Burger King's national launch of the plant-based Impossible Whopper helped drive traffic increases and set the chain up to report an estimated 3.5% increase in same-store sales, according to an analysis from Barclays Research. The company launched US sales of the Impossible Foods burger in August, after a test in St. Louis fueled an 18% rise in traffic.
Same-day delivery of alcohol is now available at BJ's Wholesale Club stores across six states. The company recently introduced the service to Florida, Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina locations, joining Connecticut and Massachusetts stores.
Kroger is switching date labels for its Our Brands products in an effort to cut down on food waste while protecting consumer health. The labels consist of a use-by date for safety and a best-if-used-by date to indicate food quality, both of which have been recommended by FMI and GMA, and will be fully incorporated by next year.
Cauliflower is finding its way into more products as consumers look to cut carbs and gluten from their diets and eat more vegetables. Conagra introduced a cauliflower salad dressing, Cali'flour Foods rolled out a new line of frozen pizzas and Perdue Farms has crafted blended chicken products like nuggets and patties.
Some students' desks at a South Carolina elementary school are outfitted with bike pedals and elliptical devices -- allowing them to move and learn at the same time. Educators say that since adopting the action-based learning approach, student behavior has improved and students are retaining more information.
Kellogg is releasing All Together Cereal, a combination of six of its brands in one box, to support anti-bullying and LGBTQ advocacy by GLAAD. The product -- which comprises Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Rice Krispies, Frosted Mini Wheats, Raisin Bran and Corn Flakes -- is available online today only.
Natural deodorant brand Schmidt's has expanded its offerings by introducing a vinegar-based, multi-surface cleaning spray and a laundry detergent. Both products are available at Whole Foods Market stores in varieties that feature the brand's signature essential oils.
Fragrant spray company Poo-Pourri has revealed an advertising campaign that features "Queer Eye" star Jonathan Van Ness and aims to destigmatize its product's purpose with candor and humor. The online campaign will run through June of next year with digital, streaming and social ads.
Rowdy Mermaid has moved into a larger facility in Boulder, Colo., to increase production significantly and accommodate staffing growth, the company says. The kombucha producer also hopes to improve distribution efficiency, as it's expanded to 175 Walmart stores and all East Coast Fresh Market stores, according to CEO Jamba Dunn.
Fiji Water has revealed the water brand's plan to use 100% recycled plastic in its bottles by 2025. Fiji is also debuting 2.5-gallon and 5-gallon container options that use 76% less plastic, with the latter intended for hot and cold dispenser use.
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