Last week's surprise Brexit vote in the United Kingdom could trigger additional difficulties for native grocers in competition with efficient foreign discounters Aldi and Lidl, as well as U.S. companies like Amazon and Walmart, according to a newly published analysis from Kantar Retail.
Retail's edgy present — and its mainstream future — are taking shape in a handful of urban neighborhoods across the country where food concepts like Whole Foods' 365 and Ahold's bfresh have taken root, according to a new report.
Aiming to make its home city a “food hub” and improve the level at which it executes everything from corporate branded goods to prepared dishes, Kroger will begin building a culinary training center near its headquarters in Cincinnati, CEO Rodney McMullen said Thursday.
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. consumers today see food as medicine, underscoring the continued strength of the health and wellness trend, according to a new report detailed Thursday morning at FMI Connect in Chicago.
A panel of award-winning retail produce managers on Wednesday shared stories from the front line, emphasizing the importance of new products, convenient packages, and creative ways of interacting with shoppers as keys to their respective success.
Grocery stores have a $6 billion opportunity to attract more Millennial households to their stores and can begin to do so by tailoring their private label strategy based on a better understanding how this generation consumes both food and marketing, according to presenters at FMI Connect Wednesday.
While supermarket deli departments are driving growth and the total store performance, retailers need to innovate to head off competition for sales from restaurants, presenters at FMI Connect said Tuesday.