Several Minnesota school districts have started school gardens, including Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools, where gardens and greenhouses provide some of the vegetables used in school meals. During the summer, students help out in the gardens and Sandie Rentz, the district's food services director, says they take pride in growing their own food.
Food retailers are seeing private brands through a more strategic lens. With consumer acceptance growing and millennials' focus moving from the brand to how the product meets their needs and desires, private brands can compete on a more level playing field. Learn more about how to position your private brands for success.
Should a traditional retailer phase out of general merchandise/health and beauty care items? According to our panel of experts, the opportunity for the grocery channel is large. In fact, if the grocery channel were to capture its fair share of HBC sales it would represent an incremental $29 billion, with GM coming in at $15 billion. Hear directly from our thought-leading partners at P&G and Acosta on tactics and practices that are winning in the GM/HBC category.
Are you harnessing the power of GM/HBC in your organization? The opportunity is already in your stores. In this video, top retailers cover a wide variety of information including what they do to seize the opportunity, how they address the e-commerce threat and find growth. Find out even more in our report The Power of GM/HBC in Grocery.
Consumer demand for information about products they use and consume has reached an all-time high -- whether trying to address a health issue, a social issue or simply to be in control of what they put into their bodies. Today's consumers want to be more informed. This guide will help your organization maximize use of SmartLabel.
More than two-thirds of consumers say it is extremely important or important that brands and manufacturers provide detailed information about what is in their food and how it is made. Having a complete list of easy-to-read ingredients is the clearest indicator for consumers that a brand or manufacturer is being transparent, followed by in-depth nutritional information. Learn more about how consumers define transparency and the impacts it can have on your organization.
Just how big of an impact can transparency have on your organization's bottom line? Some 86% of shoppers agree that if food manufacturers or retailers provided access to complete and easy to understand definitions for all ingredients, it would result in more trust. Additionally, 54% of shoppers say they are even willing to pay more for a product that has additional product information. Learn more about what these numbers mean to your operation's initiatives.
Thanks to SmartLabel, associates can easily show a customer how to download the app on their own phone to investigate ingredients beyond the traditional label. This enables you to help your customers discover not only what ingredients are included in products, but also why those ingredients are in the product, what they do or even where they come from. Learn more about how SmartLabel can help you better engage your customers.
Argentina's lemon exporters aim to expand into new Asian markets even as their products return to the US, Latin Lemon's Pedro Omodeo said last month at the PMA Fresh Summit. Shippers in August sent lemons to Japan for the first time since 2003, and they expect to start exporting to China in the next couple of years, he added.
The supply of greenhouse tomatoes in North America is tightening this month, which is typical for November as the Canadian season winds down and the California winter season begins, said Jeff Madu of Windset Farms. Volumes will pick up next month, he said, with production in California and Mexico.