Research Mark Mathews said. “As […]