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‘Store Brands’ names winners of 2017 Best Of…Awards

November 16, 2017

The winning retailers of our “2017 Store Brands Best Of…Awards” reflect the major trends occurring in private brands, from innovation to exclusivity. The winners, whether they are being honored for products, marketing or services, have distinguished themselves. Full story

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Fresh or Fail

November 15, 2017

Grocers are under renewed threat as online retailers ramp up their food options. But traditional food stores still have a vital card to play: freshness. To date, the vast majority of online competitors have focused on dry goods and non-food. Now – led by Amazon Fresh – they are launching an assault on fresh food…. Read more »

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Report: Dining trends among aging millennials

November 15, 2017

Millennials might be perpetually young in the public’s perception, but the group now ranges in age from 21 to 35 and their dining needs are as diverse as their life stages, writes Datassential’s Mike Kostyo. Still, a survey reveals some common traits: Millennials are more likely than other groups to dine out and order in,… Read more »

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Hispanic shoppers emerge as heavy natural, organic buyers in the US

November 15, 2017

Hispanic shoppers buy significantly more natural, organic and better-for-you items than the overall US population, which suggests manufacturers in the space could generate even higher sales by targeting the demographic, according to new research from the full-service marketing firm Acosta. Full story

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5 Trends Driven by Wellness and Aesthetics

November 8, 2017

Social media and wellness are two themes combining to drive five trends, said Megan Collins, a lead analyst at Trendera, a brand strategy and marketing firm specializing in trend forecasting, cultural analysis, and generational research. Full story

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