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At a time when many industries struggled to stay afloat, CPG companies were busy adapting their operations to meet soaring demands. Annual CPG sales were up 9.4% from 2019 and reached a total of $1.53 trillion in 2020, according...
Overall, consumers trust information from brands, but they still want greater transparency, especially when it comes to food safety. This is the take-home message from the latest survey by global certification body DNV-GL. The survey asked 4,500 consumers around the...
By Martin Stoll, Founder and CEO, Sparkloft Media From social interactions to purchase habits, Americans are consciously and unconsciously shrinking their worlds, pursuing closer, more tight-knit connections with one another. How do food & bev marketers, in this entirely new...
Our Did You Know? series, by contributing editor Mary George, covers hot topics and innovative technologies in the rapidly evolving food and beverage processing and packaging industry. Walk the aisles of any food store and it’s easy to be overwhelmed...
Trade shows are expensive. Especially when you tack on the cost of travel, lodging, promotional materials, and transporting equipment. But with careful planning and research, you can maximize the benefits of the experience and ensure that your investment doesn’t...
In a new report, What Consumers Want to Buy and Why, Mintel looks into consumer motivations behind the sales success of 2018’s top 10 new food product launches. Those top launches, determined by IRI Pacesetters, were as follows: Source: Mintel Mintel’s...
Research from Arthur D. Little, an international management consulting agency, found a large discrepancy between what consumers want and what food and beverage manufacturers have to offer, particularly as it relates to innovation. To learn more about the findings...
The B2B e-commerce market is growing by leaps and bounds. Forrester predicts that, by 2023, it will hit $1.8 trillion and account for 17% of all B2B sales in the United States. While e-commerce has started to catch on in...
Driven by current consumer trends, consumer products (CP) companies are increasingly investing in innovative technologies and strategies, according to a recent consumer products outlook by Deloitte. Specifically, these investments are centered around “concepts that are driving food industry trends,...
Professional development is better with friends. And in the food and beverage industry, you’re in luck — there are plenty of associations, organizations, and groups dedicated to sharing knowledge and helping professionals in various specialties carve out their place...