All-Day Snacking Gathers Steam

As fewer consumers trade three square meals a day for on-the-go grazing, marketers can take advantage by presenting their product lines as holistic alternatives across multiple day-parts and eating occasions. For instance, yogurt is a quadruple threat of indulgent treat, hunger solution, lunch substitute, and mid-morning snack. Meantime, vegetable juice varieties such as V8 are…

Retailers Attacked by POS Malware

A malware attack exploiting a point-of-sale (POS) software vulnerability has exposed hundreds of credit and debit card accounts, BankInfoSecurity.com reports. While the recent fraudulent transactions have been linked to accounts only near Louisville, Kentucky, it’s suspected that the malware has likely affected POS networks and systems in other states, said Marjorie Meadors, assistant vice president…

Juice Sales Souring

For the past five years through 2012, sales of fruit and vegetable juices and juice drinks have remained flat, while the volume consumed by households has barely kept pace with population growth, QSR Magazine reports. The data reflects undercurrents of change in this $20 billion market, according to a recently released report from Packaged Facts,…

IRI’s Top 10 C-Store Brands

In 2011-2012, nearly 1,900 new consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands hit retail shelves across the U.S. multi-outlet geography, which includes traditional grocery, drug, and mass market retailers, as well as sales from dollar and club channels, Walmart, and military commissaries. Information Resources Inc. (IRI) said that only 11% of those launches met the stringent, industry-recognized…