Top news and merchandising and marketing trends unfolding with grocery consumer brands in beverages, natural and organicsnacks, condiments and more.


What’s new and what’s next in private label?

Winsight Grocery Business editors walked the sprawling show floor of the Private Label Trade Show, hunting for the latest offerings in a booming segment.


Private Label Trade Show returns to Chicago

The convention, put on by the Private Label Manufacturers Association, runs Sunday through Tuesday and features educational sessions and an expansive assortment of products on display.

Schnucks, Weis Markets, Dollar Tree and other retailers have sold the snacks, predominantly consumed by children, that are being investigated by the FDA for potentially containing toxic levels of lead.

Circana research shows consumers on GLP-1 medications are changing—but not reducing—their food and beverage purchases.

The Local Checkout: Dorchester Food Co-op in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester is a community and worker-owned grocery store; NGA announces Grocery Guard program.

The regional grocer is working with a third-party consultant to provide a “comprehensive sustainability rating” for each item in its Nature’s Basket line.

The grocery association, in a new report, said the soaring popularity of store brands is likely to persist even as food prices moderate.

The acquisition expands Smucker’s offering of well-known brands in growing categories and accelerates its focus on convenient consumer occasions, the company said.

Circular model draws participation from leading retailers and CPG brands worldwide.

It’s an expansion of the retailer’s best-selling private label, which now includes more than 2,500 products and generated more than $3 billion in sales last year.

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