Trends: Food and Beverage

Articles on food and beverage trends.

  1. Department & Category
Market segmentation is fundamental to marketing. Segmentation is evergreen when it comes to building and managing brands. J.M. Smucker, purveyor of jams, jellies, Jif peanut butter, Folgers coffee, Uncrustables, Carnation evaporated milk and pet food items including Milk Bone dog biscuits and Meow Mix, has just purchase Hostess brand snack foods. Hostess makes Twinkies, Ding […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Fast fashion refers to clothing that is mass-produced in short order to capitalize on current fashion trends. This usually entails using cheap, synthetic materials that lack durability in order to keep prices low, hence the items are generally not worn very often or kept very long and ultimately, commonly end up in landfills. Fast fashion […]
  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. Channel: Restaurants
  The trend is your friend and there seems to be not stopping the momentum of Barbie the movie and everything that comes with it including restaurant sales. According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® soon there will be ‘streaming Barbie parties’ and front and cent will be grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared menu […]
  1. Channel: Mass
​[[“value”:” This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Target has added baby and toddler products to its Good & Gather private-label food brand, the retailer said Monday. The Good & Gather Baby and Good & Gather Toddler lines feature food items created especially for those age groups. The expanded assortment […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
In a new video shot inside a King Soopers store, the CEOs of Kroger and Albertsons discussed benefits they say their companies’ pending merger will bring to consumers, employees, farmers, and communities. “The combination of Kroger and Albertsons is about creating more opportunities — more opportunities for our customers to find the food that they […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Although pets have long been part of the family, their role as cherished family members continues to evolve. Terms like “granddog” have emerged to indicate pets are loved as much as grandchildren, for example. Anyone who’s scrolled through social media recently has likely seen Instagram accounts written from animals’ points of view and TikTok videos […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The sports nutrition market is rapidly expanding. Driving this trend is a growing awareness of the benefits of proper nutrition on athletic performance. Sports nutrition products have become integral to an athlete’s diet and training regimen. These products aim to improve performance, aid recovery after intense workouts, and reduce muscle soreness.  Today, sports nutrition products […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Ambient IoT data platform specialist Wiliot reports that Frank Yiannas, the former Deputy Commissioner of Food Policy & Response of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), has joined the company as a strategic advisor. Yiannas will help advise the food and retail markets on the ways in which the ambient IoT, and the real-time, item […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Fast Company has an interview with Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey, who last year left the company that he sold to Amazon in 2017 for $13.7 billion and now is starting a new business: “Mackey, who will turn 70 on August 15, has reteamed with two 25-year Whole Foods veterans: Walter Robb, who worked his […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
SALISBURY, N.C. – Food Lion has ribbon-cutting events scheduled for August 2 at 47 remodeled stores in three North Carolina markets – Greenville, Jacksonville and New Bern. The store upgrades are the product of a $77 million investment to create an easier shopping experience for customers and addressing food insecurity in the communities, the company […]
  1. Channel: Club
​[[“value”:” Written by Ryan Collins, Team Lead – Costco, Harvest Group Costco is focused on providing the best value on high-quality food items for Costco members. Brands looking to sell food products into Costco should consider what is important to the retailer when approaching a meeting with the buyer. In our experience, Costco prioritizes price […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
In the UK, The Guardian reports that “more than a third of foods labelled vegan contained animal products, research has found, prompting experts to warn shoppers with severe allergies they face potentially ‘tragic consequences.’ “Forensic scientists found traces of egg or milk in an array of goods that were labelled as vegan or plant-based, with […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG) is launching an exclusive private label line, called Know & Love, in the company’s  Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery chains. The retailer said the new line is designed to offer customers a wide range of affordable, clean label products made with ingredients they “know,” to […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Do you want to make money selling more food and beverage at your retail outlet?  There is one clear way to do that.  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared meals are the quality and time saving families want but when you add the option to include beer, wine, or liquor your brand become […]
  1. Department & Category
CHICAGO – Circana today reports that spending on sustainability is increasing across several general merchandise retailers and packaged goods categories as consumers demonstrate a willingness to pay for sustainable products. “Products that impact our energy use, reduce waste, and use recycled materials or natural ingredients are all getting attention from consumers and presenting pockets of […]

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Hy-Vee launched the full-scale version of its retail media network, called Hy-Vee RedMedia, at the Groceryshop 2023 conference this week in Las Vegas. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer described the platform as a disruptor in the retail media landscape that will connect brands directly with Hy-Vee’s customer base across multiple platforms, including both online […]
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  5. Department: Food
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Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
  1. Retailer Media
#30DaysofRetailMedia | Day 21: Retail Media Metrics Metrics help brand advertisers measure retail media effectiveness. Key performance indicators (KPIs) span the full marketing funnel, as consumers can enter anywhere. Brand advertisers: 🎯 Choose KPIs according to their objectives📊 Measure baseline results for meaningful comparisons🌟 Review their metrics for data insights to optimize their processes and […]
  1. Holiday & Events
  2. Trends & External Forces
  3. Holiday & Events
Experts predict slow growth in 2023 holiday sales as consumers tighten their belts in a tough economy, but e-commerce will remain a bright spot. Stores are filling with displays of holiday decorations and holiday-themed merchandise as retailers eagerly prepare for the annual shopping surge, but consumers may not be as excited. Forecasts for 2023 holiday […]