More than half of manufacturer respondents polled for Kantar Retail’s annual PoweRanking report, which identifies best-in-class retailers and manufacturers, with manufacturers ranking retailers and vice versa, cited Walmart as the overall best-in-class retailer.
Wegmans is experiencing an increase in sales of the first line of baby food to secure space in its refrigerated dairy case, Heather Gilbert, category merchant for baking, spices and baby products at Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans, told SN.
Opportunities for increased sales of specialty foods exist among lower income consumers and the roughly 24.5 million Americans who are familiar with specialty foods but don’t currently purchase products in the space.
The updated serving size requirements proposed by the FDA as part of its changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel would drive beverage makers to reformulate products for health, predicted Justin Prochnow, an attorney with Greenberg Traurig LLP, who specializes in food and beverage-related regulatory issues, at Natural Products Expo East, Thursday.
Andronico’s Community Markets’ CEO, certified health coach and group exercise instructor Suzy Monford, wears a lot of hats. Several of which she transitioned between during the session “Improving the Health of Your Brand” which she kicked off at The Health and Wellness Summit presented by SN, with an energizing group stretch.
A shifting focus toward smaller retail formats and the strong U.S. dollar influenced Planet Retail’s list of the Top 25 Global Retailers, on which Walmart, Costco and Carrefour took the top three spots, respectively.