Feb 01 2019
California Milk Advisory Board Presents “Golden Seal Award” to Pinnacle Food Sales
The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) announced that it presented the Golden Seal Award to Mark Finocchio, President of Pinnacle Food Sales, for his “Outstanding Achievement” in the sale and promotion of California cheese in the Southeast.
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Aug 24 2018
Why Grocery Stores Will Win The Meal Kit Wars
Meal prep kits were supposed to make the supermarket obsolete. The opposite has proven true. Now the companies that make the kits may need to partner with a grocery chain to survive. Early leaders like Blue Apron and Plated quickly declined as competitors and grocery stores replicated their service. And Amazon, which dabbles in meal […]
Aug 06 2018
Millennials Are Ditching The Pantry For The Fridge With Fresh Snacking On The Rise, According To New Mintel Report: The Future Of Fresh
SAN DIEGO — New data from global market intelligence agency Mintel spotlights the developments and future outlook of the refrigerated-CPG space, now labeled “Fresh Snacking,” in its report: The Future of Fresh. Sponsored by Perfect Bar, LLC (www.perfectbar.com), makers of The Original Refrigerated Protein Bar, and independently researched and written by Mintel in collaboration with […]
Aug 03 2018
Is Online Grocery Shopping Eroding In Store Business?
This year, FMI has focused on providing education and information around e-commerce for its retailers. We’ve hosted a webinar series with Rosie, an online grocery shopping service, on the advantages, challenges and opportunities surrounding e-commerce for the grocery industry. In the third webinar of this series, Leading Retailers: E-commerce as a Competitive Advantage, FMI and […]
Jul 30 2018
When It Comes to Private Brands, What Are Shoppers Buying?
Food retailers increasingly offer a wider variety of private brands options in their stores and are strengthening their private brands value proposition. But it all comes down to which private brands categories shoppers actually purchase. That’s what we examined with IRI in Power of Private Brands: At the Register 2018 report.
In general, private brands are […]
Jul 23 2018
Why This Millennial Mom is Slow to Adopt Online Grocery ShoppingOn paper, I’m the definition of an online grocery shopper: I’m a millennial mom with a four-month-old daughter; I live in an urban area; and juggle the responsibilities that go with being a working mom.
Jul 18 2018
New FMI & IRI Report Reveals Private Brands Make A Big Comeback
CHICAGO & ARLINGTON, Va. — Private brand performance within the grocery channel dramatically increased in the past year, posting annual sales of $138 billion across multi-outlet plus convenience store retail channels in the United States in 2017, according to new insights from Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and IRI®. Still, supermarkets face major competitive challenges and […]
Jul 16 2018
Lidl USA: What Went Wrong And What It Can Do To Recover
Aside from Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, few grocers generated as much press and excitement in 2017 than Lidl’s arrival in the United States. Opening its headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, Lidl (rhymes with needle) assembled a team of executives and associates with a promise to convince U.S. consumers to “Rethink Grocery” and to open 100 […]