The Learning Journey

The new product process is a constant, ever-changing journey of learning.

/ August 17, 2017

6 Culinary Trends Spicing Up Grocery

Here are some of this year’s hottest foodie-inspired culinary trends that are impacting consumer packaged goods (CPG) suppliers and grocery retailers.

/ August 15, 2017

Artisan Sales Soar as Consumers Invest in Quality

Millennials like to express their individuality by buying one-of-a-kind items, plus artisan goods are often local goods made by small businesses.

/ August 8, 2017

Supplier Spotlight: C+Swiss skyrockets to success with Hy-Vee

Like most entrepreneurs Marc Lewin deeply believes that taking advantage of every available tool is necessary to achieve success...

/ August 2, 2017

4 tips for getting Christmas-ready NOW

The National Retail Federation estimates that holiday sales can cop up to 30 percent of annual sales.1 Wouldn’t it be in your best interest, then, to be as prepared as possible, and be ready to race out of the gate...

/ July 27, 2017

Supplier Spotlight: Cosmakery and new beauty e-retailer make(up) some magic

When Thomason created Cosmakery, she knew she needed to get her products on store shelves–both physical and virtual–wherever women shopped.

/ July 24, 2017

12 Ways Small Companies Can Win Big

Small is mighty. As shown by our recent post, In Retail, Small is Big, smaller consumer goods suppliers and retailers have an enormous edge in today’s evolving market. Since we published that post, a new report found that Millennials favor...

/ June 26, 2017

Infographic: The Explosive Growth In Retail Technology (Timeline)

The speed of innovation within retail has accelerated at a blistering pace in recent years. Here is a recent history of how real technology has shaped how we shop...

/ June 14, 2017

3 Reasons Supplier Diversity is Awesome

Supplier Diversity has been a hot, hot, hot topic in CPG these days, and with good reason. It brings in new consumers, it shakes up staid categories, and it hacks away at the stranglehold multinational conglomerates have on the CPG...

/ June 7, 2017

In Retail, Small is Big

In retail today, shopper traffic and sales continue to flow toward smaller retail rivals that are more innovative and nimble.

/ June 1, 2017