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A Look at Dollar Stores

August 23, 2017

The success of dollar stores has been one element of the recent discount boom in U.S. retail. Is their growth a threat to the core grocery category? MMI Insights – Dollar Stores

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Blue Bell Ice Cream

August 16, 2017

In April 2015, Blue Bell brand voluntarily recalled all of its products on the market made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks because they had the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  This presentation analyzes the recovery of the Blue Bell brand before, during and after the… Read more »

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The State of Foodservice 2017

August 2, 2017

The National Restaurant Association’s 2017 State of the Industry report is the most comprehensive outlook and overview of the quickly evolving U.S. restaurant industry.  This comprehensive report, which projects industry sales of $799 billion in 2017, serves restaurant operators, industry analysts and suppliers the deep data, insights and most up-to-date industry trends available to increase… Read more »

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Q1 Food and Beverage Trends

May 24, 2017

This year started with a fizzle for the food and beverage sector. A challenging economy, unusual weather patterns and evolving industry dynamics set the stage for uncertainty and caution. Understand how these complex and interwoven factors influenced shoppers across food and beverage aisles and get a sneak peek into expectations for the remainder of the… Read more »

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How retailers can improve price perception—profitably

November 9, 2016

New methodologies, powered by big data and advanced analytics, can help retailers attract value-conscious consumers without sacrificing margins. These methodologies have yielded impact across different types and sizes of retailers in both small and large markets. Full story

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Food and Beverage Economic Report

October 6, 2016

A string of nearly perfect crop seasons, lower crop prices and accelerating consumer demand have sent earnings skyward for the U.S. food and beverage manufacturing industry, according to a new report issued by BMO Harris Bank. us-fb-special-report-2016-09

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A Balancing Act: 5 food and beverage categories losing market share

May 25, 2016

Amid industrywide fluctuations due to consumer needs and regulatory changes that are in a state of flux, market share loss is weakening manufacturers in key portfolio categories. Analysts from Euromonitor and Mintel shared with Food Dive five categories showing a decline in market share. Full story  

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C&S Wholesale Grocers Purchases Davidson Specialty Foods

May 5, 2016

C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. is acquiring Davidson Specialty Foods in a deal expected to close in June. Davidson, based in Newington, Conn., is the largest specialty distributor in New England and provides DSD services to more than 6,000 retailers, both in New England and the New York metro area. Full story

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Back to School Bites of Insights

July 28, 2015

Students are increasingly bringing their lunch to school, with fresh fruit being the most popular school snack for kids of all age groups.  Snacking preferences vary not only by snack choices, but also by occasions. Bites of Insights_Back to School

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