Month: October 2018

Month: October 2018

Top 50 Grocers: Aldi’s Rise Up the List Shows Growing Threat of Discounters
October 31, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

By Bridget Goldschmidt Although Walmart, once more in first place on the Super 50 leaderboard, has long been seen as the low-price leader in any given market in which it operates, causing competing grocers to try attracting customers by any number of differentiation strategies, there’s another format that those already embattled retailers — and maybe even the Bentonville
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Subway Canada to Eliminate Plastic Straws by 2019
October 30, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

              By  Kostuch Media Ltd.  – TORONTO — Subway Canada has announced plans to eliminate plastic straws at 3,200 of its restaurants across the country. The chain will transition to paper straws by the end of 2019. “We are always working to improve the sustainability of our products and operations
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Grocery Chains Are Being Squeezed From All Sides
October 29, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

How Changing Consumer Tastes Are Shaking Up the Food Industry Sales for the largest packaged food companies have been down the past few years as changing tastes, startup brands and e-commerce giants threaten from all angles. WSJ’s Ken Brown takes us on a walk through the supermarket. Photo: Getty Images.      

Sedano’s, Takeoff Technologies Launching ‘World’s First Robotic Supermarket’
October 26, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Takeoff Technologies, an e-commerce solution provider, in partnership with Sedano’s Supermarkets is launching an automated hyperlocal fulfillment center—what it’s calling the world’s first robotic supermarket. This technology is expected to launch in the upcoming month. Customer orders will be placed via an online app and carried out by Takeoff’s automated micro-fulfillment center, with the support of Sedano’s
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Unpacking the Clean Label Conundrum
October 26, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

    Distrust and skepticism persist in US food & beverage market despite the popularity of natural, organic, and clean label products. Some terms associated with clean labels are defined and regulated by the US government, albeit not always to the satisfaction of consumers or advocacy groups, reports market research firm Packaged Facts in the
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Top 50 Grocers: How Amazon’s Entrance Has Led to Unprecedented Omnichannel Ramp-Ups
October 25, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

By Randy Hofbauer Look through this year’s Super 50 list, at the end of this piece, and from the start, you’ll see the same familiar names in the same places: Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons Cos., Ahold Delhaize USA, Publix, H-E-B — and Amazon? Sure, it made its way onto the list — and landed such a prime
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New Cannabiniers Beverages
October 25, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Cannabiniers Expands portfolio with THC & CBD infused craft beers, cold brew iced teas, and cold brew iced coffees   Cannabiniers, a foodservice, technology & brand management company, announced the expansion of its alternative beverage portfolio. Two Roots Brewing Co, a line of CannaCrafted non-alcoholic THC and CBD infused craft beer, and Just Society, a
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Shoppers More Interested in Trader Joe’s Private Label Than Any Other Retailers’
October 24, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

More than half of U.S. consumers – 56 percent – would consider purchasing private label grocery products from Trader Joe’s, according to research conducted by New York-based research consultancy Magid. The findings appear in Magid’s newly released report “Consumer Attitudes Toward Private Label.” The report discovered that shoppers were most open to buying private label grocery
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