Category Archives: Supplier News

K-Beauty Brand Debuts at Walmart — Elite Daily

Korean beauty products and regimens are ultra-hot right now. K-beauty brand JJ Young has just released a simplified line of products, exclusively available in Walmart stores: “Unfortunately, they can sometimes be pricey and hard to find near you. But Walmart has just changed all of that by launching K-beauty brand JJ Young within its brick-and-mortar and online stores.” P.S. Beauty and personal care is a category for which there is always a demand and the line between premium and “drugstore”...

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Lean Cuisine Introduces Vegetarian, Vegan Options — FoodDive.com

Lean Cuisine is introducing new vegan and vegetarian meals. It is also updating its line with organic ingredients and healthy swaps such as mashed cauliflower: “The company said it was broadening options for consumers by presenting on-trend ingredients in innovative ways. For example, the entrées feature cauliflower in lieu of mashed potatoes, lentil pasta and lasagna with layers of feta cheese and butternut squash.” P.S. Legacy brands are learning that they can’t rest on their laurels. Have you reviewed and updated...

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Walmart Weighs Credit Card Partner Change — Bloomberg

Walmart is considering partnering with Capital One to offer co-branded credit cards. This would mean a move from its current partner, Synchrony: “Co-brand and private label credit cards are a lucrative business for banks and retailers seeking to monetize a cardholder’s loyalty to a certain brand or store. The Walmart card is the largest program in the U.S. up for renegotiation between this year and next year, according to analysts at Susquehanna Financial Group.“ P.S. Walmart seeks supplier relationships at just...

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CPG Companies Affected by Tariffs — FoodDive.com

Several CPG companies may be affected by new tariffs on many staple goods, including salad dressing and candy. “The Wall Street bank said candy, salad dressing and cucumbers are among the products that are subjected to a 10% import tariff. Hershey will be impacted because it sells a lot of its products in Canada, while TreeHouse will have to pay import tariffs on some products while dealing with higher commodity costs. The impact will be less severe on packaged foods...

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Reviving Vs. Retiring Old Brands — FoodDive.com

  Brand management is always a concern of suppliers. Particularly when an iconic brand can’t find its way in the modern marketplace: “But for companies that have a struggling brand, it can be a challenge to decide whether it’s worth the financial and personnel resources to invest in fixing it — a decision that varies from product to product, according to those involved in the food industry. Food makers not only need to consider whether the product refreshment will resonate...

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Tyson Launches “Certified Butcher” Credential — MeatPoultry.com

Tyson has developed a certification program for retailers that sell their Chairman’s Reserve Prime Pork products: “’We know that Chairman’s Reserve Prime Pork customers expect their butchers to be knowledgeable about the product in their meat cases,’ Senior Brand Manager Ozlem Worpel said in a statement. ‘We have worked hard to develop this program to ensure our partners receive superior education about the Chairman’s Reserve Prime Pork products, brand history and their attributes.’” P.S. Consumers have become more discerning about their...

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Walmart and Safety 1st Unveil Made in America Stroller Produced From Recycled Car Seats — Walmart.com

Foxboro, Mass., April 25, 2018 – Walmart, Inc. and Dorel Juvenile, a segment of Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) and one of the world’s leading juvenile products manufacturers, today announced the launch of the Safety 1st RIVA Travel System – the first stroller made in the USA from a special blend of recycled materials, including recycled Safety 1st car seats. The high-quality car seat and stroller combo launch exclusively at select Walmart stores and on Walmart.com this month. We are proud to offer parents a...

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Walmart to Sell Soylent — FoodDive.com

We recently reported that Walmart will soon be stocking cult-caffeine-favorite, Death Wish Coffee. Now we’ve learned that Walmart will be selling Soylent, a hipster meal replacement: “Soylent meal-replacement products will be sold at Walmart stores across 14 states starting this month, according to Rosa Foods, which makes Soylent. The Walmart locations will stock the product in Cacao, Vanilla Latte and Coffiest varieties.” P.S. Some products take more explaining than others. If you have a unique product that you’d like to...

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Febreze Promotes Low-Scent Product on YouTube — Mobile Marketer

Febreze is using social media videos to tout its new Febreze One, a deodorizing spray that doesn’t rely on heavy scents: “P&G’s Febreze is attempting to position itself as a lifestyle brand with the home-focused video series, a new dye-, aerosol- and heavy fragrance-free product and by focusing on the themes of cleanliness, freshness and happiness. An internal survey found that 90% of Americans think a fresh-smelling environment gives them a more positive outlook and can improve their mood and performance,...

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Hummus-Based Salad Dressing on Walmart Shelves — OrlandoSentinel.com

An Orlando supplier has got his innovative salad dressings on Walmart shelves: “Walmart is the first place where O’Dang is placing its newest line of dressings, including six flavors: Ranch, Buffalo Ranch, Honey Mustard, Caesar, Roasted Red Pepper and Greek Tzatziki. O’Dang is selling the fact that the dressings have fuller flavor than ‘low-calorie’ dressings. Because it’s vegetable-based, the dressings are said to be only 25 to 45 calories per serving. Wolfe says you can also use the dressing on...

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