November 11, 2015

Despite an increased promotional investment, lift from merchandising support declined across 58% of CPG categories. 

November 11, 2015

Sales in the cookie category may be flat overall, but Mondelez’s Oreo brand is on fire and is outpacing category growth with a more than 9% leap in dollar sales.

November 6, 2015

New this month, Nabisco’s Hot Cocoa Chips Ahoy Cookies — meant to be served warm — drew strong interest from shoppers. 

November 6, 2015

The company achieved the reduction by finding places where sugar could be reduced without compromising the products’ taste, with such changes as replacing sweetened fruit with unsweetened fruit. 

November 5, 2015

Almost two-thirds of consumers surveyed say social media will have some influence on their purchasing decisions, largely among the 18-44 age demographic. 

October 28, 2015

The Cincinnati Business Courier, reporting on a recent Kroger investor call, highlighted the fact that Kroger’s natural and organic food sales bring in more than $11 billion a year, a trend fueled in part by its Simple Truth product line, which has seen double-digit growth every year since its launch. “We’re delivering on millennials’ needs,”  Stuart Aitken, Kroger’s 84.51 data analytics unit CEO said. (Cincinnati Business Courier)

October 28, 2015
The combination of the two companies will bring under one portfolio such snack brands as Pop Secret, Kettle Chips, Cape Cod snacks, Emerald Nuts and Snyder’s of Hanover. 
October 21, 2015

Mondelez plans to use science-based targets to reduce CO2 emissions by 15 percent by 2020 as part of its new goals, which also include water use and deforestation reduction. 

October 20, 2015

The majority of those reporting that their families will be spending less are women, according to a new CivicScience poll. 

October 19, 2015

Herr’s is donating $0.05 from each bag of its limited-edition pretzels to the American Cancer Society. 

October 19, 2015
The partnership will focus on areas such as urban farming, food transparency and authenticity, supply chain and health.
 
October 16, 2015

Better-for-you snack foods are on the rise.

October 16, 2015

Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut recently introduced a dark chocolate and fruit macadamia nut snack

October 16, 2015

Retailers looking to enhance service to their health-minded shoppers would do better to face their food products backward on store shelves, as ingredient lists and nutritional information trump brand names and package design among this demographic, according to a recent study by ECRM and HellaWella, a consumer healthy-living website owned by Lebhar-Friedman.

October 14, 2015

Walmart CEO Doug McMillion shared with investors that private label will play a significant role in the company's future as a value-driven operator. 

October 13, 2015

In this multi-page report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the snack category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the consumables aisle.

October 13, 2015

Hispanics over 50 represent 10% of their age cohort in 2015 and are expected to grow to 42 million, or 24% by 2060. 

October 13, 2015

A $106 billion acquisition of SABMiller might be on the horizon. 

October 13, 2015

Retailers looking to enhance service to their health-minded shoppers would do better to face their food products backward on store shelves, as ingredient lists and nutritional information trump brand names and package design among this demographic, according to a recent study by ECRM and HellaWella, a consumer healthy-living website owned by Lebhar-Friedman.

October 12, 2015

Mars Chocolate North America this week has announced a lineup of new products that it will roll out in the next few months — news shared at the annual National Association of Convenience Stores Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

October 12, 2015

A product's health and wellness benefits are influential purchase decision drivers for more than half of survey respondents (59%). 

October 9, 2015

Candyrific is rolling out new products, including a collectible candy dispenser just in time for Halloween. 

October 9, 2015

Instantly Shelf Score is a monthly ranking of the newest CPG products by consumer purchase intent. 

October 8, 2015

NRF is forecasting online sales to increase between 6% and 8% to as much as $105 billion.