Trends: Food and Beverage

Articles on food and beverage trends.

  1. Technology & Innovation
Take a quick dive into the happenings and surprises from this year’s biggest restaurant event! By Brittany Maroney, Director of Marketing Communications, PAR Punchh The National Restaurant Association Show was back, and in a big way! The halls of McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago were packed with tens of thousands of eager food-loving fans, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Recently, US-based plant-based meat maker, Beyond Meat, announced that professional tastemaker, icon and entrepreneur, Kim Kardashian, has become their new “chief taste consultant”, in addition to starring in a new campaign focused on the brand’s mission of health and sustainability. “As an icon synonymous with impeccable taste in food, fashion, beauty and more, Kim will highlight […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Nordstrom is expanding its business through new partnerships with other retailers and streamlining its styling services. The retailer will now offer Allbirds shoes as part of its sustainability push and sell ASOS products in a new immersive experience aimed at young shoppers. It will also eliminate the Trunk Club brand along, which featured the at-home […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Snacks brand Eat Real has refreshed its packaging in order to underline its appeal to those looking for a healthier alternative to higher-fat products. Under the strapline “Relishing the Alternative”, the brand is emphasising the trend towards healthier plant-based snacks. Launching this month, the updated packs will extend across its full lentil, quinoa, hummus and […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Empty shelves and $10 bottles of hand sanitizer….ah, those were NOT the days. But working from home, learning to cook for ourselves, and becoming increasingly more aware of how dirty the world can be has created a need for more household cleaning products. COVID-19 turned cleaning brands into lifestyle brands and built disinfecting habits consumers […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
  Grocerant niche fresh prepared meals and meal components can drive top line sales and bottom-line profits.  From time to time you need to look beyond your current menu items.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® consider, Finnish startup REBL Eats.  They launched six new plant-based breakfast items and sandwiches […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
The Wall Street Journal has a story about Unilever’s efforts to move beyond its traditional focus on “taste, spreadability and ingredients,” and “push to give each of its 400 brands a social or environmental purpose … The brands-with-purpose strategy has become a centerpiece for Unilever since Alan Jope took over as chief executive in 2019. […]
  1. Department & Category
  Looking for success clues restaurants continue to evolve in foodservice most completive space the Grocerant Niche. That space is wide open it is not dominated by Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores, Drug Stores, or Dollar stores according to Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson; who stated “retail foodservice is now about […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, — H-E-B has opened two more clinics offering comprehensive health care services. The newest H-E-B Wellness Primary Care clinic opened last week at 8601 South Congress Avenue in Austin. Another clinic in central Texas debuted earlier in May. “In everything we do, our goal at H-E-B is to take care of Texans […]
  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. Trends & External Forces
Beyond Meat said that higher manufacturing and shipping costs for its new plant-based jerky, launched with PepsiCo, contributed to its poor quarterly performance. “To launch a first-time product at such a large scale and prior to the establishment of our own dedicated and streamlined process, we had to do so in an expensive and inefficient […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Growth in the direct-to-consumer space is no longer limited to remaining ahead of trends in a brand’s core category. The first phase of growth for many DTC brands often comes from the founders’ inspiration for filling a void with a product or solution. But these brands often find themselves hitting a ceiling with their original […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
A new report from Paytronix demonstrates consumers’ permanent buying pattern shifts in the restaurant and convenience store industries over the last two years. The underlying conclusion — technology will play an ever-increasing role. Called the “The Order & Delivery Report 22: Navigating the Digital New Normal,” the report shows that one-third of all orders were […]
  1. Department & Category
NEW YORK, NY (May 9, 2022) The Specialty Food Association (SFA) has revealed the winners of its 50th Annual sofi™ Awards, a celebration of culinary excellence and creativity. Available only to product-qualified members of the SFA, the sofi Awards were judged at the Food Innovation Center at Rutgers University (FIC), the SFA’s partner for the […]
  1. Data & Insights
Omnichannel Data Gives Beverage Brands Insights To today’s shoppers, brick-and-mortar and online stores each bring benefits depending on what they’re buying and when. That’s long been apparent for household items and clothing. However, it’s also proven to be true for beverage. Shoppers aren’t just buying milk and soft drinks at the grocery store anymore, but […]
  1. Data & Insights
Omnichannel Data Gives Insight Into the Snacks Category Shoppers are buying their favorite snacks in brick-and-mortar stores and online—thanks to technology, busy lives, and pandemic habits. Chips, cookies, snack bars, trail mix, candy, dips, rice cakes—you name it. Whether they’re working at home or at the office, heading to the gym, or watching a movie, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Consumers are looking for eco-friendly dining options. To help, Yelp has added searchable eco-friendly business attributes to the site. According to Yelp, searches for “plant based” have increased an average of 56% each year from 2018 to 2021, and searches for “EV charging” have increased an average of 41% each year, showing the demand for […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
One of Britney Winters’ goals is to “live a less tangled life.” She grew up in Houston and went on to attend Stanford and major in engineering. She worked on Wall Street as an investment banker for a few years in New York before returning to Houston with a job in energy. The company Winters […]
  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. Department: Food
McDonald’s believes that plant-based alternatives to meat will continue to grow in popularity and it wants to be the go-to place for consumers caring these products. The company is currently testing its McPlant burger with plans to move into other meatless products in partnership with Beyond Meat.
  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. Media & Marketing
RTIH asks major players in the retail technology space for their thoughts on the industry, and throws in a random question to keep them on their toes.  This time around, our five questions go to Seb Robert, CEO and Founder at same day and last mile delivery specialist Gophr. RTIH: Looking at the hottest retail technologies […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Rapid delivery services are changing the convenience store landscape by adding even more options for hungry shoppers to stock up on what they need on their own schedules. The boom has led to the launch of multiple competing services, from major grocers like Kroger to established delivery companies like DoorDash to online pure plays like Gopuff.

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
  1. Retailer Media
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Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior. 
  1. Technology & Innovation
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In 2022, the perfect store is rooted in constant evolution — a system that maybe isn’t perfect in every moment, but is agile always, malleable when needed, and capable of critical self-reflection. These innate characteristics of the modern perfect store are supported by, and in return support, the adoption of a few important technologies and […]

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