Ahold Delhaize has hired Natalia Wallenberg as Chief Human Resources Officer. She joins Ahold Delhaize from Syngenta Group, a global agricultural technology business with more than 49,000 associates, working across 90 geographic markets, generating $23 billion in sales.
The FDA announces its New Era of Smarter Food Safety Summit on E-Commerce: Ensuring the Safety of Foods Ordered Online and Delivered Directly to Consumers, which will take place virtually October 19-21, 2021.
Nestlé's recently acquired meal delivery company Freshly announced a new partnership with celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Kwame Onwuachi, Sean Brock and Kristen Kish. The partnerships include a limited-edition menu that offers ready-to-eat, restaurant-style dinners that showcase each chef’s unique style, taste and background, delivered directly to customers.
The e-commerce revolution has not only changed the rules for consumer packaged goods companies, it has created a whole new game in which the new coronavirus has only cemented the need for brands to adapt.
As consumers demand greater convenience, e-commerce sales continue to rise. According to the 2019 Internet Retailer Top 1000 Report, consumers spent $517.36 billion online with U.S. merchants in 2018, up from $449.88 billion spent the year prior. Even when the final sales takes place in a store rather than online, the first step to most purchase decisions starts at the search bar.
As e-grocers explore high-tech solutions such as delivery drones and cashierless stores to entice consumers, food and beverage brands are looking to packaging to enhance consumer convenience and confidence in the online grocery orders they ultimately receive.
August 5, 2019
Analysis from Packaged Facts, New York, anticipates intense near-term growth supported in part by packaging innovations that make online grocery shopping a more attractive option for retailers and consumers alike.
Of those who shop online for groceries from brick and mortar or pure-play online grocers, 16% order their food and beverages for delivery.
July 8, 2019
The percentage of U.S. consumers, ages 18 and above, who shopped online for groceries within a 30-day period, whether for delivery or pick-up in store, increased from 17% in the quarter ending November 2018 to 20%, or about 51 million consumers, in the quarter ending February, according to National Eating Trends Omnichannel Scorecard., produced by the NPD Group, Chicago.
ON DEMAND: Online grocery sales in the US continue to set growth records month after month. From March to June alone, the online grocery market almost doubled, from $4 billion to $7.2 billion in sales.