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Purina, Perch Team on Interactive Pet-Food Endcaps

The displays, newly launched at 200 Meijer stores in the Midwest, use "lift-and-learn" technology that mimics online "clicks" in-stores, drawing new shopper engagement and sales.

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What’s Trending in Confection?

The National Confectioners Association reveals the most popular summer candy types and flavors as it and retailers nationwide celebrate National Candy Month.

Up-and-comer Oatly just made its buzzed-about IPO, and almost 2 in 5 U.S. consumers have bought dairy alternatives. But traditional dairy is seizing on areas where it has an edge.

Boredom drives the surge in between-meal noshing.

The National Confectioners Association’s annual State of Treating finds grocery-store dollar sales of chocolate increased by double digits in 2020.

Consumers will retain new buying behaviors exhibited in the pandemic, which delivered a big boost to adult beverage sales and "trading up" at food outlets in 2020, experts say.

Hormel said the deal broadens its scope for future deals in the snacking space.

Why this beverage—flat, fizzy or enhanced—is resonating with consumers now

Kill Cliff, maker of energy drinks that are free of sugar and artificial ingredients, has collaborated with comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan to create the Flaming Joe.

Some shoppers may be foregoing the big meal entirely in favor of small, shareable bites to enjoy with a favorite wine or other seasonal beverage, so retailers have a great opportunity to capitalize on customers looking for convenient appetizers and hors d’oeuvres.

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