Competitive Intelligence

Food Waste is a Big Problem: Here’s Why

As the demand for food production grows alongside the world population, the issue of food waste is garnering increased attention.  In this ongoing series, Schieber Research will focus in on companies and organizations that are creating impactful change on the issue of...

2019 Food and Beverage Trends: Innovators & Disruptors

Our trend forecasting is based on 4 aspects - Macro-Trends (technological and digital trends, regulation, mega-trends, economic changes etc.), Innovators and Disruptors (emerging comanies that make the formerly impossible - possible and create new expectations), Best...

Last Mile Grocery Round-Up: Walmart, Target, Kroger and Amazon

Amazon continues to be the online grocery leader in the US, but more people purchase groceries in-store/online from Walmart than other leading food retailers and supermarkets, according to Packaged Facts. 59% of grocery shoppers have purchased groceries from Walmart...

CAGNY 2018: Consumer Goods Strategies, Trends, Innovations

Here's our 2018 summary of the Consumer Analyst Group NY conference, which took place in February and hosted the leading North American, and global, consumer goods companies - F&B, personal care, household goods, OTC, ingredients and more. CLICK TO VIEW  We...

Buying Flipkart Gives Walmart an Edge Well Outside of India

By: Nicole Silberstein, Hamutal Schieber Walmart’s recent acquisition of Indian e-commerce platform Flipkart will give the world’s largest retailer a stronghold in one of the hottest growth markets of the moment, but the deal also has the potential to give Walmart...

Amazon to Focus on Grocery, Alexa: Webcast Recap

Amazon today (Feb 1) announced its financial results for Q4, 2017 and full year 2017. Net sales increased 38% to $60.5 billion in the fourth quarter, compared with $43.7 billion in fourth quarter 2016. For the full year of 2017, net sales increased 31% to $177.9...

Frozen Meals are Hot in the USA

Nestle is piloting a handcrafted-positioned, premium frozen meals brand called Wildscape in the USA, and has acquired Sweet Earth Foods, a plant-based foods manufacturer, in September, in order to enter the plant-based foods segment, which is growing by double digits...

Target Buys Ship’t for $550mn; Here’s Why

Target Corp announced that it has agreed to acquire Shipt, Inc., a leading online same-day delivery platform, for $550 million in cash. The move—one of the largest acquisitions in Target’s history—means same-day delivery will be an option at about half of Target...

Unilever: Direct to Consumer Goes Beyond Dollar Shave Club

For Unilever, DSC is the face of D2C. But here are 3 other concepts you might not know about, that the company plans to leverage in 2018, in an attempt to win a larger share of the fast growing toiletries and personal care e-commerce market. More than ever, consumer...

Carrefour: New Retail for the “New Consumer”

"RETAIL IS NO LONGER ONLY ABOUT PRODUCTS ON SHELVES". This statement, opening Carrefour's Investor Day in April 2017, served to explain the company's omni-channel strategy, which involves shopper focus as well as operational focus. In an attempt to achieve operational...

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