Post Categories: January 2013

Global Industry News

• Popcorn is set to become THE snack of 2013. New incarnations are expected to include popcorn croutons, bar snacks and even ice cream. –Sterling-Rice Group

• Forget the old stereotypes about impulsive male shoppers. A new study from the Private Label Manufacturer’s Association shows 64% of male shoppers make lists ahead of time and 47% search out unadvertised sales while in-store. Plus, 36% use cell phones to research purchases in-store vs. only 29% of females. –Supermarket News

• Millennials (people aged 16-34) are quickly becoming the trendsetters for shoppers of all ages. As they increasingly influence the behaviors and brand choices of others, retailers will have to engage them by finding new ways to make shopping more fun, fast and easy.
–Progressive Grocer