Sep 17 2018
Although that may be good news for brick-and-mortar supermarkets, most food manufacturers and retailers have to perform back flips for in-store grocery data. For years, Michael Sloan, the co-founder and CEO of New York City soft serve fruit shop Chloe’s Fruit had to do it manually. He and his team would contact grocery stores to […]
Aug 24 2018
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
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
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 2018On 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
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
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 […]
Jul 09 2018
DES MOINES, IA – According to new research published inthe American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, following a Mediterranean-styleeating pattern that incorporates lean red meat can reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors.
The study compared Mediterranean-style eating patterns with red meat intake from the typical amount, 3 ounces per day, to a lower intake amount, 3 ounces twice […]