Natural Foods Shoppers are Calling Retailer Shots

Natural Foods Shoppers are Calling Retailer Shots

America's perennial enthusiasm for health and wellness is expressed in their food product choices, and natural & organic retailers are often the first to meet this demand.


Meal Kit Service HelloFresh Considers IPO

Meal Kit Service HelloFresh Considers IPO

HelloFresh's consideration of an IPO comes on the heels of the underwhelming response to the Blue Apron public offering.


Amazon Online Grocery Sales Surge with Whole Foods Acquisition

Amazon Online Grocery Sales Surge with Whole Foods Acquisition

Whole Foods’ branded product web sales reached $500,000, after Amazon placed about 2,000 items from Whole Foods’ 365 Everyday Value brand on its site.


Whole Foods and the Transformation of Amazon Fresh

Whole Foods and the Transformation of Amazon Fresh

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods should push product choices higher in relatively short order. And that is just the beginning.


With Whole Foods, Amazon Goes for the Grocery Gold

With Whole Foods, Amazon Goes for the Grocery Gold

Even before the acquisition, it was hard to escape the sense that time was on Amazon’s side rather than Walmart’s, especially in terms of growth.


Lidl and E-Commerce Putting a new Face on Value Grocery Retailing

Lidl and E-Commerce Putting a new Face on Value Grocery Retailing

In the $40 billion market for value grocery retailers, Lidl could represent a major shift, possibly influencing the way large numbers of Americans shop for groceries


Store brand ice cream heating up competition

Store brand ice cream heating up competition

Sales of private label frozen desserts have grown steadily over the last couple of decades. In recent years, about two-thirds of consumers have come to accept that private label frozen desserts are equal in quality to name brand frozen desserts. This perception is based in reality, as private label frozen desserts have been on a steady rise in terms of quality over the past three decades.


Alternative Ingredient Snacks are for City Folk

Alternative Ingredient Snacks are for City Folk

Americans living in urban areas are the biggest fans of alternative ingredient snacks, even more so than people who live in suburban areas and far more than those living in rural settings. The differences are most pronounced for pulse- and seaweed-based snacks, but the pattern holds true for every type of alternative ingredient salty snack and cracker; rural snackers are just less interested.


Gluten-Free: More Than A Matter of Trust

Gluten-Free: More Than A Matter of Trust

For the millions of people who have celiac disease the various gluten-free certifications are of great value, not only helping them to manage a serious health condition, but providing psychological and emotional relief as well.


Marketing kids’ foods: threading the health needle

Marketing kids’ foods: threading the health needle

The kids’ food and beverage market is particularly challenging because industry players must market to children and parents at the same time. This means delivering on healthfulness: Nearly half (46%) of parents list nutritional value as most important when choosing foods at the supermarket for their children, the highest response rate among 16 choices.