Annual BCG/IRI study highlights role of acquisition, innovation, surgical pricing, ecommerce, and consumer-trend fulfillment
May 6, 2020
The US consumer packaged goods industry increased by 2.2% in 2019, outpacing 2018 growth of 2.0%, according to the eighth annual Boston Consulting Group (BCG)/IRI CPG study released at the end of March. The growth was driven exclusively by pricing adjustments in the face of declining average volumes across measured channels. Despite the volume drop, top growth leaders saw their volumes increase over 2018.
In the world of eCommerce, there is never a pause from innovation and the unexpected. Moving into 2020, there are three trends, among many, dramatically impacting the future of food and beverage brands and their path to market.
The board includes industry veterans, Errol Schweizer, Alan Gever, Cydney Whitmoyer, and James Harford
December 20, 2019
As Seventh Generation’s first eCommerce channel director, McGinn pioneered the company’s innovative eComm strategy and created a thriving multimillion-dollar partnership with Amazon and other key online retailers.
Amazon will account for almost half of US ecommerce sales in 2022, but Walmart will continue to find success with unrivaled in-store services
November 6, 2019
Packaged Facts made the prediction in the brand new report, Amazon Strategies and the Amazon Shopper, 2nd Edition, which analyzes the e-commerce giant’s activities in grocery, pet products, and financial services.
Cygnus’ mission is to help more frozen food companies capture e-commerce opportunities
October 22, 2019
Cygnus’ mission is to help more frozen food companies capture e-commerce opportunities by offering a national one to two-day ground shipping network, allowing the company to serve as a true strategic fulfillment partner
Foodservice manufacturers have two primary sales channels to reach operator customers. The first, e-commerce, is the emerging channel and the second, the distributor sales representative (DSR), is the more traditional. Both channels present unique challenges and opportunities.
IFMA believes that manufacturers need to optimize tried-and-true sales channels to reach their targeted operators. Even so, IFMA also encourages its food processor members to also use new digital forms of communication that do not rely on the current system of brokers and distributors.
A growing number of consumers enlist in ordering groceries online
July 10, 2019
The option to order online and pick-up in store, also known as click-and-collect or BOPUS (buy online pickup in store) is favored by 11% of online grocery shoppers. Seven% of these shoppers mix it up and do both, according to NPD’s National Eating Trends® Omnichannel Scorecard.
Check out the May 2020 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on sweetener blends and sugar reduction, the increasing reliance on natural gums and fibers, new fruit and vegetable offerings, and much more.