Supplier insights news

24 July 2020
We look at how The Hershey Company is planning for Halloween, a major event for suppliers and retailers in the second half, and its expectations for the season. Tapping into consumer creativity Halloween is the company’s largest season, representing 10 % of its annual sales. Given the impact of COVID-19, this year it expects the event to be different. Halloween is expected to start earlier,...
24 July 2020
Following Unilever’s Q2 / H1 results announcement we look at five areas it highlighted and the learnings others can take from the global business. 1. Online shift seen globally and across operating models Much discussed as a driver of online’s expansion, the pandemic has led to fast paced growth globally. Unilever discussed how it was seeing the channel advance in several of its key markets...
21 July 2020
We look at how The Coca-Cola Company continues to adjust to the COVID-19 trading environment and how it expects to emerge as a stronger business. Sequential improvement in the quarter The main impact on the business continues to be the shift from out-of-home to at-home consumption. Net revenue declined 28%, driven mostly by the out-of-home challenge, however, it saw sequential improvement i...
13 July 2020
We look at how population mobility, store closures, meal consumption and the economic backdrop are impacting PepsiCo’s financial performance. Top line results PepsiCo’s second quarter revenue fell by 3.1% with organic revenue down 0.3% While it saw strong growth in its Quaker Foods and Frito-Lay North American businesses, PepsiCo Beverages in the region was negatively impacted by the ...
07 July 2020
From Coca-Cola European Partners to L'Oréal and Danone, we review initiatives from suppliers as they look to embed strategies at the same time as dealing with the on-going implications of COVID-19. Coca-Cola European Partners supports HoReCa channel in Spain As it looks to support its customers in the HoReCa channel in Spain, as lockdown conditions are eased, Coca-Cola European Partners has...
02 July 2020
One of the key trends of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the surge in sales for large CPG suppliers, with a significant presence in core, centre-store categories. Conagra Brands has identified 12 consumer behaviours centred on re-discovery and discovery that are fuelling the growth of its brands. Growth across the portfolio Conagra Brands delivered strong growth in Q4, with organic sales up ...
30 June 2020
As retailers seek to reassure shoppers on hygiene and cleanliness, we look at how businesses in other sectors are enhancing their brands in this area, including partnering with two leading CPG suppliers. A safe place to work and shop Providing associates with a safe place to work and consumers a safe place to shop has become a priority for food retailers as they navigate the coronavirus pan...
26 June 2020
We look at how McCormick expects to benefit from the shift to at-home consumption and home meal prep beyond the current phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Second quarter performance The company saw sales increase 7.6% in the second quarter, with operating income up 24%. The sales growth was mainly driven by consumers cooking more at home, with sales through its consumer segment up 26%, althou...
10 June 2020
Leading US streaming service, Roku, has partnered with Kroger to improve targeted advertising. New shopper data programme Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM) which is Kroger's media advertising business, has data from over 60 million households. It is joining forces with Roku to launch a new shopper data programme. The aim is to improve targeting and measurement of television advertising, whic...
10 June 2020
Speaking at the dbAccess Global Consumer Virtual Conference in New York, Colgate-Palmolive’s chairman, president and CEO, Noel Wallace, outlined what it will take to win in the current trading environment. Having outlined the company’s five key growth drivers, Wallace concluded the session by outlining the three critical success factors for the company as it trades through the next phase of th...