Most of ALDI's customers say the grocer is simpler to shop than other supermarkets, carrying only the most popular varieties of particular items, according to a Kantar study. The study also revealed that nine out of 10 ALDI shoppers believe the retailer is more cost-effective than other stores.
Health-focused initiatives like in-store signage, dietitian-created recipes and geotargeted social media marketing will likely help drive produce sales, according to Limoneira. Increased transparency, unique flavors and the plant-based protein trend are also expected to boost sales.
Pillsbury is launching a Brownie Bark Mix in two flavors, featuring a thin brownie with a bark crunch that meets consumer demand for "permissible indulgence," according to a company statement. Other rollouts from Pillsbury include Funfetti cake mixes in Yellow and Strawberry flavors, along with Funfetti frosting in Galaxy Space Blue and Unicorn varieties.
Feeding Intelligence is a platform launched by Cargill and designed to help farmers make feed choices that support animal health, sustainability and farm performance. The site also provides advice about the latest technology that helps meet these goals.
Kendra Scott, CEO of the $1 billion lifestyle brand bearing her own name, became the 12th woman inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, and has announced her goal to empower more women through the launch of the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at the University of Texas. Scott says she enjoyed the benefits of entrepreneurial organizations and mentors when she started out in business, and hopes to help more women rise to the role of CEO.
Grocery delivery service Peapod by Giant has been rebranded as Giant Delivers. It provides next-day delivery for more than 300 ZIP codes across Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., and same-day delivery within downtown Washington.
Grocery delivery service FreshDirect is searching for potential buyers after a move to the Bronx, N.Y., failed to yield growth for the company. Walmart and Amazon are likely candidates to take over for investor JPMorgan, according to sources.
Major meat companies like Tyson, Hormel, Nestle, Smithfield and Perdue are getting into the plant-based game to compete with startups like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat. The market for lab-grown meat and plant-based protein is expected to reach up to $85 billion by 2030.
The effects of climate change are being shown in the characteristics of wines around the world, and these effects will only accelerate as disruptive weather manifests faster than previously anticipated, Eric Asimov writes. Winemakers are making adaptions to warming temperatures, such as harvesting grapes in areas that were previously thought to be too cold or too high-altitude to be conducive to growing the fruit, he adds.
Generation Z consumers of legal age buy alcoholic beverages in stores more frequently than their Baby Boomer, Gen X and millennial peers, a study by e-commerce platform Drizly reveals. Gen Z is also in the lead for paying attention to drinking trends, the study finds.
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