This edition of SymphonyIRI's Times & Trends explores center store sales and share trends, as well as strategies CPG marketers are leveraging in an effort to drive share and revenues from the inside out....More
Coupon redemption declined by almost 23% in the third quarter of 2012, compared with the same period last year, according to a report from Inmar, a technology company based in Winston-Salem, N.C....More
Center Store reported on private-label innovation with more unique alcoholic beverage offerings and the introduction of coffee pods, the increasing use of fuel incentives, and the explosion of mobile apps....More
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — Local police were called to a Jewel-Osco store here last week after a customer became upset that he couldn’t buy more than a certain number of Twinkies, according to the Chicago Sun-Times....More
Impulse purchases help drive sales of candy and other snacks during the winter holidays, according to the SnackTrack Holidays Christmas Profile, released last week by NPD Group, Port Washington, N.Y....More
Beginning a year ago, Haggen Inc., a 29-store food retailer serving parts of Washington and Oregon, began converting its Top Food & Drug warehouse-style locations and its conventional Haggen Food & Pharmacy supermarkets to a new format and brand — Haggen: Northwest Fresh.
Supermarkets are riding the craft beer high and using off-premise licenses to serve obscure drafts at in-store growler stations. Sourced from nearby microbrewers, fresh drafts are brought from grain to growler in as little as two weeks.
LOS ANGELES — Trader Joe’s Chickenless Crispy Tenders may be faux chicken, but it’s a real contender for the Best Vegan Meat Libby Award, an award given by peta2 — the children’s arm of the animal rights group PETA....More