From Snacks to Beer, CPGs Rethink the Art of Sampling
Beverages - CPG - Online - Retail

In an industry where taste is paramount, sampling is among the most useful tools for food and beverage brands to hook consumers and turn them into repeat customers. Sampling not only provides new bra...

FoodDive
August 23, 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

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...

Slate
June 29, 2021

Whole Foods Teams Up with The Weather Channel for Rain-Related...
Retail

The Rainy-Day Redo campaign provides Whole Foods an opportunity to potentially boost shopper engagement and collect customer data as the grocer looks to rebound from ​lackluster physical store sales...

Grocery Dive
June 16, 2021

How Retailers & Brands Overcome ‘Green’ Skepticism?
Branding - CPG - Retail

A new survey finds U.S. consumers want to make more environmentally-friendly choices when shopping for apparel, but many are held back by a lack of availability and trustworthy information on what mak...

Retail Wire
June 11, 2021

Tesla is Exploring a Restaurant Concept
Automotive - Dining - Retail

Tesla drivers may soon have a new way to multitask while charging their vehicles. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based electric vehicle automaker filed a trademark application last week under restaurant servi...

Commercial Observer
June 4, 2021

Survey Says: Walmart is the Preferred Brick-and-Mortar Grocery...
Retail

One area where Walmart is far ahead of Amazon is its popularity as a brick-and-mortar destination for grocery purchases. According to results of the Inmar Intelligence Price Inflation Survey, a leadi...

Chain Store Age
May 14, 2021

Pay at Whole Foods by Scanning Your Palm
Finance - Retail

Amazon will let customers at some Whole Foods stores pay with simple wave of their hands. The company announced Wednesday it is bringing palm scanners to one of its Whole Foods stores in Seattle, wit...

CNN
April 21, 2021

Whole Foods is Now Distributing its Own Beer
Beverages - Retail

With grocery alcohol sales up considerably over the past year as shoppers turn to their favorite libations for comfort, Whole Foods has picked an opportune time to ramp up another commercial canning r...

GroceryDive
April 7, 2021

Whole Foods Offers Virtual Makeup Try-On Tool in Stores
Health & Beauty - Retail - Tech

Using their smartphones, Whole Foods shoppers can scan a QR code on in-store displays to virtually try on beauty products. Mineral Fusion's virtual try-on tool, which uses Perfect Corp.'s artificial i...

GroceryDive
March 26, 2021

Whole Foods | Headspace
Health & Beauty - Partnerships - Retail - Tech

Whole Foods Market formed a partnership with the Headspace meditation app to create a series of videos for Whole Foods' channel on IGTV. 

Whole Foods | Headspace
March 24, 2021

Amazon was Supposed to Kill Instacart. Instead Instacart Becam...
CPG - Household - Online - Retail

When Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2017, the outlook appeared bleak for Instacart. Not only did the grocery delivery startup suddenly have to compete with one of the most sophisticated delivery compani...

CNN Business
March 23, 2021

Whole Foods & Headspace Partnership Put Mindfulness on th...
Branding - CPG - Online - Retail - Tech

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed added strain on the population's mental health. Whole Foods Market is aiming to alleviate this added stress by collaborating with online company Headspace to help cons...

Progressive Grocer
March 22, 2021

Brands Jump to Erewhon, L.A.’s Hottest Hangout
Branding - CPG - Influencers - Online - Retail

Erewhon, with its outdoor dining areas, became the unofficial hangout for the young, beautiful and bored. Like a moth to a nontoxic flame, the store drew Instagram flâneurs in droves — but also ple...

The New York Times
February 18, 2021

Amazon shuts down its Pantry service
CPG - Online - Retail

The company will transfer its assortment to the main Amazon.com store "so customers can get everyday household products faster, without an extra subscription or purchase requirement," the spokesperson...

RetailDive
January 8, 2021

Whole Foods | Progressive
CPG - Finance - Partnerships - Retail

Whole Foods partnered with Progressive Insurance on a Thanksgiving promotion. The partnership consisted of a promotion in which Whole Foods insured Thanksgiving with Progressive. The insurance prom...

Whole Foods | Progressive
November 16, 2020

Whole Foods will get your groceries ready for pickup in one ho...
Retail

Amazon is expanding one-hour grocery pickup across all of its nearly 500 U.S. Whole Foods stores. The free service is available for Prime subscribers on orders $35 or more and begins today. For the...

CNN
October 21, 2020

Whole Foods reveals top 10 food trends for 2021
CPG - Retail

Each year, the Whole Foods Trends Council comprising more than 50 Whole Foods Market team members. For the full story, visit Food Navigator  -  https://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Article/2020/10/1...

Food Navigator
October 19, 2020

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