The Sam's Club Now location in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, one-fourth the size of the usual club retail site, has embraced virtual reality and other technology to make the shopping experience more seamless. In fact, scan-and-go shopping that skips checkout is the only way to buy in the test store.
Smaller families and a preference for more natural care of livestock have prompted millennials to choose smaller turkeys over the iconic huge centerpiece bird for Thanksgiving. Another benefit they see in smaller turkeys is fewer leftovers.
Kraft Heinz is bringing Jell-O slime to store shelves next month in Unicorn Slime strawberry and Monster Slime lime varieties. "While do-it-yourself edible slime recipes are popular on Pinterest and YouTube, until today, there hasn't been an edible slime available from a national brand," the company said.
Experts at Whole Foods Market have listed the top 10 trends they expect to see in 2019, with number one being Pacific Rim flavors such as passion fruit and mango. Other trends include probiotics, especially in shelf-stable items, and growing consumer preferences for fatty foods.
It's time for Beaujolais Nouveau, but this year that also means it's time for Beaujolais Nouveau rose. Franck Duboeuf, whose father Georges Duboeuf is known for propelling Beaujolais Nouveau to global recognition, has introduced a Beaujolais Nouveau rose wine this year.
Five women have moved up in the management ranks of Jackson Family Wines, including an outside hire for its leadership team. Among the promotions, family member Katie Jackson has been tapped to be senior vice president for corporate and social responsibility.
The fine wines and Champagne market grew 9% in 2017 compared to 2016, according to Euromonitor, and the global luxury market is expected to reach $321 billion this year, according to Bain & Company. To overcome risks and competitive threats between barrel-makers and fruit suppliers, and to secure supply and manage overhead, some companies, such as Silver Oak Cellars, are purchasing the supply chain from raw materials through production.
A bar owner in Lexington, Ky., has decided that rare Pappy Van Winkle bourbon should be something that anyone can afford to taste. The Chevy Chase Inn will offer a tasting of four different Pappy ages at prices from $5 to $14.25.
China's online alcohol sales are expected to reach $14.4 billion this year, with $757 million of domestic and imported wine sold through JD.com, Tmall and Taobao during the year ended in July. Key influencers such as Wang Shenghan and Terry Xu have helped wine become more popular in China, writes Natalie Wang.
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