April 20, 2017

Hear from CVS SVP front-store business and loyalty and chief merchant Judy Sansone about the front-store revamp at CVS Pharmacy, and see photos of the new store concept. 

April 19, 2017

The retailer will have a new assortment of healthier food, health-focused products and expanded beauty selections paired with informational signage throughout the store to help customers discover new offerings.

April 19, 2017

In support of the expanded food offering, pharmacists in enhanced fresh food stores have been provided with additional nutrition training and health information.

April 18, 2017
For the first time this year, the campaign, which put names on the labels of Coca-Cola products, will see labels with last names on 20-oz. soda bottles.
April 18, 2017

One of the biggest trends in food and beverage in the past several years has been in better-for-you offerings — something that’s expected to continue to influence new products as consumers remain focused on what’s in their favorite snacks and beverages.

April 18, 2017

Data from the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation found that 11 companies spent more than $30 million on community-based health-and-wellness programs in 2016 promoting 38 programs that reached 11.2 million Americans.

April 17, 2017

Crossmark Canada hires 28-year food and beverage retail veteran to oversee customer development in Canada.

April 17, 2017

The Four Loko Shots line is launching with three varieties — green apple-flavored Green Tornado, lemon drop-flavored Screw Ball and cinnamon apple flavored Dragon’s Breath.

April 17, 2017

Snyder’s-Lance interim CEO Brian Driscoll has been in the food industry for more than 35 years, leading Diamond Foods until it was acquired by Snyder’s-Lance in 2016.

April 14, 2017

Omission Brewing, whose beers are crafted to remove gluten, has announced the national availability of its latest variety. 

April 13, 2017

The company said the Bartender Series is aimed at delivering the taste and experience of a mixed drink in the ready-to-drink category.

April 12, 2017

All of the company’s six flavors — original, sweet peach, mint and honey, mango, lemon and unsweet — will be available.

April 12, 2017

Insights from Amplify Snack Brands and the Center for Generational Kinetics is showing that better-for-you snacking growth is being led by millennials. 

April 11, 2017

The company is launching the product in frozen food sections in retail and the club warehouse space. 

April 11, 2017
M&M’s products co-branded with the film will be available in mass retailers and cinemas nationwide, the company said, including singles, bottles and party-size M&M’s products.
April 11, 2017

Coca-Cola is taking a new approach to the beverage space, with its incoming CEO calling for it to become a “total beverage company,” according to a report in AdWeek. The company is moving toward a focus on such healthier offerings as organic tea, coconut water, coffee, water and juices, and it’s set to reduce sugar in upwards of 500 of its beverages this year. (AdWeek)

April 10, 2017

Gerber said pouches have been a steady driver of infant food category growth and that it began rolling the Smart Flow Spout out at the end of 2016, with most retailers currently stocking them.

 
April 10, 2017

Thousands of new brands hit retail shelves during 2016, with 80% of the top-ranking brands hailing from small and midsized manufacturers and accounting for 64% of Pacesetter dollars, IRI reported.

April 6, 2017

The Ripe Craft Juice and Ripe Bar Juice lines of juices and cocktail mixes were created to meet consumer demand for products with real fresh juice with minimal processing, the company said. 

April 6, 2017

As Amazon far outpaces total year-over-year retail growth in American household purchases, the retailer is on track to cause serious disruption to the U.S. superstore, grocery and drug store channels. 

April 5, 2017

Under the program, kids 12 and younger receive a free banana, clementine or other seasonal fruit while shopping with a parent or guardian.

April 4, 2017

The golden lager — which is 5% alcohol by volume and contains hints of coconut — will launch in May the Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Ann Arbor/Lansing, Mich.; and San Diego markets. 

April 4, 2017
The 7.5%-alcohol-by-volume weizenbock is inspired by an old label from the 1950s found in the vault of Weihenstephan — which is the world’s oldest brewery, operating since 1040.
 
March 31, 2017

The Label Insights 2017 Shopper Trends Survey found that 67% of shoppers said they find it challenging to know whether a product meets their needs after reading the label.