Trends: Food and Beverage

Articles on food and beverage trends.

  1. Department: Food
  In the ever-evolving landscape of the foodservice industry, staying ahead of the curve is paramount for sustained success. Corner Bakery Cafe, a beloved name in the fast-casual segment, has the potential to elevate its brand and boost sales with strategic innovations.  Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions, is here to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  In today’s rapidly evolving food landscape, staying relevant is a challenge that no food retailer can afford to ignore. Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson is here to illuminate why repositioning your retail food brand is not just a trendy suggestion but an absolute necessity. It’s time to focus on creating a platform for […]
  1. Media & Marketing
After hosting successful pop-up shops with apparel brands like Abercrombie and Anthropologie, Pinterest is digging into the culinary world by partnering with condiment and sauce brand Primal Kitchen. The companies are bringing the Colorful Kitchen Pop-Up to Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City to showcase Primal Kitchen’s best-selling products and highlight Pinterest’s highly curated […]
  1. Department: Food
  Hello, culinary adventurers and grocerant enthusiasts! It’s the Grocerant Guru® here to share some sizzling news that’s set to spice up your summer. Katz’s Delicatessen, the iconic New York City institution, has teamed up with Food Network star Jeff Mauro and his Mauro Provisions for a culinary collaboration that’s sure to ignite taste buds […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Summer is here, and with it comes the quintessential American pastime: BBQ grilling. As the Grocerant Guru®, I’m here to delve into the sizzling statistics and mouth-watering metrics behind two of the season’s most beloved grillables – hamburgers and hot dogs. Let’s see which one will reign supreme this grilling season. A Look at the Numbers According to […]
  1. Department: Food
​[[“value”:” Dive Brief The plant-based pioneer is furthering its mission to make cleaner-label products by offering a new collection of heart-healthy recipes. Published June 21, 2024 A package of Beyond Meat’s Hot Italian-Style sausage. The company expects to launch a Mild Italian-Style variation later in the summer. Courtesy of Beyond Meat “]] 
  1. Stores & Formats
Plant-based food manufacturer This! has become the latest company to recall a product as a “precautionary measure” amid the current E.coli scare. More than 60 food items have been recalled by manufacturers in total amid fears of an outbreak and some consumers having been taken ill… This story continues at E.coli scare sees some Co-op and […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart has relaunched its $2 billion No Boundaries private label fashion brand with styles, sizes and features designed to appeal to Gen Z consumers. Launching in Walmart stores on July 16, 2024, the reimagined line features 130 pieces spanning women’s clothing and intimates, men’s apparel, shoes and accessories, with 80% of the items retailing for […]
  1. Channel: Mass
ENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced Friday it will relaunch its fashion brand, No Boundaries. The company commissioned an expert design team to build the line with Gen Z customers in mind. This is the first time Walmart has dedicated fashion designers to the No Boundaries brand. “Refreshing our private brand portfolio is critical to our […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  In 2019, Chipotle Mexican Grill took a unique and proactive approach to brand elevation by participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee with its own version: the Chipotle Bee, For Real. This initiative was a testament to the power of innovative branding in driving future growth and creating a new energy within a brand.  […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
NEW YORK, NY — Shop TODAY has awarded plant-powered skincare brand TruSkin® a beauty award for its best-selling Vitamin C Facial Serum. The brand, currently a top trending brand per NielsenIQ, is thrilled that its hero product won best budget vitamin C serum. Made with sodium ascorbyl phosphate (SAP), a gentle and effective form of […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Labour’s plan to introduce a ban on under 16s from buying highly caffeinated energy drinks, has found some support from plant-based energy drink brand Tenzing. However, the natural brand’s CEO believes the proposed ban is too narrow in its focus. Tenzing’s chief executive, Huib van Bockel, said: “As… This story continues at It’s unfair for Labour to single […]
  1. CPG: Food
Danone aims to elevate independent retailer relations with a new category management website. With Danone having eight of the top 10 water SKUs in convenience with Volvic and Evian, as well as being brand leaders in plant-based and baby milks in convenience, the brand believes… This story continues at Danone launches new category management website […]
  1. International
  Once again Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® weights in on the battle for share of stomach.  I’ve been keeping a keen eye on the red-hot competition between fast-casual restaurants and grocery store delis. Here’s the intel: grocery delis are making serious strides, and fast-casual needs to adapt or risk getting squeezed. Grocery Delis: Convenience, Choice, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  With out much fanfare, major fast-food chains across the nation, including Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Jack in the Box, Burger King, and Taco Bell, have all announced significant price reductions on their menus. This sudden move has sparked widespread speculation and curiosity among consumers and industry experts alike. Why are these fast-food giants dropping their prices, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
In recent years, the global food industry has experienced a significant transformation as an increasing number of consumers adopt plant-based protein alternatives. The rising demand for veggie burgers, meatless sausages, dairy-free milk, and plant-based yogurts not only reflects changing consumer preferences but also highlights a growing awareness of the environmental, health, and ethical impacts of […]
  1. Data & Insights
  In the ever-evolving world of food service, a seismic shift is underway. The lines between restaurants and grocery stores are blurring, giving birth to a new hybrid: the “grocerant.” This innovative concept marries the dining experience of a restaurant with the convenience of a grocery store, offering customers a smorgasbord of prepared meals, fresh […]
  1. Data & Insights
In an era where the lines between grocery stores and restaurants continue to blur, Nestlé, a major player in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, has made a bold move that could redefine the future of food. The company has announced the launch of Vital Pursuit, a new frozen food line developed specifically for consumers […]
  1. Department: Food
A significant shift has been observed in consumer behavior, with an increasing people expressing a keen interest in eco-friendly products and sustainable living. Retailers play a pivotal role in this transformation by offering environmentally friendly products and promoting sustainable practices through their business operations and marketing strategies. The influence of retailers is substantial, as they […]
  1. Merchandising
Alpro has launched two best-selling variants, Creamy Oat & Almond No-Sugars Milk Alternatives, in a new 500ml pack size. Tom Kerr, head of category management plant-based at Danone said: “The cost-of-living crisis has had a significant impact on the plant-based beverage category, and while shoppers… This story continues at Alpro announces new packaging  Or just […]
  1. Department & Category
  The fast-food landscape is evolving, with new players emerging: specifically super-premium fast-food restaurants. These high-end eateries offer a unique experience compared to the established legacy brands we’ve known for decades. Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® thinks it’s time to delve into the key differences and potential factors influencing their […]
  1. Media & Marketing
UK supermarket giant Tesco will use AI to provide personalized purchasing challenges to as many as three million members of its Clubcard loyalty program, offering them a chance to earn a maximum of £50 (approximately $62 USD) in Clubcard points. Beginning May 20, 2024 and lasting six weeks, participating members will receive 20 challenges that […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Touted as its biggest private label launch in 20 years, Walmart has introduced Bettergoods, a line of 300 food products priced up to $15, with most products available for under $5. Many of the Bettergoods items — which span categories including frozen, dairy, snacks, beverages, pasta and chocolate — are unique to Walmart rather than […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart is pitching a new private-label grocery brand, bettergoods, to shoppers looking for “elevated culinary experiences.” Bettergoods represents the retailer’s biggest store-label food brand in 20 years in terms of its breadth of items, some of which are just hitting Walmart stores and its website. As the rollout continues through autumn, there […]
  1. Data & Insights
  Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a peek at what’s hot in the culinary world! Once again Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® and his team,  are seeing some new signals of our ever-evolving consumer focused adoption of fresh food with functionality; including botanical infusions, and even a […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
 ​​[[“value”:” WunderEggs, a plant-based hardboiled egg formulated from almonds, cashews, coconut milk, turmeric extract and black salt, bested 60 participants and won first place. “]] 

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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 […]