Food Retail
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11/15/2018

The Agriculture Department has named 16 new members to the 41-member National Watermelon Promotion Board. The new terms start on Jan. 1.

11/14/2018

Coca-Cola revamped its social media channels on Tuesday, with a plan to emphasize optimism going forward. "World Kindness Day feels like such an appropriate day and moment to kick off messages of positivity, but also when you look at Coke and what Coke stands for, Coke really is a brand about optimism, uplift and wants to bring people together in moments of connection," said Coca-Cola's Sarah Traverso.

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11/14/2018

Walmart is working with Ford and Postmates to test an autonomous grocery delivery service in the Miami market. Ford said it will experiment with different vehicle designs and systems to keep groceries fresh for delivery.

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11/14/2018

H.E. Butt Grocery is adding its cashierless checkout system to seven stores in the Austin, Texas, market after first deploying them in San Antonio. The system lets shoppers scan items with an app on a smart device, then pay without going through checkout.

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11/14/2018

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.

11/14/2018

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.

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11/14/2018

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.

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11/14/2018


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.

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11/14/2018


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.

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11/14/2018

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.

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