How Mrs. Meyer’s took over the hand soap aisle

24th March 2020

I am very proud to have worked as the Category Captain on Mrs. Meyers this past 3 years and helped launch the private label brand Everspring at Target. Hand soap is, of course, having a moment. At my local Target last week, stockpilers loading up on Purell, toilet paper, and dried beans had also picked … Read More

2020 Personal-Care Insights: Tom’s Pioneers Prebiotic Products

18th February 2020

Step aside, kimchi and kombucha. Tom’s of Maine is out to give Americans a whole new way to befriend bacteria, debuting a line of personal-care products that promote the growth of prebiotics. The company, owned by Colgate-Palmolive, is working with actress Ellie (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) Kemper as it rolls out the collection. And the launch … Read More

Retailer Insights: Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Buys Stake In Kroger

17th February 2020

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is chairman and CEO of Berkshire. Shares of the country’s biggest grocery store chain went up 6 percent on the news of Buffett’s purchase of 19 million shares during the fourth quarter. Berkshire Hathaway is now among the 10 biggest shareholders of Kroger’s stock, according to its 13F filings. Berkshire also owns a … Read More

Retailer Insights: Kroger Unveils 2020 Food Trends, New Podcast

28th January 2020

Picking the brains of the chefs, food experts and product developers behind its roster of private brands like Simple Truth, Kroger and Private Selection, Kroger released a list of food trend predictions for the year ahead and debuted a new podcast called “Noshtalgia.” The company said the food predictions reinforce the grocer’s mission to provide fresh foods … Read More

Retailer Insights: Kroger and Walgreens extend pilot program 1.20.20

28th January 2020

A pilot program has started in Blount County with Kroger and Walgreens bringing the grocery chain’s products to the pharmacy chain’s stores and vice versa. The companies announced jointly in August that customers had reacted favorably to the grocer’s “Restock Kroger” pilot project and to Walgreens’ participation in the Kroger Express pilot plan conducted in … Read More

Retailer Insights: Bed Bath Beyond 1.21.20

28th January 2020

Once the golden child of big-box stores, Bed Bath & Beyond is now struggling to stay afloat.The retailer will shutter 44 stores across eight states in the next year as it attempts to course-correct in the wake of disappointing sales and executive turmoil.  Sourced from businessinsider.com

Retailer Insights: Target 1.16.20

16th January 2020

The holiday season did not turn out to be a blissful one for Target Corporation TGT with sales coming in below expectations. The disappointing performance compelled this Minneapolis, MN-based company to trim fourth-quarter fiscal 2019 comparable sales growth forecast. The company informed that its key seasonal merchandise categories witnessed challenges throughout November and December period. … Read More

2020 Personal-Care Insights: Skin Care Trends

12th January 2020

There’s no denying that the past few years have been huge for skin care. However, according to our sources, 2020 is bound to be bigger, better, and more innovative than ever. Here, Allure breaks down the ingredients, tools, and trends that you need to know. Sourced from Yahoo.com/Lifestyle

2020 Healthy & Sustainability Lifestyle Insights: Supplement Trends

12th January 2020

As 2019 comes to an end, we’ve identified several current supplement trends that are likely to impact the industry throughout the next year, including industry trends, trending health supplement ingredients, and treatment approaches. Here are the top dietary supplement market trends to look out for in 2020. Sourced from Fullscript.com

Retailer Insights: A Look Into What’s Next

12th January 2020

2019 comes at a time when the retail industry has just enjoyed a record-breaking holiday buying season at the end of 2018. Past the holidays and changes in consumer behavior, however, may either be a boon or an obstacle, depending on how quickly the retailer can adapt. Whatever the case, technological and social shifts are … Read More