May 28, 2014

Today’s consumers are increasingly looking for ways to live healthier lives, and often their desire for wellness overrides the desire for lower prices, prompting them to shop a specific store or buy a particular brand. It’s a mega-trend that shows no signs of slowing, and those retailers that can successfully leverage the new wellness urgency stand to reap the benefits, according to the new GMDC whitepaper, “Selling Wellness Across the Entire Store: Opportunities to Monetize Better-For-You HBW and GM.”

May 27, 2014

Giant Eagle on Tuesday announced the opening of the company’s second Giant Eagle Express, a new 14,000 sq.-ft. neighborhood grocery store format.

May 23, 2014

How do you spell relief? Chattem on Thursday announced it is revitalizing the venerable Rolaids ad campaign that suggests relief is spelled "R-O-L-A-I-D-S" with a spelling bee challenge.The first-ever Rolaids “Eat Your Words” Spelling Bee challenge will be taking place at food festivals across the country, and online on the Rolaids Facebook page.

May 21, 2014

Boulder Canyon Foods, a snack food manufacturer, on Tuesday introduced Ancient Grains, a whole-grain snack chip that combines grains and seeds to create a healthy snacking experience, the company said.

May 15, 2014

A new survey from the Organic Trade Association reveals that Americans are hungry for more organic products, with sales of such products in the United States leaping to $35.1 billion in 2013, which represents a 11.5% increase from the previous year.

May 14, 2014

Food Lion has unveiled its new chain-wide strategy: "Easy, Fresh and Affordable ... You Can Count on Food Lion Every Day!" The announcement launches a multi-year initiative to make shopping easier for Food Lion customers at the company's more than 1,100 stores, while keeping the low prices customers expect.

May 14, 2014

WellPet — a premium pet food company whose portfolio of brands includes Wellness, Old Mother Hubbard, Eagle Pack and Holistic Select — announced the launch of Wellness Divin Duos, a dual-layered, natural wet cat food.

May 13, 2014

Annie's, a natural and organic food company, announced a variety of kits, which combine popular snack and meal items in a shelf-stable unit.

May 12, 2014

Oral care company DenTek has announced the launch of its "Go Floss Yourself" campaign and contest, inspired by the idea to encourage people across the country to be bold enough to tell a co-worker, friend or loved one that they need to go floss.

May 12, 2014

Pinnacle Foods on Monday announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the company to Hillshire Brands. The transaction will include cash and Hillshire common stock.

May 5, 2014

"With advertising and other forms of traditional media playing a less dominant role in how consumers interact with brands, breaking through with packaging is more significant than ever," writes Crystal Bennett, partner at Little Big Brands, in her latest blog post.

May 5, 2014

Consumers have “no regrets” when it comes to dropping national food, beverage and household brand names from their shopping lists.

May 2, 2014

National Geographic is partnering with Live Prepared, a division of Blue Chip Group and a leader in emergency preparedness, to bring consumers a line of high-quality preparedness products for natural disasters and unexpected events.

April 30, 2014

Walmart has gathered CEOs from more than a dozen global companies to sign new commitments that accelerate innovation in sustainable agriculture and recycling. The pledges kicked off Walmart’s inaugural Sustainable Product Expo, a three-day collaboration to expand the availability of products that sustain people and the environment.

April 28, 2014

Whole Foods Market made a $46,784 donation to Solid Ground, a Seattle-based organization with a mission to build a community to end poverty.

April 24, 2014

Inergetics on Wednesday announced it has entered into a letter of intent to purchase the assets of OmEssentials, a private company dedicated to the development of advanced nutritional formulations and progressive nutrition education supporting the yoga, wellness and health food industries.

April 23, 2014

Jewel-Osco has named company veteran Doug Cygan VP marketing and merchandising.

April 22, 2014

PepsiCo on Tuesday announced the debut of new Twistos Baked Snack Bites to its portfolio.

April 21, 2014

Doritos, a brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, introduced something mysterious to snack food aisles across the country.

April 16, 2014

Wakefern Food, a retailer-owned cooperative, is celebrating on Thursday the opening of its newest warehouse facility in Elizabeth, N.J., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

April 15, 2014

Supervalu's Save-A-Lot on Monday announced plans for a new 140,000-sq.-ft. food distribution center in Aurora, Colo., in June 2014.

April 11, 2014

As part of its ongoing commitment to help customers achieve healthier lifestyles, Ahold USA recently hosted two nutrition education days on April 8 and 9 at its Carlisle Support Office.

April 10, 2014

The Wild Oats brand will begin appearing on Walmart shelves this month as the retailer plans to offer 100 low priced organic dry grocery items.

April 9, 2014

Mars and Procter & Gamble announced that Mars has agreed to buy the Iams, Eukanuba and Natura brands for $2.9 billion in cash. The purchase is part of a strategic move for Mars to complement its burgeoning global petcare business.