Category Archives: Industry Trends

The future of food retail?

Social shopping is coming to the food retail world thanks to a new feature from

The online marketplace that allows millions of shoppers to order from more than 12,000 merchants, including restaurants, liquor stores, grocers, and laundry service providers, has added a cutting-edge functionality to appeal to social groups online.

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Metrics That Matter

IRI’s latest Point of View, “Merchandising Strategy: Optimize In-Store Performance for Growth with Metrics that Matter,” demonstrates how CPG manufacturers and retailers use big data and analytics to drive successful in-store programs that win.


NAFTA withdrawal would mean higher consumer prices, study finds

Withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would cost retailers and consumers up to $16 billion a year and lead to the loss of 128,000 retail-related jobs over the next three years, according to a recently released A.T. Kearney study that was prepared for the National Retail Federation (NRF), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).

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Make It Happen For Gen Z

Gen Z looks at brands and products through the lens of “what does it do for me.” In order to create personal value for this generation, brands need to be authentic, help users express their individuality, offer discovery and be fluid. The Make It Happen for Gen Z report examines all four drivers of personal value. This session’s takeaways will help you create strategies and messages that resonate with these consumers around fluidity.


2018 U.S. Flavor Trends

International cuisine, less sweet desserts and colorful, functional ingredients are flourishing on menus, according to Mintel’s 2018 U.S. Flavor Trends report. The company explores the food service flavor trends that are already hitting the mainstream, those that are just emerging and those poised for future growth in 2018 and beyond.

2018 US Flavor Trends

Top Trends in Fresh: Food Transparency and Social and Cultural Alignment

During this webinar, we talked about several different strategies that manufacturers and retailers should consider. For manufacturers, this includes keeping up with the rapid pace of improvements in fresh supply chains and the fact that consumers want variety in portion sizes and packaging. For retailers, this includes owning the consumer connection, being consistent across departments and implementing food integrity and preventable waste programs.

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