Wednesday, February 24, 2010

CAGNY Presentations

GAGNY - the consumer analyst group of New York held its annual meeting in Florida, and the major CPG companies came before them to update them on their progress. I have uploaded the presentations that were made available on the various investor relations websites to my slideshare account.

The KO and PEP reviews focused on their non-USA businesses (Coke made a big presentation in November, Pepsi is in the middle of restructuring its US business). DPS, HSY and KFT re-iterated much of what they have said previously.

Perhaps the most interesting presentation is from French giant Danone. In other posts I have looked at their interest in functional food. Their presentation here is a breath of fresh air, really thinking about the future of food.

Anyway - if you are in the Food and Beverage business, it is all worth a look.
If you are not... I will call you later to wake you up.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Loading Up At the Wegman's has a whole new meaning

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer you can now visit the pub while you are shopping. Surely a ciunning plan to reduce shopper inhibitions - and really make the fresh produce section a singles bar!

Either way I like the idea. Done right it would make for a more interesting retail experience.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Signature Sausages Are Coming

According to signature sausages will be a prominent trend in 2010.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Bad For You Sandwiches...

Meatball Marinara Sandwich from Subway 1,160 Calories

If you needed any more information about bad lunch choices, this piece on Yahoo! is interesting. If for no other reason but for the trivia value of discovering whose sandwich is 1,930 calories...