Genetics can be used to identify taste, smell and texture based on each individual’s taste preferences and then combined with their health needs, this “recipe” will allow for the preparation of customized foods that are truly “nutraceuticals.”...More
Latino consumers in the U.S. are emotionally driven in their quest for fresh products that allow them to replicate dishes from home, show the findings of The MultiCultural Latino study from The Hartman Group and MSLGROUP....More
IRI's September 2013 Times & Trends report focuses on “on-the-run” eaters, a market that is 66 million strong and shows striking characteristics that pose both opportunity and challenge for CPG marketers....More
The Lempert Report believes it will take some serious innovations to differentiate the profusion eatery brands on supermarket shelves. No longer will the name alone be enough to drive performance....More
CPG companies have reduced their costs as a percent of sales, but might have also lowered their service levels, according to the Grocery Manufacturers Association 2012 Supply Chain Benchmarking report, compiled by Boston Consulting Group....More
NEW YORK — At SN's annual roundtable, industry analysts considered the current state of the food retail industry and predicted more company consolidation on the coming future. Here are excepts from the discussion about Safeway.
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EDGEWATER, N.J. — As the largest of Mitsuwa Marketplace’s locations, the 92,750-square-foot store here packs in sizeable perishables departments, a food court and space for outside vendors selling cosmetics, electronics and more.
In today’s competitive economy, retailers are looking to cut waste. Whether or not to bring certain functions in-house, or keep them in-house, has become a major consideration. However, insourcing any activity...More
For Weis Markets, sustainability has become a comprehensive endeavor that encompasses store design, refrigeration, sourcing and waste reduction, earning it SN’s 2013 Sustainability Excellence Award in the Large Chain category....More
Moving into a new distribution facility gave a Global Organic Specialty Source a fresh opportunity to enhance its efforts around sustainability and energy conservation, earning it the 2013 SN Sustainability Excellence Award in the Wholesaler category....More
A new report from Midan Marketing found that many men are taking care of the food shopping for their households. And, there might not be much of a difference in the way women and men approach food shopping....More