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The future of retail M&A could be cross-channel consolidation, such as mergers between online retailers like Amazon and c-store businesses and specialty grocers such as Casey's General Store or Sprouts Farmers Market, according to Karen Martin of BMO Capital Markets at The Food Institute's annual food industry M&A webinar. Martin, David Schoeder of The Food Partners, and Brian Todd, President of The Food Institute, looked at the increase in M&A activity in the retail sector in 2018, with Schoeder anticipating even more deals on tap in the future. Full Recording
A majority of consumers use coupons and nearly half say they use coupons always or very often, according to Valassis. Overall, 91% of those surveyed indicate they use paper coupons and 75% use paperless discounts. Additionally, 85% of consumers are willing to shop at multiple stores to find the best price, 82% will readily switch stores based on weekly specials, and coupons influence 86% to try new products. Full Story
Amazon will sell video advertising spots on its smartphone shopping app, according to people familiar with the matter. Amazon has been beta testing the ads on Apple's iOS platform for several months, with a similar product for Google's Android platform planned for later in 2019, reported The Seattle Times. Full Story
Kroger's QFC stores will no longer offer single-use plastic bags starting April 1. QFC is Kroger's first banner to eliminate single-use plastic bags as part of the company's Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative. Full Story
Walmart is searching for U.S.-made products in the Walmart Open Call. Through April 30, the company will accept applications for the sixth iteration of the program, with the winners earning shelf space at Walmart locations. Full Storyread more
December 20, 2019 (Upper Saddle River, NJ) - The Food Institute forecasts eating away-from-home sales growth will outpace at-home in 2019, according to its webinar "An Honest Look at 2019 Food Industry Trends.” Brian Todd, president of The Food Institute, predicts 5.1% growth for eating and drinking places in the coming year and 2.8% growth for food and beverage stores.
Although February employment numbers released by Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) could be considered a disappointment, ADP's numbers are more robust. Who's right?read more
McDonald’s is looking to the technology investments and new value offerings it developed in 2018 as major drivers for growth in 2019.read more
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