Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Karl Greenberg, Yesterday, 9:35 AM
  • How Supermarkets Are Wooing MillennialsSupermarket News

    What do supermarkets need to do to embrace Millennials? "Local, community connections and local causes are on trend from the Millennial perspective," said Justin Dye, EVP and COO, East Region, New Albertsons, on a panel at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami. "On the food side, organic produce, proteins, local products, and local grower tie-ins are important." But, he added, it's also about authentic, real service. And taking care of the needs of the community." Read the whole story...

  • Cosi Turns Profit With Healthy MenuNation's Restaurant News

    Pork Belly Banh Mi sandwich, a salad with a charred tomato vinaigrette dressing, and Smart Fit Chicken Noodle soup with kale are new items from Cosi Inc.'s new executive chef Philip Kafka. The QSR chain hopes healthy can turn a profit. Said CEO R.J. Dourney said in a recent interview, "There's a tailwind for fast casual. It's a great time to be in the healthy, better-for-you segment." Read the whole story...

  • KFC Tries 'Double Down Dog'San Francisco Chronicle

    If you want to see the really weird things QSRs do with their menus, dig a hole straight through the Earth. You'll come out in the Philippines, where fusion cuisine means anything plus anything. Take KFC's new "Double Down Dog": a hot dog covered with melted cheese and shoved into a piece of fried chicken shaped like a hot dog bun. You know you want it, but the company has not yet announced plans to offer the hot dog in the United States. Please don't. Read the whole story...

  • P&G Numbers Hurt By Strong DollarCincinnati Enquirer

    Procter & Gamble reported disappointing results Tuesday after a strong dollar made it more difficult to sell products overseas. The Cincinnati-based company posted a $2.4 billion quarterly profit for the second quarter - a 31% drop from the same period last year. Sales were also down 4% to $20.2 billion for the second quarter. Read the whole story...

  • NHL Eyes Outdoor, World Cup Games As 2016 Marketing JewelsNYSportsJournalism.com

    The Stanley Cup playoffs are still months away, but the NHL already has plans for the 2015-16 campaign around the Bridgestone Winter Classic and two matches under the Coors Light Stadium Series banner. It will also reboot the World Cup of Hockey, with six national teams from the U.S., Canada, Russia, Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic plus and two teams of European and North American players. Read the whole story...

  • New CMO At Sports AuthorityChain Store Age

    Sports Authority has tapped Ron Stoupa to be EVP and CMO. The Englewood, Colo.-based chain has 466 locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Stoupa comes from a five-year stint at The Pep Boys, where he last served as CMO. Before that he was director of marketing at Bass Pro Shops as director of marketing. Prior to that, he spent six year with ConAgra in a marketing role. Read the whole story...