Content about Consumables

July 12, 2013

Giant Food is revamping a program designed to promote health and wellness among children, the supermarket chain said.

July 12, 2013

Consumers have a brand new way to enjoy the trademark Snickers combination of chocolate, peanuts, caramel and nougat.

July 12, 2013

Muller FrutUp mango, Muller FrutUp orange, Muller Greek Corner pineapple passion fruit and Muller Greek Corner mango are the newest varieties to join the lineup of Muller yogurts and are now available at grocery stores nationwide.

July 12, 2013

The Grocery Manufacturers Association today announced it has appointed Jim Flannery, who recently served as managing director, customer development, for Procter & Gamble’s global operations, as the company’s senior EVP, operations and industry affairs.

July 11, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar posted $187.7 million in sales for the five weeks ended July 6, up 3% as compared to the year-ago period. Comparable-store sales for the month increased 4.5%.

July 10, 2013

Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing announced that BV Investment Partners has become ECRM’s majority shareholder, effective immediately. Greg Farrar was named ECRM's CEO.

July 10, 2013

Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry, has named John Compton to its board of directors to serve along with principals of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm.

July 10, 2013

Family Dollar Stores named Jason Reiser to the position of SVP merchandising. Reiser will replace John Scanlon, who retired from the company at the end of March.

July 10, 2013

The Food Marketing Institute named Mark Baum SVP industry relations and chief collaboration officer.

July 9, 2013

General Mills executives shared the company's new product innovation plans during General Mills' annual investor meeting at the New York Stock Exchange.

July 9, 2013

IRI on Tuesday announced the purchase of FreshLook Marketing Group, a leading supplier of market research information and consulting services to the fresh food industry.

July 8, 2013

Royal Ahold's U.S. division has appointed a new executive to head the division's brand management and private label development, the company said.

July 3, 2013

Less than a year after it unveiled its "virtual grocery store" concept at commuter rail stations in Chicago and the Northeast, online grocer Peapod is taking the idea on the road in a new promotional campaign.

July 3, 2013

Ruffles Crispy Fries Potato Strips, available nationwide this month and just in time for National French Fry Day on July 13, are a French fry-shaped snack sliced from real potatoes.

July 2, 2013

A liquor store chain owned by Netherlands-based Royal Ahold has introduced a "pick-and-mix" concept for specialty beers.

July 1, 2013

The Dr Pepper Snapple Group announced a new contest across the Snapple brand where consumers will have the chance to win
“no bills,” “no airfare,” “better than nothing: free Snapple,” and a host of other "nothings."

June 28, 2013

Selecting an appropriate wine for a dinner party or a romantic evening could get easier with a new app for customers at Harris Teeter supermarkets.

June 28, 2013

Fresh produce and packaged meats will be a feature at two new Target stores in California, the mass-merchandisder said.

June 28, 2013

Walgreens announced its app is available for download on mobile phone devices across the Windows Phone 8 platform. A Windows 8 version for desktops and tablets is expected to become available at a later date.

June 27, 2013

Starbucks Corp.'s Seattle's Best Coffee and food manufacturer Inventure Foods on Wednesday announced new Seattle's Best Coffee Frozen Coffee Blends, available in grocery, club and mass merchandise stores nationwide.

June 25, 2013

Chobani announced on Tuesday a wide variety of new innovations across the company's portfolio, including new 6-oz. cup flavors, Chobani Bites, Chobani Flips and Chobani Champions.

June 25, 2013

Drawing from a large and international field of competitors, a global panel of judges selected Powerful Yogurt as the category winner for its innovative qualities, including its high natural-protein content, its "man-sized" 8-oz. presentation, unique packaging design and the brand's focus on the previously underserved male market.

June 25, 2013

Tyco Integrated Security on Tuesday announced it has teamed up with Perrigo Nutritionals to develop a theft-resistant infant formula container.

June 24, 2013

Jelly Belly announced the addition of a buttered popcorn jelly bean single-serve box, which the manufacturer said offers retailers a good opportunity to capture impulse sales at check out.

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