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IRI insights on Gen Z shopping suggest marketers need a new approach

September 20, 2017

Unlike cost-conscious generations that came before, Generation Z cares more about convenience than price – a dramatic reversal that will change not only how brands and retailers catch their attention but also where and how they shop, according to new findings from consumer research firm IRI. Full story

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4 Surprising Statistics About Grocery Shopping

September 20, 2017

As some consultants and associations rush to study the effects of e-commerce on food retailing, others are watching how younger generations interact with the various retail channels vying for their attention.  Here’s a look at four surprising grocery-shopping data points from recent studies. Full story

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The season before the season: holiday sales forecasting

September 14, 2017

It has begun. Retail sales updates and the first holiday forecasts are out with some predictable observations about market conditions. The National Retail Federation, Kantar Retail and eMarketer have updated full year sales forecasts and shared very early views of what to expect during the holidays. Full story

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The Future of E-commerce in Modern Food Culture

September 13, 2017

The acquisition of Whole Foods Market by Amazon has certainly been big news this summer. While many analysts are focused on what changes will be in store for the Whole Foods shopping experience, there are many other disruptors at play in the world of digital retailing. This edition of Hartbeat Exec explores the growth of… Read more »

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Getting Back To Basics For Back-To-School Lunchtime Needs

September 13, 2017

As the start of a new school year gets underway, parents and caregivers are enjoying the last days of summer while also wondering how they’re going to get back in the swing of preparing creative and healthy lunches for their kids every day. Full story

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Food People August News Digest

September 13, 2017

Are you looking for information on food and drink trends? Are you trying to develop ingenious ideas and ground-breaking new products? thefoodpeople are here to provide insight and inspiration with their monthly news digest of food and beverage trendspotting. Get an insider look at global food and drink trends. Full story

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