Bayer and Luke Bryan reunite for #HerestotheFarmer campaign in...
Health & Beauty - Music - Non-Profit - Press Releases - Retail

WHIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bayer, one of the country’s largest life-sciences companies, announced today it’s heading back to the farm and renewing its multi-year partnership with five-time e...

Angelina Luspo
June 28, 2023

Kroger and Albertsons Companies Announce Definitive Merger Agr...
CPG - Household - Press Releases - Retail

CINCINNATI and BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kroger (NYSE: KR) and Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under w...

Faisal Hussain
October 14, 2022

Kroger Announces New Smart Way Product Line
CPG - Press Releases - Retail

CINCINNATI , Sept. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. ( NYSE: KR) announced today Smart Way, a new opening price point Our Brands product line. This line brings together 16 legacy brands in...

Faisal Hussain
September 9, 2022

Kroger Boosts ‘Home Chef’ Meal Prep as Restaurant ...
CPG - Dining - Retail

As skyrocketing food prices have cost-conscious consumers seeking lower-cost alternatives, The Kroger Co. is expanding the capacity of its ready-made meal and meal kit delivery business, Home Chef. T...

July 20, 2022

Marriott Rolls Out Media Network That Lets Brands Reach Travel...
Agencies - Branding - Online - Travel

A media network in the hotel category presents marketers with a different array of opportunities, the companies said. On the road, travelers need things like ground transportation, personal items they...

Cheaper Doughnuts, Free Gas Cards and More: Retailers and Rest...
CPG - Dining - Finance - Retail

Along with fried chicken, biscuits and iced tea, family meals at Southern fast-food chain Bojangles now include a free $10 gas card. At select Krispy Kreme shops, the price of a dozen glazed doughnut...

April 14, 2022

Kroger and Impossible Foods Are Working Together
CPG - Retail

Late last week, supermarket chain Kroger announced its new partnership with plant-based food brand Impossible Foods and Custom Made Meals, LLC, which makes fresh entrees and appetizers for retail. Fo...

March 8, 2022

As Inflation Rises, Private Labels Are Quietly Taking Over Ret...
CPG - Health & Beauty - Household - Online - Retail

Consumers may begin looking to stretch their budgets as the cost of essential items continue to rise, making room for cheaper private label brands to take market share. The Consumer Price Index, a ke...

Modern Retail
February 4, 2022

Grinch Hits Candy Cane Makers with Sugar Shortage, Twisted Sup...

Candy makers, like retailers and farmers, have been slammed during the pandemic with high commodity prices, labor shortages, and transportation and supply chain snarls, preventing them from fully cash...

Yahoo! Finance
December 22, 2021

Bed Bath & Beyond Will Sell its Home and Baby Stuff at Kr...
CPG - Health & Beauty - Household - Online - Retail

Bed Bath & Beyond will sell some of its bedding, storage and baby furniture at Kroger beginning next year, the two companies announced Tuesday. Bed Bath & Beyond's items will first be availabl...

November 3, 2021

Kroger and Instacart Launch “Kroger Delivery Now” ...
Online - Partnerships - Press Releases - Retail - Tech

CINCINNATI and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America's largest grocery retailer, and Instacart, the leading online grocery platform in North America, t...

Faisal Hussain
September 14, 2021

Molson Coors Makes La Colombe Coffee Cans Available Nationwide
Beverages - Retail

Philadelphia-based coffee roaster La Colombe is expanding its reach. With the help of the Molson Coors Beverage Company, the brewer's ready-to-drink lattes and coffees will be more widely accessible. ...

September 13, 2021

Impossible Foods Surpasses Animal Meat With Impossible Chicken...
CPG - Dining - Press Releases

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Today, Impossible Foods announced the launch of its newest product – Impossible Chicken Nuggets Made From Plants(opens in a new tab) – marking a major milestone in consu...

Faisal Hussain
September 7, 2021

Martha Stewart Wine Co. Announces Brand Expansion
Beverages - Branding - Online - Partnerships - Press Releases

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Marquee Brands, DRINKS, and Martha Stewart Wine Co., the online wine collection featuring a selection of wines hand-picked by America's lifestyle expert ...

Faisal Hussain
September 2, 2021

Impossible Foods is Bringing its Meatless Sausage to Grocery S...
CPG - Retail

Impossible Foods’ meatless sausage is finally coming to grocery stores. The company first rolled out the sausage alternative to restaurants nationwide last June after launching it at U.S. locations ...

August 11, 2021

Why Do American Grocery Stores Still Have an Ethnic Aisle?
CPG - Retail

In 2019, Kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers, accelerated its effort to move products from the ethnic aisle into other parts of the store. Local retail chains, like Food Bazaar in the New Y...

The New York Times
August 10, 2021

Kroger Partners with Kitchen United for Ghost Kitchens in Stor...
Dining - Retail

Kroger, the nation’s largest supermarket chain, and ghost kitchen start-up Kitchen United are teaming up to prepare takeout and delivery food inside some of its grocery stores. The partnership anno...

August 4, 2021

Walmart Will Require Some Workers to Wear Masks in Stores

Walmart said Friday that it will begin requiring masks for store workers in high-risk counties in the U.S. as determined by the latest CDC rankings, regardless of vaccine status and effective immediat...

July 30, 2021

Inside Yes Way Rosé’s Seasonal Marketing Strategy
Beverages - Retail

While many wine manufacturers fall back on their red and white varieties the rest of the year, rosé-focused brands like Yes Way Rosé rely on warmer months for the majority of their revenue. As a res...

Modern Retail
July 21, 2021

Walmart is Testing an All-Self-Checkout Supercenter
Retail - Tech

Walmart is testing an all-self-checkout Supercenter. It’s calling the process “hosted checkout” because employees are standing by to help if customers need it. Kroger has been testing all self-...

The Dallas Morning News
July 16, 2021

Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Arrives In Kroger Groceries Nationwide
CPG - Dining - Opportunities - Partnerships - Press Releases

DALLAS, July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CEC Entertainment, LLC, the parent company of the world's number one family entertainment venue, Chuck E. Cheese, is expanding its reach beyond its...

Faisal Hussain
July 14, 2021

Despite Online Growth, Stores Will Still Account for Three-Fou...

E-commerce in the U.S. grew 30% in 2020, its fastest growth rate since 2002, according to an emailed report from Forrester. Yet, the research firm projects that 72% of retail will still take place off...

Retail Dive
July 12, 2021

It’s Finally Clear Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods
Household - Online - Retail

For Amazon, acquiring Whole Foods was in part just a way to encourage people to sign up for Amazon Prime memberships, joining Amazon’s powerful loyalty program in exchange for discounts on their gro...

June 29, 2021

Halo Top Co-Founder Targets Chocolate Snacks Category

Halo Top co-founder Doug Bouton is launching a chocolate brand with fewer calories and less sugar than traditional chocolate. Available in milk chocolate and almond dark chocolate varieties, Gatsby p...

Food Business News
June 25, 2021

Kroger Sees Strong Private Label, Digital Sales Even as Pandem...

Kroger saw identical-store and overall sales decline during the first quarter of 2021 compared with the same period in 2020, the supermarket chain announced Thursday. Same-store sales excluding fuel f...

June 18, 2021

Kroger Gamifies its Search for New Suppliers
Retail - Tech

Kroger has just joined a few other retailers in launching a contest in search of new suppliers. The competition encourages local and regional growers across fresh categories to apply online for a cha...

Retail Wire
May 27, 2021

7-Eleven Plans to Open 100 Restaurants This Year
Dining - Retail

Raise the Roost Chicken and Biscuits and Parlor Pizza are located side by side inside the store, with separate ordering counters and shared indoor and outdoor seating. 7-Eleven EVP and Chief Operatin...

May 6, 2021

Kroger Partners with Drone Express to Deliver Groceries
Retail - Tech

Kroger Co. is diving into drone delivery, starting a pilot at a store near its Cincinnati headquarters. The supermarket chain is partnering with Drone Express, a unit of Telegrid Technologies, to del...

May 5, 2021

Amazon Unveils Aplenty, its Newest Private Label Food Brand
CPG - Dining - Online - Retail

Amazon has unveiled Aplenty, a new private label food brand set to eventually include hundreds of products across a variety of center store categories. The brand, which is available online and at Ama...

Retail Dive
April 13, 2021

4 Ways Consumer Spending Will Change Once More People Are Vacc...

Here are four predictions of post-pandemic trends, based on surveys and reports by experts: Consumers are still anxious, and that may influence what they buy and how they shop. Grocery shopping may b...

April 12, 2021

Kroger Maps its New Digital ‘Ecosystem’

Offering a first look at its Ocado strategy, the grocer outlined plans to double online sales within three years and also improve margins. The combination of large stores, a mature pickup and deliver...

April 5, 2021

Sampling is Back! Brands Wooing Walmart’s Online Shopper...
CPG - Retail

The pandemic has inspired consumer packaged goods brands such as General Mills and Cure Hydration to experiment with new ways to introduce their products to customers, such as adding samples to curbsi...

March 11, 2021

Target Launches Grocery Brand Centered on Snacks & Sweet ...
CPG - Retail

Target announced on Tuesday that it's launching Favorite Day, a private label food and beverage line centered on snacks and sweet treats. Shoppers will be able to buy the new brand in-store and online...

March 9, 2021

Grocery Stores’ Pandemic Boom is Over
CPG - Retail

Now companies say the pandemic-time boom is over. Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in this country, said Thursday that it expects comparable sales, or sales at stores open for at least one year, ...

March 5, 2021

Target & Walmart Want to Replace the Plastic Bag
CPG - Retail

One interesting approach is called SmartC. It’s not just a new reusable bag (made from ethically sourced fibers), but an accompanying digital platform that transforms your reusable bag into a more p...

Fast Company
February 19, 2021

Impossible Foods cuts grocery store prices 20%
CPG - Retail

The price of an Impossible Burger just got a little easier to swallow. For the first time, Impossible Foods is cutting prices of its plant-based meat at the grocery store by 20%. The suggested reta...

February 3, 2021

Walmart Ramps Up Automated Fulfillment to Meet Online Grocery ...

Walmart will expand its use of automated systems to pick-and-pack shoppers’ online grocery orders. The retailer will turn dozens of stores into fulfillment centers by converting some of their existi...

January 28, 2021

Walmart rebrands media group to Walmart Connect

Walmart rebranded its media network from Walmart Media Group to Walmart Connect, part of a larger overhaul the retailer is enacting as it looks to scale the offering into a top-10 advertising platform...

January 28, 2021

Kidz Bop and Kroger
CPG - Music - Partnerships

KIDZ BOP teamed up with Kroger to host the KIDZ BOP Holiday Livestream "Social Social" on December 5th 2020.

Kidz Bop
January 26, 2021

Grocers start administering COVID-19 vaccines
Health & Beauty - Retail

Grocery chains including Albertsons, H-E-B, Hy-Vee and Walmart have started administering COVID-19 vaccines to high-priority recipients as the food-retailing industry gears up for a large-scale rollou...

January 5, 2021

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