Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Take Your Pick: Civilized Conversation or Deafening Clatter

Daily Insights 11/30/2016
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Take Your Pick: Civilized Conversation or Deafening Clatter

No, I'm not referring to that long election cycle we just went through.

I'm talking about the experience that your customers have in your grocerant or other restaurant settings.

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC is named "Untitled" – the food is great – but what makes it so unique is they understand that people, at least some of us, dine out to socialize. We like to hear the people at our table. So they have created "audio zones" for each table by covering the celling with a porous acoustic platter that mops up noise like a giant sponge. Topline: it amplifies the good noise – our conversation – and reduces the bad noise – everyone else's conversation and their cellphone rings.


Milk and Alternative's Nutrition

There are so many different types of milks on the supermarket shelves these days and SupermarketGuru knows the real reason you're shoppers are drinking milk, for the protein and calcium. Cow milk and alternative non-dairy milks vary in terms of their protein and calcium content; here are the differences you can share with your shoppers through flyers, recipe cards, and signage. Almond, rice, hemp, cow, goat and more are compared here:

Have you taken this quick poll on supermarket innovations?

Have you noticed any changes to your supermarket that make your life easier? We want to let supermarkets know what's working for you! Share with us up to five innovations you think are most notable about American supermarkets, and we will enter you in a random drawing for five $50 American Express gift cards. It only takes about two minutes of your time and helps us inform the food world! Click here to share your thoughts.


WEBINAR: Food and Retail Top Ten Trends Forecast for 2017

Join Phil Lempert on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 12 noon Eastern for our once-a-year, live streaming event "2017 Top Ten Trends Forecast." Register now for this free webinar!

Phil's Food Reviews

KIND Snacks Pressed by KIND Apricot Pear Carrot Beet is a HIT!

This is a terrific addition to the Kind product line. Only ingredients are pear, apple, carrot, apricot and beet. Nothing else. All pressed together to create a wonderful tasting great mouthfeel bar that has just 1 gram of fat, 11 grams of naturally occurring sugars. Full review.

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