Survey by the Food Marketing Institute and Label Insight highlights consumer interest in the different facets of transparency.
’Bye, sugar. Well, maybe not all at once. But a concerted effort to wean Americans from their sweetest addiction could be in the offing, according to observers at the just-completed Natural Products Expo East trade show, held Sept. 13-15 in Baltimore.
What do Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, Wegmans, H-E-B/Central Market, Aldi, Amazon and Thrive Market have in common? We believe this group to be masterful curators of the food and beverage shopping experience, which is key to being among the leading retailers in food culture.
About 500 residents pushed their way into the first grocery store to reopen in Wilmington, N.C., on Saturday after the city was inundated by Hurricane Florence. Customers at the Harris Teeter location lined up around the building to get in, saying they were urgently stocking up on essentials like dog food and wine.
Almost 70 percent of U.S. grocery shoppers have not bought CPG products online. But that is about to change. This year, digital marketing will influence 77 percent of all retail sales – this represents a $2 trillion revenue opportunity. There’s a huge upside for brands and retailers that get e-commerce right. How can you uncover this new revenue potential? IRI offers two new guides.
Consumers are doing more searches on mobile devices for “near me” store locations and grocers need to make sure they are on that radar, Randy Hofbauer writes. One key way to do so is to ensure that businesses are listed in several directory sites with consistent information, he advises.
Center Store Goods in the Omnichannel Age” explores the attitudes and behaviors of online grocery-shoppers toward traditional “center store” (CS) products—think breakfast cereal, canned vegetables, laundry detergent, and other packaged groceries and household essentials—in today’s increasingly digital, omnichannel marketplace.
Analysis from the Reinvestment Fund found about 17.6 million U.S. residents — nearly 6% of the population — live in areas with limited access to healthy items, down from 20.7 million people in 2010.
With all the talk of e-commerce and home delivery, the well-run supermarket remains a pleasing and welcoming place outside the home for Americans, David Landsel writes. Looking in a grocery store gives you insight into the people in a place — what they eat and how they act in public, he writes.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will purchase approximately $1.2 billion worth of surplus food from farmers affected by trade tariffs, as the Trump administration continues its trade feuds with nations such as China and Mexico.