Tag Archives: natural & organic

GfK study: 26% of shoppers say gluten-free is important when deciding what to eat

By | October 26, 2017

NUREMBERG, Germany, October 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Nearly half of consumers report that “low sugar or sugar-free” and “free from GMO ingredients” are very or extremely important factors when deciding which food or beverage product to eat or drink. These factors top the list, just ahead of factors such as low-salt, organic, low fat, or fortified with vitamins or minerals. GfK asked 23,000 consumers online in 17 countries how important… Read More »

Gluten-free meal kit is now reality thanks to Green Chef

By | October 14, 2017

Looking for a gluten-free meal kit? Online meal kit provider Green Chef has you covered. The company recently announced that it has received Gluten-Free certification through the Gluten Intolerance Group’s (GIG) Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS*) program. In addition to a specific gluten-free meal kit menu, Green Chef’s keto and paleo options are also certified gluten-free. This… Read More »

Snack box service UrthBox launching online marketplace UrthMarket

By | September 11, 2017

Online snack subscription service UrthBox is launching an online marketplace, dubbed UrthMarket, later this month, according to Food Navigator. Company spokeswoman Kathy Chang explains that UrthMarket will be “a platform which would allow consumers access to a large selection of healthy, ethically sourced, and GMO-free products in food, beauty, skincare and lifestyle goods.” The UrthMarket model… Read More »

[News] Gluten Free Retail HQ News – Sept 26, 2016

By | September 26, 2016

All the latest Gluten Free Retail HQ news you need. Right here. Right now. PepsiCo’s US Quaker unit supplies gluten-free oats to the UK market. Tesco is first to offer Quaker’s on-the-go Oat & Fruit Breakfast “pouches.” Northern Ireland’s gluten-free meat specialist Doherty’s rebrands with new packaging and revamped website. Philippines-based Magic Melt Foods uses… Read More »

Target’s Grocery Reset: More Better-for-You Brands

By | May 20, 2016

On Wednesday, general merchandise retailer Target reported results for the first quarter of 2016. During its conference call, the retailer noted that Q1 food comps were dragged down by a decline in center store grocery. The drop was due in large part to what Target describes as a “meaningful disruption” related to a major center… Read More »

Kroger Gets Lucky’s as “Fresh” Learning Lab

By | April 20, 2016

Earlier this month, Kroger and Boulder, Colorado-based natural & organics foods retailer Lucky’s Market announced a “strategic partnership.” As stated in the press release, the partnership: “…will benefit customers and accelerate growth in new and existing markets by combining Kroger’s scale and experience with Lucky’s best products, practices and techniques.” The press release also reveals… Read More »

Did Whole Foods Drop Gluten-Free Merchandising Ball?

By | April 5, 2016

Whole Foods: Gluten Free Retail Tour This installment of “Gluten Free Retail Tour” highlights Whole Foods’ efforts in the gluten free space. This retail tour features Whole Foods-Easton, which opened in Columbus, Ohio last September. Despite some unique merchandising techniques used throughout the store and an abundance of fresh and grab-and-go options, we were somewhat underwhelmed by… Read More »

Kroger Simple Truth Sets Sales Record

By | March 9, 2016

Last week Kroger reported results for its fourth quarter and 2015 fiscal year, which ended on January 30, 2016. Some key performance highlights: 9% identical supermarket sales growth (excluding fuel) in Q4, continuing its string of quarterly identical supermarket sales growth, now at 49 straight quarters. That’s an incredible 10+ years running. 2015 full-year identical… Read More »