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What Walmart Gets Right About Online Grocery

Of all the ways Walmart Inc. will do battle with Inc., I suspect none will be more important than their face-off in the grocery business. Full ...Read More

2017 New Product Pacesetters

IRI’s 22nd annual New Product Pacesetters report provides an industry-recognized benchmark analysis of exceptional first-year CPG sales success for newly launched products, recognizing top performers in food and beverage, non-food and convenience store sectors. The latest report offers detailed insights into the top new product launches for 2017 and how they have been able to achieve success. ...Read More

Savoring the trending flavors of sauces, dressings and marinades

Sauces, dressings and marinades may be considered the tip of the flavor spear. They give product developers the capability to create new flavors that may be easily executed across a variety of applications. ...Read More

Getting Consumers Hooked on Fresh Seafood

The fresh food section of the store has been driving big sales growth in recent months. But while items like salad and vegetables are fostering a good portion of that growth, the fresh seafood section could use a pick-me-up. Full ...Read More

Consumers rank taste above price, ingredients when buying bread

Some 58% of US consumers name taste as the most important factor in their bread purchases, outranking price, flavor, shelf life and ingredients in a recent study by Comax Flavors. In the sliced bread category, however, price was the top driver of bread purchases, the study noted. Full ...Read More

Albertsons Reports Best Q4 Since Buying Safeway

Albertsons Cos. has reported its strongest fiscal fourth quarter since its acquisition of Safeway more than three years ago, as well as a healthy 2017 that saw rises in overall and comparable-store sales. Full ...Read More

Target began offering curbside pickup service to nearly 270 stores across the southern U.S.

The new "drive up" service allows customers to place orders through the Target app, and have it brought out to their cars by a store employee when they pick it up one to two hours later. The service is being offered in select locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas. Full ...Read More

Survey: Produce, private label becoming top sales generators

Grocers saw their produce, meat and prepared foods departments becoming clear difference-makers between them and their competition, according to survey results from Progressive Grocer. Produce was considered the top sales generator in the survey, followed by private label goods and meat departments. Full ...Read More

Report: Nonfat ice cream, sparkling water and frozen foods drive center store growth

Marketing firm Catalina found that CPG companies making less than $1 billion annually are top performers in the department. The study underscores how brands that introduce innovative, often-niche products that address evolving consumer motivations are keeping the Center Store relevant. ...Read More

Small grocers say they have an Amazon-sized advantage in prepared foods

As independent retailers look for ways to outmaneuver national chains, high-quality meals have emerged as a major opportunity. Full ...Read More