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


A Place For Everything And Everything In Its Place

A Place For Everything And Everything In Its Place

To solve their growing storage conundrums, most Americans don’t need intervention, they need innovation.


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.


Treating sleep disturbances: let me count the ways

Treating sleep disturbances: let me count the ways

If you have pain, take a pain reliever; if you can’t sleep, take sleep medication. Right? Wrong. Packaged Facts’ survey analysis suggests that sleep disturbance sufferers are much less likely than pain sufferers to take either OTC or prescription drugs to treat their condition. And yet OTC and prescription sleep remedies do the job: disturbance sufferers who take medication to treat their condition report high rates of relief.


Latinos hold the key to growth

Latinos hold the key to growth

Marketers and retailers have long recognized the exceptional role Hispanic consumers play in their growth strategies. Sheer numbers are one reason. Yet, Hispanics embody far more than just an extraordinarily fast-growing population segment of the American population. They now represent a market with outsize spending power that will only continue to grow in the future.


Lawn & garden supplies market dominated by Scotts, challenged by weather and economy

Lawn & garden supplies market dominated by Scotts, challenged by weather and economy

This blog is based on Packaged Facts’ Lawn and Garden Supplies in the U.S. 10th Edition. Purchase the report by Dec. 15 and receive 5% off with promo code PFLAWNSUP

Americans love their lawns and gardens and use Scotts Miracle-Gro products more than others to care for them. Scotts is the market leader by a wide margin, controlling an estimated 60% of total sales in the U.S. The company is the leader in all four categories of L&G supplies: fertilizers, growth media, grass seed and pesticides. T...


The card fades into the background

The card fades into the background

This blog is based on the Packaged Facts report Private Label Credit Cards in the U.S., 9th Edition. Purchase a copy by Dec. 1 and receive 5% off with promo code PFPLCC1015.

The movement to virtual private label cards housed within retailer mobile apps foretells the eventual demise of the physical card:

Already, more than 30% of private label card issuer and program manager Alliance Data Systems’ private label card purchase value is made via card-not-present transactions. More broadly, retai...


Target tests grocery delivery service, enters $23 billion market segment

Target tests grocery delivery service, enters $23 billion market segment

Purchase Online Food Shopping and Grocery Delivery in the U.S.: Future of Food Retailing by November 1, and receive 20% off the report using promo code PFTARGET2015.

To date, fewer than a dozen online grocery services with the potential to be viable on a national level or across a wide swath of the country have emerged from the competitive fray. But as we all know, convenience is king in the American culture. And the desire for near-instant gratification when ordering online has only boosted r...


More than ¾ of American dog and cat owners purchase pet treats

More than ¾ of American dog and cat owners purchase pet treats

Buy your copy of Pet Treats and Chews in the U.S. before Dec. 1 and receive 5% off the cover price. Use promo code: PFDOGTREATS.

Pets love treats, and pet owners love to give their pets treats. Treats aren’t just about rewarding pets: marketers are developing more nutritious offerings that provide functional benefits or fill other dietary needs. For many owners, treats are also a bonding opportunity, bringing them closer to their furry friends. It’s no wonder that Packaged Facts online consume...


Petco makes bullish market move with IPO filing

Petco makes bullish market move with IPO filing

Now in its 7 th edition, U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2015-2016 evaluates current trends and future directions for marketing and retailing, along with consumer patterns across the full spectrum of the market, including veterinary services, pet food, nonfood pet supplies, and non-medical pet services. Save 5% on the report using code PFPETS15 before December 1.

Less than a year ago, PetSmart made headlines announcing that the pet specialty giant agreed to be sold to a group led by investment firm B...