Calgary Co-operative, a 24-store operator in Alberta, is moving one step closer to being able to offer more customized offers for shoppers through the use of a circular-distribution app for mobile devices.
Changes in the approach to brand marketing at the major soft drink companies could lead to a proliferation of new products on retail shelves that are backed by these giants, said Tom Pirko, president of Bevmark Consulting.
Peruvian cuisine has been lingering around the edges of the mainstream American diet for many years, but the flavors of the Andes might finally be poised to see some real growth at retail, according to Melissa Abbott, senior director of culinary insights, The Hartman Group.
One of the culinary trends that is manifesting itself on restaurant menus and could be better leveraged at retail is the growing interest in high-protein foods, said Bret Thorn, senior food editor, Nation’s Restaurant News.
Supermarkets seeking to capitalize on some of the trends around health and wellness and snacking on the go have to look no further than fresh dips, according to John Dunne, SVP, client development, fresh foods, at Acosta Sales & Marketing.