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‘Clean’ is the new norm in beverage formulation

December 12, 2018

Product developers must navigate several issues to meet the consumer’s evolving perception of clean. Most beverage innovations today avoid using chemical-sounding additives or any ingredient perceived as artificial, most notably certain colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners. Full story

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10 food trends for 2019

December 12, 2018

From CBD to new types of lettuce and lab-grown meat, here are the trends shaping the fresh and center store departments. Full story  

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Private brands must go beyond price to capture attention

December 11, 2018

Private-label products are continuing to build momentum, but consumers are focused on attributes that go beyond price, according to analysts at Euromonitor. “[R]etailers must demonstrate that their private-label brands can truly compete with national brands in terms of product quality and innovation,” the company said. Full story

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Technology allows grocers to tailor pricing to households

December 4, 2018

Today’s technology allows retailers to take a more personalized approach to being competitive on price, Jon Hauptman writes. Instead of discounting known-value items, companies can now tailor their pricing to individual households with the help of data and technology, he notes. Full story

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Sustainable products outperform counterparts

December 4, 2018

Chocolate, coffee and bath products with sustainability claims are growing faster than those without such claims, Nielsen finds. “No matter what, sustainability is no longer a niche play: Your bottom-line and brand growth depend on it,” Nielsen says. Full story

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Retailers Race to Become Households’ Default Retailer

December 4, 2018

Global online grocery sales will double by 2022. With more than $5 trillion in sales at stake for the grocery industry, both offline and online retailers are fighting for their share of the biggest prize in retail. Read the Forrester Report: The State of Global Online Grocery Retail, 2018 to learn about: Online grocery adoption… Read more »

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Self-driving vehicles will put some burden on consumers

November 28, 2018

Technology and retail companies are actively pursuing home delivery through autonomous vehicles, but these will impose some unloading and other responsibilities on consumers. “It will end up being an appointment, with goods that come to you at an exact ETA, just like Uber,” said Daniel Laury, CEO of Udelv. Full story

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Seeking growth in today’s diverse retail environment

November 28, 2018

The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA), Madison, Wis., recently released “What’s in store 2019,” the 33rd installment of the association’s annual report containing data on retail/market trends, growth and category changes shaping the food industry. This secondary research report is developed through interviews with industry experts and sourcing of third-party data and trends. Full… Read more »

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