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OPI- How Grocery Shopping is Changing in the time of COVID-19

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PLMA Live! What the Crystal Ball Says About 2019

PLMA Live! What the Crystal Ball Says About 2019 Don Stuart joined the PLMA Live! panel to look back on key…

Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer: High Hurdles

Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer: High Hurdles Sales-based hurdle rates remain one of the best tools for determining which products deserve…

RetailWire: Are retailers getting over their SKU management hurdles?

RetailWire: Are retailers getting over their SKU management hurdles? “Hurdle rates alone are actually a really narrow constraint, though there…

CNBC: Millennials are killing canned tuna, but the industry is fighting back

CNBC: Millennials are killing canned tuna, but the industry is fighting back “Another one bites the dust. This time, millennials are killing canned…

Chief Executive: What You Think About Millennials Is Probably Wrong and Risky for Your Business

Chief Executive: What You Think About Millennials Is Probably Wrong and Risky for Your Business “CEOs have long known how…

Convenience Store News: C-store Wine Grows Finer

Convenience Store News: C-store Wine Grows Finer “Private label. Cadent Consulting Group predicts significant growth in private-label wines beyond the…

RetailWire: Why do Millennials love private label groceries so much?

Why do Millennials love private label groceries so much? According to Cadent Consulting Group’s 2018 report, “The Branding of Private Label,”…

Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer: How High Will PL Go?

Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer: How High Will PL Go? Through the first half of this year, private label sales are…

Winsight Grocery Business: PLMA 2018 Affirms Private Label’s Innovation Explosion

Winsight Grocery Business: PLMA 2018 Affirms Private Label’s Innovation Explosion The explosion of innovation in private label was obvious when…

Winsight Grocery Business: Private Brand Share Could Grow 25% in Next Decade: Study

Winsight Grocery Business: Private Brand Share Could Grow 25% in Next Decade: Study Consumer interest in purchasing private label items…

eMarketer: Private Labels Influence Retailer Choice

eMarketer: Private Labels Influence Retailer Choice Buying store brands used to be viewed as sacrificing quality for price, but post-recession…

Store Brands: Report: Private brands will reach 25 percent market share in next decade

Report: Private brands will reach 25 percent market share in next decade A new report from Cadent Consulting Group predicts…

Bloomberg: Prices Are Rising for Walmart and Consumers May Feel the Pain

Bloomberg: Prices Are Rising for Walmart and Consumers May Feel the Pain It’s getting more expensive for retailers like Walmart…

Forbes: Walmart Vs. Amazon: The Private Label War

Forbes: Walmart Vs. Amazon: The Private Label War Once viewed as the “cheaper version of the real thing” by many consumers, Nielsen NLSN…

Forbes: How Amazon Plans To Dominate The Private Label Market

Forbes: How Amazon Plans To Dominate The Private Label Market “Private label is where it’s at In today’s ‘paradox of…

Winsight Grocery Business: Exploring Top Trends in the Own-Brand Arena

Winsight Grocery Business: Exploring Top Trends in the Own-Brand Arena

Winsight Grocery Business: Breakfast Breakthroughs

Winsight Grocery Business: Breakfast Breakthroughs “Frozen morning meals provide consumers with convenience, comfort and, increasingly, a protein-rich start to the…

Bloomberg: Walmart Got a Lot More Than $10 Billion From Asda Investment

Bloomberg: Walmart Got a Lot More Than $10 Billion From Asda Investment “Walmart Inc. is parting with Asda, but the British…

Convenience Store News: How to Bring the Better-for-You Trend to Your C-stores

How to Bring the Better-for-You Trend to Your C-stores Looking ahead, it’s expected BFY will only continue to grow in…

Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer: What’s Next for Whole Foods?

What’s Next for Whole Foods? Not everyone is happy about the chain’s ‘Amazonification,’ but it’s clear the new owner has…

Frozen and Refrigerated Buyer: Feb. 20 was a bad day for brick-and-mortar

Frozen and Refrigerated Buyer: Feb. 20 was a bad day for brick-and-mortar “Like many of you, I returned from a…

CNBC: Rose cider is here and it could be the millennial pink drink of this summer

CNBC: Rose cider is here and it could be the millennial pink drink of this summer Just in time for…

The Wall Street Journal: How Amazon’s Ad Business Could Threaten Google and Facebook

The Wall Street Journal: How Amazon’s Ad Business Could Threaten Google and Facebook “It’s easy to see how Amazon.com Inc….

Supermarket News: Albertsons launches targeted marketing service

Supermarket News: Albertsons launches targeted marketing service “Albertsons Cos. has launched a new marketing service that will seek to leverage its…

MMG: The Digital Dilemma: Are online ads living up to the hype for midmarket e-commerce companies?

Middle Market Growth: The Digital Dilemma: Are online ads living up to the hype for midmarket e-commerce companies? Social and…

Bloomberg: Amazon Has a Plan to Become Profitable. It’s Called Advertising

Bloomberg: Amazon Has a Plan to Become Profitable. It’s Called Advertising “Future advertising products could include buying products within Amazon…

Food Dive Brief: Post Holdings says selling private brands businesses is on the table

Food Dive Brief: Post Holdings says selling private brands businesses is on the table “Dive Insight: Post’s private brands unit…

PLMA Live! What do some of the industry’s leading experts see ahead for retail commerce and store brands in 2018?

PLMA Live! featuring Don Stuart: What do some of the industry’s leading experts see ahead for retail commerce and store…

CNBC: 6 Foods You Will Be Eating in 2018

CNBC: 6 Foods You Will Be Eating in 2018 Vegetable protein Vegetable protein no longer means dry, tasteless “meat” patties…

CNBC: Jack in the Box flirts with cannabis culture, but don’t expect other big names to follow just yet

CNBC: Jack in the Box flirts with cannabis culture, but don’t expect other big names to follow just yet “…At…

CNBC: 2018 Could Be a Breakout Year for Amazon’s Private Labels

CNBC: 2018 Could Be a Breakout Year for Amazon’s Private Labels “As Amazon looks to grow in grocery, Nielsen has…

New Hope: A promising outlook for private label in grocery

New Hope: A promising outlook for private label in grocery “There is considerable upside potential for private label in organic and…

Digiday: Serious Eats is making recipes shoppable through Amazon

Serious Eats is making recipes shoppable through Amazon “Serious Eats and Simply Recipes, which are both owned by food-focused Fexy…

Winsight Grocery Business: Making the Store Become the Brand

Winsight Grocery Business: Making the Store Become the Brand “The conventional wisdom is that sales of private-label products are tied…

Food Dive: Report: Private label market share will jump nearly 10% over the next decade

Food Dive: Report: Private label market share will jump nearly 10% over the next decade Dive Brief: A new report…

RetailWire: Is private label grocery about to go to the next level?

RetailWire: Is private label grocery about to go to the next level? Is private label grocery about to go to…

Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer: PL Bounces Back

Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer: PL Bounces Back! Store brand sales are up 1.0% – even higher in frozen – and…

LeSaint: Ken Harris guest blog: CPG Firms Face Uncertainty at Every Turn in the Supply Chain

LeSaint: Ken Harris guest blog: CPG Firms Face Uncertainty at Every Turn in the Supply Chain For most Consumer Packaged…

AdAge: Tin Can Rally: Behind Conagra’s Plan to Update its Brands

AdAge: Tin Can Rally: Behind Conagra’s Plan to Update its Brands “‘Everybody recognizes that there is still a lot of…

Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer: From Amazon to Walmart, everyone’s looking to take a bite out of traditional supermarket sales

Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer: From Amazon to Walmart, everyone’s looking to take a bite out of traditional supermarket sales “Retailers…

AdAge: How Walmart Found its Footing in the Amazon Era

AdAge: How Walmart Found its Footing in the Amazon Era “‘They’ve found the right balance between promotion and everyday low…

Podcast: What’s behind the acceleration of store brands

Podcast: What’s behind the acceleration of store brands Don Stuart, co-founder of Cadent Consulting Group, which specializes in private brands…

Store Brands: Lidl’s Logic

Lidl’s Logic: The deep-discount retailer, with its emphasis on high-quality private brands, low prices and convenience could change the grocery…

AdAge: Target Kicks Off Aggressive Marketing of New Brands:

AdAge: Target Kicks Off Aggressive Marketing of New Brands: “Like its competitors, Target has been struggling to compete in a…

Bloomberg: Amazon’s Price Cuts on Food Leave Rivals Bracing for Impact

Bloomberg: Amazon’s Price Cuts on Food Leave Rivals Bracing for Impact “Up until a couple of years ago, the grocery…

AdAge: Millennial Dilemma: The generic generation doesn’t want your brands. What are you going to do about it?

AdAge: Millennial Dilemma: The generic generation doesn’t want your brands. What are you going to do about it?   “While…

RetailWire Discussion: How should vendors respond to Walmart’s reluctance to raise prices?

RetailWire Discussion: How should vendors respond to Walmart’s reluctance to raise prices? Don Stuart, managing partner at Cadent Consulting, sees…

Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer: Walmart Pushes Ahead

Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer: Walmart Pushes Ahead Cadent managing partner Don Stuart is quoted in two articles in the August…

National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association: A Minute to Online Midnight

National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association: A Minute to Online Midnight In the Tom Hanks movie Inferno, the antagonist begins his…

Ad Age Marketer’s Brief: Private Label ‘global warming’ melts food brands

Ad Age Marketer’s Brief: Private Label ‘global warming’ melts food brands Let’s kick off things off with private label —…

CNBC: Big food companies are trying to reverse the curse of the center aisle

CNBC: Big food companies are trying to reverse the curse of the center aisle “…Even with changes in the center…

RetailWire Discussion: Should the Amazon/Whole Foods merger worry national brands?

RetailWire Discussion: Should the Amazon/Whole Foods merger worry national brands? “Ken Harris, managing director of Cadent Consulting, said brands ‘must…

AdAge: Marketers Struggle With Viewability IRL, Too

AdAge: Marketers Struggle With Viewability IRL, Too “In a study for an undisclosed marketer in late 2015, Cadent Consulting found…

Convenience Store News: Today’s Meat Snacks Are Not Your Father’s Jerky

Convenience Store News: Today’s Meat Snacks Are Not Your Father’s Jerky In today’s world of snacking and mini-meals, protein is…

RetailWire: Will Hy-Vee’s grocerant strategy set it apart from rivals?

RetailWire: Will Hy-Vee’s grocerant strategy set it apart from rivals? RetailWire published a discussion on Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer’s May 2017…

Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer: Hy-vee Wants It All

West Des Moines, Iowa-based grocer Hy-Vee is determined to become a “total food solution.” Cadent Consulting Group’s Don Stuart, Adam…

Convenience Store News: How to Raise the Bar at Your Coffee Bar

Convenience Store News: How to Raise the Bar at Your Coffee Bar “This means creating an environment ‘that’s more comfortable…

What’s keeping shoppers away from the frozen aisle?

“Understand why customers in your store are going to the frozen aisle and why shoppers that never go there aren’t and then run with that,” says Brittany Sutton, Cadent’s manager of business analytics.

Pulling Them In: What does it take to attract shoppers to the frozen aisle?

What does it take to attract shoppers to the frozen aisle? Don Stuart, Karen Strauss, and Brittany Sutton share their…

Reports point to caution signals for Amazon Go checkout-free store

“When you add the X factor of occasionally random behavior from a large number of people acting in their own interests, it’s probably not surprising that the results aren’t necessarily measuring up to expectations,” he said.

Don Stuart, a managing partner at Cadent Consulting Group, agrees that perfecting the Amazon Go platform is a huge challenge, even for America’s biggest online retailer.

“I know they want to get it right before they take it out of beta,” Stuart told GeekWire. “Technological failure could be a huge hiccup. … There are all sorts of things that have the potential to crash the system.”

Taste isn’t why consumers are flocking to this trendy beverage

“Homeopathic types of remedies probably have some merit,” said Ken Harris, managing partner at Cadent Consulting Group. He noted that the beverages are part of an effort to “contemporize home remedies” and appeal to a consumer who is seeking healthier alternatives…

Retailwire – Are retailers ‘blind’ to digital marketing’s flaws?

Spending by manufacturers on digital marketing has almost tripled in the past five years, from 7.7 percent of total marketing spending in 2012 to a projected 19.9 percent this year. Yet retailer and shopper impact has lagged…

DIGITAL DILEMMA – Have dramatic shifts in the mix of marketing spend produced better ROI? In a word, “no.”

Manufacturers have been shifting marketing dollars away from traditional vehicles and into digital media, but retailer and shopper impact has lagged…

Study: CPG spends more on digital than traditional ads

Despite the increase in shopper marketing and digital spending, neither retailers nor shoppers are feeling the impact…

Study: CPG Now Spends More on Digital Than Traditional Ads, but Shoppers Doubt They Work

Packaged-goods marketers now spend more on digital than all forms of traditional advertising combined, according to a new study by Cadent Consulting Group…

Report: Starbucks Knows How You Like Your Coffee

Starbucks fans, your favorite coffee shop has been taking notes …

Report: Whole Foods Regroups

Falling comps, a slew of new competitors and declining customer satisfaction…

Expert Column: CPGs Must Think Small to Grow Big

Ask any Big CPG company what their greatest challenge is today and almost to a company you will get the same answer: Growth…

Report: How to Build Loyalty

A change in CEOs at Market Basket spawned a walkout, consumer boycott and empty shelves. 18 months later …

Report: The New Currency in the Market is Nostalgia

Cue “Eye of the Tiger,” this soda is making a comeback. After a 12-year hiatus, Surge is returning to shelves…

Study: Shopper Marketing Spending Doubles

Shopper marketing spending has more than doubled over the last two years, according to a new study…

Disruptive Segmentation: Execution is the New Black

Trends in consumer products marketing analysis can be as fickle as fashion…

Cadent Consulting Group, LLC welcomes Richard Bode as Senior Consultant

bode-announcementCadent Consulting Group, LLC is pleased to welcome Richard P. Bode as the newest member of the team…

Taking Sides: Commitment to eCommerce

The headlines are arresting: “Amazon drives double-digit holiday growth while in-store trips decline.” But is this really affecting food retailers and manufacturers?

RetailWire Discussion Articles – Can brokers reinvent themselves?

Consolidation, centralized buying and technology have forced brokers (or sales and marketing agencies, if you prefer) to adapt repeatedly…

PROGRESSIVE GROCER EXPERT COLUMN: How About Some Big Answers?

big-answersThere has been a lot written about Big Data in recent months – perhaps to the point of overkill…

Cadent Consulting Group, LLC welcomes Ken Harris as Managing Partner

Cadent Consulting Group, LLC is pleased to welcome Kenneth A. Harris, Jr. as a Managing Partner based in the Firm’s Chicago Office…

PROGRESSIVE GROCER: Disruptive Pricing: A New Approach for New Challenges

new-approachIf you ask most consumer products executives what their single biggest issue is today, they will universally answer “pricing”…

Cadent Consulting Group, LLC welcomes Donald J. Stuart as Managing Partner

Cadent Consulting Group, LLC is pleased to welcome Donald J. Stuart as a Managing Partner based in the firm’s Wilton office.

Cadent Consulting Group, LLC welcomes Paul Crnkovich as Managing Partner

Cadent Consulting Group, LLC is excited to welcome Paul R. Crnkovich as the newest member of the team…

PROGRESSIVE GROCER: Disruptive Retail Channels: Amazon an Army of One

amazon-army-of-oneIn just 10 years, Amazon.com has become an indisputable force in retail…

PROGRESSIVE GROCER: The Disruptive Mobile Revolution

mobile-revolutionWhat just happened? During every revolution there is a moment in time when you reach the point of no return…

PROGRESSIVE GROCER: Post-Frequent Shopper Card: What’s the Next Disruptive Force?

shopper-card“The card isn’t so special anymore…”

Six simple words from Jewel’s recent announcement…

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