Food Retail: SmartBrief Originals
Plant-based meat brands find ways to stand out in a growing field
Plant-based meat brands find ways to stand out in a growing field

Lightlife campaign uses celebrities, humor and honesty to stand out in a growing field of plant-based burgers.

Retailers, restaurants tap into a powerful resource that’s in their employees’ own pockets
Retailers, restaurants tap into a powerful resource that’s in their employees’ own pockets

Letting employees use their own smartphones for scheduling, training and other work tasks is gaining popularity with restaurants and retailers, and the practice can boost productivity and retention.

Focus on fresh is key when courting today’s grocery shopper
Focus on fresh is key when courting today’s grocery shopper

​Investing in produce, meat and other fresh departments is essential for grocery retailers that want to compete for today’s consumer -- both in store and online as ecommerce sales of edible grocery gain momentum.

Why suppliers, grocers are going all in for National Family Meals Month
Why suppliers, grocers are going all in for National Family Meals Month

Now in its fifth year, National Family Meals Month has become an important platform for grocers and suppliers alike.

More consumers than ever are turning to the internet when it comes to buying groceries. What are food retailers doing to keep up with the trend?

Grocery loyalty programs are changing as quickly as the industry. Learn more about what makes a good program and what can grocers do to ensure their customers keep coming back.

Private-label products have experienced unparalleled growth in recent years thanks to changing consumer preferences.

Whole Foods' trend predictions
Whole Foods' trend predictions

Whole Foods' trend predictions for 2019 struck a chord with readers this week, as did stories from Kellogg and Ahold Delhaize.

Driven by changing consumer demands, food retailers large and small are finding success with a renewed focus on fresh grocery items.

How consumer interest in healthy food is prompting an evolution in grocery retail
How consumer interest in healthy food is prompting an evolution in grocery retail

Shoppers are growing increasingly interested in better-for-you foods, and that's making an impact on how grocers design stores, adopt technology and select the items they sell.