New benchmark sets goals for 2022 for sourcing, packaging and operations
February 25, 2014
Earlier this month, Hamilton, Bermuda-based Bacardi Limited unveiled its new “Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future” initiative, which will hold its global operations and suppliers for Bacardi rum to high sustainability standards.
North America leads in offering clearly labeled CPGs, foods for special diets
February 25, 2014
As the 65-and-older demographic increases in size and spending power, retailers, brand marketers and service providers have opportunities to better support the health and well-being of aging consumers, according to new findings from Nielsen, New York.
Annual survey of online shoppers reveals consumer expectations
February 24, 2014
Although retailers have historically used the “multichannel” approach to reach consumers, the rapidly growing focus on the consumer and integrated, customer-focused technology has paved the way for a “total retail” experience, according to New York-based PwC’s report “Achieving Total Retail: Consumer Expectations Driving the Next Retail Business Model.” Based on a survey of more than 15,000 online shoppers globally, the study reveals eight consumer expectations that call upon retailers to create a total retail business model transformation.
Coconut water company also partners with Roma Food Group
February 20, 2014
Epicurex LLC, North Miami Beach, Fla., has joined forces with Hialeah, Fla.-based Sedano’s Supermarkets to retail its Cocozia 100 percent organic coconut water. Sedano’s Supermarkets is expected to sell the entire Cocozia lineup, including original, coffee, pineapple, mango and chocolate varieties, at its 34 stores in Florida.
Beer campaign includes TV ads, special-edition packaging
February 19, 2014
In anticipation of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch’s Budweiser brand revealed “Rise As One,” a global creative campaign on behalf of its sponsorship of the tournament.
Mio Energy to add Acai Berry Storm and Tropical Fusion flavors
February 18, 2014
Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods Group released its 2014 Innovations Hot List infographic. The infographic details trends and new products from the company including the new Mio Energy Acai Berry Storm and Tropical Fusion flavors.