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Supermarkets' Wine Investment Pays Off with Bigger Basket Sales

Grocery stores are ramping up their wine offerings and boosting sales beyond expectations. Sales of wine in supermarkets and superstores increased 4 percent(...)

Groceries Top Other Retail Categories in Mobile Purchases

Online shopping is a growing force in food retail, but mobile shopping is where the grocery sector really shines. New data from PriceWaterhouseCoopers shows(...)
Social Media Shows American Tastes Taking a Spicy Turn

Social Media Shows American Tastes Taking a Spicy Turn

Cajun food is trending, according to a study of social media postings involving food. Following closely behind are Mexican and Asian foods, indicating consumers(...)
US Wine Exports Fall Short of 2013 Record

US Wine Exports Fall Short of 2013 Record

U.S. exports of wine reached $1.49 billion in revenue in 2014 as emerging Asian markets grew, California wines made up about 90 percent of exports. The E.U.(...)
Cities, West Coast Drive Organic Food Interest

Cities, West Coast Drive Organic Food Interest

Organic eating is often perceived as a prototypical California "hippie" diet, but the trend towards eating organic is expanding throughout major cities across(...)
Alternative Formats Take on Traditional Retail Stores

Alternative Formats Take on Traditional Retail Stores

Non-traditional food retailers are looking to take a bigger share of the market this year, increasing competition for traditional grocery stores. According(...)
Sriracha Opens Doors for Other Asian Condiments, Spices

Sriracha Opens Doors for Other Asian Condiments, Spices

Sriracha first reached American markets in 1980 when Huy Fong Foods began distributing the condiment from its Los Angeles headquarters, and it quickly began(...)
Cultural Norms Not So Normal Among Younger Food Shoppers

Cultural Norms Not So Normal Among Younger Food Shoppers

Consumers are more multicultural than ever, and misconceptions about cultural norms may be losing food retailers potential profits. Marketers may be holding(...)
Gluten-Free Health Halo Spurs Concerns

Gluten-Free Health Halo Spurs Concerns

Gluten-free foods have a health halo, and suppliers are rushing to cash in. A new Consumer Reports study found 63 percent of consumers believe a gluten-free(...)
Foodservice Opportunities for Healthy Cereal Category

Foodservice Opportunities for Healthy Cereal Category

Cereals are hot again, as the category's appeal extends beyond breakfast and new and revamped products give the stale category a refreshing new image as a convenient(...)
Beer, Wine, Spirits See Shift Toward Smaller Brands, Categories

Beer, Wine, Spirits See Shift Toward Smaller Brands, Categories

Smaller brands in the alcohol industry are gaining ground. A Technomic analysis of 2014 year-end results shows long-leading brands and categories across wine,(...)
The 3 Game-Changers of Retail in 2015

The 3 Game-Changers of Retail in 2015

Three game-changing trends should be on retailers' radar in 2015: digital first, hyper-localization, and in-store/on-shelf. In a presentation by Nielsen at(...)
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