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Walmart, Kroger introduce own brand of gluten-free bread

By | May 18, 2017

Funny, all those years Oprah spent in the spotlight and nowadays she’s perhaps best known for reciting those three little words, “I love bread.” Unfortunately people with Celiac Disease disagree with you, Oprah – because we CAN’T eat bread. At least not the soft, fluffy and flavorful kind that some of us remember from days long… Read More »

10 Ways to Tap Gluten-Free Opportunities

By | October 26, 2016

The gluten-free retail opportunity is real. The market is poised to explode. Watch as the number of small-batch artisans escalates to meet rising consumer demand. Their nimbleness, innovation and outside-the-box thinking will breed success. It’s also likely to draw the attention of big CPG manufacturers looking to ride the “free from” wave. And expect more… Read More »

5 Signs CVS Is Getting Healthier

By | June 21, 2016

Leading drugstore retailer CVS, on Tuesday, announced it is expanding its healthy foods initiative to more than 2,900 stores nationwide. Over the course of the next year, the retailer will convert 100 stores a week to include a curated selection of national and better-for-you brands. The objective: Make healthy eating on-the-go more convenient, accessible and affordable. [View CVS… Read More »

My Gluten-Free Diet Costs How Much?

By | May 24, 2016

Some recent articles about how much a gluten-free diet costs to maintain have caught my eye as of late. Just yesterday, UK publication The Daily Mirror posted an article titled: “Your allergy costs you £370 a year: The real expense of gluten and dairy free food revealed.” That translates to roughly $537 US dollars using today’s… 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 »

Walmart Ups Its Gluten Free Game

By | January 19, 2016

We find the mass retail giant’s level of involvement in the gluten free products market a pleasant surprise. At present, a typical Walmart Supercenter devotes about an eight-foot section within the grocery department to gluten free items. A somewhat limited assortment in terms of product depth and breadth is featured in the dedicated section. But the selection is… Read More »

Target’s Gluten Free Offer Delights

By | January 15, 2016

Target is ratcheting up its strategy of offering more health & wellness in the grocery aisles. The retailer is focused on creating a differentiated food offer that features “trendy” merchandise (e.g., protein bars, nuts, etc.) as well as an increasing assortment of organic, gluten free and other healthy options. Target not only has introduced gluten free crackers… Read More »

Kroger Simple Truth Expands Gluten Free Range

By | January 13, 2016

Kroger, the nation’s largest conventional grocer, is focused on capturing its fair share of the “good-for-you” products market. The retailer recently reported that it generated $11 billion in sales from natural and organic products during the past year, which is equivalent to about 10% of total company revenues. A key contributor: Growth in Kroger’s Simple Truth… Read More »