Category: Cover Story

Cover Story

What’s Next?

COVID changes the rules on innovation. In normal times, product development specialists would rely heavily on sales data from the past year to help identify

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Cover Story

Whole Foods Gets it Half Right

Nearly four years post-acquisition, the chain leads the way in online shopping. But the in-store experience leaves something to be desired. The minute Amazon acquired

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Sprouts Returns to its Roots

The natural chain uses a differentiated assortment, including innovative new frozen items, to win over core consumers. [hr] Since the pandemic struck in March, consumers

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Dips & Spreads Blossom

The all-day snacking trend was already driving growth. But new plant-based offerings are taking the segment to the next level. [hr] The refrigerated dips (+13.7%),

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A Change In The Wind

National brands are outperforming private label for the first time in years. Will it blow over or is this another ‘new normal’? [hr] From shuttered

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Statements of condemnation came first. But what’s the industry’s next move? The answers aren’t always black and white (or Black and white).   [hr] The

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Kroger Hits It’s Stride

Kroger, aided by a database that’s the envy of the industry, the leading chain’s forward-thinking on everything from e-commerce to private brands has helped position

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Walmart – Retailer of The Year

Walmart, the legendary supply chain and e-commerce capabilities helped make it a shutdown star. Just a few short months ago, targeted offers, curated assortments and

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