Industry Organizations Urge Congress to Address Truck Driver Shortage

By The Shelby Report   Forty-two trade associations—ranging from grocers to distributors to restaurants—have signed a letter urging Congressman Bill Shuster, chair and ranking member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to support the DRIVE-Safe Act, short for the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy Act. The act addresses the national truck driver…

What Will Influence American Food?

Latin America, Middle East and the Mediterranean are the top three regions that will impact American food this year By NACS Online What will shape the culinary cultural landscape of tomorrow? Les Dames D’Escoffier International provides some insights in its 2018 Trends Report, forecasting the international, restaurant, catering, health and lifestyle trends. The report paints…

Four Food Trends for Summer

Vegan offerings, low-cal ice cream, bold snacks and flavored sparkling waters are in By NACS Online No one is going cold turkey on hot dogs, burgers or backyard barbecues, but this summer, consumers are expected to sample new, different foods and beverages, according to the Mintel Summer Food & Drink Trends reportfor 2018. Four food…

MIRA Member Success Stories

Success comes in many forms. In the case of Wheelhouse Graphix, MIRA’s Endorsed Sign and Graphics Company, success comes when customers are happy with the service and products they deliver. Here are a few examples & testimonials from fellow MIRA Members: Heartland Marketplace – Farmington Hills, MI – Mark Kassa Mark and Phil Kassa were looking…

Bottled Water No. 1 Beverage in America

The gap continues to widen between soda and bottled water By NACS Online   Bottled water is the No. 1 beverage product in the United States, by volume, for a second year in a row, according to the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC). Bottled water volume grew to 13.7…

Skoal Changing Graphics in 2018

Skoal is changing its look, and only the look. All Skoal SKUs will receive updated packaging throughout 2018.  The product, product reporting details, and UPCs are not affected by the Skoal Packaging updates.  As we sell through the existing inventory of SKUs with Skoal’s current packaging, you may receive shipments containing both the current and…

C-Store Foodservice Drives In-Store Growth

NACS State of the Industry Summit data reveals that foodservice sales accounted for 22.5% of in-store sales in 2017   By NACS Online   U.S. convenience stores experienced a 15th straight year of record in-store sales, with in-store sales increasing 1.7% to a record $237.0 billion in 2017, per recently release NACS State of the…

Why the U.S. Hispanic Grocery Market is One to Watch

By Parker Morse , The Marketing Insider   The U.S. Hispanic consumer segment is now surpassing $1.5 trillion in purchasing power. To put that in perspective, that’s akin to the 16th-largest economy in the world. That’s larger than the economy of Mexico. Moreover, it’s growing at a relatively fast clip, and is estimated to hit $1.7 trillion…