December 15, 2015

"Leveraging Mood's existing audio infrastructure, our exclusive Presence beacon technology and the popular Shazam app, we are able to provide Food Lion with a compelling solution that encourages direct mobile interaction with the brand," Mood Media's Jaime Bettencourt said.

December 14, 2015

Both products’ packaging feature new villain Kylo Ren’s mask and light saber, both of which are already recognizable ahead of the film’s Dec. 18 release.

December 14, 2015

The new company will wield a $16 billion CPG portfolio across a number of front-end categories, including health and wellness, consumables and general merchandise. 

December 10, 2015

Beginning Dec. 10, Prime Now is adding beer, wine and spirit delivery in Manhattan.

December 10, 2015

More than four out of 10 consumers would like exclusive offers sent to their phone when they enter a store. 

December 9, 2015

Sweet treats from chocolate brands Dove and Hershey’s earned the top two intend-to-purcchase spots, Instantly reports. 

December 7, 2015

Residents in the area surrounding downtown Bentonville have a new Walmart Neighborhood Market that puts a major emphasis on fresh

December 1, 2015

The majority of millennials (56%) in a new survey said they are worried about having enough money to pay the bills every month. 

November 25, 2015

Packaged Facts’ “Bottled Water in the U.S.” report notes that fewer Americans are drinking soda, diet soda or carbonated diet drinks than are reaching for bottled water.

November 23, 2015

The popular Oreo Churros line introduced by J&J Snack Foods last November has two new creme-filled offerings. 

November 19, 2015

As sparkling water gains a foothold in the beverage category, Coca-Cola has decided to dip its toes in, as MarketWatch reports that the drink maker plans to sell a carbonated version of its Smartwater. The company plans to start small, offering the water in New York City restaurants, hotels and stores in November with a wider distribution in 2016, according to the report (MarketWatch)

November 17, 2015

Leading nutrition bar maker thinkThin will be acquired by nutrition company Glanbia in a $217 million deal. 

November 16, 2015

As many as 41% of retailers expect their Black Friday sales to increase this year, compared to 30% last year. 

November 13, 2015

The products will also pilot the company’s new SmartLabel QR code, which allows shoppers to find out more about them and their ingredients online by scanning a code on the package.

November 11, 2015

Carbonated soft drinks have taken a back-seat to other beverage categories as consumers look to flavored still and sparkling waters with a lower calorie count and a healthier profile.

November 11, 2015

Mondelez’s Nabisco division recently introduced Oreo Thins, a crisp, delicate version of the classic cookie.

November 11, 2015

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the beverage and cookie categories, highlighting new products that are shaking up the consumables aisle.

November 11, 2015

Sparkling Ice added a new flavor, Black Cherry, to its lineup of sparkling waters.

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)