Consumer concerns about the healthfulness of carbonated soft drinks — along with a growing interest in locally made products, innovative flavors and more natural ingredients — are playing right into the hands of the craft soda industry.
Industry trends around convenience, flavor and authenticity are converging in the skillets of the nation’s home cooks, where a seemingly endless array of new, shelf-stable sauces is making it easier to prepare a sophisticated meal.
Disposable baby diapers may be ideally suited for the fast-growing e-commerce economy, but retailers are working hard to retain share with sharp pricing, membership clubs that encourage loyalty, and other incentives tailored to attract young parents to the store.
Supervalu’s limited-assortment Save-A-Lot chain is poised for more aggressive growth this year with a reformulated strategy centered around company-owned store openings and a tighter focus on operating standards.
The proximity of a state-of-the-art warehouse supplying Albertsons' Acme stores to Safeway’s 127-store Eastern Division has raised speculation that the chains could seek to consolidate their logistics at some point.