Alibaba, Amazon, Ecommerce, Food, Grocery, Kroger, Uncategorized, Whole Foods

Move Over Amazon/WholeFoods, Here Comes Kroger/Alibaba

Kroger AlibabaKroger’s Simple Truth line of private label natural and organic products will now be available via Alibaba, the global competitor to Amazon.

“Physical store interactions will also drive more traffic to their ecommerce channel, and ultimately Kroger will want to view the physical store channel as their customer acquisition channel, and ecommerce as the convenient option for reorders. This allows both Kroger and Alibaba to own the entire customer journey and ultimately drive higher lifetime value for each consumer.”

Alibaba Deal Shows Kroger Plan To Amazon Battle Amazon Internationally – ProgressiveGrocer

Kroger Teams With Alibaba To Sell Private Label Items To Chinese Consumers – Retailwire

 

Beverage, Food, Grocery, In-Store, MorningConsult, Shopping, Trends, Uncategorized

Majority Of Consumers (65%) Say They Have No Interest In Food Or Beverage Online Purchases, Even When Their Options Improve.

InStoreShoppingMorningConsult

47% of shoppers have made a food/beverage purchase online for the sake of convenience but overall most shoppers prefer the in-store experience.  Generation Z, the digital convenience native, indicated that 44% prefer to purchase in-person.

Consumer Trends In The Food And Beverage Industry – MorningConsult

BakeryAndSnacks.com, Food, Health, Innovation, Trends, Uncategorized

3D Printed Bread That’s Better-For-You By Being Nutritionally And Texturally Customized

The idea of 3D printed bread goes beyond a Pinterest decoration inspiration.  “The concept was to make bread that feels and tastes like white bread but is as healthy as whole meal bread with special fibre-rich wheat flours and better absorption of key minerals like iron and zinc by the body.   The bread comprises components of wheat grain, water and salt and is 100% natural.”  – Dr. Christoph Verheyen, Technical University of Munich

As the technology develops and acceptance rises, the technology can integrate sustainable but less palatable ingredients, like insect proteins, to mainstream items.

3D Printed Bread And Vertical Cereal Farms – BakeryAndSnacks

Beverage, Food, Millennials, NutritionalOutlook, Symrise, Trends, Uncategorized

Fermented Foods Satisfies A Need for Unique Flavor Profiles And Authenticity

Move over, Kombucha, the fermented trend has new (but old) players: kimchi, sriracha, fish sauce, and Mayan chocolate, and beverages like wheat beer, merlot, and mead. (Symrise)  The sweet and spicy fermented condiment Korean gochujang, which, according to data from Mintel, saw a 100% increase in product launches between 2016 and 2017.

According to Mintel, he says, “Millennials are interested in different profiles, ethnic infusions, and the inferred flavors that are imparted by using specific preparation techniques.” Millennials are largely to credit for increased attention to ingredient origins, as well as for products that boast a cleaner label.

Fermented Flavors Driving Food/Beverage Innovation – Symrise

2018 Flavor Trends Food Beverage – Nutritional Outlook