What Consumers Want from Grocery Private Labels in 2021

2020 changed the CPG retail business forever, leaving a volatile and unpredictable market in its wake. Forward-looking private label R&D and innovation teams strive to remain several steps ahead of shifting consumer preferences—which is far...

CPG Brand Loyalty Hits All-Time High

The pandemic might have changed nearly every aspect of our lives, but it’s done little to shake consumers’ faith in their favorite brands. Brand loyalty reached an all-time high in 2021, with 97% of Americans professing commitment to at least one...

Specification Management Transforms Retail

It’s the dawn of a new era for retailers. Millennials and Generation Z are educated, tech-savvy, and eager to share their feelings about retail and product experiences across multiple social networks.

COVID-19 Has Changed Buying Behavior for Retail

More than a year after the start of the pandemic, the timetable for an end to the outbreak remains unclear. Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in the food and beverage business continue to pursue long-term strategies that consider the...

Consumers Flock to Private Label Brands

Consumer behavior changed dramatically in 2020, sending shockwaves through the retail market.

5 Ways Life Will Be Different After COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our lives in ways too numerous to count. Several of these changes are temporary, and things will slowly return over time to some semblance of a new normal.

The Grocery Retail Reality During COVID-19

As stay-at-home orders lift and summer heats up, Americans now  weigh the risks as they work, run errands, and travel.

Private Label Brands Have Their Moment

Before the pandemic upended economies around the world, private label brands had already arrived. A 2019 IRI Consumer Connect Survey found that “private brand dollar sales grew 3.8% in 2019, twice the rate of national brands.”

Finding a Silver Lining in the COVID-19 Cloud

There’s an old curse that reads, “May you live in interesting times.” We’re enduring that, with each new day ushering in new COVID-19 cases, the supply chain stretched then, and stock markets switched moods faster than a teenager.

Private Label Brands Find Public Success

Private label products – particularly in the food and beverage business – have traveled a long road to mainstream success. Historically thought of as "low budget" brand name alternatives made of inferior materials – thus the lower price – private...