Trader Joe's has been ranked first for customer experience in a survey of multichannel retailers conducted by Forrester Research. The study looked at how consumers' experiences build loyalty at 42 different retailers, including No. 2 Costco and No. 5 BJ's Wholesale.
SUPERVALU is offering a ready-to-use e-commerce system to the 3,000 independent groceries it supplies, as well as other retailers in 240 metropolitan areas. The system will allows stores that have not yet deployed their own online system to offer shopping and delivery through Instacart.
Whole Foods Market deleted the images off its Instagram and dedicated its social media platform to bees, including following such celebrities as Sting. The company later revealed that it is highlighting bees' importance to the food chain and raising funds for school beehives.
Students are growing fruits and vegetables in an on-campus garden at a Kansas middle school and selling their harvests at local stores and farmers markets. The funds from their sales help to support the school garden program.
General Mills' venture arm, 301 Inc., led a $12 million funding round for GoodBelly Probiotics parent company NextFoods. Previously, General Mills partnered with the firm on a GoodBelly-branded probiotic snack bar that was released earlier this year.
Mountain Dew is building on its partnership with the NBA All-Star Rising Stars game, signing a sponsorship deal with NBA Draft prospect Marvin Bagley III for its Kickstart brand. The beverage firm is holding an experiential event in New York City today called "Kickin' It Courtside @ St. Nick's," which showcases the brand's commitment to basketball.
Coconut Cult's plant-based, probiotic yogurt is selling at $25 per 16-ounce jar at seven San Diego markets. The brand has built a strong social media following for the yogurt, which tends to overflow when the jar is opened because of its active probiotic ingredients.
Learn how foodpreneur Diane Mina, founder and creator of Diane's Bloody Mary Mixers, turned her garden tomatoes in one hand and herbaceous herbs in the other into testing grounds to create a Bloody Mary mix for her and her husband's restaurants, as well as for the retail market, during FOODBIZ+ Product Launch Insights on July 11 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET. Register for this free webinar here, and listen in as Diane and FBS' host discuss topics on what it takes to successfully launch a new product in today's competitive food market.
Jelly Belly has relaunched its BeanBoozled jelly bean collection, adding paired flavors that include dirty dishwasher and birthday cake as well as stink bug and toasted marshmallow. BeanBoozled's 5th edition collection will be available later this summer.
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