Mondelez International Inc. announced all of its packaging will be recyclable by 2025. Also in the next seven years, Mondelez will provide consumers with recycling information about all its products. Full
Target will launch a private-label line of home goods, toiletries and other staples priced around $2 in a push to compete with generic lines sold at drug stores and discount grocers, said Mark Tritton, Target's merchandising chief. The Smartly brand will debut this month with more than 70 items including body lotion, dish soap and paper towels. Full
Stop & Shop unveiled a new format and logo at two stores in West Hartford, CT. A total of $70 million was invested in 21 Hartford area stores, with updates including improved digital solutions, as well as the addition of more fresh and healthy foods. Prices were lowered on thousands of items, and a larger selection of private label brands will be offered.
The store, which offers a mixture of unique groceries, casual dining options and prepared foods to go, will open in downtown Los Angeles next year. Full
Giant Food Stores will launch a new store concept, format and brand name for urban neighborhoods. The company will premiere the 9,500-sq. ft. Giant Heirloom Market concept in Philadelphia with a selection of fresh, seasonal and flavor-focused foods and everyday essentials.
A new partnership between Tyson Foods Inc. and the largest feedlot cooperative in the U.S. is changing the transparency conversation. They have joined forces to offer the beef industry’s first-ever program that gives consumers key assurances about the beef they eat. The program has the potential to reshape the entire industry.
As alternatives to meat become increasingly sophisticated and available and a growing population begins to strain the supply of animal products, consumers are raising the bar for animal proteins in terms of appearance, freshness, processing and price – pushing manufacturers and producers to find new solutions, according to a protein expert with Kalsec.
Often overshadowed by flavor and color in marketing, texture plays a pivotal role in how consumers experience food and beverages, and research firm Mintel predicts that it is “the next big thing” companies should focus on as they try to keep up with demand for new products and experiences. Full
Walgreens and Kroger are working together to pilot an exploratory store format at 13 Walgreens locations near Kroger’s Cincinnati headquarters. The companies said Tuesday the format will combine Kroger’s grocery expertise with Walgreens’ strengths in pharmacy, health and beauty. Full
Global Frozen Pizza Market is expected to grow at a significant CAGR of 3.41% during the period 2017-2021, as the scope and its applications are rising enormously across the globe. Full