October 4, 2019
Shoppers are Hungry for Stories
David Taylor shares his key takeaways from the recent Food Marketing Institute Private Brand Summit 2019. Read more in the latest SR4B blog post. by David Taylor David Fikes, US-based Food Marketing Institute Communications VP, opened the FMI Private Brand summit with a bold declaration: “We need to understand that we are no longer solely in […]Read More
September 26, 2019
Where Do Plant-Based Proteins Fit in The Grocery Store?
The FMI 2019 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report finds a rising number of households (33%) have at least one member following a non-medically prescribed diet such as vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or flexitarian, and this trend is higher for Gen Z and Millennial households. Increased demand for personalization is challenging the food shopping experience, and a growing number of shoppers are turning to plant-based proteins to help meet their unique household needs. FMI’s Power of Meat 2019 report finds, plant-based meat alternatives sales increased 19.2% last year and account for $878 million in annual sales.Read More
September 13, 2019
7-Eleven Hosting Event to Find Brands With a Heart
7-Eleven Inc. is searching for up-and-coming brands to attend Brands with Heart, the convenience store retailer’s annual emerging brands event.Read More
Brands can apply before Sept. 20 for a chance to showcase their most innovative products while engaging with leaders from the world’s largest convenience store retailer, according to 7-Eleven. The second annual event will take place Oct. 22-23 at its Store Support Center in Irving.
September 8, 2019
Walmart Wants Shelves Stocked with Small Brands
With 90% of U.S. households having visited at least once in the past year, Walmart is an ideal location for consumers to discover new and innovative food products — and not just ones from established CPG giants.
Despite being one of the world’s largest retail chains, Walmart has made helping emerging brands a key piece of its growth strategy. This includes offering early stage companies the ability to launch in as few as 10 stores, or access to buyers who can guide young brands as they prepare to enter the market.Read More
August 28, 2019
September is Family Meals Month
Let’s Help Make Family Meals Happen September is National Family Meals Month,™ an industry-wide movement to raise awareness of the benefits of frequent family meals. Join us as we work collaboratively with retailers and manufacturers nationwide to bring families back to the table to share one more meal at home per week. We invite you to […]Read More
August 17, 2019
The Fresh Market boosts specialty beverage offerings
As we read this article on how The Fresh Market revamped the craft and specialty beverage section in all of its stores, more than doubling the number of offerings, it reminds us on how much innovation we have seen from brands in the non-alcoholic beverage category in the past few years. There are so many great beverages coming out in cold brews, kombuchas, adaptogenics, energy drinks and clean-label sparkling waters.Read More
August 12, 2019
Packaging Trends to Consider for 2020
The past few years have seen an enormous rise in consumer consciousness when it comes to sustainability, whether it be learning about waste from production or realizing the detriment caused by plastic packaging, because of the wide-spread rise of environmental concern. The packaging industry is under more pressure than ever to become as environmentally friendly […]Read More
July 30, 2019
6 Influencer Marketing Tips for Small Businesses
In this article by FMI Emerge mentor Raj Kapur, we learn several approaches that small brands can take to build and implement influencer marketing programs. See which ones you’re already using and learn additional ways to incorporate influencer marketing into your overall plan. Read MoreRead More
July 17, 2019
Emerging Brands Aren’t Just Disruptors to Established Companies — Incredibly Important Partners, Too.
Of course, emerging brands aren’t just disruptors to established companies — they can also be incredibly important partners, too. Groceryshop’s Working with Startups to Transform the Business session will showcase three leaders who evaluate opportunities to incubate, accelerate or invest in startup brands. Gulrez ‘Gary’ Arora, the Global Launchpad Lead and Head of the Seeds of Change Accelerator at Mars Incorporated, Lauren Jupiter, the Managing Partner at AccelFoods and Andreas Wuerfel, the Director US Strategic Partnerships at METRO Group will each bring a unique point of view to this topic.Read More
May 28, 2019
SPINS Monthly Review
SPINS Monthly Review is their take on the latest in health & wellness. Topics in this newsletter include the latest industry news and trends, upcoming webinars and events, and what’s new at SPINS. Fill out the form on the page to receive this month’s issue and subscribe for future ones.Read More