Survey finds 2019 investments by food retailers paved the way for meeting 2020 consumer demands
October 14, 2020
The annual The Food Retailing Industry Speaks (Speaks) report, released by FMI—The Food Industry Association, finds that in 2019 the food retail industry saw strong operational performance, which helped the industry face challenges in 2020. At the same time, outside forces including trade, credit/debit card interchange fees and health care costs impacted food retailers and kept profit margins steady.
Widely recognized as the world’s premier independently-owned flavor house, Edlong debuted Everything Dairy Can Be™ - an inspirational mantra that is driven by Edlong’s industry-leading dairy, dairy-based, and dairy-free ingredient capabilities.
An industry expert’s perspective on consumer trends and food & beverage innovation
September 4, 2020
Prepared Foods talks consumer insights with Lesle Na, Director of Business Development with Ibotta Insights. It is a consumer research agency under the umbrella of Ibotta, whose smartphone app lets consumers earn cash back on in-store, mobile app, and online purchases with receipt submission, linked retailer loyalty accounts, payments, and/or purchase verification.
Cheese and dairy remain as popular as ever with consumers and retain their reputation for versatility among menu makers. It highlights just how ideally positioned this food category is for the near term, when the world is still dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic.
Food Industry Exchange sponsored by FMI powered by The Seam launches to address the urgent needs of retailers and wholesalers
May 13, 2020
The primary purpose of the platform is to bring vast efficiencies to the food supply chain, while also serving as a critical tool in times of need. Retailers requiring additional resources to fulfill needs at grocery stores, are connected with sellers that have capacity of products, transportation services, labor, and warehousing services.
After careful consideration of many factors, WMU has made the difficult but important decision to postpone the 2020 WMU Food Marketing Conference, scheduled for March 31-April 1, 2020, in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Whether assembling kits themselves at a local meal kit assembly shop, signing up for a subscription service online, or picking up a kit from their local supermarket, consumers show no signs of abandoning this time-saving meal option.
InsightsNow launches online behavioral research portal for product development and marketing decisions
January 9, 2020
The storefront is set up for on-demand ordering, through annual subscriptions with pre-purchased bundles of credits to access, at will, the suite of behavioral applications. By providing one place for research access, the portal allows cross-departmental collaboration and streamlined information sharing.
Communications agency MarketPlace expands client coverage, national footprint
December 17, 2019
Since 2002, MarketPlace has dedicated itself to developing strategies and activating brands within the Food + Beverage, Pet + Animal, and Health + Wellness industries. MarketPlace, while headquarted and continuing to operate primarily in St. Louis, Mo., has invested in a California location to better serve its partners on the West Coast.